WHO Avery Duffield, Henry Claus WHEN March 2019 WHERE on the town, in a haunted house! WHAT two guys on an... interesting first date WARNINGS tbd
Avery Duffield sat in his car and wished he wasn’t trying to quit smoking because it was something he could be doing with his hands right now while he waited. This guy he’d been talking to online for a couple of months was late, and Avery was getting bored.
He’d been in various forums since he was thirteen, looking for others like himself who felt like there was something else in the universe outside of themselves and their own shitty, stinking lives. He’d been on reddit for as long as he could get away with it, pretending to be a lot older than he actually was. As of right now, he was actually co-mod of r/ghostsofnyc and a very active member of a couple of ufology boards.
Yranoitulover had been poking his nose in on one of the ufology ones on and off, sometimes engaging. Avery (or PhantomTruth) had found him to be interesting, kinda funny too. He had a unique take on some things that Avery liked. And then he’d been swiping through Tinder, and paused on someone whose turn of phrase felt really familiar. He’d messaged Yrano, asking, hey, is this you? Lol if so ur cute and, well… talk had turned from aliens to ghosts to more corporeal issues.
Avery was a bit shit at picking date idea though. He’d tried, over the years, the few times he’d had the opportunity, and even going with the boring dinner-and-a-movie had seemed to be a bad choice, so he’d given up. There was a house on Willow St that people were saying was haunted, and in Avery’s opinion, staking out a haunted house was an ideal date. It’d certainly weed out the weak of heart and/or stomach.
He’d have to remember to call him Henry though, not Yrano, like he’d been doing in his head for the last while. He leaned forward a bit, to see if the guy was coming or not. He could see a figure in a coat jogging up the sidewalk, so he flashed his headlights to show he was waiting.