I felt something on my nose, tickling it

Hey everyone, I know it's been a long wait for this update and more. I've been having some trouble but now I'm trying to get back into it. It's hard since I can't update from work anymore, stupid blocks. Anyway, enjoy and more of Nothing Better, as well.

Happy Birthday

I felt something on my nose, tickling it. I slapped it away not wanting to wake up no time soon. It was another long night with Kit. She is finally learning to sleep throughout the night, it just takes her awhile to actually get that way. I felt it again and opened my eyes to see Mira, smiling at me.

"It's too early for this." I grumbled.

"It can't be too early for your birthday." She said and looked at her with eyes wide open.

My birthday? Don't tell me I forgot my own birthday. With taking care of Kit and busy getting ready for school, I think honestly forgot.

"It is my birthday, isn't it?" I said sitting up.

"Yes it is, now wake up sleepy head. I made breakfast for you downstairs."

"You made it?" I said my stomach instantly getting queasy.

"I watched you long enough; I think I can handle it."

"Alright, well let me wash up and I'll see you downstairs."

"Okay, I'm so excited." She said hopping off the bed and going downstairs. Mira cooked for me? Now I don't want to say that she is a bad cook it's just that she's good in everything else but that. I looked down at Kit and she was sleeping peacefully. Well, at least one of us can get some rest.

It's been about a month since I kissed Mark. The mouth-watering kiss we share where he was going to finish what he started. What a crock of bull! I know I said that I didn't want to start anything with Mark but if you going to make promises at least back them up. He got me all excited for nothing, but what did I expect, for him to come into my room while I was in here with Kit. Doesn't matter, I was not worried about it too much. I have been talking to John more now. I wish it was easy for me to fall for him, but what was the point? It would probably end badly especially with him being on the road and such a hot commodity now days.

I went downstairs and saw the table set. She is such a sweet friend to at least try though. She had pancakes set out that looked a little burnt along with a few sausages and eggs. The sausages were small and it was just a few on the serving plate. Yes, she is so sweet for trying.

"Oh Mira, everything looks good." I said with a smile.

"Thank you. Dave had offered to help me with cooking but I told him I got this." She said sitting with me.

"Yea, but everyone could use a little back up lessons just to make everything is good. Plus, getting in the kitchen with a man is always a good thing."

"Oh, alright then I'll try it." I sat down ready to brace myself.

I saw Mark come down holding the paper with a cup of coffee in his hands, "Morning skunk and little bit."

"Good morning, what's up?" I said.

"Nothing, just waiting to see when they want me on the road." He looked at the table and he looked so confused, "Who cooked?"

"I did." Mira said proudly.

"Really?" she nodded, "I'm going to Denny's." he said turning back around.

"Mark, stop." I said getting up.

"What does that mean?" Mira asked.

"You can't cook." Mark said.

"It's just you are so gifted in other things that maybe cooking is not your thing yet. I mean the pancakes are a little burnt."

"You can't cook." Mark repeated.

"I just wanted to do something special for your birthday." she pouted.

"Today's your birthday?" Mark asked.

"Yea and I appreciate that Mira, but if you take me to the mall I will be as easily happy."

"Okay, well do we still want to eat?" Mira asked.

"How about this? I won't go to Denny's, I'll cook." Mark said.

"You cook?" I asked.

"Don't sound so shock." He said walking past me.

"But I already cooked." Mira whined.

"What part of you can't cook don't you get?" Mark said and Mira stuck her tongue out at him.

"Now children play nicely." I said laughing.

"Well fine, but don't say I didn't try." Mira said.

"And I love you for that." I said hugging her, "But don't do it again."

"Very funny, one day I'm going to learn how to cook."

"And until you do stay out of my kitchen." Mark said and I couldn't help but laugh with Mira.

"I'm going to change." She said going upstairs.

I sighed making my way over to Mark, "Happy birthday, little bit."

"Thank you. To tell you the truth I honestly forgot about it, not like I'm going to do much today."

"Why don't you go out with Mira?"

"I can't, I have a child."

"I have watched her before, little bit. I think I can handle her for a couple of hours."

"I don't know if Mira will be willing to go out."

"YES!! YES I WOULD!" she shouted coming downstairs.

"You will wake Kit." I said surprised by her enthusiasm.

"Oh well, yes I want to go out." she whispered.

"Well, I still don't know."

"Come on, do like we use to do: flirt with guys, have a little drink, dance till our feet are worn out."

"You have a man."

"Dave hasn't made any claims on me. We haven't even slept together; I don't think he even likes me like that. Wait, Mark you are his friend, aren't you?"

"Hell no skunk, I am not getting in the middle of this."

"I just want to ask if he has said anything about me."

"I am not getting in the middle. If he likes you, he likes you that's all there is to it."

"He showed you." I teased as she plopped into her seat, "What happened to I didn't want to sleep with him because I like him thing?"

"That was then, now I'm horny."

"I told you to take care of yourself."

"That's not working anymore because when he kisses me I get all tingly."

"Your two are way too comfortable around me." Mark said his back to us.

I started laughing, "You'll be okay, just be ready to be knocked out of the park. I'll be right back." I went upstairs to grab Kit. I didn't want the chance that she would eventually wake up.

I pulled her swing into the kitchen and set her down, "Hey sweetie, you miss your auntie Mira?" Mira said tickling her sides and she made a small smile clasping her hands together.

"Come on Chef Callaway, you have the food ready or what?" I asked.

"Are you honestly rushing me?"

"Get those dead buns in gear."

"Just for that no birthday present." I gasped and went over to wrap my arms around his waist.

"Oh no, I want my gift please." I whined and he put one of his arms behind me to envelope me in a hug.

"I'll think about it, perfection takes time."

"But starvation doesn't." I smiled.

"Oh, don't they look cute, Kit like an old married couple." Mira teased and I looked over at her.

"I told you about drinking before noon." I said pointing at her pushing away from his warm body.

"Well, Dave called and he said that he's willing to go and he's going to bring someone. You have to promise to wear whatever I pick out."

"Now, I'm frightened."

"All the vital parts would be covered, you have to promise."

"Alright, I'll do the stupid promise."

"Great. I already have it; I just want to straighten your hair."

After breakfast, I sat in the living on the computer with Kit's little swing next to me. She was gnawing her little teddy bear as I finished up the rest of the financial aid stuff with school. Only two more weeks left of summer.

"So, are you all set?" I jumped hearing Mark behind me.

"Yea, I am. The books are coming soon."

"Good, now are you going to be okay to leave me alone with Kit?"

"GOD, Mark I left her alone with you before, no problem with doing it again."

"Hey little angel." He said turning his attention to Kit.

She happily grinned and lifted her hands to him, of course she would like him too. He picked her up walking around with her.

"Don't do that you'll spoil her. Now, where's my present?"

"You will get it."

"I didn't even know you knew my birthday."

"I remembered because of last year, Curtis got you that genuine Harley jacket. I ordered it for him."

"I love that jacket. Good pick by the way."

"So, are you going to get drunk and crazy?"

"Please, I have a child at home, I can't afford that."

"Go have fun, alright." He said placing his hand on my shoulder.

Oh that tingly touch, now I see what Mira was talking about. Even when he came behind me and I felt his breath on the back of my neck, it sent shockwaves down my body and rested to one spot. Oh yes, I am definitely feeling the itch. I sighed and moved away back to the computer.

"Did you get me the Harley hat?"

"Nice try but no."

"Well I already know what I want from the Harley store."

"I didn't know that you were such a bike fan. I am I like real motorcycle not those pussy Italian made crap, but this is my preference. Even thought I never rode one before."

"You never rode a motorcycle before?" I shook my head, "Alright well we are going to fix that." Kit laid her head on his chest.

"Well, anyway I better get upstairs and get myself mentally ready for whatever Mira is making me wear." I said taking Kit from him.

"All right kiddo." he said tucking a fallen strand of hair behind my ears looking at me. I let out a sigh gazing into his eyes. Oh man, that tingly feeling, yea I got to go.

Feet move, "Well, I'llsee you later." I said quickly walking to the stairs.

Damn it, Mark thought berating himself. He has been trying to fight that little part of him that wanted that girl. Every time she touched him, she smiled, or when he smelled her perfume it was like he was walking around with a forever hard on. He had to get this under control and fast.