Posted a pic from last night of Richard when we were climbing trees. Btw we climbed trees, so that officially makes me a weirdo. Anyway. We went to the local public pier and walked around. I just figured we were hanging out as friends. His sister called when we were walking in the residential portion of the neighborhood and all of a sudden he holds my hand. I was caught off guard, to say the least and tensed up a little bit. I think I played it off well though. Then we got back to the public portion of the pier and we were still holding hands. Three girls walked past us and he didn’t let go. I’ll admit I got a little self-conscious because being with another guy at home is very different from everywhere else I’ve lived. He still held on. We walked to the water and he held on still. We decided to walk to a nearby playground. On several occasions I actually thought he was trying to get me to kiss him. It was obvious actually. But I held back. He was laying on the slide and we were chatting when we decided it was almost time for us to go. That’s when I kissed him. His response? “I was curious what was keeping you before. You waiting until we had to leave?!” I just about died. Part of me was wondering (and on the verge of asking) why he didn’t just go for it. But regardless…I’m gonna play it safe and just roll with it.