Without You

Its a love story of the director and the puppy eyed actor, it sounds poetic, yes? He was staring at me. I didn’t look away. Instead, I held his gaze. His hazel eyes were my favorite things to look at. I never thought I had a chance. He was totally out of my league, but love has no bounds.


7. Chapter Seven


It was around 7:20ish when I reached the address Xavier had texted me earlier. There were no signs, anywhere. I felt like I might have had the wrong address until I saw his black jeep wrangler, parked out front.  There was a trail of candles leading through the open door of some establishment. It was kind of creepy at first. I followed the path carefully, and I noticed there was a growing light around the corner. I walked fast, I was just too excited to wait anymore. I swear my breath was taken away. All around the walls were filled with candles, some tall, some short but it was just beautiful.  A pattern of rose petals circled around a table. He must have went through a lot of trouble to put this together.

I felt a familiar pair of strong arms pull me into their chest. 'A hug from behind is the best feeling in the world.' There are no words to describe it. He kissed the tip of my ear, and I sucked in a breath. He noticed, and he did it again but he took his time to really savor the moment, before he broke away from me, though he still held my hand.

"Do you like it?" He said looking everywhere else but me. 

I pulled his chin, so that he would look directly at me, and I gave him a peck on the lips. "I adore it....where are we though?"

His grin seemed to widen, and I could see that all doubt had been wiped from his mind. "I'll tell you after dinner. "

He pulled my chair out for me and I sat down. He did the same for himself, and pulled his chair up. In the middle of the table there were 3 silver platters,  2 had been kept on a boiler. "I didn't want them to get cold."

My brows flexed at the word 'them'. He opened the pot to reveal fresh steamed queen crabs. I swear I fell in love with him, right then. He opened another and it was a plate of loaded mashed potatoes and string beans. I thought he'd open the next, but he mouthed "Dessert" 

I took my first of everything in a fork full. I swear my eyes rolled to the back of head, and I licked my lips. "Marry me, dammit."

He was laughing as he took the next few bites. We talked over the smallest things and it just made me feel even more connected to him. It would smash my heart if this dinner wasn't to go anywhere. Though I have discovered he is very much the touchy boyfriend type.  Through out dinner there were numerous, finger brushes and leg contact.  I mean, I'm not going to tell him not to touch me, I already confessed that I love it. 

"So where are we?" I asked again.Trying not to sound too demanding. He pushed the dessert silver tray over to me. I was confused, but I opened it and inside was a remote with two buttons, lights on and light off. I pressed the lights on buttoned and in 10 seconds all of the room had lit up in different arrays of led lights.  I flew across the table and hugged him around the neck. 

"Best Date Ever! I get to play in an arcade." He slowly wrapped his arms around my sides, and frowned when I pulled away

I pulled his bottom lip lightly, with my thumb and said. "Don't you wanna play with me." 

His husky voice, cut me off guard. "You have no idea." He started off so sexy. "How much I'm gonna kick your ass." Great he sounds like me, I face palmed. 

I think he let me win though.  We played at least every game in there twice. When we played wack-a -mole I kind of hurt my wrist a little bit, because one of the moles bounced up and hit my wrist.  I was my fault though, I got distracted. One of my favorite things at this moment, is the way he runs his fingers through his hair, and pulls on the back of his brown tresses when he's nervous. 

As our date came to a close, and it was time to go home in different cars.  I pulled him by his sweaters collar and pressed my lips into his.  I felt the sparks fly, it was like fourth of July over here. I know he felt something too, because he was the first too deepen the kiss.

As we pulled away and looked towards the arcade I asked. "How'd you find this place."

"I used to work here. My friends family owns it and I asked to borrow the keys for the night." He gave me a kiss on my hand this time and looked up at me with those splendid puppy dog eyes. "You ready for the second date.

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