Lara’s back y’all!
Ron’s prompt this week…
Word Count is off! Let’s focus on the theme of the thing. Not many actually stick to the word count anyway. (SUGGESTED-No more than 500 if you want to try that.)
Using the prompt of ‘A Surprise’, WRITE. What’s so surprising? What happens because of the surprise? Is it good or bad? (REQUIRED)
What surprise will Lara face this week…?
Just Friends – Part 25
When Lara arrived back at the table, the flush of embarrassment had left her cheeks, there was just a slight stain of bolognaise on her dress, but it wasn’t too noticeable.
Christian was sitting there with what looked like a smirk on his face. I can’t actually believe he’s still sitting there, Lara thought, amazed. If I had been in his position, I would have probably legged it while he was in the toilets. But no, he was still sat there.
You know, the worst thing, Lara thought, he knows all my friends. It won’t take long for them to all find out what a clown I’ve been… She was so tempted to turn around and disappear out of the door, but she couldn’t do that. He had seen her coming back to the table. Damn you, Christian! Why did you have to be so attentive?!
The table had been cleared, so she couldn’t even finish her Spag Bol. And it has been so tasty too! If she hadn’t been trying to be seductive, she would have really enjoyed that!
“Everything ok? Christian gave her a smile. “Did you want anything else? I got the table cleared… you didn’t seem that hungry…”
“Oh no, no, that’s fine,” Lara flustered as she sat back down, “I’m just a bit… tired. It’s been a strange sort of day.” Her mind flashed back to the episode with she-devil Mya.
“Well, I hope you have enough energy for a little surprise.”
Lara looked at him, curious. “A surprise? I’m surprised, you weren’t ready to disappear off into the night without me. I am such a klutz…”
Christian reached over the table and held her hand. “Lara, believe it or not, the way things were tonight, were perfect. I’d hate to be in a conventional relationship, and one thing I have come to realise, things are never boring with you around!”
“Well, that’s a relief!” Lara secretly wondered whether it was a compliment or not, being thought of as not normal…
“So, shall we go?” Christian waved at the waiter to bring the bill over.
Lara’s stomach was starting to gurgle. She hoped it wasn’t too loud! She was hoping this surprise involved some sort of nourishment, but was unable to voice her opinion. It was bad enough that Christian thought she was funny, but to be thought of as a glutton… The thing was, she hadn’t finished her meal, and Lara was a girl who liked her food.
They strolled up the road and Lara glanced expectantly at the new dessert parlour, Sweetz, that had opened up. She had seen some amazing posts on Facebook, sharing mouthwatering photos of these huge sugary concoctions that were available there. Seriously, Lara felt her blood sugar rising, just thinking of them!
But they walked past.
Okay… she didn’t need dessert anyway.
They turned into the park. It was relatively early in the evening, as the dinner date hadn’t quite gone to plan, so there were still a few kids loitering around, and an ice cream van was still stationed in its prime spot, ready to extort money from harassed parents, eager to leave the park, but faced with a meltdown if their child didn’t get that Flake 99, or 2 ball Screwball NOW!
And that’s where they stopped.
“Tada! Surprise!” Christian indicated the ice cream van, with showy jazz hands. Not sure how to read her expression, he continued, “I hope this was ok, I feel like such a kid when we are together, in a good way, and I just thought this would be a fun end to our evening…”
Lara’s eyes lit up “Are you kidding me?! Mr Whippy ice creams are my all time favourite sweet treat! Christian, if you keep up surprises like this, I may have to marry you!”
Let me know what you think!!!