Short Story: Weekend Plan
It was a great meal, with great food and great company. He didn’t want it to end, but more than that, he wanted it to happen again.
Last time, he had the buffet tickets as a prop. This time, he only had himself. Gathering the tatters of his remaining courage, he tentatively asked if she was free the next weekend.
“Sorry. I’m going out with some friends.”
He hid his disappointment with a weak smile.
“Come with me,” she said, “A few people are bringing their friends too so you won’t be the only new face.”
It would be different with a group than with just the two of them, but it could be a good different.
Love Rival takes place after this.