When I walked into a hardware store October 7, 2011, I had no idea my life would be changed. See, earlier in the year I had left that hardware store to become a bookseller, but I would still go back every so often to visit old coworkers/friends. Because that night was the anniversary of Poe’s death, I went all-out with my outfit (to this day I still remember what I was wearing), and after work that day I stopped by the store.
I was up near the registers, chatting with my friends and meeting a new cashier, when this boy came up and asked if I needed help. I said no, that I was well aware where everything was, and instead of wondering who this crazy person in the skull dress was, he struck up a conversation with me. In the few minutes we spoke, we discovered we had a ton in common and when the store was closing for the night, he asked for my number – very smooth, Matt!
That night we chatted on facebook for hours and made a plan to hang out the next night. A week later on October 14, Matt was all mine and a month after that we were living together. For as much as I complain about instalove in my books, it seems to work out pretty well in real life. :) ♥