No Talking, Please
I felt my cheeks get all tingly, the way that they did when I was blushing. They didn’t feel hot, just tingly.
I nodded again, cleared my throat, and took a sip of my soda, not looking at Jake anymore. Why was he talking to me anyway?
I think he got the hint, because he turned towards the table and took a chip, putting it into his mouth and chewing slowly. He looked like he wanted to say something else, but remained quiet.
He obviously wasn’t a Max, who would keep talking no matter what until you warmed up. That reminded me, he would probably be wondering where I am. I left my corner, looking over my shoulder once at Jake as I walked from the kitchen to the livingroom. He was looking back at me, straight in the eye.
My cheeks went tingly again as I moved carefully through the crowd to avoid getting noticed and brought into a conversation, and I eventually found Max.
Monica was gone, and he was looking over the crowds for me.
“Right here.” He looked down at me and grinned.