A couple weeks later, the kids were on their play date with the kid from the hospital. Lewis, right? We’d taken the kids to the park and let them play for a while, before Sarah bought them all an ice cream. The three of them devoured their ice creams before going off to play again. I watched the kids, blushing a little when I noticed that Sarah had been watching me.
"What's the blush for?" she asked, smiling.
"I dunno" I laughed slightly and she chuckled.
"Is it?" I asked and she nodded. “If you say so” I laughed.
"I do" she said, kissing my cheek and making me blush more.
"What?" I asked, laughing embarrassedly when she giggled.
"You're just cute" she shrugged.
I couldn’t see it myself but I didn’t argue. I’d learnt not to over the years. She smiled again, and the both of us went back to watching the kids.
"What're you doing later?" Sarah asked after a while.
"Nothing, as far as I know. Why?"
"Wondered if you'd be up for going out for dinner"
"Sure" I smiled.
Sarah smiled back and Danny clambered up on my lap, apparently bored of playing with Lewis. I kissed the top of his head as he leant against me.
"Hey Danny" Sarah smiled at him and he just looked at her. "Don't talk much, do you?" she asked and he shook his head. “How come?”
"He's a little shy around people, that's all" I explained when Danny just watched her again.
"Doesn't it freak you out that he doesn't talk?"
"No" I said, earning myself this bemused smiled. “Should it?”
"I dunno. Maybe I'm just too used to my own being such a chatterbox" she said and I laughed. "He doesn't have an off switch" she laughed.
"Sounds like my nephew"
"He's always talking about one thing or another" I smiled, making a mental note to go see Ava some time before the wedding.
Sarah smiled and I kissed the top of Danny’s head again. Sarah went back to watching Lewis, who was quite happily playing with Lily.
"They seem to be getting on" she said.
"Yeah" I smiled, playing with Danny’s hair. “What d’you think of him?” I asked him.
Danny just buried his face in my chest, making me laugh. I let him go join the others when he wriggled off my lap.
"I think that means he thinks he's okay" I said.
"Really?" Sarah asked.
"Didn't look much like it”
She shook her head. "Not really"
"Oh" I said, laughing slightly and she just shrugged. "I guess that shows you get used to how he behaves and stuff, then"
"Mm. It'll take some getting used to, definitely"
"It's not too difficult" I smiled and she let out a hum. I pulled my phone out of my pocket, looking at the time. "Right, well we better be going. I promised my mom I'd stop by and see her"
"Oh right, okay"
"I'll see you later, right?"
Sarah nodded. "Sure"
"Is seven okay?"
"Yeah" she smiled.
"I'll see you at seven, then" I smiled back, rounding up the kids and saying my goodbyes. Sarah kissed my cheek, making me blush yet again.
After eventually getting Mom to agree to watch the kids for the night and take them to school the next morning for me, I went home and showered, smartening up a little. I went to pick Sarah up, smiling when I saw her. She’d gotten all dolled up, bless her.
"You look great" I said and she flashed me a bashful smile.
"Thank you. You look good too"
"Thanks" I laughed.
"So, where're going?" she asked, hooking her arm in mine.
"I honestly hadn't thought that far ahead" I laughed, blushing a little.
The only places I could think of were iHop and the pizza place, and they were both off limits. iHop was mine and Cayden’s place, and the pizza place was mine nd Maxxie’s. No one else was allowed to go to them with me, except the kids.
"D'you like Italian food?" she asked.
She told me about a nice Italian place, suggesting we go there, which I was more than happy to since it wasn’t mine and Maxxie’s place. She chattered away on the drive there, and I was happy to chatter back but let her do most of the talking. She got us a table once we got there and I looked around, trying to guess how pricey the place was without looking at the menu. I blushed a little when I noticed her looking at me from under her lashes.
"Relax" she purred, sensing how awkward I was feeling.
I did my best to; mirroring the smile she flashed me.
"So, tell me about yourself"
"What do you want to know?" I laughed slightly.
"Anything. Hobbies, interests, how you ended up being an amazing doctor"
I blushed at that. "Well, back in the day I used to climb trees all the time as a hobby. These days anything I can do with the kids is good in my books. And I don't know about amazing, I just do my job"
"I dunno. Saving lives is pretty amazing"
"Like I said, I just do my job"
"So modest" she hummed.
"Uh, what about you?" I asked, blushing a little.
"I guess collecting designer stuff is a pretty big thing for me. My boy spends a lot of time with friends or at school clubs so I'm free to do what I like"
I smiled, not really sure what to make of that. You know me, I’m big on family stuff.
"I guess I should probably spend more time with him, but he seems quite happy as he is"
"Fair enough" I said, mirroring the smile she flashed me.
The two of us ate, being a little liberal with the alcohol. Well, it was being served liberally on my part; I have no idea about Sarah. We talked a little more about ourselves, and soon enough we were finished with our meal.
"Want to come back to mine for a couple of drinks?" she asked, looking at me from under her lashes again.
"Sure" I smiled, wondering why girls do that.
She got the bill and I paid for it, only glancing at the cost in case it was ridiculously expensive. Sarah thanked me and I told her not to mention it, smiling at her. She pressed her lips to mine softly, smiling and announcing that she’d drive. I leant my head on the window as she drove back to hers.
"You okay?" she asked.
"Mhm" I smiled, looking at her when I felt her hand on my knee.
"You look like there's something on your mind"
"M'fine" I smiled.
She let out a hum, smiling back, and I leant my head on the window again. She pulled up at an apartment building, taking my hand and leading me inside. She led me up to this little apartment that was real designer and had no hint that she had a kid. She went into the kitchen while I took in the scenery that was this apartment. She brought me a drink and I thanked her, sipping at it. She drank some of her own, putting on some music and sitting on the couch. I sat down next to her and she kissed my cheek.
"I've really enjoyed tonight" she said.
"Me too" I hummed, earning myself a kiss.
Sarah put her drink down, taking mine off me and putting that down too, kissing me more. I kissed back, well aware that I was probably a little too drunk for this, and looked up at her as she straddled me.
"You won't leave me all on my own tonight, will you?" she asked and I bit my lip a little.
"Of course not" I smiled when she looked down at me innocently.
She flashed me a grateful smile, kissing me. "Thank you" she said as I kissed back. "I've not got anywhere else for you to sleep. You won't mind sharing my bed, will you?" she asked and I shook my head, earning a smile from her. “This way then” she said, pulling me into the bedroom.
I was definitely too drunk.
"Make yourself comfy" she said, getting undressed.
I sat on the bed awkwardly, not really sure what was being expected of me.
She slipped into bed once she was naked and I just about managed to get my shirt off, following her. She tutted, giggling as she helped me out of my pants and I looked at her.
"Wanna make tonight even better?" she asked, kissing me.
I watched as she played with the waistband of my boxers. Definitely too drunk.
"Well? What d'you say?"
"Sure" I smiled as she kissed me, pulling my boxers off.