I sat down beside Gunner, who found an empty desk first. He glanced at me and smirked. Told ya.
She didn’t laugh. She just stared at him, until he got spooked and quieted down. Shit, he’d really pissed her off this time.Finally, she moved closer to him.
Do you think I’m sexy? And with that, she took the edge of the sheet of sour cream on her face and peeled it off in a big strip.They laughed even harder this time than last time. Every time they would quiet down for a second, she would rub at her face and more disgusting white sour cream flakes would come off, and they’d both start back up again.While they were still gasping with laughter, he heard the jingle of his ringtone. He pulled his phone out of his pocket. Jessie, probably calling to check on the status of her enchiladas.
Hey, Jess! he said, with laughter still in his voice. Don’t worry, they’re in the oven. I’ll bring them over for your nice big freezer tom—Carlos, I’m at the hospital. They’re saying I have to have the baby now. I’m scared.
What? He’d never heard this panicked tone in Jessie’s voice before. Back up, tell me what’s going on.
He moved out of the kitchen into the living room.Did he really want to spend his evening driving cupcakes around? No, of course not. Did he have an ulterior motive for volunteering to help? Obviously.
When he got to Cupcake Park, Nik was standing in front waiting for him.You’re our hero. Drive around the back into the alley, that’s where we can load up. Just FYI, Courtney is freaking out, so don’t be surprised when you see her.
He waved and drove on into a narrow alley around the corner. He pulled up when he saw a rack full of cupcake boxes and parked behind Nik’s car.Carlos! Courtney came running to the car, with many colors of frosting all over her pink and white apron. You’re a hero and a saint, and I’ll find a way to thank you but I can’t do that right now because we’re in a time crunch. Help us load up.