Putting My Feet In The Dirt September Prompt: #4 Kidnappers and Cougars
” I want to steal your heart away ” he promised her
on their third date, I think it was in June and I think they were at the Natural History Museum
where the dinosaur fossils are kept on display.
” Really? ” she asked. ” So this isn’t a kidnapping we’re talking about. No ransom involved. You’re going to steal my heart and keep it forever. Really?”
” Really, ” he told her ” I really want to steal it away and keep it safe. I want to put it somewhere safe where you will never have to worry about it being hurt, or misled or betrayed ever again.”
She cast her eyes to the floor- the tiles had imprints of ferns and dragonflies stamped on them.
He followed her gaze and then he reached out for her hand and she gave it to him.
” Look. I know that you’re a little older then me-”
She took her hand away and touched her finger to her lips and tried not to smile ” Well. Maybe a little.”
” And I don’t care that you and my Mother are the same age.”
Actually, she was older then his Mother and a lot richer.
” But none of that matters to me. ” he said as if she had spoken her thoughts out loud- which was certainly not the case.
She looked into his eyes. ” Will you give it back to me, if I ask?”
He took her face in his hands. ” Only if you ask, only if you really mean it. ”
She smiled when he winked at her. She remembered to wink back. ” What are those? ” she pointed to the display a little ways up the floor from where they were standing
When he turned to look at the case full of bones, she reached into her purse and felt around for something, touching it lightly with her fingertips her right upper lip curled and then the left side of her lip slowly curled up too and now I suppose you could call what was on her face a smile.
She said to his back under her breath:
” That’s more then I’ll do Junior. ” and together, arm in arm they strolled through the rest of the museum until she said she was hungry and that it was time to leave,