The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!
Topic #5 is Bonfire Night
I’ve never been a fan of Bonfire Night, ever since I was little, I used to be terrified of fireworks. I’ve got better over the years, and now I only jump a little bit when they go off. This year I will be spending it indoors in the warm as I’m still recuperating, so I’m going to tell you a story about one of my bonfire nights.
It was 05th november 2011, Pete and I had been dating since March that year, and we were going for a meal in Manchester with his mum so I could meet her for the first time. I was so nervous, meeting the boyfriend’s parents for the first time can be so daunting. Anyway, we went to this lovely Chinese restaurant and his mum was lovely, it was nowhere near as scary as I’d anticipated.
After the meal, Pete and I were going to separate gigs in Manchester and agreed to meet outside Manchester Apollo. Unfortunately, my battery died during the gig as I’d been out all day (yes, you know where this is going). So the gig finished, I jumped in a taxi to Manchester Apollo and waited outside for what seemed like a life time. I couldn’t find Pete anywhere and the crowd was dispersing as everyone was going home. I started to panic as I thought I was going to be stranded in Manchester, and then I started to cry (I was slightly tipsy), these two teenage boys were looking after me and waited with me the entire time. Then I saw my friend, Amy, and ran towards her, crying into her arms “I can’t find Pete and I have no battery and I don’t know his number and I’m lost.” I felt like a child who had lost their mum, especially when Amy asked me to describe what he looked like and after a few minutes said “is that him?”
Pete had just appeared from nowhere, I ran towards him and hugged him so hard like, I was so happy to see him! I was so relieved, he didn’t even get into trouble for leaving the place we’d agreed to meet.
Apparently, he’d text me to ask me to meet him at a different place, and obviously, having no battery, I never got the text! It was such a traumatic experience for me.
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