Sunday, July 27, 2014

Challenge Accepted

**The previous post with Nat and Adam can be found here.


Standing up, I stick my hand out to shake Father Donovan's hand.

"It's so nice to meet you, Father Donovan. Thank you for letting us take a look at the library. It really is beautiful."

Clasping my hand between his, he replies, "Nat, my dear, such a pleasure to meet you."

Picking up on my not-so-subtle hint, Adam gets up from the bench and gives Father Donovan a nod.

"Father," says Adam, "good to see you. We'll see you on Saturday."

I head down the spiral staircase with Adam close behind.

Once we are out of the library, Adam catches up to walk beside me. He gives me a sideways glance but doesn't say anything.

I pretend not to notice.

Once outside, we climb into his truck and head out of the parking lot.

Don't be a weirdo, Nat! Just say something.

So you kissed. Big deal.

Pull up your big girl pants and deal with it.

Clearing my throat, I state, "Thanks for showing me around town today."

He answers, "The pleasure was all mine." Throwing his panty-dropping grin my way, he teases, "Well maybe not all mine."

I can feel my face light up light a Christmas tree.

What is it with this guy?!

Ignoring that quip, I answer, "The Cool Cow is quite a find. Point to you for taking me there. Maybe you do have some redeeming qualities after all, Mr. Man-Boy Wonder."

Take THAT, Mr. "I'm so hot and charming that all the girls want to make out with me".

Laughing, Adam smirks, "I knew you would like it."

"I'm sure all the girls you take there love it", I try to state with indifference but fail.

Grinning, he reaches over to slide a finger down my cheek before turning back to the road.

"There's only you, Snow Bunny," he answers.

I declare, "Uh huh. I'm sure."

Adam continues to chuckle as he pulls in front of the bookstore.

He unbuckles his seat belt and leans towards me. I lean back as far as I can go, feeling the door press into my lower back.

Grinning, he is undeterred as he leans in even further. I put my hand on his chest to stop him.

His brow furrows as he glances down at my hand then back up to my face.

Summoning all my courage, I say, "Nice try, Mr. Man-Boy Wonder. But that isn't going to be happening again."

Raising an eyebrow, he asks, "Oh really?"

Adam studies my face, then glances down to my lips. On impulse, I bite my lower lip. His eyes snap back up to meet mine.

I wonder if he can tell how much he affects me. It's like my body is on auto-pilot and my brain can't find the remote. 

I remind myself that I don't even know this guy. 

He declares, "Challenge accepted, Snow Bunny."

Rolling my eyes, I reply, "See you around, Mr. Man-Boy Wonder."

"Tomorrow," he clarifies.

"What?" I question.

"We have geography tomorrow. Remember?" he asks.

I snap, "I know we have geography together. I'm the one who told you."

Grinning, he states, "I'm getting under your skin, Snow Bunny. It's just a matter of time."

Turning around, I open the door and let myself out.

Smirking, he wiggles his fingers at me as he drives away.

Arrogant. Delusional.

As IF I would kiss him again! Who knows where that mouth has been?!

His mouth. His kisses.

Oh crap.

*Waves.* Hey guys!

Here's another installment with Nat and Adam.

Recently, I had a jolt of creativity so here we are!

More about these two very soon...

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