Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 -

Living the Dream

by Leigh Smith
Published: Sep 29, 2013
Words: 20,284
Category: romance
Orientation: M/F
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Blair was focusing on getting the packages to the car. As she walked through the mall, she could hear the rain pounding on the roof and wished she had parked a little closer. Now she was about to get drenched before she got to the car. As she reached the door she bumped into someone, causing her to drop one of the packages. As she bent to get it, she bumped heads with a great looking man who was trying to reach for her package too. He was about 6' 2" with blond hair and was dressed very casually in khakis and a blue Oxford cloth shirt with a sweater loosely draped around his shoulders. Blair could not believe how handsome he was, and when he handed her the package their fingers touched and she felt a jolt of electricity. She casually glanced at his hand to see if he was wearing a ring.

No ring, that's good, she thought. Blair tried to think of something to prolong this encounter. Her mind was furiously working to come up with a thought when he spoke.

"Hi, my name is David. Can I help you in getting these packages to your car?"

Blair was so tongue-tied she barely managed to introduce herself. "Yes, I really would appreciate another set of hands, but I don't want you to get soaked too."

"Want to get a cup of coffee?" he suggested. "Maybe by then the rain will have let up and neither of us will have to get wet."

Blair could not believe her luck. Here was a gorgeous man who just invited her for a cup of coffee.

Don't get too excited Blair warned herself. Just because he's not wearing a ring and he's offered to buy you coffee doesn't mean he's looking for a date. He could be just being gentlemanly.

They found a small table near the Starbuck's kiosk. David went to get the coffee as Blair deposited her packages.

David returned with the coffee. "I'm not sure if you take any cream or sugar, so I just brought it this way. I'll watch the packages if you need to get anything."

"No, I like it black," Blair replied.

"So do I," replied David.

"Good that's at least one thing we have in common," smiled Blair.

David could not believe his luck in meeting this girl. He was already smitten, there was something about her, he couldn't put his finger on it but it was smoldering just below the surface. She was about 5' 6" with beautiful green eyes and a smile that could light up a room. He had recently moved to the area, did not have many friends, and certainly had not dated anyone since his break-up with his last lady friend over three months ago. He wondered if Blair was married or in a relationship and figured the best thing was to just come out and ask.

"So, Blair, why don't you tell me about yourself? Are you married? In a relationship?"