“Spelunking sounds fun. And a good excuse to get out of the house often.”
He motions to the bartender for another round. “Yep. I try to go every weekend.”
Every weekend? I bet the gear is expensive, too. Buying accessories for a hobby is almost as fun as the hobby itself. All points forfeited. You lose, buddy.
I grab my purse. “Do you know where the ladies’ room is?”
He points, then picks up our drinks. “Should I get us a table?”
“Sure.” I head in the direction of the restrooms but take the stairs instead to the second floor bar. After five minutes of looking wistful with my strawberry daiquiri as my only company, a tall-blond-and-handsome elbows his way next to me against the bar and orders something on tap. The foam clings to his upper lip with the first sip, but he notices quickly and licks it off. One point. Oh, and what’s that? A tingle in my stomach from the sight of that skillful tongue? One extra point.
“Hi,” he says.
He offers his hand. “Daniel Rivers.”
Another point for an easy to spell last name. I take his hand. “Rebecca Robertson.” And I could keep my initials. One more point. Plus one extra point for a straightforward greeting with no pickup line. “Do you go by Daniel?”
“Since I was eighteen.”
“Can I call you Danny?”
He smiles. Good smile. Good teeth. And that stomach tingle again. Three points. “Depends on the circumstance.” And two more points for a sense of humor. “Can I get you another drink?”
“If I have another, I might need a ride home.”
“No problem. I can take you home.”
Let’s kick this up a notch. “I might have some friends joining me. I’m usually the designated driver.”
He smiles again. Wow. Five more points. “Well, that might be a problem. I drive a pick-up.”
Oh. A truck. Even better than a sports car. He’s practical, and probably handy. And can deliver that chest of drawers I’ve had my eye on. Ladies and gentleman, we have a winner.
How interesting…thank you for the post.
Siggi in Downeast Maine
Thanks! And you’re welcome. It’s nice to see people are still around since I’ve been quiet for so long. :)
Loved this, Kay. Is there going to be a continuation of the story?
Thank you. I don’t feel a continuation brewing on this one but you never know.
Love her point system, LOL, Robin
Haha… me too. But I feel sorry for him.
We have a winner…but for how long. Wish we could pick them out of a lineup but something awful soon surfaces. The ones you marry usually happen when you least expect it…well at least for me…and even then 5 or 7 or 10 years later you’re like, WTF?
Ugh. Love happens to all of us. Why does it turn out good for some and bad for others?