That evening, Lucy walked to the garage and saw two colleagues standing there. She looked away. “You‘re still here?”
One of them walked to her and held her arm. “Lucy, my friend opened up a shop, and I‘m buying dinner. Do you want to join us?”
“Yes, let‘s go together. You‘ve been paying for our meals in the past two days, so we need to do something in return.”
Lucy was a little befuddled by their friendliness, but she didn‘t want to reject it. Thus, she had to be careful about what she said, “I ‘m sorry, I have something on tonight, so I won‘t be able to join you.” ‘Are you going on a date?‘
“Lucy, tell us, who is it?”
“Bring your boyfriend along.”
Lucy was going to say something when she heard a honk nearby. She looked around and seemed to be worried that the person in the car would be seen, so she hurriedly bade farewell. “I need to go, I‘m sorry. Let‘s do this another day.”
The two women stared at the driver.
Unfortunately, it was too dark inside, and they couldn‘t see clearly until the car drove away.
One of them crossed her arms. “Why is she being so secretive? Do you think her boyfriend is ugly, so she doesn‘t want us to see him?”
The other woman shook her head. “I don‘t think so, maybe... it‘s a secret relationship.” Lucy‘s heart pounded in the car, and she could only look forward. “You‘re off early.”
‘Was it because of the earlier message?‘
Lucy shamefully turned her head and looked at Hector through the reflection in the window.
Hector held the steering wheel while smiling. “It‘s not that early. What do you want to have tonight?”
Lucy smiled and replied, “Anything works.”
When the light turned red, he turned to stare at her. “What about me?”
Lucy‘s face was flushed and almost started smoking.
Hector laughed out loud when he saw that.
When they returned to the Lakeview Apartment, they brought the groceries out of the elevator and said at the same time,” Let‘s go to your place.”
Hector smiled. “We‘ll c**k at my place tonight then.”
Lucy was going into the kitchen and started opening up the cabinets when Hector changed and walked toward her. He stood behind her and leaned forward, placing his chin on her shoulder. “Do you need help?”
She paused and smiled. “No, I‘ll be fine.” She then turned around and pushed him outside, “Wait for me outside.”
Hector suddenly turned around, and that made her fall into his arms. She was going to say something when he leaned down and kissed her.
Lucy held onto his shirt, and he let her go after a long while and ran his fingers over her lips. “I‘ll be waiting then.”
Lucy‘s face turned red again. That was a violation!
After dinner was ready, the portion was perfect, and they had a bottle of wine in the cooler. They took it out and casually poured it into their wine glasses.
Dinner, wine, and each other.
The room was cozy and romantic.
Lucy picked up the glass, clinked it against Hector‘s, took a deep breath, and gobbled everything down.
Hector smiled. “Take it slow. Don‘t get drunk.”
Lucy blushed but not because she was drunk. “What‘s wrong with being drunk?”
He looked up at her face. “You‘ll feel terrible the next day.”
Lucy paused. “Oh.”
She thought he would say that he would get a chance if she were drunk.
Hector chuckled, “What else?” He put out his hand and flicked her forehead, “What‘s going on in your mind?”