Hello! It`s time for Tuesday Tales again. This week I`ll be sharing an excerpt from my WIP (Work In Progress) All I Want for Christmas, a holiday themed M/M romantic comedy that was born from a previous picture prompt here on Tuesday Tales. This novella is completed and is now in the first round of editing.
We have a picture prompt this week so the excerpt is written to reflect the image and must be under 300 words. Since this is a rough draft there may be some mistakes. I do apologize for any boo-boo you may find.
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“You`ve been shuffling? Mister I-Don`t-Do-Emotions has been shuffling?” I asked incredulously. The heater came on and blew down on us. A dark lock dangling above his eye flittered in the heated wind. He tried to scowl but it was a weak attempt at best.
“I thought – Well, I thought I`d give you this,” he said, pulling a small red box from within his dapper coat. He extended it out to me cradled in his hands. I looked at the white bow then at Cooper then at the white bow again. “Just take it, okay Alex? Take it and when you get home open it - I mean - before your date open it. What happens after that is up to you.”
“This is crazy, I didn`t get you anything,” I fidgeted.
“Just take it, please?” he shoved the box at me. It settled in my palm with a sparrow’s weight. His fingers moved over my jaw as I tried to decide what to say next. “I really didn`t want this to be over, I just couldn`t see past the fear. Every time I walked past those stupid snow sentinels I had to face the fact that I was scared shitless of what you were making me feel,” he smiled rather quirkily then pressed a kiss to my lips. A short, gentle brush of mouth across mouth before he exited the men`s room silently.
There I stood, holding a red box in the middle of the senior center`s men`s room like a boob. Should I run after him? Should I throw the box away? Should I do the Macarena? I didn`t know what the hell to do or think or feel at the moment, so I did what seemed natural to do.
I lifted the top off the box.
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