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All she could think about was the pull between her and Jake. After that they continued eating and talking. When familiar subjects like Kay-Kay and school were exhausted they kept going, talking about their childhoods, families and hobbies. They talked long after the food was gone. ” But as soon as they left Jake said, “How about we take the long way back? ” They walked for nearly an hour, talking the whole time. Jake lived with his father who collected disability for a work-related injury. His mother had left them when he was little.
Ah ha. ” She shook her head and sat down. She heard Jake say, “A couple of slices and a large sticks,” before he came to join her, bringing the sodas with him. ” 29 CHAPTER 3 “Food’ll be ready in a few. ” Paige started telling him about the tutoring program and how she and Kay-Kay had bonded. When the food was ready Jake jumped up to get it. He pulled one of the mozzarella sticks apart to show her the hot, melted cheese. ” She dipped a stick into the marinara and took a bite. The hot cheese oozed in her mouth causing an explosion of tastes, and she wanted to remember them all.
He smelled so good, and she thought about looking away but her gaze was locked onto his eyes. ” 27 CHAPTER 3 He smiled and looked down, which she now thought was a habit when he was called out, or at least when she called him out. Then he waved his hand in front of his body as if waving on royalty. She shook her head and walked to her car door. Just before she put the key in the lock he said, “Come on. I waited for you, obviously. ” “I’m sorry, I’ll be late. ” “Well then how about tomorrow? ” “No big deal.