Location: Downtown – Bernard’s Botanical Dining.
It was sunset on Saturday when the taxi pulled up outside the restaurant. Every time Jeremiah looked at his companion he felt his heart flutter. Sy might not have been conventional in the looks department, but by Jove she was HOT! And from what he’d seen thus far, she rather liked HIM too!
“So, shall we get ourselves a table?” he asked, hoping that Sy would join him for dinner.
“Lead the way.”
The concierge showed them to an area that was almost deserted. But then they were eating early, so the rush hadn’t yet started. Jeremiah reached for Sy’s hand.
“You know, I’m really enjoying myself tonight, sitting here with you.” he blurted out, feeling his cheeks redden in embarrassment. Sy smiled.
“So am I.” she breathed. Leaning over towards him, she added in a whisper, “And you’re the first person I’ve met who hasn’t thought me odd.”
Jeremiah licked suddenly dry lips.
“You know something?” he replied, “I could say the same thing about you.”
Just then the food arrived. Chef’s choice, twice over.
“Ooh, that looks good,” Sy commented, twirling her fork in the air then bringing it down on Jeremiah’s plate. “Mind if I nab a bite?”
Jeremiah laughed. “Bit late for me to say no really…” If truth be known, Jeremiah was finding Sy’s bold cheeky side rather endearing. He’d never be able to do that!
Meal over, and Sy was obviously relaxed in Jeremiah’s company now. Not caring if anyone saw her, she felt the time was right for a little romance and blew him a kiss across the table. The look on Jeremiah’s face was priceless!
With the food bill paid, Jeremiah turned to Sy.
“What do you say to us getting a souvenir of tonight?” he asked.
“Okay, what did you have in mind?”
“There’s a photo booth round the corner – we could get some pictures.”
Sy grinned. “Great idea.”
In fact, they got two sets in the end – one goofy set, where they just looked silly, and a sweet romantic set.
Considering what also occurred, let’s just say that photographs weren’t the only thing on their minds…