Sophia woke up on Wednesday morning still buzzing from the day before. She couldn’t believe Jon had arranged for them to go into the enclosure with the lions, she didn’t think he would even remember her mentioning wanting to do it. The experience was unbelievable after she got over her initial fear and she was astounded at how well Jon handled the experience. He had been so terrified at first but together they calmed each other down and he even managed to touch one of the lions. She had a sneaky suspicion that he only done it to impress her as she didn’t think he cared much for animals but the fact that he was willing to share this experience with her said a lot and Sophia felt her feelings for Jon grow stronger the more time she spent with him. She quickly got washed and dressed before heading to work where the time passed quickly thanks to her over-excited re-telling of the date to Rachel who had heard the story so many times now she was close to brain-dead. As soon as her shift finished she was home and preparing for Jon to pick her up for their trip to the concert Jon had planned. On the way to the gig Jon told her all about the band that was playing, they were some local guys that Jon thought of as extremely talented. He spoke with such enthusiasm that Sophia could have sworn he was just as buzzed about the day before as she had been all day. The concert was great and both of them enjoyed the music. It was a really laid back atmosphere that allowed them to relax and talk while they listened to the band. Sophia loved watching Jon, she could tell that music was his passion. He really let his guard down and had a good time, it was a side of Jon she hadn’t seen before but a side that she would love to encounter again.
Jon couldn’t help but laugh at Sophia’s less than enthusiastic attitude towards the fishing trip they were heading on. She had done nothing but complain about how smelly fish were since she got into his car. They were almost at the lake now and Jon was determined to get her to enjoy the trip. He enjoyed these little disagreements they had, they seemed to add to the day in a positive way rather than the pointless arguments they had when they first met each other. The thought made Jon laugh, he was sitting beside a woman who, not so long ago could easily have strangled and now he felt he was falling for her. Admitting it to himself had come as a shock to Jon but it helped him make up his mind - Saturday was definitely going to happen. All doubts were gone for the moment as he enjoyed the rest of his playful bickering with Sophia. The day passed quickly and Jon began to feel that after a rough start Sophia had finally got the hang of it and was enjoying fishing. She had managed to achieve what Jon would have considered impossible when they first arrived. She cast out her rod and smashed up her float on the only tiny rock on the surface of the whole lake. Once Jon got over his amazement at what had happened he spent half the day laughing over it, especially the look on Sophia’s face as the float exploded.
“Oh shit, I’ve got something Jon. What do I do? Here have the stick, you do it!” Sophia shouted as she almost threw the rod at Jon. He took the rod and brought the fish in so he could scoop it up with his net.
“You need to find a rock or big stick,” Jon told Sophia as he lifted the fish from the net. Sophia didn’t need to open her mouth as Jon read her expression. “It’s to kill the fish with, we can have it for dinner tomorrow, one of my dads recipes are great for these fish.”
“You want me to throw a rock at a fish?” Sophia asked incredulously. “Can’t we just throw the fish at the rocks? Then it could be classed as some sort of accident and I wouldn’t feel like I murdered a poor defenceless fish.” Jon gave in and told her to watch the fish as he went to find something to kill it with. On his return he found an empty handed Sophia who had let the fish go back into the water. Jon couldn’t help but laugh, “You felt that strongly about dinner?” he teased.
Fridays activity was to be car racing. Sophia woke up feeling excited about this one. She had enjoyed the fishing yesterday to her own surprise, well all except the fish part. She had no problem with eating the fish but didn’t want to kill it first. It’s like watching Bambi and then ordering up venison, she thought to herself as Jon teased her in the car on the way to the race track.The track looked exciting when they arrived and her enthusiasm seemed to be rubbing off on Jon who wasn’t quite as cheerful today. His mind seemed to be elsewhere for most of the morning but as soon as he was kitted out and being given advice by the instructor his mood brightened up dramatically and his competitive streak shown through. He was determined to win and Sophia was determined not to let him until they got into their cars. Jon was gone like lightening while Sophia struggled to drive at any slight speed on the gravel track. When she finally returned to the finish line she was greeted by Jon’s teasing comments about her driving. They finished the day off by taking a ride with the professionals that left Jon buzzing and Sophia white from fear but overall it had been a fun day.
As Jon dropped Sophia off at her apartment and headed home his thoughts turned back to his plan for tomorrow. He already felt exposed and the day hadn’t even arrived yet, although this was his plan. He wanted to feel exposed, he wanted to let down his guard and let her in, he just didn’t realise it would be so difficult. He had enjoyed the week with Sophia more than he thought was possible yet he was still unsure about taking things further. He had built his hopes up so much that she would enjoy tomorrow that he would be devastated if she didn’t. His father had always told him that a woman worth keeping was one who enjoys being with you even when there’s nothing to be done so he has devised his plan of spending an action-packed week and then top it off with a day that involved nothing but relaxing to see if they could get along without the help of any activities. He was already convinced he was falling for her, all he needed now was for the plan to be a success and if all goes well tomorrow he decided he was willing to take things with Sophia to a more serious level. It was all down to tomorrow.