Friday, June 16, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 7

“Beauty isn’t everything, that’s for sure,” said Amorette.  
“Says the drop dead gorgeous blonde,” Todd said with a smile. “I know you’ve got to be tired.”
He looked at Amorette with expectations, but she just shook her head in confusion. “Why?”
Gerwyn reached out to stop him, but Todd said it anyway, “Because you’ve been running through my head all day.”
“I don’t get it.” Amorette looked at Gerwyn, her brow lifted. “Is that another one of those pickup lines you were telling me about?”
“I’m afraid so,” said Gerwyn. “See Todd, those cheesy lines are never going to work. It’s hard for a woman to take you seriously because those lines do not come from a serious place. Now, Amorette and I are going to pretend that we don’t know each other. Up until this moment, I’ve been paying attention and so I know she’s a kind, interesting soul and someone I would like to get to know better. Todd just pretend you’re the bartender.”
Amorette scooted away from Gerwyn and looked in the direction of the door. Gerwyn had never used her as an example before and she found herself excited to see what he had to say. Gerwyn was a cupid, but he seemed to understand the mortals more than most cupids, even Amorette. She now understood it was because he practiced what he was preaching to Todd and paid attention to how the mortals acted both in and out of love.
“Hello,” Gerwyn said to Amorette.
“Hi,” she replied, looking at him.
“What are you drinking? It looks good,” asked Gerwyn.
“Whiskey sour,” Amorette replied, taking a sip, doing her best to act uninterested in Gerwyn.
Gerwyn signaled to Todd as the pretend bartender. “Could I get a whiskey sour and another for the lovely lady, please?”
“She is lovely, in fact …,” said Todd, playing his role as the bartender. Gerwyn put his finger to his lips signaling to Todd that his role as the bartender should be a silent one.
“Thank you,” Amorette said to Gerwyn as Todd placed pretend drinks in front of them.
“My pleasure,” he said as he extended his hand. “I’m Gerwyn.”
Amorette took it as she said her name. Gerwyn shook her hand ever so slightly and then smiled as he gently rubbed his thumb over her hand. “It is a pleasure to meet you, Amorette.”
“Likewise,” said Amorette.
His smile grew and he chuckled at himself, if Amorette didn’t know any better she would have sworn he made himself blush as he said, “This is going to sound like a total cheesy pick up line, but do you come here often?”
Even though Amorette knew it was a pick up line, she couldn’t help but laugh with him. He was being so relaxed and vulnerable, that she could see why a girl wouldn’t roll her eyes at the line. It didn’t hurt that Gerwyn was incredibly easy to look at. Mortals weren’t the only ones who notices his flawless mocha skin and his eyes the color of chocolate. He kept his head cleanly shaven, which accented his broad jaw line and phenomenal cheek bones
“Actually, I do,” said Amorette, answering his question. “It’s got great atmosphere, it’s not too loud, and the bartender’s a nice guy.” She gave Todd a wink, causing him to genuinely blush.
“This is my first time here,” said Gerwyn, “and I have to admit I really like it, especially the company. I hope I’m not being too forward, but you are an extremely beautiful woman.”
Amorette gave Gerwyn an ornery smile. “I bet you say that to all the women you try to pick up in the bar.”

Gerwyn laughed lightly. “I have to admit, I don’t pick up women in bars very often, but if there’s a beautiful lady, I make it a point to let her know I think she’s lovely. But I have to say Amorette….” He gently brushed a hair off her cheek. “I get the feeling you’re not like other women. I know I’ve just met you but there’s something about you I just can’t put my finger on. All I know is I’d like to get to know you better.”

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