Tuesday Tales – Fan
If Dani’s cheeks were pink before, they had to be blazing now. They felt like they were on fire. She pressed the fingers of her free hand again her skin. Yep, not. She absentmindedly fanned herself with the menu.
“I didn’t mean to embarrass you,” Fitz said.
“You didn’t,” she returned quickly.
“Yeah, okay. I’m sure you have no other reason to be beet red.”
“It’s a little hot in here.”
“It’s not that hot.”
Annie was at their table once again with their drinks. Dani didn’t miss that she spilled some of her water. She smirked at the blonde as she ordered a chef salad. Once Fitz ordered his burger and fries, Annie stomped away.
“Seriously, that stuff is going to kill you,” Dani commented.
“I’ll be fine, Dani,” Fitz chuckled.
“It’s not that hard to eat healthy. I could show you.”
“Are you offering to cook for me?” Fitz winked at her.
Dani stared at him baffled for a moment then shrugged. “Sure. I’d make you dinner sometime.”
“How about breakfast tomorrow?”
“You want a second date that early?”
“No, sweetheart. I figure you making me breakfast would still be part of this date. Or if we get up late you can make me lunch.”
The touch of his hand and the tone of his voice set her on fire. Her mind went blank. Before she could come up with any sort of protest Annie dropped her plate loaded with lettuce, meat, cheese and veggies in front of her. She delicately set Fitz’s in front of him. “Can I get you anything else?”
“No, thanks.” Fitz dismissed her with a forced smile.
The conversation slowed as they ate. Once Fitz paid the bill, he took her hand and led her through the dining room, exchanging brief chit chat with folks as they passed.
The street outside the diner was quiet. The only sound was the cricket song that wafted on the breeze.
Dani gasped as Fitz pulled her into his arms and his mouth covered hers. When his tongue slipped between her lips to tangle with hers she melted into him. No man ever kissed her quite like he did. She wove her fingers in his hair. When he broke free, she tugged him to her for another.
Both of them were panting as they held each other tight. “Up for a ride around the lake before we head back?” he offered.
“Perfect,” she whispered.