Love In Between Teaser ~ Unedited and subject to change~
I reached in the cabinet and got out the antiseptic and cotton balls. I could see him staring at me out of the corner of my eye. I soaked the cotton ball with antiseptic and set it on the edge of the counter. I turned to him and took his hand. I didn’t want to look at him because he had the most amazing hazel eyes I’ve ever seen.
“Where are you from?” he asked out of nowhere.
“Why do you care?” I replied.
“I don’t. I’m trying to make small talk.”
“Is your family still there?”
“I don’t have any family. They’re dead.”
I removed the washcloth and took the cotton ball from the edge of the counter. “This is going to sting. But I know you’re a big boy and you can handle it.” I dabbed his cut on the side of his hand with the antiseptic soaked cotton ball.
“Fuck!” he screamed and tried to pull his hand away.
“Do you always use that kind of language?” I asked.
“Only when someone is hurting me!” he exclaimed.
“Stop being a baby and man up.”
“Don’t tell me to man up.”
“Fine,” I said.
I put the band aid on his hand. “There, all better. Now get back to fixing my shower.”