Brand New Day
At 9:00, Diego and Ramona headed home. Sookie was in bed, so Janet walked them out to the car.
“That was fun,” she said. “I’m so glad you came by. I’m pretty limited what I can do, since I have to watch fussy pants every night, but Saturday and Sunday.”
“You’re not working this weekend, are you?”
“I work Saturday during the day, but I’m off by three.”
“There’s a Woody Allen movie playing the matinee at four, would you like to go?”
“Oh, I love Woody Allen! That’s Love and Death, right?”
“Yeah. It came out a couple months ago. It’s really funny.”
“You’ve seen it?” She sounded disappointed.
“I work at the theatre in the projection booth. I haven’t seen it in the actual theatre,” he said with a grin.
“Yeah, I’d like to go. Is Ramona going too?”
He looked a little embarrassed. “I thought maybe just you and me…. That’s if you’d like…. If….”
Janet giggled, putting her hand on his arm. “Don’t look so worried, silly. I’d love to go.”
“Cool. Should I pick you up at the drive-in?”
“Yeah, that would work.”
“Great. See you tomorrow, Janet.”
He leaned toward her as if he were going to kiss her. Janet wasn’t sure what vibe she was picking up. It was puzzling. Ramona tapped the horn, making them both jump. Diego cursed at her in Spanish. Janet, who was nearly as fluent as they were, laughed at him.
“I’m sorry….” She giggled. “The expression on your face…. Priceless.”
Fuming, he pressed his lips shut so he wouldn’t say the wrong thing. Pointing at his sister, his jaw worked. Finally, he decided to laugh with the girls.
“Yeah, laugh at me. It’s my lot in life,” he complained.
“See you tomorrow, Diego. Bye, Ramona. Call me later!”
© Dellani Oakes 2019