“I’m sorry, sir,” he says, tipping an imaginary hat in his direction.“Yeah, yeah, whatever.” The man is still grumbling to himself as we laugh, darting into a side street.I shiver, turning back to Ollie’s singing in an attempt to break the spell. I bet you’ve always had that tiny mark of scorn just above your left eyebrow.” “It did take two lunchtime supervisors to pull me off,” I say proudly. The road is still busy, cars rolling by, headlights strung out like yellow fairy lights.
Even the thumping music is muted by his presence, people around us paling into the shadows like ghosts. He grabs my hands, pulling me into the dark entrance of a closed shop.
When I turn around, Logan’s heavy-lidded eyes are still fixed on my face. “So, what’s the deal with you and the redhead on stage? My breathing is shallow as he leans closer, his clean, soapy scent a balm to the pungent odor of exhaust fumes. In the oddest way, looking into his eyes is like staring into a mirror.
I have no idea how long we stay kissing in the shop doorway.
It could be seconds or hours, but eventually we break apart, his green eyes dark with indecipherable emotion.
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“You’re not bad at kissing, I suppose,” I murmur, watching his eyes as they crinkle around the edges. “For the record, you’re not so bad yourself.” We’re still smiling and staring when a loud voice cuts in, “Get a room, for Christ’s sake.” We look around to see a street sweeper in a high-visibility jacket, standing with his broom, peering into the doorway.
“It’s bad enough having to deal with the druggies,” he says, shaking his head, “without adding love’s young dream into the mix.” Logan laughs, grabbing my hand and pulling me away from the shop.
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