Excited that they took your advice.
Surprised, but eager to hear what the details are.
A little annoyed at the public place, though not the action.
Knew there was a reason you don't like that person, but don't know why...yet.
Wonder who the relative is and why you haven't been introduced.
Oh good, they got a reservation at that restaurant I told them would be perfect.
Well this is excessive, but its good to feel desired. Cautiously optimistic.
Less is more. We're going to have coffee and discuss getting things sent to the house- I don't think that's acceptable. This needs to dial back a bit.
This pushiness is assuming too much too soon. I'm arranging a dinner and we'll discuss boundaries.
Hold on, I'm figuring out the prison term for assault and battery.
A thrill heats your skin and you grin. Jackpot! Just as you had hoped.
Bemused, you remember that every dog must have their day.
The guest turns around to find you immediately behind them. Their smile falters, and they hasten to introduce themselves.
What a shame that person's car is about to be towed. You pull out your cell phone.
This never happened, because you were waaaaay too canny to go to a party where that vulture might attend. Who needs trouble?
Great! We can all go together. It's always so nice of my boss to remember I need two extra passes.
Well, the first two can go - the others made plans in advance. Who needs trouble?
Huh. I wonder who else I would invite to go with us? Oh, this is just the icebreaker I've been wanting...
And this is why I didn't get a raise - the huge catering bill for all these strangers.
Oh good, we've done this for twelve years together, though whom else we would bring I have no idea. The guest pass must be an accident.
Hug them both and help get the bags from the car. Dinner is waiting, and it's possible you might explode with delight, lust, and curiosity. Big smiles all around.
Really appreciate that they took a shower and changed. You check over your partner's body language, all seems well.
Remember too late you used to date one of the hotel receptionist in college. You call a family meeting for damage control.
What you don't know won't kill you. A weekend with a friend is all you need or want to know. The details can stay private. But that's enough travelling for the month, really.
Decide it's time to throw out those photos after all. The divorce was years ago.