Subject: "Michael Green," Michael said.
Posted on: 2017-02-15 18:02:16 UTC

He shook her hand, trying to walk the delicate line between firm and not-too-firm. His smile felt a little fixed. She looked to be in her twenties at least. This is awkward.

Trying to relax his smile, he sat in the chair opposite Sonia. He took a nervous sip from his travel mug. On the plus side, all the jittery nerves bundled in his stomach woke him up wonderfully. He barely needed the coffee to remain upright. "So, uh, where do you work?" That was a normal question that normal, non-nervous people asked, right?

How long had it been since he'd had a full conversation with a woman who was not Mia or a Sue?

Michael gulped down some more coffee. This was going to be difficult.

((In which I realize how romantically awkward all of my characters are. Also, hi, ST!


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