She got released on Wednesday, but she’s only left the hospital to sleep. She’s at Eva’s side all day. But all of the signs are good. Such a relief.
She sat back against the couch, her leg rubbing against his whenever she changed position. What was her underwear situation? He’d never find out until Carlos left.He caught Carlos’s eye and his you had better leave my apartment this second or I’ll egg your car on a hot day threat must have been on his face, because Carlos grinned and stood up.
Alexa, a pleasure meeting you. I hope it’s the first of many such meetings. Drew, see you Monday.Alexa stood up and hugged Carlos.Thanks for picking me up, and for the tacos. Great to meet you, too.
The door closed behind Carlos a few seconds later, and when Alexa sat back down next to Drew on the couch, he put his plate on the coffee table.Hi, he said. He’d been dying for Carlos to leave, so why did it feel awkward now? Why did he feel like this? He was never nervous around women.
Hi. She smiled back at him. But her hands were clasped together tightly again. It made him feel better that she was nervous, too.
Sorry I couldn’t pick you up, he said again. His hand moved up into her hair, and he rubbed his fingers through the strands.As they waited for the elevator, Drew stood behind Alexa and wrapped his arms around her. She leaned back against him and set one of her hands against his. Every time she touched him seemed like a secret message reminding him of their kiss and what was to come.
When an elevator finally came, they stood against the back wall, his arms still around her. Her hair tickled his chin when he bent down to whisper in her ear.He kissed her softly when she turned her head toward him.
I think so, too. She smiled. I hope we don’t get stuck again, no offense to Dan and Lauren.When the elevator stopped on Drew’s floor, Lauren and Alexa hugged.