She turned to wave at whoever was calling her, but her eyes got tangled up in his. The man from two fifteen, she couldn’t breathe as her feet took her in that direction. Realizing what she was doing, she tried to stop walking lost her balance and watched as she fell towards the ground. He scooped her up and stood there holding her in his arms.
She heard multiple gasps. They were probably stunned by how fit he was to be able to hold someone her size. Her head nuzzled into his hard, warm chest before she could stop herself. Now she was gasping as she looked for a way out of his arms. How embarrassing! He would probably tell his friends about the clumsy, large female at the hotel where he was staying.
“I’m sorry.” She said it softly not wanting to let the rest of the lobby in on her already mortifying predicament.
“I’m not, I’m glad I was there to catch you when you fell.”
Her cheeks were turning red. “You can put me down now I realize how heavy I must be.”
“You’re not heavy, but I will put you down if you insist.”
“I insist.” Stupid, she said to herself. Why insist you’ve been secretly lusting over him for two weeks and now he was holding you. Holding. You.
She kicked that voice that was usually helpful to the curb as she stood on her two feet.
“I should probably get going. I have to deliver these forms.” They were clutched tightly in her slightly sweaty hand. Lisa would complain about it but too bad. She looked at the beige walls of the lobby instead of in his eyes. He still had a hand on her arm stopping her from leaving as surely as if he handcuffed her.
“Have you eaten?”
“What?” She looked up into those brown eyes of his. They still seemed to be glowing without the benefit of the camera.
“Lunch. I haven’t eaten I was out longer than I anticipated and I was wondering since I did keep you from falling to the floor if you wanted to have lunch with me?”
Did he want to eat her? Wait…no. Bad libido. He wanted to have lunch with her. Was he sure?
“You want me to buy you lunch as a thank you?” What else could he want? Hadn’t she already ruled out the possibility of him wanting to spend time with her?
“No, I want to buy you lunch.”
Like a date? Down girl, it had just been a while since anyone had taken her out or bought her anything. If a man even thought he might want to look at her, somehow that crazy Nathanial found out and scared him away. This would be nice, and no one was here to scare him away. But she was at work. Was this against the rules? She had to eat, right? And if they ate in the same place at the same table who could say it was wrong? Grrr she was going to have to force herself to get out more.
“I haven’t eaten. There’s a restaurant on this floor towards the back. I could meet you there after I deliver these forms.” She gestured to the hand that was still clutching the papers.
“I’ll get us a table.”
“Okay, what’s your name?”
“That’s a beautiful name. I’ll be waiting for you, Skye.”
She nodded her lips forming a small smile before she took off trying to look dignified.