It was too bad that she couldn't get any reads from the usernames like she did when she saw a person. It would be much easier to blackmail a person if she'd never had any contact with them!
The caller hesitated a moment. She heard him breathing.
"Well? Say something," she demanded. Could the Landgraabs have found her already? No, she thought, shaking her head. She was much better at hiding her trail than that!
The caller cleared his throat. "This is Dr. Nathan Watts. I was calling to invite you out to lunch," he announced with the clipped accent. "If that is agreeable." He hesitated another moment. "I realized I might have been too harsh last night and wanted to apol..."
"Yes," she interrupted him. "Where should I meet you?"
She grinned. Brunch! How quaint and hoity-toity. She wondered whether Nathan was rich...
Normally it didn't bother him. But today, he couldn't help but feel like he'd forgotten something big...
Another glance at her pursed lips and he realized he was only kidding himself. He was quite literally enthralled by her.
"Let me make it up to you," he said, turning his wrist and checking his watch. "An early dinner? I know just the place. You'll love it," he promised.
Raven shrugged her shoulder as her lips formed a moue. "Fine. But I'd better like it," she announced tartly as he slipped his arm around her waist and escorted her towards the street where he hailed another taxi.
Not exactly the fine dining cuisine she was envisioning, she thought. It looked too cutesy for her tastes.
Nathan watched her work her magic on the young man and couldn't help but feel a spurt of jealousy. He wondered if she had that effect on everybody.
"Of all the treats they have here? That's what you get? A boring, plain bagel?" she asked with an arched brow.
Nathan looked down at his bagel and then over at her brownie. "There's nothing boring about a bagel!" he protested.
Nathan watched her eat. Definitely not a brownie, he thought, watching her lick a crumb off her bottom lip. "So? What brought you to Midnight Hollow?" he asked her, reaching for a topic of conversation.
Nathan chuckled as he listened to her speak. Such whimsy and spontaneity. He always planned out life & followed that plan with rigid precision... expect when it came to Raven. Here he was, changing plans for her yet again.
It bothered him more than he cared to admit.
Nathan stood, as well. "Of course. I'll just wait here."