I didn't really want to be at the party, but Nate dragged me along, and Jill had offered to drive with no pay for gas money. Normally I don't think people would have considered that to be a huge deal, but Nate usually drove me places, and he charged, whether you wanted to go three houses down or all the way to the other side of the country.
Most people, I don't think, would want to be a third wheel, or even really consider it. They'd probably just drag along another guy, or a friend, or
You get my point. Anything but being that weird third person that tagged along and stood off to the side awkwardly while the other two flirted or made out, or
even worse. It almost hurts to think about Jill and Nate pulling that kind of stuff, and I don't think they actually would, but I suppose you never know.
Nate asked Jill out about a month and a half ago, deciding he liked her almost out of the blue, really. She'd been going to school with him since about third grade, and I'd only met h