Sunday, June 19, 2011
Hi Mum, it's Sammy (clone 59 - part 2)
I found myself reaching for her hand as we settled on the ground.
When she didn't object to that light touch, I put my arm behind her to offer extra support.
I discovered that no one has been maintaining the equipment. I have to fight all the fires and do all the maintenance?
It came to my attention that the fire bell needed some urgent work or it might stop ringing entirely.
Finding that the fire truck had also been neglected was frightening. I mean, I drive this thing at top speed fairly often. Either a break down on the road or at the scene of an emergency could cost dearly.
My day at the station done, I met up with Amelia again.
I don't think she minded sharing the bed. I certainly didn't mind. There's something very relaxing about having another warm body close by. It was the best night of sleep I ever had.
We did indulge in just a bit of fun and games under the sheets before we went to sleep. That might have helped as well.
"Amelia?" I grumbled from bed.
"What the hell?"
"Just practicing. You can't practice too much."
That's her opinion. Practicing at 5 in the morning definitely qualifies as practicing too much in my book. "Sweetheart, maybe another room?"
"Amelia, there's" [gulp] "plenty for you. Dig in."
She gave me the oddest look. "You did eat at least once yesterday?"
"You eat like you haven't seen food for a week." Sheesh, just because a man wants to see if he can clean his plate in two minutes flat.
Oh god, I hope she's not a neat freak. Neat freaks drive me up the wall if they expect me to tidy up. If they care, they can do it.
This could be very dangerous too. Like there was a bed there, the fire somehow made it explode and there were fragments of burning bed flying around the room for a few moments. It was impressive.
I was also promoted on the spot to Fire Safety Officer. I love it. Red is officially a hot colour. My weekly salary is climbing with my titles. Also I get a bonus each time a fire is put out promptly with minimal damage. Not a huge bonus, but every bit does help.
"I was wondering if you...if we...if you..."
"Are you trying to ask me to be your girl?"
"That's it. Would you be my girlfriend?"
"Of course, you idiot." I would have protested the idiot statement but she kind of distracted me just then with a kiss.
I actually hope to get her to move in soon. I am suppose to work from 9 am to 5 pm. Her job is from 3 pm to 9 pm. If we have to arrange to meet up sometime after 9 pm, well, there isn't much night left. It will be easier if we live in one house.
The recommended skills around here are learning your way around tools and fitness. The main way to learn tools seems to be reading techniques in books. So I go for training instead.
When I got home, it was time to ask Amelia two questions. The first was the easy one, would she move in?
Amelia said yes to that one fast.
For one moment, I thought the box was permanently glued in my pocket. It didn't want to come out.
"Miss Amelia Kane, will you be mine forever?" There was a positively heart stopping pause while she stared at the ring and her eyes got very big.
It has been a bit of a whirlwind romance but I'm in a dangerous profession. It's best to grab life and love while you can.