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Dan has been pushing for me to complete this scene for weeks. I finally reached the finish line tonight and am pleased to share it with you all. It's important to understand how significant this date was in Dan's life. He has always had girls who were into him, sometimes to the point of obsession. But he has never reciprocated. He has always considered those girls to be "weird". If you've seen any of our scenes, you know just the type of people Dan would call "weird". Dan has always pined for girls that were realistically out of his reach (don't we all?). The fact that he asked Sarah to this dance was a very big deal.
His boss, Liza, told me how for the first few months at Melmark, he completely ignored his co-workers and peers. It may have been nerves, but he knew all his bosses names, and talked to them all. It wasn't until very recently that he even referred to one of his peers by name. Once he did, something clicked, and he soon asked Sarah to the dance. What you will see in this scene are a lot of things, but know that there is a real awakening happening, a slow acceptance of reality for Dan. At least that's what I hope. Sarah has brought a joy to him that only love can. She's the first girl he didn't think was weird. I hope you enjoy the scene as much as I enjoyed that very special evening.