Grocery shopping was something you always enjoyed. Strange as it may seem, it never stressed you out so you were always happy to go stock up on your necessities.
So when you opened your fridge and noticed that you were running low on almost everything, you happily made up a shopping list and headed out to the store. You pulled into the parking lot and went inside, grabbing a shopping cart.
You worked your way through the store, getting everything you needed and a couple extra things just for the heck of it. You finally reached the frozen meat section and headed straight for the wurst. After looking at all the different packages, you realized they didn't have the brand you normally bought. You debated with yourself as to which brand would be best before making a decision and reaching for what looked like the best package. But just as you put a hand on the wurst, another much larger hand settled on yours.
You looked to your right to see a tall blond man standing next to you. You both stared at each other for a minute before coming to your senses. Jerking his hand away, the man next to you took a step away from you and began stumbling over an apology.
"A-ah, please forgive me fräulein. I-I didn't mean touh what I mean to say isum." Finally realizing he wouldn't be able to form words properly, he grabbed the desired wurst and offered it to you. You blinked at him.
"I believe you vanted zis?" he asked, after clearing his throat.
"Oh! No, please! You take it! It's no big deal. Really."
"But you ver going to take zis one and I got in ze vay. Please, take it." Once again, he held it out to you. You took it from his hand.
," you paused before lunging forward and sticking it in his shopping basket. He flinched in surprise and then stared at you. You just laughed a little.
"There! Now you have to keep it because it's in your basket."
"Trust me, it's fine Mr
.," you paused again, waiting for a name.
"My name is Ludwig Beilschmidt. You may call me Ludwig if you like."
"It's nice to meet you Ludwig. I'm (Full Name). You can just call me (Name)," you said, holding out a hand.
"It is very nice to meet you as well (Name). Are you absolutely sure you vould like to let me have this vurst?" he asked after shaking your hand. You laughed.
"Of course I am. I can just pick another package out." At that you turned and began inspecting the wurst.
"I have to admit, I'm not sure how to tell which ones are good with this brand. I used to get a different brand of wurst, but it looks like they've stopped carrying it." Ludwig came next to you again and began looking with you.
"I have always gotten this brand, so I can help you
if you vould like." You beamed up at him, making him blush.
"I would really appreciate that Ludwig." He helped you pick out another pack of wurst, and from there you both finished your shopping together, chatting amiably and getting to know each other.
You both checked out and headed to the entrance. Once outside, you both turned to each other, prepared to say goodbye.
"It was very nice shopping with you Ludwig. I enjoyed myself, as silly as that may sound."
"Ja. Ja, I did as vell. I
.I vas vondering
vouldyouliketojoinmefordinneratmyhometonight?" You stared at him for a moment, picking apart his rushed out sentence in your head. Taking your silence as a bad thing, he rushed to explain.
"I mean, you don't have to if it makes you uncomfortable. I just, thought zat, it would be a good vay to repay you for letting me have ze vurst. And"
"I would love to join you for dinner Ludwig."
"Yes," you said, smiling wide. "But only if you let me help." He visibly relaxed and smiled down at you.
"Ja, zat is fine." He gave you his address, told you what time to come over, and the both of you headed home.
--One Year Later
You and Ludwig had gotten closer and closer since the dinner you had together and slowly but surely, you had fallen for the big German man. You couldn't be sure of his feelings towards you, so you stayed silent and let things take their course. But today was the anniversary of the day you and he had met, and while you really didn't expect him to remember or care about such a thing, you thought you'd get him a little something. Which is why you were headed to the grocery store that you met him at. It was mainly just a joke, but you thought you'd get him a package of that same wurst you let him have as a "present" of sorts.
As you entered the grocery store, you headed straight for the frozen meat section and began looking for the right brand. After deciding on a good one, you went to grab it and, once again, a large hand settled over yours. Looking up, you locked eyes with none other than Ludwig. The two of you had a mini staring contest before you burst out laughing and Ludwig chuckled softly.
"Just like when we met, huh?" you asked, after calming down.
"Ja. That's actually vhy I am here."
"What? What do you mean?" Ludwig blushed under your scrutiny of him.
"V-Vell, I thought zat I vould buy a pack of ze vurst ve got last year to give you as a "anniversary" present
" You smiled brightly at him.
"I was actually here to do the same," you admitted, blushing a bit yourself. Ludwig smiled at you.
"Great minds think alike, it vould seem." You laughed.
"Yeah it would." You both stood there staring at each other in silence, unconsciously moving your faces closer together. When you finally realized what was going on, his lips were already moving against yours and you could only slide your eyes shut and enjoy it. You both pulled away a little reluctantly and just looked into each other's eyes, Ludwig leaning down to rest his forehead on yours.
"I have vaited a long time to do zat mein liebling."
"So have I."
"Vat do you say to another dinner with me tonight? As a first date zis time?"
"I would love that Ludwig."