"Ok, ok I'm coming geez!"
When did he get so cute?
Nikki could only remember him like her brother, not like a boyfriend!
Stop Nikki, he likes Val and Val likes him.
Nikki got into the car and turned the key. "Feel like having dinner with me?"
"What? Oh...yeah sure."
::The truth was he had liked Val for a bit but Nikki was right. It would ruin their friendship. He had to move on.::
"So, where do you want to go?"
"I don't care I'll eat anything. But you gotta promise me you'll have more then just one of those tiny salads that most of those girls have. OK?"
"Applebee's sound good to you? There's one right down the road. And I promise I won't eat a salad. I never do!" Nikki backed out of her parking spot, and drove onto the main road.
"Alright Nikki. Geez I missed you so much this summer."
::He pulled a lock of hair out of her face::
"Awwww, I missed you too!" Nikki stopped at a red light. "So, did I miss anything this summer?"
"Eh, not really...it was pretty uneventful."
"It's cuz I wasn't here!" Nikki said while pulling into Applebee's parking lot.
"That's true," he said and hopped out of the car and opened Nikki's door for her. "Applebee's here we come!"
"Why thank you, Drew!" Nikki and Drew walked into Applebee's and were seated by the waitress. "So you figure this is Senior year, plenty of hot chicks to make you forget about Val."
Like me. Nikki thought to herself hopefully.
"Well let's hope so."
::The waitress walked by and asked what they wanted to drink::
"Do you have Sam Adams?"
::Luckily she was female so she didn't ask for an ID::
"I'll have a margarita. Thanks." Nikki turned to Drew. "Maybe that girl is sitting in front of you," Nikki said while smiling.
"You mean that girl?"
::He pointed to the table in front of him::
"She looks like she's a freshman. I mean she's alright-"
"Nevermind," Nikki said while staring out the window.
::Drew looked at the freshman then looked at Nikki::
"Shit Nikki I'm sorry!"
::Even in the messed up lights of applebees she was beautiful.::
::He smiled and then he leaned across the table and kissed her full on the lips right in the middle of Applebees::
::Nikki kissed him back.::
Wow...oh shit, what do I tell Val?::
"Is that kinda what you meant?"
::He was smiling::
"That's exactly what I meant." Nikki smiled back.
"Me too," Nikki said. "I just don't know what to tell Val now."
"Well she never knew I liked her in the first place so just say that I want to just be friends."