My brother’s coming tomorrow to London. He’s older by three years, straight, divorced without any children. We’ve been maintaining a really nice relationship after our teens. We really hated each over back then as most boys do. He’s going to see a football match between his team (Aris) and Manchester City on Thursday. On the way to and back from Manchester, he’ll be staying at my place. I’m so looking forward to it.
Every time I visit Greece because of all the things I have to do, people to meet and please, I am hardly left any time to see him. I hope now we’ll have a chance to sit down and talk. I haven’t seen him since Christmas, which was quite a busy period anyway and we didn’t actually talk.
What’s more important is that while visiting, he’ll get a chance and meet ‘JJ’. Of course he’s heard of him and he’s seen the facebook pictures but he’s never actually met him before. For me, it’s a first, since he will be meeting for the first time a guy I’m seeing. Previously, he had only seen briefly, once the ‘Brazilian’ but that didn’t really count. I wasn’t in love with the ‘Brazilian’ and I didn’t really care. That wasn’t a proper relationship in any case.
I’m not worried though. I believe that my brother will like him. Unfortunately JJ is not having this week a very convenient work schedule and he will not be able to be staying with us long. At least we will be able to go for dinner for a couple of hours tomorrow in a nice local pub.
JJ is the one who’s worried. He is generally the worrying type anyway. He thinks that because he will be nervous, he will appear foolish or silly and he will not be able to stop giggling all the time. He also believes that my brother will have an issue because he is much older than me. So, for tomorrow, I’ve invited reinforcements. My housemate and her sister will be joining us for dinner. It’s going to be five of us, which is a good number. We’re not going to be too many to get lost in the crowd or too few to be overwhelmed.
We’re simply going to the pub, have nice food and a couple of pints to wash it all down. It’s going to be fine and we will have a nice time…