Looking Good For You
As she was getting ready, she wondered if he would like the outfit she chose. They had only been dating for a couple of months. He was a busy man who was very selective about the women he spent his time with.
She changed her sweater three times before she decided on the right one.
She knew that being with him was a difficult mission, but she tried to make him happy.
Searching For Mrs Right
Marc had always been a shrewd guy, meticulously planning his every move. He was in the sports management game so he was always in the public eye. It was hard for him to live a normal life in New Jersey.
So, when Jenny, his girlfriend, hinted at wanting to attend a basketball game, it was a lot for him to digest.
But he had been dating the wrong woman for a while, and he wanted to find the right one.
30-year-old Jenny worked in publishing, sports wasn’t exactly her forte, and he would have much rather gone with one of his buddies. Nevertheless, he decided to surprise Jenny with an unforgettable experience.
A rather emotionless Marc was making an effort to be a more decent human being. So, he got two tickets for a basketball game.
He knew Jenny wanted a normal date so he got regular seats.
Hard To Relax
With his cunning ways, 40-year-old Marc managed to secure season tickets to a Lakers game. The seats were astonishingly close to the court, just a few rows away. It was almost as if they were part of the game, surrounded by the intense energy of the stadium.
Jenny wanted them to feel like a normal couple. But Marc didn’t want anybody to see him on a date.
There would be too many people around that would know him.
The night arrived, and Marc could feel the buzz in the air as they took their seats. Jenny’s eyes widened in awe as she realized how close they were to the action. “Marc, this is incredible! How did you manage to get these seats?” she exclaimed; her excitement contagious.
Marc basked in the glory. He was glad that they could impress her. She was a beautiful and intelligent woman.
Her enthusiasm and eagerness were actually something he liked about her.
Being Alone With Her
Marc helped Jenny into her seat. He kept his head low and his cap tilted down. “Ah, just a little bit of magic,” he replied with a sly grin, masking the fact that he had worked tirelessly to secure the perfect seats.
As the game began, the tension in the stadium reached a fever pitch. The Lakers were playing on their home turf, and the stakes were high.
It was bound to be an epic match.
The game unfolded in a riveting fashion. The players raced up and down the court, the crowd roaring with every dunk and three-pointer.
Marc found himself getting drawn into the intensity of the match, despite his initial reluctance. He couldn’t deny the infectious energy that permeated the arena.
It was a part of who he was and he was having a hard time focusing on his date.
An Awkward Date
The pulsating energy of the basketball arena enveloped Marc and Jenny as they settled into their seats, only a few rows away from the court. The Lakers were ready to face off against their arch-rivals, and the atmosphere was electric.
Jenny smiled as she sipped on her drink. She tried to make small talk but didn’t want to seem annoying to him.
Were they going to talk or just watch the match? She wanted to try and connect with him.
Eyes On The Ball
Marc, a shrewd and reserved guy, had managed to secure season tickets for this game, but in his heart, he’d rather have been cheering on his team with one of his buddies.
Jenny could see that Marc seemed rather distant. She tried to share her snacks with him, he accepted but was silent most of the time.
His eyes were focused on the ball.
As they settled into their seats, the energy in the arena was palpable. The game was riveting, with the Lakers dominating on their home turf.
The crowd erupted in cheers, and Marc couldn’t help but get caught up in the excitement. Although it was the weekend, it somehow felt like part of his job.
He did project management for the team as well. He couldn’t really focus on Jenny.
Being A Sport
Jenny, on the other hand, was thrilled beyond measure. Her eyes sparkled with excitement as she took in the court and the surrounding sea of fans. The roar of the crowd and the anticipation of the game ahead overwhelmed her.
She nudged Marc, her enthusiasm bubbling over. “Can you believe we’re so close to the action? This is incredible!”
She stood up, trying to get Marc to check her out in her new sweater.
Hard To Be Real
Marc had a shrewd grin as he ogled Jenny. “Enjoy the game,” he muttered, secretly wishing he was with one of his buddies instead. He wasn’t in the mood to entertain her advances.
The Lakers game was a big deal, and their seats were just a few rows from the court—a place usually reserved for fanatics.
He rarely got a chance to attend games because he was always in the background organizing the administration.
He Won’t Open Up
Jenny continued talking. Marc, ever the pragmatic one, nodded but couldn’t help but glance longingly at the guys in the row behind them, high-fiving and joking.
The game continued, and both were absorbed in the intense plays on the court.
The Lakers fought fiercely, and the score teetered on the edge. Who would win the match?
As the final minutes approached, the Lakers surged ahead, securing victory on their home turf. The crowd erupted in cheers, and Marc, despite himself, found a smile creeping onto his face.
He turned to Jenny, who was jumping with joy. “I guess this was worth it,” he admitted, giving her a shoulder nudge. She was confused and smiled.
At least he was talking to her now.
A Basketball Tradition
During the halftime show, the kiss cam lit up the massive screen. Couples around them laughed and shared affectionate moments. It was a basketball tradition.
Marc, not one for public displays of affection, shifted uncomfortably in his seat. Jenny, however, seized the opportunity, pointing at the screen as it focused on them.
Would he kiss his date?
A Nudge From Above
Jenny smiled in happiness. This was just the kind of push she needed. She put her arm around Marc and pointed towards the screen.
“Look, Marc! We’re on the kiss cam!” she exclaimed, a wide grin stretching across her face. She turned to him, her eyes twinkling with mischief.
“Come on, give me a kiss. It’s all in good fun!”
The sober man looked shocked. He was stunned for a moment. He turned his face away so that nobody would see him. Jenny tried to get closer to him.
But Marc, his discomfort evident, chuckled nervously and turned away.
“Nah, that’s not really our thing,” he mumbled, avoiding eye contact. Why didn’t he want to kiss Jenny?
A Rejected Woman
Jenny’s enthusiasm faded into hurt. She tried to coax him, “Come on, Marc, it’s just for fun. Don’t be so serious all the time.”
She poked his arm as her playfulness turned to pain. Why was he being so cold towards her? It was all in the spirit of good fun.
She heard a few ladies behind her laughing. Marc was making a fool out of her.
Putting Her On The Spot
Jenny persisted once more. “People are watching Marc, we’re probably on the TV in front of thousands of viewers right now,” she said annoyed.
He shook his head, resisting. “I’d rather not,” he replied, his eyes fixed on the game as if trying to escape the moment.
But the videographer kept his camera locked onto the unaffectionate couple. He wanted to capture the drama.
Center Of Attention
The arena lights dimmed, plunging them into suspenseful darkness. A spotlight shone on the couple. The crowd hushed for a moment, anticipating the second half.
Jenny, though, felt a pang of disappointment. Was Marc embarrassed by her? Did he not want to be seen with her in this crowd?
Even the guy taking the video urged them to kiss.
Just Not Their Time
Half-time arrived, and the kiss cam flickered to life on the jumbotron. Couples shared quick pecks, eliciting laughter from the audience. But Marc couldn’t do it.
Jenny’s eyes widened as she spotted herself on the big screen. Excited, she nudged Marc, pointing at their reflection.
Marc chuckled nervously and turned away. He didn’t want to kiss her.
Pushing Her Luck
Feeling embarrassed Jenny leaned in to try and peck Marc’s lips. But he pulled back and pulled his cap over his face.
“Come on, babe, let’s give them a show,” Jenny teased, leaning in for a kiss.
Marc resisted, and the hurt was written all over Jenny’s face. Why was he rejecting her in public?
Will He Or Won’t He
As the second half began, the tension in the air lingered. Marc tried to focus on the game, but he couldn’t shake the uneasy feeling that had settled between them.
Little did he know, the night was far from over, and the emotional score between him and Jenny was about to take an unexpected turn.
The spotlight lingered on the couple and the upbeat music played trying to get a kiss from the crowd.
Crying In The Crowd
Jenny was hurt and she wanted to make Marc feel what she was feeling. Not one to be a loser on the big screen, she turned to the guy next to her.
He smiled at her knowingly. He was cute and seemed like a decent person.
It was a weird spur of the moment kind of thing. And then an idea struck Jenny.
There Is Hope
Jenny smiled at the guy with a Fanta Orange next to her. “Hey, wanna kiss?” she asked with a mischievous grin.
The guy, named Marcus, raised an eyebrow and nodded, playing along. They shared a quick, playful kiss, and the crowd erupted into cheers at the spontaneous gesture.
The audience finally got what they wanted. What would happen next?
He Watched It
As this happened, Marc turned his face in horror. A few guys around pointed at him and laughed. Jenny had made a fool out of him.
Marc’s face contorted with anger. “What the hell, Jenny?” he hissed, embarrassed by the boos from the audience.
He got up abruptly and stormed out, leaving Jenny bewildered in her seat. Would she run after him?
A Date Change
Unfazed by Marc’s reaction, Jenny turned to her neighbor, who was funnily named Marcus, a smirk playing on her lips. “Well, that was unexpected,” she quipped, brushing off the awkwardness.
The guy smiled at her and said her date was a jerk. Jenny thanked him for being her knight in shining armor.
Was this the start of something new?
I Feel You
Marcus chuckled, “I didn’t expect to be part of a halftime show either.” They started chatting, finding a strange connection amid the chaotic atmosphere.
The match continued. The audience continued to cheer, unaware of the brewing tension. Jenny enjoyed the rest of the game with her new friend .
Would Marc come back or was he gone for good?
Losing His Own Battle
Meanwhile, Marc paced the concourse, seething with embarrassment and anger. The night that was supposed to be about basketball turned into a bizarre public spectacle.
He was waiting for his car to come around. Luckily, he didn’t see any of his colleagues as he left the basketball stadium.
He was hurt and angry, mostly he felt like he was used.
A New Fling
The Lakers won the match and Jenny and Marcus celebrated together. The new pair decided to go out for drinks afterwards.
Jenny was comfortable with him even though they just met.
As Jenny and Marcus laughed in their seats, the suspense lingered—what would come next in this unexpected drama?