Friday, November 19, 2010

surprises and other duds

Zeke answered the door when Derrick showed up. He knew who he was, but Zeke remained mute. He went to get Sammi, who was looking for a snack in the fridge.

"I think your date is here." Zeke told her. Derrick had brought flowers. Just one of those quick bouquets, anyone could pick up at the supermarket.

She looked at him stunned as if Zeke must be wrong. But she followed him to the livingroom. She was just in her flannel pj bottoms and and slim tank.

"What are you doing here?" She winced, but she didn't sound mad when she looked at Derrick.

"I thought you might want to see a movie." He looked at her.

"Harry Potter? Did you get tickets?" She looked excited then.

"Uh." The gaze on Derrick's face looked as if he'd ready the final Jeopardy question all wrong. "I didn't take you for a Harry Potter kind of girl." He choked.

Zeke clamped down his smile before it grew into a laugh.

"Its Rupert Grint actually, that I can't wait to see." She informed him.

"See, I learn something new, everyday." Derrick gave her a quick smile and made himself at home on the couch. He was still holding the flowers.

Zeke supposed the movie was off, obviously.


ellie said...

Derrick just can't win.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Derrick always seems to hit a road block. :/

Josie said...

Oh, Derrick. So close but can't quite make it there.
xo Josie

ivy said...

such a bad by with good intentions...

ori said...

OH..I've missed so much!