"Just want to make sure we're still on for ramen tonight? How's your day going?" Piz texted her.
She actually had smelled the pan roast a co-worker had brought for lunch that day, and asked him if he had ever had it. Most people expected it to be a pot roast of some kind, so she felt the need to make sure he knew what he was getting into. He just said that "that pan roast sounds really frickin' good." She assumed that he knew.
They decided to meet at the restaurant with the pan roast, and treat themselves. They greeted with a hug, and after a drink at the bar their table was ready.
As it turned out, he didn't know what pan roast was. He was, as always, a sport and ordered a bowl for himself. They got the combo, but when his arrived he discovered that only crab was inside. He had really been looking forward to oysters, and it took awhile to flag down the waitress to tell her what was wrong. The waitress was super nice about it and brought him a brand new bowl, as well as wrap up the old one "for lunch the next day."
He ate half of his second bowl, so they boxed up the rest of that one also. They were worried about the cream and seafood remaining out for too long, so they dropped it at her apartment, and then he drove them to a bar for a drink.
They grabbed their drinks from the bar and then went upstairs to the couches where they had more privacy. Their conversation continued to be friendly, entertaining, and fun-loving. There was an occasional hand on her thigh, and she took his hand. He looked down but left it there, gently stroking her hand.
"Penny, what do you want to do now?" He asked. It felt like a loaded question. She threw the ball back into his court. "What do you want to do?"
She locked eyes with him, and they stared each other down. She remembered all the times when he said how amazing her eyes were. Soulful. She wondered what he was going to do with this stare-down.
He broke the stare and looked down, as if gathering his strength. He looked back up, gently pulled her face to his, and kissed her. After a small make out section, he pulled back and said "Cm'on, lets get out of here."
She slipped her arm through his as they walked to the car. He had to park a little far away from her apartment, and she shivered from the cold. "You are cold?" He observed. She nodded, and he put his arm around her, letting her into the side of his jacket while he was still wearing it.
He went directly to the balcony glass door to look out when they got to her place. "That's really the only reason you wanted to come up here huh, for my view?" She joked with him.
"Mmmm...no." He turned his back to the window and brought her to him. Eventually their passionate kissing led to him leading her to the bed. As they rolled across, and he pulled off one of his shoes, she put her hand to his chest and said "Wait....what are we doing right now?"