He wants to get them back for me, oh, I guess that’s sweet. But, perhaps asking him to look after me was a little much. I want him to feel okay without being over-burdened. I looked at him for a little while, in silent awe for a while, “Luca, mind if I kissed you? I have a feeling.” I smiled. The facts that he took on a band and still wanted to look after me made me really proud of him and look up at him.
"Why would I mind?" He smiled back.
I moved round the edge of the table to his side where I leant into him and kissed him softly. "I can't help but love you right now." I giggled, "The fact that you have so much on and you still want to look after me... thank you."
He kissed back, putting his arms around me, "you don't need to thank me."
"But I do."
“What makes you think that?”
"I want to do something for you. That seems like the only thing I can do right now."
"Really," he smiled, "there's no need." Oh, it’s not like it’s gonna cost me anything. It’s just a word.
"No, I want to. It's the least I can do," I sighed. I don’t believe we’re arguing about the word thank you.
"Okay... so what were you thinking of?"
"What d'ya mean??"
"What were you thinking of doing for me?"
"I don't know. What do you want?"
“Just you," he grinned, kissing me again and I kissed him back, but when I replied I whined.
"But, that's too easy."
"How is it easy? Honestly... being with me isn't all that fun."
"Never said it was fun, I just said that giving myself to you, is easy."
"Well... I dunno. Only things I want are you and for you and Alice to be safe."
"What about my birthday? Is there nothing I can do for yours?"
He lifted his shoulders slightly, smiling. "Never been too fussed about birthdays, but if you want, we can go out somewhere, like a joint birthday thing?"
"Sure, but you never told me what you had in mind."
"Want me to tell you now, or can you wait for a small surprise?"
"We've been through this, how long do I have to wait?"
He pondered this for a moment, "Few more hours?"
"Then I guess I can wait." I nodded as Alice bounded up to us.
"Dad, Daddy! I have something to tell you." She pleaded, looking rather like she needed the bathroom as she danced around.
"What's that, beautiful?"
"Oh, but you'll think I'm stupid!"
"No I won't," he smiled, pulling her up onto his knee.
"You will." She nodded and I leant over, "you know. That's what I said to Luca when I told him... I loved him, come on. Tell us, sweetie."
"You remember that then?" He smiled, waiting for Alice to tell us.
"Yeah, I dunno how I did. I guess she just brought it back to me." I smiled back as Alice pondered about telling us.
She nodded. "I, well, you see..." She stuttered.
"Probably the best thing I've ever had said to me," he flashed me a quick smile before turning it encouragingly to Alice.
"I think I fancy Rayn, I mean, I'm not sure..."
He looked at "Fancy Rayn?"
"I... sorry..." she blushed.
"What're you sorry for?" he smiled.
"Déjà vu," I whispered to him.
"Apart from the fourteen year age gap," he laughed gently in my head, but not out loud. "It's not stupid, honey, you can't help who you like."
"Look, Alice. You like him, you like him. Let's just, keep it to ourselves for a while, okay?"
Alice nodded and I smiled. "Go on, run along... I'll have a present for you later." She nodded again and ran off giddily. "Luca, you know our joint birthday surprise, what's Alice gonna do?"
"Well I'd been planning on getting Rayn to look after her," he said, so this surprise would be rather intimate... one on one. Hmm, I didn’t know Luca did Romance.
"I think it's cute," I giggled slightly.
"It is cute," he nodded, "dunno how Rayn'll take it though," he chuckled, "the guy might not be interested in relationships, but he's still used to girls a bit older than that taking a liking to him."
"Yeah well, maybe he'll take it as it is. It's only light-heartedness. Alice is new to love; she'll have her tumbles with it."
"Probably," he smiled and kissed me on the cheek, standing up, "I better get a move on if I wanna get what I want for your birthday."
"Oh... hmm, okay." I nodded, suddenly really curious.
"Stay safe. I'll be back as soon as."
"Yeah," I nodded, "I love you." I called after him.
"Love you too, gorgeous," he replied with a grin before leaving the bus... what was he planning?