Randy walked into the hazy club, his eyes slowly scanning the area to find Reese. She could've been any one of the girls prancing around in little masquerade masks, blowing fire and swaying to the music. But he knew his girl. He looked over in the far right corner and saw her on top of a platform, bending backwards with two batons that were set on fire. It was so risky, so exciting, dangerous, and nothing like her, at least now. She came forward and saw Randy standing down in front of her; squatting down and blowing a kiss, she finished her routine.
"You killed out there Reese, I don't know why you're not front and center." Betty, one of the sparkler girls said as she removed pins from her hair.
"I don't wanna be center of attention, I just wanna dance." Reese said. As she removed her glam eyelashes, she saw Randy peek his head in.
"It's ok, we're decent." She smiled.
"You were great out there." He said before leaning over and kissing her temple. "How's dinner at Le Creme sound?" He asked.
"Ok, I'll be waiting outside." Randy said as he walked away. "Bye girls."
"Bye Randy." The group said in unison.
"You've got a good one there, don't let him go." Betty said.
"I don't intend to."
"You look beautiful." Randy gazed at her, her face had a bronze glow to it from the candle light. She smiled and winked at him. "You must be exhausted."
"My feet are killing me." She said as she let one of her heels dangle off her foot.
"You know I make more than enough for the both of us. Why don't you just quit, let me take care of you."
"Randy," she started with a sigh, she knew where this conversation was headed, they'd had it several times before. "I love you, but I also love what I do, I can't give it up just because you asked."
"Will this help you see things my way?" He slipped a small velvet case across the table next to her hand. She eyed him curiously before opening it. She pulled out what looked like house keys.
"What are these?" She asked.
"What do they look like?"
"Move in with me." He held a strong gaze on her. She looked at him, then the keys, then him, then the keys again.
"Yeah." She nodded. He laughed as he got out of his seat and kneeled down next to her. He took her hands and kissed them.
"I'm gonna make an honest woman out of you yet."
"Yeah, everything's fine," Reese said in a hushed voice, looking back to make sure she hadn't woken Randy. "I just wanted you to be first to know-"
"I'm moving in with my boyfriend." Reese's tone was low, but eager.
"Wow, that's great sis, I can't wait to meet him. Everything's still good for the club right?" She asked.
"Yep, you've got a job waiting for you when you get here, if you promise to behave yourself." Reese said.
"I always do. See ya soon, sis."
" 'Night." Reese shut her phone and laid back and turned to her side.
"Mmm, who was that?" Randy asked sleepily.
"My sister, I just told her the good news."
"Great, can't wait to meet her."