Glancing down at her watch, Emily paced around the living room waiting for the anticipated knock. She hadn’t been on a date in years and had forgotten about all of the anxiety and insecurity that came with it all. She circled around the living room and walked back and forth in…
Emily stared at him for a brief moment. She exhaled after awhile and nodded, a smile beginning to play on her features and arch up at the corner of her lips. “I guess that works.” She nodded slowly and glanced down at their joint hands. She hadn’t even realized they were holding hands as they walked. “Come on.” She pulled him forward, holding her hand up and catching the next cab’s attention. It pulled up beside them and the driver eyed the brunette couple with a large friendly smile.
Emily quickly met Aaron’s eyes once before heading into the cab. She pulled open the door and climbed into the backseat, waiting for her friend to join her. Once he did, she turned to him and offered him a warm smile. “I really have missed you.. all of you.” She quickly caught herself and nudged his shoulder with his elbow before telling the cabbie where to take them. The restaurant was only a few blocks away, and Emily took this time to take in Aaron’s full appearance. She caught the way his eyes seemed to sparkle and smile just as his mouth did. She had mentally noted that there was no stubble at all on his face, making him look clean shaven and very, very attractive, even though she did secretly love the stubble on him.
Absorbed in her thoughts, Emily hadn’t even realized the vehicle stopped moving until her door opened. “Oh, we’re here already.” She blushed sheepishly and climbed out from the yellow cab, slipping the cabbie what he was owed. “Thank you.” She nodded and then walked back around the cab to Aaron’s side, standing by his side. She intertwined their hands and gave his larger one a soft squeeze. “Follow me,” She nudged him gently and led him inside, grabbing a table for them. A large, bald, French man walked over to their table a few minutes after they were seated.
"Miss Emily. Hello, Nice to see you again." He bowed his head politely and glanced at the man on her right. "And you are?"
Blushing a very soft red, the brunette leaned forward and nodded. “Ah. Aaron, this is Victor. Victor, this is Aaron, an old friend I used to work with.” Realization sparked in the older man’s eyes. He nodded knowingly and smirked discreetly, hiding it from the female but eyeing Aaron carefully. Emily continued on without noticing, “Victor’s great. He knows exactly what you want and never fails.” She nodded up at him, making him smile proudly.
"You give me too much credit. Merci beaucoup." His eyes still never left Aaron as he spoke.