Shaye reached his arms around and cupped her ass in his hands. "They smell great baby," he said as he nuzzled her neck. "But so do you. Why don't we slip up to your room?"
Shaye made a pained face. "That's what we said a few months ago," he protested.
Rachel's smile fell. She could tell Shaye was tired of waiting, but she was worried about jumping into another relationship again. Oh, she and Shaye were boyfriend-girlfriend, she just wasn't allowing him to "go all the way." Nothing beyond 2nd base, she'd told him firmly.
"Here I come," Haley said, handing Jason an art book to look at while they ate.
"Well, I think it's great!" Haley interrupted. "It's what you've always dreamed of doing! And it's such a nicer place than Logan's!"
Rachel laughed, "I know, right! My mom is thrilled! We've been going through all her recipes together!"
Shaye began to look decidedly bored.
"What about a bikini in the bedroom?" he asked, wiggling his eyebrows.
"Soon," Rachel promised.
Rachel pulled back, breathless. "Soon," she promised again, passion flaring in her eyes.
Shaye swatted her ass as she headed towards the stairs to change. "It better be!" he joked before heading out the front door.
The buzzer on the dryer sounded and she sighed as she headed over to do the laundry.
Maritza flew from the house after Rachel, too. She didn't say where she was going, just called out that she'd be back later. Strange, Haley thought. She left Mittens. Where could she be going?
She heard some of the others in the room rib him, making kissey-noises.
"Aw, come on, guys," she heard him saying.
A female firefighter walked by, "We'll just get out of your hair," she said with a wink and a nudge to Daryl's side.
They weren't boyfriend-girlfriend, but they'd been talking on the phone for the last few months. Unfortunately, his schedule had kept him pretty busy and they hadn't really been able to get together before now. She'd started to lose hope that anything might happen between them. If he was really interested, wouldn't he have made a move by now?
Maritza brightened. "I'd love to!" she told him.
A look of relief crossed Daryl's face. "Great! I was hoping you'd say yes!"
"Where did you want to go?" she asked.
Daryl took her arm. "There's this great place across the street. Little Corsican Bistro. My treat, okay?"
Management at the Business Office had sent her a letter through the Art Museum saying that they liked her work and wanted to commission her to create 10 original pieces of art for their walls. She'd been promised a big cash pay-out and she'd eagerly agreed.
To think! Her art on the business center's walls! It was a dream come true!
"What am I going to do with you two?" she asked with her hands on her hips.
Maritza smiled shyly. "I had a great time, too," she admitted.
"Can I see you again?" Daryl asked, heart in his hand.
Maritza nodded. "I'd like that," she beamed.
Maritza's heart soared. Her first kiss!
*AN - I totally changed Shavron's name to Shaye. I kept forgetting how it was spelled! Lol. FINALLY Haley sees that the other girls need to pull their weight - especially now that I got Ambitions and they had to do laundry!! Rachel is trying to take it slow and be "Responsible." We'll see how long that lasts! And YAY! Maritza got her first kiss? Geez - she's probably 20-21 by now! I neglected her love life for too long! But boy was it worth the wait! Daryl is a keeper!