This is part 3 of my continuing Friday Flash tale, I’ll be honest and say I have no idea where it’s going, I’m just enjoying seeing where the prompt take me each week and keeping their adventure to 500 words. This week is a little less erotic, and it might need Part 1 and Part 2 for it to make any sense.
My featured images usually come from Pixabay, unless they are clearly of me. For this post though I am using a photo that I took myself.
‘Pick your poison’ she said, thrusting a list of non-alcoholic cocktails into my hand.
‘My treat. I’ve got a surprise coming too.’
Jo had settled herself at the same table we’d sat at less than a week ago. After she’d taken my order, ‘The Vagilante’ was to be my cocktail of choice, she busied herself at the counter until she returned, drinks in hand and a delightful platter of tasty morsels.
‘I felt bad taking you away from you pastry last time we were here and I wanted to make up for it.’
I grinned from ear to ear, no one had ever done something so thoughtful for me. I didn’t have the heart to tell her I’d managed to retrieve it.
Our time together was so wonderful that I hadn’t noticed the hours slipping away, so when she announced it was time to go I was inwardly, and it seems outwardly, crestfallen.
‘Don’t look so sad, you’re coming too.’
My daft and goofy grin was back, she responded in kind though and took my hand in her as we left the cafe.
‘Where are we going?’
‘On an adventure!’
I thought I knew the city inside out, but she took me on a walk through hidden parts I had never discovered before. We talked about art, well she talked I listened because it was fascinating hearing her thoughts on the matter. Every now and then we’d reach a place that she wanted to take pictures of, or somewhere she wanted to tell me about. I spent of a lot of time listening and watching, simply enjoying being with her.
When we reached one of my favourite places, it was my turn to do the talking. We had by complete chance ended up at one of my favourite nature spots, the prettiest duck pond the city had to offer. We sat beside each other on the grass, and I told her all the facts I knew about ducks and we giggled as we watched them waddle and quack.
‘You’re such a dork Cam, I think I might always love that about you.’
I was startled by her honesty and her use of ‘that word’, she was unperturbed by it though and I realised what a lovely thing it was she had said, as my mind tried to unpick and scrutinise any and all meaning from her sentence, she spoke again, entirely interrupting my train of thought.
‘Do you know what else I love?’
‘Um .. no, I don’t.’
‘That thing we did in the bathroom on the first day we met.’
‘Oh yes, I loved that too. So much so that I’ve actually done it a few times since. On my own though, so it wasn’t quite the same.’
She laughed so hard at my confession that I thought she might pass out, tears streamed from her eyes, but when she finally composed herself, she kissed me firm on the lips and whispered an offer into my ear that I definitely couldn’t resist.
… Read Part 4
If you want to know what Jo whispered to Cam then you will just have to wait until next week. In the meantime check out the other Friday Flash submissions via the link below.