But, she'd made a few changes to make the place her own. She'd been so eager to get rid of that garish wallpaper that her mother had put up. She liked the new green decor so much more! Great-Grandma Holly had good taste!
She checked her watch. Oh crap, it was time to go! She didn't want to be late on her first day!
"Oh my gosh! Me too!" Eva said. "I didn't know you were interested in politics!"
Amelia smiled, "You're not the only one with big plans!"
"Oh, of course not!" Eva said apologetically. "I think it's wonderful!"
Eva headed into work. It was going to be so neat working with Amelia!
She heard Nick hesitate. "Actually, I'm kind of taking someone else..." he said slowly.
"Oh," she said, "Congratulations."
Nathaniel smiled with promise. "I'm glad you called."
"Thanks for coming," Amelia said. "I was worried you were going to come alone since Nick brought his new girlfriend!" Her eyes slid over to Nathaniel. "But, it looked like you found a replacement!"
Eva gasped at the rudeness.
Nathaniel smoothly interjected, "And I, for one, am glad that she did!"
Nathaniel sent her a rueful grin. "Don't worry about it. I don't mind being your back-up."
"I enjoyed it," Nathaniel told her, reaching out to grasp her hand. "I love being outside."
Eva's stomach fluttered. "Would you like to stay and talk a little bit?" she asked.
"Sure," Nathaniel said nodding eagerly.
Breaking the silence, Nathaniel turned to Eva and slid his arm around behind her back.