Trying Something New

Ezra trailed along behind Morgan. She had him by the hand, guiding him through the crowded amusement park. “Isn’t this great?” she called back to him. She turned and grinned at him.

Ezra smiled and then nodded. What could he say? She was determined to ride the park’s newest roller coaster. He wanted nothing to do with that. He’d never actually been on a roller coaster. He was too frightened to try. Now, he might not have much choice.

As they reached the end of the line for the ride, Morgan looked her arm in his. Drawing him close, she said, “Nervous?”

“I – I’ve never been on a roller coaster before,” Ezra admitted. He grimaced and shook his head. “What if I don’t like it?”

Morgan kissed him on the cheek. “Just because you haven’t done something, doesn’t mean you won’t like it,” she said. In a softer voice, she added, “I was the first woman you were with and you like that.”

“It’s… better,” Ezra admitted, flushing faintly. He looked up at the roller coaster and bit his lip. If he had to try something new and frightening, at least Morgan was there to share the experience with.