She said “thanks nessa, I’ll draw you a picture next.”
Jessa: daddy I drew you a magic butterfly at school
That’s so adorably cute! (:
I’ve been good. Just busy with promos for the end of the show and my new movie that recently came out. Jessa turned 5 yesterday so I’ve been spending time with her.
Just admit you are. Sorry I’ve been so busy lately. How have you been?
But why? I like the mystery.
It’s okay, I completely understand. Life gets busy for all of us sometimes. I’m great though, I’ve actually just been working or spending time with friends. How have you been though? Besides being super busy, I mean.
Mmh, I might, I might not.. maybe?
Just admit you are. Sorry I’ve been so busy lately. How have you been?
Day dreaming about being at Burning Man. 💙
You day dreaming about me? ;)
Vanessa followed him into the building and they were soon seated at a table. The blonde ordered a glass of wine when the waiter came over and then offered Alex a smile. His comment made a small giggle slip through her lips and shook her head at the memory. “Yeah, I was definitely not expecting to be knocked off me feet that day,” she said with an amused tone in her voice. It might not have been the nicest way to meet, but Vanessa definitely was kind of glad it happened. If it hadn’t, she probably wouldn’t be sitting here with him right now, and that would definitely be a shame.
"I’m almost not sorry it happened," he said with a wink and took a sip of his glass of water that was already on the table. The waiter came back with there drinks and asked if they were ready to order. Alex ordered lamb with mashed potatoes and asparagus and when Vanessa was done placing her order the waiter walked away. "So tell me about yourself," he began, "I know we’ve been spending time together but I still kind of feel like I hardly know you."
"Then you’re actually one of the few who do care about their kids as much as to want to have them more than just for every other weekend," Vanessa concluded, a smile tugging at her lips. "That’s good. There’s not enough people like that in this world nowadays." She gave him a nod and a small smile. "I understand, I mean… not that I’ve been in the situation before but I guess it’s important to put your kid first and if you’re in a relationship, you must make sure the little girl isn’t going to get too attached when it most likely not going to work out." Vanessa shrugged her shoulders and watched Alex as he walked around the car to open the door for her. "Thank you," she said with a nod and smiled softly at Alex.
Alex liked that Vanessa clearly understood where he was coming from on the dating front. He didn’t want a line of people going in and out of Jessa’s life. Deb had already brought in Ryan and in a way Jake. Who knew if there were any other men she was parading around his daughter. He didn’t like the thought. “You’re welcome.” He pressed the lock button on his keys and led her into the building. They were seated and when the waiter came over Alex ordered himself a beer. “I’m really glad I literally ran into you that day.” he said with a small chuckle as he was marveling her beauty after she ordered her own drink.
Vanessa watched Alex carefully as she listened to his words. She nodded slightly every now and then and gave him a soft smile when he glanced over. “I think not all dad’s would do that, though. I mean.. isn’t it happening most of the time that dad’s turn out to only have their kids every other weekend if a relationship ends?” Vanessa asked, with a little shrug of her shoulders she went on. “I can’t say much but from what I’ve seen, I think you did a great job with your daughter.” The woman smiled at him. She had debated on whether or not to ask more about Jessa’s mom, but even if she was curious as to what happened, she knew it wasn’t her place to stick her nose into the business. Vanessa would take all the information Alex offered, but she wasn’t going to poke for more information, at least not right now and not yet.
"I think that is a common trend now-a-days, but I’m not from here, Vanessa. I was raised with different morals and I’d be going against everything my parents raised me to believe if I didn’t put my daughter first. That’s why I haven’t had many relationships since Deb and I broke up right after Jessa was born. I’ve dated here and there but nothing ever serious." he didn’t know if that would push her away, if she would think that he would only view this as something not serious so he added, "But lately I’ve been wanting to change that." He pulled into the parking lot of the restaurant and turned off the car after parking. Alex looked at the beautiful girl sitting next to him, "My daughter is my number one priority, but she’s almost five and I think it’s about time I start thinking about settling down. I’m not getting any younger." He got out of the car and once again moved to the passenger side to open her door.
A smile formed on Vanessa’s lips as Alex opened the car door for her. She thanked him as he helped her into the car and smiled at him widely as she buckled up. The woman took a minute to look out the window, letting her thoughts wander off. It had been a while since she’d been asked out on a date, and while she felt a nervous feeling in the pit of her stomach, Alex made her feel at ease enough for her to not let the nervousness take over. When the man spoke, Vanessa turned to look at him. “Honestly, I was a little surprised when I found out you have your daughter so much, but… I actually think that’s wonderful. I mean, she’s your child and… it’s really great you spent so much time with her,” she told him with a small smile playing on her lips. “I mean, for me it’s… different. I’ve never, you know, dated a guy with a kid before, but it’s not something I’d run away from… and your daughter is so sweet, it’s a wonderful little girl you have there.” Vanessa smiled as she looked over at Alex, watching him as he drove the car towards the restaurant.
"I try to be in her life as much as possible. Just because her mother and I didn’t work out I didn’t want that to mean my time with my daughter got cut. I didn’t want to be just a weekend dad and Deb understood that. Plus, Deb has some problems so I feel a little better when Jessa is with me. I don’t think Deb would ever hurt her, but I still get nervous when she’s in one of her moods." Alex hadn’t said that to anyone before but he felt comfortable with Vanessa. "If Jess isn’t with me she spends a lot of time with her godfather Mike. It’s actually rare for Deb to have Jessa longer than a month at a time. It used to bother her in the beginning but it’s something she’s gotten used to I think. She can’t handle her children for long periods of time. It’s a shame but she refuses to get help for her problems." Alex glanced over at the passenger seat for a moment and then focused back on the road.
Vanessa smiled at Alex. She was rather confident with herself, but on date nights like this she could be a little worried about her looks, so at Alex’s comment, she could almost feel herself blush slightly. “Thank you,” the blonde said softly and followed him to the door. “Thai food? Oh I love it, yes!” She laughed softly as she followed Alex out and after locking the door, they made their way to his car.
Alex led her to his car and opened the passenger side door for her. After helping her into the car he shut the door and walked to the driver seat. Once they were driving toward the restaurant he lowered the radio, “I really appreciate how understanding you’ve been with me having Jessa so much. I know it can be a little overwhelming for a guy to shove his past down your throat.”