Back again. Hope you’re all enjoying the first signs of Spring (otherwise known as snow and frigid temperatures). I’m off to the Self Publishing Conference today, but not before posting my 250 snippet for you all.
This follows last week’s snippet in Shawn and Ileandra exit their car having completed their date.
That brought the smile back to Ileandra’s lips. “So what did she say to you when I got in the car?”
A half smile tugged up one side of Shawn’s mouth, dimpling his cheek slightly. “Now let me get this right; she said ‘wine her, dine her, snog her if you really must, but don’t you dare let her hurt that leg.’”
Ileandra felt her mouth drop open. She made something of a comical sight, she could tell from the look on Shawn’s face, but she simply could not believe that her so called friend would say such a thing. “I- I don’t- she didn’t mean- damn her!”
Shawn laughed openly. “Don’t worry about it. I said dinner, and I’m not the type to assume anything. Really. I know you’ve got… well… something going on.”
“What do you mean?”
The laugher faded slightly. “Only that you were distant all night, Ileandra. I know you must have some things on your mind – you went to a funeral only last week – but sometimes I felt you weren’t quite there.” There was no anger in Shawn’s voice, only quiet concern. Ileandra felt her insides twist uncomfortably.
“I- I’m sorry. I thought I was a little less obvious than all that.”
“You may well be,” Shawn said cautiously, “but I’m in the position of having watched you very closely all night.” The little dimples in his cheeks showed up again. “You see, I’ve been wanting to kiss you all night, but I’ve been waiting for the right moment; so I’ve been watching you very, very closely.”
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