Hey there, welcome to another snippet from my “Don’t Read in the Closet 2014” story. I’m still calling it Isn’t it Wonderful, but that’s not the real title. That has to stay secret until the lovely MM Romance Group Mods give the all-clear.
This snippet takes place immediately after last week’s. If you didn’t see that one, our hero Theo had been stood up and was contemplating breaking a coffeehouse mug in frustration. (The whole snippet is here.) Oh, and I apologize for the punctuation abuse you’re about to witness. I’ll seek professional help for that soon, promise. 😉
“If you want to break something, trade me for this one first.” Ben held out a plain white coffee cup and when I grabbed it he didn’t let go. “Come back here.”
His grin almost made me want to smile myself so I checked for coffee drips on my Vans—sometimes you just don’t want to be charmed by clear blue eyes and a friendly smile.
Ben used the white coffee cup to pull me around the end of the counter and back behind it and he sat me on the stool he keeps there for when it’s slow. Stashed under the register, his abandoned paperback splayed open like an accordion.
“Now let go of this one.”
My right arm jiggled and I looked up—my face and ears burned—I’d almost broken my favorite mug, the one Ben’s little sister had hand painted to look like a snow leopard, and just because some asshole didn’t want to date someone with only one foot, so I let Ben take it.
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