Then one day we thought "what the hell, let's mess around with each other and see how that goes."
This worried me, because I knew I'd fall for her even though I didn't want to. I just do that. So I got a small piece of cardboard and wrote on it... "Remember: You don't want this". I put the card in a drawer and covered it with some socks.
Eventually we fooled around with each other more and more, until I had well and truly fallen for her. She had fallen for me. It sounded good. But I made sure I looked at the card every night.
Until one night I was looking at the card, I took out a pen and scratched out "don't". And then I picked up my phone and called her and told her, for the first time since this had started, how I really felt about her.
So, yeah, this the story I'm working on for my adult learning class on romance writing. I'm pretty happy with it; it's pretty romantic.
I mean, they get together and it all fails miserably, but it's a sweet story to begin with, that's for sure.
And the messy-break-up fiction adult learning class is next month so I think I'm saving myself a lot of trouble.