Before you read take note: this is season three BUT I added that Reba has a job as a realtor.

The Stairs

Reba was running to her car, from the grocery store, juggling three bags. Her phone was ringing in her purse and she was trying to make it to the car in time to answer it. "Hold on! Hold on!" she said, speaking to no one but herself. She was almost to her car when someone walked from in-between two parked cars, and ran right into her. The person caught one of the two bags she dropped, but one still fell to the ground. "Damn!"

"Oh, I'm sorry!" The sweetest, velvet voice apologized to her. They both rushed to put the fallen groceries bag into the bag. Kevin grabbed the bag so Reba wouldn't have to carry all three bags herself. "I'm such an idiot! I wasn't watching where I was going—I'm so sorry!"

"No, no it's my fault, I was in a hurry, and I wasn't watching where I was going either. It's just my phone was ringing and I didn't want to miss it. Too late now," She said with a laugh as she stood back up with all of the contents of the bag back in its place. She then looked up to see who she was talking to. As soon as she looked up she was in shock. The man standing before her was so beautiful.

"Hi, I'm Kevin," He held out his hand for Reba to shake.

"I'm…I…My…Reba," Reba got out. He looked at her a little confused but her word, "My name's Reba," She let out a nervous giggle. He thought that was the cutest thing he'd ever seen. She smiled and looked down, she could feel her face getting hot and that meant that she was starting to blush. "I've better get home. I'm sure my kids are getting hungry." She turned and started to walk away, not noticing that Kevin still had her other bag.

"Oh, wait!" He yelled after her. "At least let me walk you to your car; I still have your bag."

"Um, ok that's fine. The car is right over here," She motioned to the gold explorer that they were now in front of.

"Right, ok. Well, I was thinking: Do you like food?" He asked, a little nervous.

After putting the bags she was carrying into the car she reached for the other bag and smiled at Kevin. "Yes, I like food," She said with a little laugh, "here, I'll give you my number and you can call me and set a time and date if you'd like." After a while of standing around talking Reba got home and made dinner for her kids who had tried calling four more times since she ran into Kevin. Once everyone had eaten and she finished cleaning up the kitchen, she got a call from Kevin. They set the date for tomorrow (Friday) night.

Reba went back into the kitchen to pour herself a glass of wine. She saw Cheyenne sitting at the kitchen table studying one of her college books. "Hey, mom."

"Hey! I've been meaning to talk to you. Do you think you could watch Jake tomorrow and Kyra if she comes over to visit?" Reba asked hopefully.

"Yeah, I can, but what are you doing that I need to watch them?"

"I've got a date."

"Oooooh! Mama's got her groove back!" Cheyenne said teasingly.

"Thank you!" Reba was so relieved that she didn't have to cancel her coffee plans. "Ok, well I'm going to bed. Good-night!"

"'Night," Cheyenne waved off her mother while now trying to concentrate on her studies.

Reba went up stairs and got ready for bed. She laid down in bed and thought to herself: He is the one. I know it. Maybe there is such a thing as love at first sight. Reba wasn't sure about things right now, but if this was a chance to be happy again she was willing to take it…