She is dumbfounded by it and doesn't know what to say....
*Isolde* "Um...okay that would be me."
*Man* "Here you go..."
*Man* "They didn't leave a name..Looks like someone has a secret Valentine..."
*Isolde* "Um....Thank you..."
Then he turns and leaves, leaving the ladies standing there wondering who would do something like this.
*Isolde* "I have no clue....I haven't been on a date in months. You know that.."
*Roxie* "Well, it must be someone who met or saw you working here at the bar."
*Isolde* "Yeah, yeah...it's gotta be. Oh god! I hope he is not some weirdo or something!"
*Roxie* "Don't worry if it ends up being some creep Aric and I will be here for you."
*Isolde* "Thanks, Roxie..."
*Roxie* "Oh! Don't worry about it, you know your like family to us..."
*Isolde* "Yeah....I'm gonna put this away and get to work at the bar..."
Isolde is at the bar working when that same man comes in with yet another rose...
*Man* "Have a great day!"
Then he turns and leaves....
While Isolde is serving a couple their drinks that same guy comes with a third rose for her.
*Isolde a little perturbed* "Hand it over...."
Again and around the same time as all the other days he shows up with another rose.
*Man* "Yup! Another one...enjoy!!"
Then he set the rose on the bar, then turns and leaves.....
A man walks in and takes a seat at one of the booths. Isolde leaves Aric to tend the bar while she walks over to take his drink order...
*Isolde* "Hi, What can I get for you?"
*Man* "Can I ask you a question?"
*Man* "So, did you throw them away or keep them?"
*Isolde* "What are you talking about?"
*Man* "The flowers...."
*Isolde* "So your the one behind all this?"
*Isolde* "Why? Am I supposed to?"
*Man* "I was here New Year's Eve my friend got knocked out.."
*Isolde* "Oh, yeah!! I remember you now..."
*Isolde* "So why wait until now? And why the roses?"
*Man* " I would have come back sooner but I didn't want to get thrown out thinking I might cause trouble or something....So, I just thought it would be nice way to say I'm into you..."
Isolde leans down and stares him strait in the eyes.
*Isolde* "Listen...Um..I'm sorry I didn't catch your name.."
*Man* "James...my name is James.."
*Isolde* "Listen, James....the flowers were sweet real sweet n' all but I am not interested. I don't go on dates with customers..."
Then she turns on her heels and walks away...
*James* "Just give me one chance...At least tell me your name. Come on...what did I do wrong!"
Isolde stops at the bar to fill in Aric on what just happened.
*Isolde* "He seems nice but...I'm just not comfortable with it."
*Aric* "When is dating ever a comfortable situation? I don't think he is gonna give up that easily....he's head over here."
James is not about to give up one her. He is determined to get her to agree to a date with him.
*James* "Come on just one date...You can choose the time and place. I'll meet you there. All I'm asking is just one chance to take you out."
*Aric* "Just give him a chance, Isolde....he looks like a nice guy."
Isolde looks him over and thinks to herself. It's been months since she has been on a date. And the more she contemplates all of it the more she likes the idea of seeing him again.
*James* "Isolde...wow! I like it. So?....You gonna let me take you out or am I gonna strike out here?"
*James* "Okay! Yes...dinner and a movie. Perfect. I'll be here. Six sharp."
*James* "I'll see you later, Isolde." *he smiles and then turns to leave.*
Happy Valentine's Day!