My hiatus took much longer than I thought it would, but the break was refreshing. Thank you all so much for being patient!
*Scott* "It should be fine, if not we'll go somewhere else."
*Scott and Krystal* "Good, good...."
*Krystal* "Laura and Phoenix are doing wonderful...I should bring them for lunch one day...."
*Hostess* "That would be nice....the only table I have available is this one here at the front."
*Scott* "That's fine...Thank you Raquelle."
*Raquelle* "Sure! Let me get some menus and you can take a seat."
They take their seats at the last available table, while Raquelle hands them some menus.
*Scott* "Can you get us 2 glasses of your best wine?"
*Raquelle smiles* "Sure...."
Then she turns and walks away.
*Scott* "You ordering your usual?"
*Krystal* "Yes...it is my favorite."
*Krystal* "Their best wine huh? Celebrating Michelle and
Benjamin's engagement already?"
*Scott smiles* "I just thought we would enjoy ourselves..."
*Krystal smiles back* "Okay!...."
Krystal and Scott are too busy talking to each other that they don't notice a familiar face. Penelope comes around the table to greet them smiling and wondering what she just heard.
*Penelope* "Mrs. Lavigne...Hi! It's Penelope, Laura and Michelle's friend."
*Krystal* "Oh, Yes! Hi, how are you?"
*Penelope* "I'm doing well.....did you say Michelle is in engaged? To Benjamin?"
*Krystal* "Oh, no! No, they are not engaged but very happy...You two don't talk anymore?"
*Penelope* "Um....no not really. Our lives kinda just went in two different directions."
*Krystal* "Yes that happens. You should call the girls and catch up. Laura just had a baby, a boy. I'm sure she would love to see you."
she's not working here anymore."
*Krystal* "Yes, she plans to open her own restaurant eventually but right
now she is busy with Phoenix."
*Penelope* "I'll have to give her a call....It was nice seeing you."
*Krystal* "You too..."
So, Penelope and her friend make their exit from the restaurant. As they are leaving another couple makes their way inside. Raquelle, the hostess greets them and then shows the couple to their table.
She hands them some menus then wishes them a wonderful evening.
They sit in silence for a moment while they both look over the menu, deciding what they would like to eat.
*Cade smiles* "Mmmm, indeed but you look delicious as well."
*Fiona blushes* "Caaaade...
*Fionna chuckles low in her throat* "You've taken me by surprise as well...."
They are both taken back to that evening
that changed everything.
*Cade* "What? So you can try to get away again?"
*Cade* "Fine....five minutes and that's it."
Cade slides the gun into the back of his pants, then
gets up to go and untie Fionna.
*Fionna* "Rufus? *Cade nods* "I was just star struck....She was always so nice to me but know I realize it was for her benefit not mine."
Cade finishes untying the binds around her ankles then
stands up in front of her.
*Cade* "Rufus only ever cared about herself...."
*Fionna* "And don't forget Luke....she would do anything for him."
*Cade stiffens* "I don't want to talk about him..."
Fionna rubs her wrists and stretches her fingers waiting
for the numbness to subside.
*Fionna* "Yes, Thank you....What are you gonna do with me?"
*Cade* "I don't know yet..."
She blinks, finally getting to really see him for the first time since he kidnapped her a week ago. She is mesmerized by him...his deep voice, the smooth angular lines of his face, that frame an angry yet beautiful stare and of course his broad muscular shoulders. She pulls herself out and away from those thoughts....
*Fionna* "Um...Can I make a phone call?"
*Fionna* "I always call my Dad at least once a week. If I don't he might start to worry."
*Fionna stands* "I wouldn't dream of it."...*holds out hand*..."Phone?"
As Cade turns to grab his phone off of the make-shift table. Fionna tries to dart around him to make her escape, but Cade is too quick.
He grabs her around the neck squeezing firmly, picking her up off the floor. Fionna also reacts quickly and her knee springs up, putting all her strength into the kick she hits him hard forcing Cade let her go. Fionna spins around on her still wobbly legs and grabs the gun that was wedged in the back of Cade's pants.
*Fionna* "Don't move!"
*Cade* "Or what....you'll shoot me?"
*Fionna* "I know how to use a gun, my Father is retired military."
Cade observes her with steely eyes, watching her delicate fingers grip the gun and can see she is quite comfortable with it.
*Cade stands slowly* "I'm sure we can settle this without the gun."
*Fionna* "We probably could, but I don't trust you..."
*Cade* "I don't trust you either....What do you think we should do about that?"
*Fionna* "I want your help..."
Cade* "My help? How's that?"
*Fionna* "I want revenge....on Peter and Rufus."
*Fionna* "Because I know you want the same thing....I can see it in your eyes."
*Cade* "Drop the gun, Babe. Then we can talk"
Fionna drops the gun adrenaline still racing through her body, her breathing still ragged. Cade moves quickly and in a split second is standing inches away from her, staring down into her wild eyes.
*Cade* "This isn't another trick is it?! Cause if it is..."
*Fionna* "No! I'm tired of being nice and getting my heart broke. I'm tired of just going with the flow...."
Cade knows all too well how she feels. Her words forcing him to remember his own heartache and why he chose to never let anyone get close to him again. And in that moment all the tension between them falls...
*Cade pulls her in closer* "But we do it my way....no questions asked."
*Fionna nods* "Are you gonna tie me up again?"
*Cade* "No, unless you want me too...*Fionna makes a face*....
"Why don't you tell me about Rufus's daily routine."
They end up talking for hours about anything and everything. Learning they had quite a bit in common. Both being drawn to each other more and more.
After that little flashback they are both brought back to the
here and now...
*Cade* "Let's eat, then we can start with our little plan...."
*Cade* "Yes, you still want to do this, don't you?"
*Fionna* "Yes, I just didn't know you had plans for tonight."
*Cade* "We'll talk more later.....did you decide what you want to eat?"
*Fionna nods* "Yes. You?" *Cade nods in agreement*
Across the room Scott and Krystal enjoy their evening. Discussing the up coming wedding and whatever else that comes to mind.
Cade and Fionna also enjoy their meals and are set to start making trouble. Looks like these two have hit it off and have a lot in common besides revenge on Rufus...
To be Continued in
Also Save the Date!
These two will be making it offical on
October 5 2014!