Kevin left her completely flabbergasted. He was so…Kevin! Sarcastic, sexy, sweet, lovable, and so much more. The fact that he was honest and sincere tugged on her heart. She had him figured out all wrong back then. Becoming an actor hadn’t changed him, either.
People were staring. Big time. Some whispered to each other, and some pointed. One woman even started walking toward them, then changed her mind.
“I think you’re being noticed today,” Sasha whispered to Kevin.
“Or maybe it’s you. It’s not often I have a gorgeous girl on my arm.” He winked and kissed her cheek. He was being very touchy feely today. Sasha would almost think it was for show, but Kevin did it privately as well.
They fit. The two meshed so well. Two misfits in a world of confusion and change. Her future was uncertain, while Kevin’s only went up as time went on. Could they make something work? Sasha’s feelings for him grew stronger, especially with his genuine concern over her life.
“What do you think of this one?” He pointed to a tree which barely had any limbs on the bottom. It was tiny, maybe about four feet. The tree reminded her of herself, someone who never bloomed.
“Are you messing with me again?” Sasha asked.
“This tree needs a home. Look at it. He’s lonely. The droopy limbs here? It’s because the tree is hunched over in sadness. No one wants to take it home.” Kevin actually ran his hand along one of the limbs in a petting motion.
This man was damn convincing. Kevin’s words tore at her, making her care about the stupid tree as if it were alive. Well, trees did live, but… Damn him. She was a sap!
“I see it in your eyes. You’re contemplating.” Kevin moved behind the tree. “Take me home, Sasha. Love me! Love me!” Then he gently shook the longest limbs, trying to reach out for her. “Hug me! Decorate me!”
“Oh my God! Stop! We’ll take it!” She laughed, clutching her stomach.
Kevin peered from behind the tree, flashing that gorgeous smile again. “Aren’t I a stinker?”
“Yes!” She hugged him. “A kind hearted, annoying, and funny one!”
“I’m glad you said kind hearted first.” He tousled her hair, holding her close. “Now let’s go take our new tree home and spiffy it up.”