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18 July 2008 @ 07:38 pm
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Angela hurried home from work and started to get her house ready for  Dwight to come over.  She checked the vegetable lasagna in the oven probably 50 times.  She never got this nervous about Dwight coming over, however, today her stomach was full of butterflies.  She contemplated lighting candles on the table, but settled for dimming the lights a bit.  When it seemed there was nothing else she could do to prepare for the evening, she went to the bedroom and put on the blue cardigan Dwight had always loved.  She made sure her hair and make-up were okay and settled down on the couch.  She tried not to look at the clock as each minute dragged slowly past.
 
 
 
dwghtkschrt on July 20th, 2008 05:40 am (UTC)
Dwight had changed his shirt and tie so that he didn't look like he had come from straight from the office. He went down to the kitchen and made the beet salad, putting it in a bowl and placing the top on. He walked out to his care, placing the salad in the passenger seat and drove to Angela's house. He parked across the street and walked quietly up to the door, knocking on it twice, and waited for Angela to open the door.
angela_catluvr: whitecollar_lookbackangela_catluvr on July 21st, 2008 06:56 am (UTC)
Just as Angela almost had control over her nerves, she heard Dwight knocking on the door. She did once last hair check in the hallway mirror before opening the door.
"Hello, Dwight." She didn't know whether she should hug him or not, so she put out her hand for a handshake.
dwghtkschrt on July 21st, 2008 01:52 pm (UTC)
"Angela," he nodded and shook her hand. How does one converse with an ex-lover, who is engaged, but you're still in love with? He would figure these things out as the night went on.

"I brought my beet salad," Dwight said after a few moments of silence.
angela_catluvrangela_catluvr on July 21st, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
"Oh, thank you, Dwight. Come on in." Angela took the beet salad and carried it into the dining room. She set it on the table. "The vegetable lasagna will be out of the oven in a few minutes, would you like something to drink?" Angela found it hard to make eye contact with Dwight, each time their eyes met, she felt a shiver run down her spine.
dwghtkschrt on July 22nd, 2008 12:00 am (UTC)
"Thank you, Angela," Dwight said and followed her in the house, shutting the door behind him.

"Water would be good," he said looking down at her angelic face. He smiled to himself and added, "I would like to thank you for having me over for dinner."
angela_catluvrangela_catluvr on July 22nd, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
Angela went into the kitchen and got Dwight a glass of water. She walked back and handed it to him.

"It's no problem inviting you here... I actually have a surprise." She ushered Dwight over to the couch and sat next to him. She picked up a video rental case from the end table. "So, remember how I wouldn't watch Lord of the Rings with you because I said goblins and elves were the work of the devil? Well, according to someone in my Bible study... it's actually based on the Bible, so it's okay for us to watch." Angela smiled, holding up the video. "Maybe after dinner?"
dwghtkschrt on July 23rd, 2008 11:36 pm (UTC)
Dwight took a long dring from the cup, almost emptying it. His eyes got wide when she held up the video and smiled.

"I'm glad you invited me. I'd love to watch Lord of the Rings with, Angela," he said looking at her angel face.
angela_catluvrangela_catluvr on July 23rd, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
Angela returned Dwight's smile, just as the timer beeped in the kitchen. "Oh, dinner time. Please come sit at the table." Angela pulled the lasagna out of the oven and set it on the dining room table. "I hope you're hungry." Angela took her seat and started serving the food. She smiled at Dwight as she watched him settle in. For a split second, it felt like old times. Angela had to resist the urge to reach over and hold Dwight's hand.
dwghtkschrt on July 24th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC)
Dwight was hungry. He had skipped lunch for a customer call. "It looks...great," he said as he took his first bite.
angela_catluvrangela_catluvr on July 24th, 2008 01:57 am (UTC)
"Thank you. Your beet salad is delicious. So.. tell me how you are?... how's Mose doing?" Angela felt a million things to say pop up in her head but none of them were appropriate given the amount of tension between her and Dwight since Angela had said yes to Andy's proposal.
dwghtkschrt on July 24th, 2008 02:00 am (UTC)
"I knew you'd like it," he smiled wryly. "Mose is fine. He still runs around the farm every morning and looks after it while I'm at work. He hasn't changed. And you?" he asked ignoring her question of how he was doing.
angela_catluvrangela_catluvr on July 24th, 2008 10:16 am (UTC)
"Me?" Angela smiled a little and looked down at her plate. She shrugged her shoulders. "I guess I've been better." Angela put her fork down on her plate and looked up at Dwight. "Dwight... I..." Angela couldn't bring herself to say anything more, a lump started to form in her throat. She covered her eyes and bowed her head. Please don't cry... she thought over and over in her mind.
dwghtkschrt on July 25th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
Dwight looked up from his plate when she said his name. He didn't realize how much he had missed it on her lips. "Yes?" he asked hoping that maybe...
angela_catluvrangela_catluvr on July 26th, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Angela cleared her throat but couldn't look up. "I shouldn't have said yes to Andy."
dwghtkschrt on July 26th, 2008 02:43 am (UTC)
"Why did you?" he asked. He had wanted to know why since she said it.
angela_catluvrangela_catluvr on July 26th, 2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
"I really don't know..." Angela struggled to put the millions of thoughts floating through her head together. "He asked me in front of everyone, you know? And... well, I think I wanted to make you jealous. You were finally getting over me and I was hoping you never would."
dwghtkschrt on July 26th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Dwight grimmaced as he looked down at his plate. He put his fork down and drank some of his water before he spoke. "Angela, I may have been trying to not think of you, ignore you...but I wasn't getting over you. What gave you that idea?" he asked looking at her.
angela_catluvrangela_catluvr on July 27th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
"I don't know... you stopped doing things to impress me and... that look you give... it just stopped." Angela looked up and saw the look she was talking about on Dwight's face. It made her heart break a little. "You really didn't get over me?"
dwghtkschrt on July 27th, 2008 04:13 pm (UTC)
"I stopped doing those things, because you looked like you were over me," he shook his head. "I wouldn't be here if I was over you."
angela_catluvrangela_catluvr on July 27th, 2008 10:04 pm (UTC)
Angela smiled softly. "So, Dwight.." she reached over and placed her hand on top of his. "What do we do now?"
dwghtkschrt on July 28th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
Dwight smiled as her hand touched his. "What are you going to do with Andy?" he asked. They needed to take care of that before anything else.
angela_catluvrangela_catluvr on July 28th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
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Angela pulled her hand back and slightly chewed her nails, the one bad habit she couldn't break. "I don't know... I did say yes in front of EVERYONE in the office. What would people say if I suddenly backed out and then started dating you? I mean, I'm not Pam, Dwight. I can't just switch around boyfriends... I haven't become a whore or anything."
dwghtkschrt on July 29th, 2008 05:32 am (UTC)
Dwight placed both hands on his lap and looked up at her again. "Until you decide what you're going to do, Angela, I can't be here. I never thought of you for caring what everyone in the office thought," he said finishing off his cup of water.
angela_catluvrangela_catluvr on July 29th, 2008 05:39 am (UTC)
Angela felt her blood begin to boil. She thought Dwight would have been more understanding to her predicament. "Then fine, I guess this conversation is over." Angela threw her napkin on her plate and crossed her arms, avoiding eye contact with Dwight.
dwghtkschrt on July 29th, 2008 10:55 pm (UTC)
Dwight just looked at Angela. After a few moments of long silence he said something. "I just don't you to have to explain to Andy why I'm here, if he finds out. I don't want to have to have a reason to be over here."
angela_catluvrangela_catluvr on July 30th, 2008 02:09 am (UTC)
Angela calmed down a little. Perhaps Dwight was right. "I wouldn't even know what to say to Andy... he's not a bad guy, Dwight. Maybe I'm feeling a little guilty because..." Angela sighed. "I'm the bad guy in this situation."
dwghtkschrt on July 30th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
"You're never the bad guy," Dwight scoffed. She wouldn't be in this spot if it wasn't for me he thought. "I can't help you with that though, Angela."
angela_catluvrangela_catluvr on July 31st, 2008 11:13 am (UTC)
"Yeah, I understand. It's my battle. I'll just have to talk to him tomorrow... and set everything straight. And once I do... where does that leave us?" Angela gave Dwight a sweet smile and studied his face.
dwghtkschrt on August 1st, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
Dwight smiled at Angela. "Would I have showed up if I didn't want us together?"
angela_catluvrangela_catluvr on August 1st, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
Angela smile grew wider. "I guess you wouldn't. So, how about that movie? Want to cuddle up on the couch and watch it?"
dwghtkschrt on August 1st, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
"That sounds," Dwight paused to take a deep breath and let it out, "nice."