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Young Steve is in his twenties, a little shy and reserved, but all the more open with his friends. He kept to himself and found it hard to make friends. Even at work, he was always looking for ways to work alone. Of course, it was different there, because teamwork meant, that he didn't have the opportunity for that. He always did his job honestly and conscientiously.
As the months went by, he got to know his colleagues better and better, and they were able to work in harmony, as a good team should. His colleagues were all the same age as Steve. As they worked always in the same shift, they met every day of the week except weekends.
Steve's colleagues were young guys also in their twenties and had been good friends for years. They lived in a housing estate, only Steve was a bit out of the ordinary. Plus, unlike Steve, the boys were quick-witted, loud-mouthed and extroverted, but this was no barrier to them becoming friends.
Steve's withdrawn personality meant he didn't go out at all. Although he had friends in the housing estate where he lived, those friends were very different from his colleagues. The friendship with Steve's colleagues had deepened to the point, where he was no longer a stranger. He was quickly taken in.
From then on, there was no turning back for Steve. A new way of life had begun. They met more and more outside work on weekends. Since the boys had known each other for years, they went everywhere together. Weekend fun was a must. For them, a weekend wasn't a weekend if they didn't have fun.
Of course Steve joined the gang and the boys introduced him to the nightlife and its mysteries. Steve found the relatively quick change of lifestyle strange and the quiet, withdrawn introvert, soon became the devil of the dance floor every weekend.
Only one of the boys in the gang, Alex, had a girlfriend. The other boys also spent their weekends having fun as girl hunts. Steve was also single, but on weekends he threw off all his inhibitions and seemed to be replaced. The other boys were already proficient. They knew the nightclub well, having been going there for years. That meant, they already knew some of the girls.
The place they went to was in the heart of the city and was very well known, so it was packed with young people every weekend. The first night Steve walked in, he looked around in surprise. He found himself in an environment he had never been in before. The music was blaring, lights of all colors broke the darkness with lightning speed.
The crowd was unusual for him. He could hardly take his eyes off the painted young girls and the supply was so great, that he thought if he couldn't find a good-looking girl here, he couldn't find one anywhere. The first night was a memorable experience and he liked it. From then on, Steve and his gang could be found every weekend at a disco called the E-Club, where Steve was determined not to step out of the doors of the disco in the morning as a lonely guy.
Weeks turned into months. While the group of friends had fun every time, Steve left the place disappointed at the end of each party. Not because he didn't have a good time, but because the hunt didn't work out for him and his loaded rifle remained loaded. So he was forced to leave with the boys.
Then something seemed to change. One Saturday night, standing at the bar, Steve's eyes caught a blonde girl with a smile. He noticed she was watching him, too. They made eye contact for a while, but eventually she disappeared from Steve's sight. He didn't know what to make of it. After finishing his drink, he headed for one of the dance floors.
There was a large hall and a small room. The main hall played the latest disco hits, while the small room played classic rock. Steve ran almost frantically between the two dance floors. He would go into the crowd here and there, hoping to find the girl.
He wouldn't give up, shuttling and searching until he spotted her dancing. He saw she wasn't alone. She was with her friend. Steve thought, that might be the reason she'd disappeared from the bar earlier. Steeling himself, he summoned up all his courage and started going towards the girls. The girls couldn't see him because of the crowd.
He danced next to the girl he'd picked out, who recognized Steve immediately. They smiled at each other, just as they did outside the bar. They couldn't talk, because of the loud music and only by leaning in close could they understand each other's words. The situation was not so simple, because she was not alone and Steve was there with his friends, as always.
By this time Steve had been absent from the gang for quite some time, which was brought up at the end. At the place where the girls were, Steve was alone, but the girl was with her friend. They finally agreed to leave her alone for a while. Steve felt, that he owned the ground and that much depended on the first meeting. He was excited and fearful, that he would be put down, because of his withdrawn personality.
They retired to a quieter place and finally got to talk over a drink. Steve's excitement soon subsided, perhaps due to the drinks he had consumed, but surprisingly his mouth dropped open and it seemed as if his communication skills had simply been replaced for the better. He was not yet happy, but the girl's eyes and smile gave him plenty of chances to stay.
After the usual introductions and general introductory conversation, they went dancing back to where Lisa had left her friend, but she was gone by then. Luckily for them, they remained alone. Time was not on their side, as it was soon morning and there was only half an hour left of the party, which passed very quickly.
The lights came on, the halls slowly began to empty and the queue for the cloakroom began. Lisa's friend was already there waiting for coats and Steve's friends were coming out. They saw, that Steve was not alone. They could not hide their curious looks. Steve noticed at once, that they were being watched.
After picking up their coats, the girls and Steve went outside the disco, where Steve told Lisa that he was not, in fact, alone. He really didn't know what to do. He would have loved to accompany Lisa, but he didn't want to leave his friends behind either. They were sure to meet again some other time. Steve didn't want to rush Lisa right away to exchange phone numbers.
Finally they said goodbye. Steve's eyes followed Lisa as far as they could, and then the girls were gone. Meanwhile, the boys came out and they all headed home in the same way as before. Steve was full of questions. Would he see Lisa again? Would she come back next time? They didn't discuss anything specific about the next meeting.
End of part one.
If you're curious about the sequel, keep your eyes open. Follow up in the next episode.