The New M.E. Generation

Nope, I did not see this one coming, and it was a first for me when Alex told me the following over the phone. “I would like you to spend the night with me.”

Holy! What? Say again? Did I get that right? My internal ‘mute’ button quickly activated. My mouth was open and my eyes were circling around while my mind analyzed what I just heard.

“Aah…(pause) Do we have to have sex?” is all I could ask.

“Nothing will happen that you don’t want to.”

(What are you saying? I’m still trying to decipher the first part.) “OK?…”said I.

“Is that a yes?”

“OK as in I guess I understand what you are asking of me? You have caught me off guard again and I’m speechless.”

“I know I’ve really put you in a difficult spot. My intentions are true for you and will never hurt you. Think about it and whatever you decide I will be fine with it,” concluded he.

We agreed that I was going to do that and meet again to discuss. Why meet? We’ve been doing most of our conversations online or by phone and it was understood this type of matters needed to be addressed the old fashioned way: face to face.

I sat back on my sofa, the place I’ve done a lot of thinking and decision making in the past. Many of them have involved a lot of pain and crying, and now was one of those moments.

Alex’s proposition was a very serious one to me. He wanted a committed relationship and me, not yet. He obviously was not into this for just the fun of it and neither was I.

But he also said that ‘nothing would happen unless I wanted it to.’ OK? So, if I decide to get in bed with him just to sleep (and don’t want to have sex!), will he leave me alone the rest of the night?

Get real Emma! He’s a guy! He’ll say anything to get you to his bed and then some! Do you honestly think he won’t do anything when he has a girl next to him??

Hmm, I wonder that too. I mean, he hasn’t tried to kiss me or expressed any type of emotions physically like hugging or holding hands. So, there’s a possibility he might actually be telling the truth.

Now I’m really curious to find out. Maybe instead of being afraid about this, I should go for the non-sex approach and see what happens.

Talking about putting this guy to the test.

During our last night at the resort, Dina and I attended a White Party. All the people I met in these few days were there. Although I was not an EXGO, being with all of them made me feel I was like in a high school or college reunion.

It’s that feeling of not having seen people for years and finally reuniting with them for such a brief moment, and then looking forward impatiently for the next ‘get together.’

The following day was Sunday, and the day for Dina and I to go home. I couldn’t believe our trip had come to an end.

She and I tried to stretch time as much as possible before leaving, by snorkeling early in the morning, having lunch, etc. I even walked the whole resort to ensure I said good-bye to David, Hiio, Jay, Frank and Dave, or anyone else that was instrumental during my stay.

About an hour before we boarded the shuttle bus back to the airport, it started pouring. I sat on the reception area looking at the rain. Instead of getting mad at the weather, I was actually in a very good state of mind. I wasn’t thinking about anything. I simply enjoyed the tranquility of the moment.

I sat on the window after boarding and kept looking at the rain. Dina thought it had ‘watered down’ the last part of our weekend and apologized. I know she wanted this trip to be memorable for me.

“No, there’s nothing to apologize about,” I said. “You have no idea how great this trip has been for me. I have memories to last me a lifetime. I’m just sad that it’s over.”

It has been a few months since I traveled to Cancun and I’m still reminiscing about it. All of them guys have also stayed in my thoughts.

I call Frank from time to time to learn how his Skybanditz school is doing. He’s still traveling back and forth between two countries and, last that I heard, getting his kiteboarding in Cancun was finally accomplished.

Unfortunately him, Dave, Dina and I have not been able to get together again, but I’m working on it.

I did meet up with David for lunch one afternoon when I was visiting ‘his city.’ His Aftershot drink is doing well, and he told me he should be traveling a couple of times to mine for business in the near future , so I’m looking forward to many other reunions.

I tune in to Mohawk-Radio every morning that Hiio is on his show. Sometimes I send him messages through the computer that he responds to while on air. His comments never fail to bring a smile to my face.

And then there’s Jay. He says he wants to come down to visit me.

Really? Oh my!

I wonder what Dina will say when she finds out. I know I don’t have to tell her, but knowing how she is, she will find out.

As for myself, I had the time of my life. I can’t thank Dina enough for inviting me to this trip.

As for the rest of you, I love you all (including that woman mentioned above). You have all touched my life in so many ways I can’t even count them.

I know I won’t see you guys all the time, and maybe not again for a long time, but as long as you are around my life, I’ll be fine with that.

And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

et cetera