getting back from lunch, eh?” I ask as Kathryn gets out of her car.
“I didn’t realize my stalker was
keeping track of the time clock,” she says, uncapping her lip-gloss.
Fuck. She is not going to put that on in front of
me. Don’t do it. Don’t.
Don’t. Aww fuck, she is. The stick
thing glides over her bottom lip, layering her lip in a thick, wet shine. Holy shit.
I can think of quite few other things that I’d want to trail over those
“Hey Dre, cat got your tongue?”
Kathryn asks, winking at me. Well, well,
well, what do we have here? Kathryn Howell is flirting with me. This is a strange turn of events.
“No Ma’am, the cat most certainly
does not have my tongue. I can do
anything you’d like me to with my tongue…anything,” I say, seeing her sexual
innuendo, and doubling and raising anything she may add.
Fanning herself, she says, “It’s
getting too hot for my blood; I fold,” she announces, walking to the office
door. “Seriously though, what brings ya
back to the Agency?” she asks coyly.
“I wanted to see if a certain
literary agent wanted to have dinner tonight,” I admit.
“If she’s an agent, then she’s
probably ‘booked’ for the night,” she says, cracking herself up. I groan at her cheesy joke. “Ba-dump-ba! I’m here all night, folks.”
Kathryn Howell is adorable. She’s corny, quirky, and sexy too. I can’t take my eyes off of her. Smiling, Kathryn says, “Well, what’s her
name? I’ll ask her when I get inside.”
“Katie something or other. Just tell her I’ll be out here tonight at
5:30,” I say, starting to walk away. I
stop, turn around, and add, “If she’s not here by 5:45, then I’m hitting up
that waitress, ‘Allie with i.’ I hear she’s got crabs, but I’ll take my
Laughing, she says, “I’ll let her
know. Wouldn’t want those all-you-can-eat-crabs spreading all over town.” Kathryn waves, turns to leave, but stops, and
then looks back at me to add, “Oh…and Dre, please don’t call me ‘Katie.’ I hate
“Then you’ll never hear me say it
again,” I promise her. A grin travels
all the way across her face; you can even see the smile in her eyes. I thought she might be a little hard to get,
but this was going smoothly—very smoothly.