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“She’s on her way here now?” I yelled throwing my hands up. “Are you kidding me? You should have asked me first.”
“Well you would have said no.” Cordelia said defensively. “We are tired of seeing you mope around the house. You need to get on with your life!”
“Maybe I had other plans tonight.” I said. I didn’t. My plans had honestly consisted of dozing on the couch while flipping through channel after channel of mind numbing television. Looks like that plan was all shot to shit now.
I gave Cordelia and Max an irritated look, and started to walk away when a sudden knock sounded at the front door. Awesome, I thought crossly. Looks like I wasn’t going to be able to get out of this one unless I wanted to be a grade A asshole!
A blind date with some random chick was the last thing on earth I’d rather be doing tonight. I despised blind dates. They were full of awkward conversations between people who had absolutely nothing in common but there mutual friends.
A slim brunette walked into the entry way taking off her coat.
“Is winter ever going to end?” She laughed shaking her head causing her chestnut locks to ripple down her back. “Hey everyone.” She smiled.
Max shoved me forward and I shot him as evil a glare as I could muster. She was pretty, gorgeous even. I’ll give Max and Cordelia props for good taste. But I hated being the receiving end of a pity date, and that soured my attitude greatly.
“Hey I’m Cole.” I said feeling like a complete loser.
“It’s great to meet you. I’ve heard a lot about you. I’m Jewell Harris.” She held out her hand for me to shake. I took it.
“Well I hope its been all good things.” I laughed
“Mostly.” She giggled her pretty hazel eyes twinkled. “Just kidding. All good things, of course.”
“Phew.” I pretended to wipe my brow in relief.
“So how do you know Max and Cordelia?” I asked curiously.
“Oh Max and I go way back, don’t we Max?” She winked at Max.
“Max and I work together actually.” She smiled.
“And I met Cordelia through Max. Your cousin is a good friend of mine.” She smiled.
“Well its time to get going.” Max said looking at his watch.
“After you beautiful ladies.” He said opening the front door for Cordelia and Jewell.
I followed Max down the porch steps to my car.
“Where are we going anyways?” I asked.
“The Blue Crawfish bar.” Max said. “It was in the paper as one as tonight’s hot spots. I’ve been dying to check it out. The band tonight is supposed to be amazing.”
The drive over across town to the Crawfish bar was short.
The snow covered roads caused fewer cars to be on the road then usual, which made traversing the wintry roads a breeze. I made polite conversation with Jewell on the way over. She was friendly and outgoing, and despite myself, I actually found myself looking forward to getting to know her.
Loud music pounded as we entered. Max ever the social butterfly found a group of people he knew from his club promoting.
I looked around, I wasn’t the social bug that Max was, but even I found myself tapping my toes to the beat of the music. I could feel my sour mood lifting.
I leaned in close to Jewell, the music was so loud I couldn’t hear a thing else.
“Do you want to get a drink?” I asked her.
“You bet I do.” She laughed.
“Whats your poison?” I asked Jewell.
“She put her finger to her full lips and pondered. “Get me a dirty girl scout.”
“What the hell is a dirty girl scout?” I asked laughing.
“Ohmygosh.” She exclaimed, she talked so fast when she was animated her hazel eyes lighting up. “They are so good, you have to try one. They taste like girl scout cookies!”
“Alright.” I laughed. “I’ll try one I guess.”
“Two dirty girls scouts.” I said to the bar tender leaning against the crowded bar.
I took a tentative sip of the glowing green concoction that reminded me of toxic waste. Surprisingly it tasted wonderful! Like mint and chocolate. I was a more of a beer drinker, but even I had to admit that it tasted like desert!
“You have good taste.” I said. I handed her a glass and put my hand on the small of her back to lead her to the table where Cordelia and Max sat.
“I told you!” She said, her hazel eyes twinkling.
We spent an hour or more at the table chatting and laughing. Max and Jewell entertained Cordelia and I of hilarious stories from work. It was easy to see why Max and Jewell got along so well. They were a lot alike, but it was obvious they were just good friends and nothing more.
Cordelia approached me when Jewell was in the bathroom. “So what do you think about Jewell?” She asked me.
A trap if there ever was one, I thought. Choosing my words carefully I spoke truthfully. “She’s great, but you’re putting a lot of pressure on us, and I wish you wouldn’t have set up this blind date without at least talking it over with me.”
“Fair enough.” Cordelia said. “But I knew you two would get a long. She’s outgoing and fun, just what you need!” She gave me a little nudge. “You can thank me later.”
I watched from the empty table as Max led Cordelia away to the dance floor. I had to admit they looked good together as they danced. And once again I wondered to myself if there was anything going on between them.
I ordered a couple appetizers for Jewell and I.
I was starving and it had been hours since I had eaten anything. Jewell returned from the bathroom and sat beside me.
“I wasn’t sure what kind of food you liked, so I ordered an appetizer sampler.” I said.
“I’m not picky.” She smiled. “Thanks, I was famished. Its been a long day, and this is the first thing I’ve eaten today.”
We smiled at each other.
“So how is it like working with Max?” I asked trying my best at keeping the conversation flowing.
“Max is great.” She said. “He definitely brings in the people to the clubs.” She laughed. “He definitely has a way with the ladies.”
“So what do you do actually?” I asked. “Are you a promoter like Max?”
“No, not exactly.” She said.
“No, actually I own a couple of the clubs around town.” She said taking a sip of her drink.
Wow, I thought. I didn’t expect someone so young to be so successful, she obviously had to be quite wealthy.
I felt a little out of my league suddenly, which wasn’t a good feeling. I swallowed down my wounded male ego and forced myself out of my sudden mood swing.
“So you’re Max’s boss then.” I laughed.
She finished her drink, and laughed. “Yeah, pretty much.”
Despite our differences in careers. Jewell and I had a lot in common, and I enjoyed talking to her more than I ever thought I would. She loved video games, and movies. She didn’t seem uppity and stuck up as someone in her position would.
Distantly I watched out of the corner of my eye as Max and Cordelia danced together.
I was working up the nerve to ask Jewell to dance when I saw Max suddenly lean forward and plant one on Cordelia’s lips. For a minute I thought she was going to slap him across the face, but she blushed and smiled at him. They continued to dance. I smiled to myself. I knew there had been an attraction there.
“Would you like to dance?” I asked Jewell. I wasn’t a good dancer at all, and this was definitely stepping outside my comfort level.
“I love to dance.” She grinned grabbing my arm and tugging me on to the dance floor.
The music was loud and we danced close. Her breath tickled my ear as we danced, causing the hairs on the back of my neck to stand up in a good way. Her head was so close to mine I could smell her perfume, she smelled amazing.
I don’t know if it was the drinks, but I suddenly felt…wonderful.
As we danced together, I noticed Cordelia and Max making out on the dance floor like no one else was around.
I laughed. It was about time they did something about all that sexual tension between them. Despite Cordelia’s almost daily insults on Max for as long as they known each other, I knew it was just a cover up for her attraction towards Max.
Cordelia was my cousin, and I could see right through her! And despite Max’s way with the ladies, I know he had a good heart and wouldn’t break hers.
“Hey.” Cordelia came up behind me tapping me on the shoulder and leaning in close so I could hear her. “Max and I are heading out.” She blushed a little.
“Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.” I laughed. “I’ll see you at home.”
I watched them head out the door and I smiled, I was happy for them, and hoped it would work out. If it didn’t, the living arrangements were going to get a bit awkward…
I turned back to my date. “Try this.” She said handing me a pink colored drink. I gave it a sniff.
“Its good, trust me.” She said laughing.
“What is it called?” I asked.
“Its called a Wet Hooch.”
I about spit my drink across the room my eyes bulging comically. She laughed. “I know, try ordering one of those and not be embarrassed.” She laughed.
But it was good, despite its ridiculous name.
“Are you ready to get going?” She asked me. “The club is closing soon.”
“Yeah lets head out.” I agreed.
Since we both had been drinking, and I wasn’t one to drive while intoxicated, I hailed a taxi. We talked the entire way home. I was amazed at how easily conversation between us flowed. She was also hilarious and had a quick wit, and despite myself, I was sad to see the taxi pull up in front of my house. I was glad Max and Cordelia had set me up, and I now owed Max a huge favor.
We headed inside trying to be quite so we wouldn’t wake up Cordelia and Max if they were sleeping.
In the living room we stood across from each other. I suddenly felt awkward. This was the part of dating I hated. The do I kiss her or not part of the night.
“I had a wonderful time tonight.” I said honestly.
“So did I.” Jewell said softly. “I’ll have to thank Max now.” She laughed. “I told him I hated blind dates, but he promised me it would be worth it.”
“Yeah he kind of sprung this one on me too.” I laughed glad we had one more thing in common.
We stood before each other quietly the awkward silence between us.
Suddenly Jewell moved closer, the space between us disappearing. I could feel warmth radiating off her body.
She gave me a gentle kiss on the cheek. Her perfume invaded my senses, and I felt heat flood through my body. I brought my hand up and brushed away her chestnut locks away from her face and leaned in close.
I’m not sure how we ended up in my bedroom. It was like an unspoken word had passed between us. In my room, I watched breathlessly as Jewell stripped down to her bra and panties. I leaned forward to kiss her and she tugged at my buttons eagerly, as her lips explored mine.
Now in my boxers, I joined her in bed, our lips and hands exploring each others bodies. Her skin was soft and warm. She was intoxicating.
I ceased thinking at all when she removed her bra, and pulled me under the covers. I was definitely going to owe Max… Big time.