The waitress placed the check on the table and Scott reached into his pocket and pulled out a full money clip. He peeled off a one hundred dollar bill and put it on the tray. Looking at Diane he asked, “You ready?”
Diane nodded. She just saw someone pay more for dinner than she budgeted for food for two weeks. She had no idea it was going to be that expensive. “I’m really sorry,” she said.
Puzzled he asked, “For what?”
“I had no idea it would be that expensive.”
Smiling he responded, “Not a problem, I did.”
She stood up and he ushered her through the front door. “Should I take you back to your car?” She looked up at him as he was clearly over six foot two and towered over her she just smiled. “Or would you prefer to walk around for a bit?”
“That would be nice,” she said.
He put his arm around her shoulders and they walked through the tiny shopping mall. She kept thinking that this could not possibly be happening to her. He was such a nice guy. After thirty minutes of walking they had managed to make it back to his car. He held the door open for her to get in. When he had settled himself in the driver’s seat he said, “I’ll take you back to your car.”
“Okay,” she said, and they drove in silence.
Pulling up next to her tattered old Volvo, he got out and raced around to help her out of her seat. She fumbled for her keys and unlocked her door. “Thank you for coming to meet me,” He said. “I really enjoyed your company.”
She responded, “I had a very nice time, thank you.”
He leaned over to kiss her.
Electricity soared throughout her entire body as their lips touched. He had placed his arms around her waist and she wrapped her arms around his neck. It felt as if that kiss lasted forever. She opened her eyes and looked into his. “I’m really glad we met,” she said.
“Me too,” he responded. “Can I call you again?”
“Yes,” she answered softly as he came back in for another kiss.
“I really hate to see this night end,” he whispered in her ear.
“Me too,” she said, “but I need to get home to the sitter.”
He closed her car door as she settled in. She tried to put the key in the ignition but had to consciously stop her hand from shaking. Scott’s kiss had sent wild sensations throughout her body and had awakened something within her she didn’t even know existed. Glancing towards his car she saw him get into the driver’s seat and put his key in the ignition. She started her car and drove away.
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