Thursday, March 12, 2009

the nerve

Franny's heart was pounding. She could barely hear herself think. She was happy to see Cecil. Maybe she just wanted to pay him back somehow. She forgot to mention the CD mix. She forgot. She didn't mean too. Of course, it didn't help much that she saw Rhys in the shop, too.

She avoided eye contact, naturally. He was the last person she wanted to see.

Suddenly, she found herself looping her arm around Cecil. She put his canned beans in her basket she was carrying. Luckily, she got him to hold on to the stroller then. Perhaps it was just an ulterior motive. She didn't know.

"How about tonight?" She found herself leaning in to his arm.

"Uh, my sister is getting married."

"Really?" She had to work with this. "How nice."

"Well, its a bit sudden. At the pub." He looked slightly angry about it, but not much because she was holding on to his arm.

"How quaint," she smiled. "Let me come with you." She'd never been so forward about anything in her life. Did he think she was desperate?

"Uh, really?" He smiled so openly then that she would have kissed him. She was thinking about it, but he was so much taller than her.

"Yes, I'd love too." She nodded, not giving any look toward Rhys. She didn't want to see him. She didn't need him.

"Great," She could feel the laughter tumbling through him. It made her all the more happier. She reached up toward him and he leaned in, ever just so and she kissed him. It was actually just a thank you, but she couldn't say it out loud.


Cate said...

Oh, damn, what a shame that Frannie forgot to mention the CD mix! She should haev!
Wow, she is pretty offensive... I say Cecil must be a bit taken aback! Yes, she does seem a bit desperate.. hehe...
Hm, I like it that he's taller than her. I like tall guys :)

That was quick.

Cait said...

Totally, sweet.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-that sounds a great date, hope they enjoy it!