Shannon lay in her bed the sheets pressed against her bare belly and she rested her chin on the pillow that smelled of cinnamon. She was thinking about life and love and the lack of love when she thought about the man who lived across the street. She got up and showered , sprayed Chanel number 19 on and slipped into a black dress. She took Some cookies from a box lay them in a paper plate covered the plate with plastic wrap and left the house she shared with her sister Emma. She walked across the street and knocked on the man’s door. He opened the door and had a look of shock on his face. The woman with the cookies.
“Hi there, I just thought I would make your day a little brighter.” She gave him the plate of cookies and smiled at him. His face held bewilderment.
“You are my neighbor across the street aren’t you?” He asked and he motioned for her to come inside. He was nervous because no one ever showed up at his home with a plate of cookies looking so adorable. He had seen this pretty neighbor before, but why was she here now?
“I am sorry I can’t , but I just wanted to give someone a surprise today and I hope you have a great day.” She turned and left before he could think of anything to say.
When she got back to her house Shannon flopped down in a chair and cried. She was exhausted now. She wanted to be more brave and daring and now she had gave her handsome neighbor a small token to make him think of her, unless he choked on the cookies and she never saw him again.She didn’t want the day to pass now without more excitement so she went out in the yard and pretended to weed the garden. There was no sight of him and she wrinkled up her nose. Her sister was not home off in Miami again with her rich boyfriend Roger. She decided that the neighbor was a bad idea and went back inside where she washed her face and looked at herself in the mirror. She needed rest. When she had went back to her bed the door bell rang.
It was the neighbor and he was carrying a rose.Shannon opened the door and her gray eyes lit up like early night stars.
” A little thank you.” He smiled at her and handed her the rose. She was over come with emotion. She had wanted to make someone’s day brighter and here this man was with a beautiful rose.
“Ah, you didn’t have to.” She said and she stepped outside to be in the same space with the man with the pretty green eyes.
“Well, You made me happy so I figured what the heck, so I ran down to the gas station and got a rose for you.” He looked to the door behind her.
“Oh, come in have coffee.” She moved aside and pushed the door open. He sat down on the sofa and suddenly he was nervous.
“I just want to you know make things happen, days can be so boring I thought I would do something special for someone.” She told him as she put coffee powder into the coffee maker that always seemed to over flow water onto the counter top.
“Well, you sure did change my day.” He smiled at her and he wondered if he would have a chance to kiss her. She was very pretty and he wondered if the cookies was a way to flirt with him. He took the coffee when she offered it to him and sat down across from him.
“What’s your name?” She asked him.
“Daniel.” He replied taking a sip of coffee. “Can I bother you for one more spoon full of sugar.” He sort of blushed then and she went to the kitchen and came back with the sugar mug and spooned him out some sugar. Her gray eyes were pure temptation and it almost seemed like an erotic fantasy that the lovely neighbor had came to his home and he to hers. He wanted to stand up take her in his arms and kiss her.
“Coffee is good thank you. What is your name?” He asks and smiles at him.
“Shannon.”She gets up and walks about as if she is a cat. He puts the coffee down and tells himself if he doesn’t leave now he will grab her and lay passionate kisses on her.
“I have to go. Thank you so much for the cookies and the coffee.” He grins at her and she feels sad that he will leave.
When they are at the door together he leans down and kisses her cheek. She smiles with flushed cheeks. She touches his hand and kisses it. This sets off a fire in him but he remains at the door.
“Thank you for the rose.” She tells him and wraps her arms around him for a hug. His heart is beating so fast that he feels as if he will fall into the yard.
“You are intoxicating miss Shannon.” He shakes his head. “I better go, but I hope to see you soon.” He turns to go and she calls after him.
“I hope I do see you soon!”