*Editor’s Note: First Date by Lucie Pereira first appeared in Sidereal Magazine.

Lucie Pereira (she/her) is a queer, multiracial writer and educator. Lucie can be found in San Francisco, where she lives with her partner and their cat, Kristofferson, and her writing can be found in sPARKLE + bLINKHoney Literary, and Sidereal Magazine. She loves fun animal facts and walks in Golden Gate Park.