There had been a lot of tension when Tom had left my house, and it was three weeks until I saw Tom again. I really liked Tom and I would have done most anything to continue seeing him, but he had chosen to back away.
In the meantime, I kept busy with friends, going to the movies and I even tried out for the Senior Class play. I got a part playing a little old lady.
I did everything to keep busy and to keep from thinking about Tom. I went to another All Hands Dance, primarily to look for Tom, but he wasn't there. I did meet another guy though. He was tall, about 6'4", and very good looking. His name was Norman and he was originally from Canada. I liked him, but his personality just didn't reach out to me. He was nice, but there were no fireworks. But out of lonliness and to keep myself busy, I continued to see Norman. It was never serious though, at least not on my part.