Author: Kat Lee
Challenge/Prompt: anythingdrabble 43: Blush and 1_million_words: Pool Party
Word Count: 416
Date Written: 3 July 2018
Disclaimer: All characters within belong to their rightful owners, not the author, and are used without permission.
“She must be new,” Ryo said, looking in dismay at the tiny puddle forming next to his drink. “I can not imagine that waitressing in a cafe as busy as this by oneself can be an easy task.”
Dee smirked at him from across the table. “You’re giving her too much credit,” he told his boyfriend, “as usual.”
Ryo dabbed at the pooling tea with his napkin. “I suppose you’re going to try to convince me that she overfilled my drink on purpose?”
Dee shrugged. “I don’t have to convince you. I know she did.” He reached across the table and surprised Ryo as he grabbed his hand.
Ryo blushed and lowered his head. “Dee,” he hissed, “we’re in public!”
“I know.” Ryo could hear the smug confidence in Dee’s voice; it only served to add to the heat in his indignant face. “And every woman in this place, and some of the men too, like what they’re looking at! Come on, Ry. You’re really going to try to tell me you didn’t know she was staring at your eyes?”
His blush was now quickly spreading up into his burning ears. “I don’t know why you fuss so much over me, Dee. I’m not the only man with black eyes.”
“No, but you are the only one with eyes that beautiful and the only man I’ve ever known whose beauty can rival mine.”
Ryo glanced up to see Dee grinning broadly at him. He winked at him and tugged on his hand. “Come on. You know I’m right.”
“If people would believe everything you say, you’d never be wrong.”
Dee laughed. “Let’s get this lunch to go, and I’ll show you how right I am back home.”
“If I agree, will you release my hand?”
Chuckling again, Dee released his lover and signalled to the waitress. One day he was going to pull Ryo out of his shell yet, but he was also going to enjoy every step along the way of bringing his lover out of the closet and making him finally accept that their love was fabulous and meant to be and he was every bit as beautiful as he claimed, Dee’s equal in almost every way.
As they left the restaurant and Ryo threw the waitress’ crumpled number in a trash can they passed, Dee laughed again, his shoulders rolling. “Still don’t believe me?”
Ryo blushed again. “Hush!”
Dee laughed again. “Not a chance!” he said, grinning broadly and leading the way home.