We met at a mutual friend’s birthday party, and Marissa actually thought I was interested in her sister who was also in attendance. As they were leaving, she could tell that I was trying to quickly say my goodbyes as well. So she lingered a little longer, and made sure to hold the elevator so I could catch up to them. She even walked a step behind as they walked down the block, so the two of us could talk more directly( I don’t remember it that way, but Marissa is convinced). So we went our separate ways after that.
A few days later, we ended up at the same mutual friend’s house again, pregaming for a night out on the town. I asked our mutual friend what was up with her friend, and she asked which one. I said, “The one that went to Spelman,” referring to Marissa. Later that night, at the party, I was standing in the DJ booth and could see Marissa with a group of girls down on the dance floor. After quite a bit of liquid courage, and knowing I had to leave for another event, I decided to approach her. I don’t remember exactly what I said to her, but it ended with Marissa saying, “You won’t know until you shoot your shot!” To make a long story short, we exchanged numbers and ended up on a date a week later.