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Still need a new Eli/Jane fic! C'mon guys:P anyway I won be updating till after the episode. I migh tie theends episode in:) so yeah, keep an eye out muchachas:)
Jane entered La Petite Maison and glanced around the restaurant for her coworker. She spotted him sitting outside on a balcony of sorts and she walked through the fancy set of french doors before plopping down next to him.
He'd seen her the moment she entered the restaurant, wearing a black, knee-lenth flowing skirt with strapless yellow top. The skirt had white polka dots and she wore sandel heels. She always had a different taste in fashion than most women he knew and he decided he liked her contrast. It suited her. He smiled at her as she took her seat beside him and a waiter handed her a menu. She opened it and her eyes grew wide. "Uhm..." She muttered. "I don't know what this says.."
Eli chuckled. "Don't worry about it. I'll handle it." He took her menu and handed it to the waiter with his. To the waiter he said, "Deux plaques de poulet avec riz et légumes sil vous plait." The waiter wrote down the order before nodding his head and asking it that was all. Eli responded smoothly. "Oui. Merci boucoup."
The waiter hurried off to get their orders and Eli turned to Jane as she stared at him. "You speak french?"
Eli cast her a smile before leaning back in his chair and folding his hands. "I do. I actually love speaking french. It's one of my favorite languages. I lived in Paris for a couple of years before moving back to the states a year and a half ago."
Jane's face lit up. "Wow! That's weird. Jeremy is the same way!"
"Jeremy?" Eli asked. He suddenly became less relaxed and leaned over the table, sitting up much straighter. "What about him?"
Jane shrugged. "Well he lived in Paris too. He speaks French and Japanese. I guess I kind of found out the same way I found out you speak French."
"The same way?" Eli asked skeptically. "You went to a French restaurant with Jeremy?"
Jane nodded at Eli. "Yeah we did. I actually wore one of his dresses. It was beautiful. We were trying to impress Ms. Sato so she'd put the dress on the cover of her magazine. That was one stressful night. She recalled the evening quite clearly. I drank the lemon water on accident..."
Eli's eyebrows rose. "You drank the lemon water?" A grin split his face. "Seriously?" He started to laugh at her. "How'd you manage to do that?"
An unamused look crossed Jane's features. "I'd never been to a french restaurant before! It was in a glass! How was I to know it was to clean my hands?"
Eli stopped laughing as he realized he'd offended Jane, but a smile remained on his face. "Sorry. That just seems unheard of to me."
Jane shrugged. "It's alright. It's actually kind of funny now that I think about it." She smiled softly at him and he swore he felt his heart skip a beat.
"Y-yeah I imagine it would be." Eli cleared his throat before giving Jane another serious look. "What's going on with you and that Jeremy guy anyway?"
Jane was taking a sip of her glass of water when she choked and forced herself to swallow before she spat it out. She wiped her mouth before giving Eli an incredulous look. "What do you mean?"
Eli shrugged. "Well, you two seem awfully close. Are you guys dating or something?"
"N-No!" Jane shook her hands in front of her face. A blush slightly noticable on her cheeks. "Jeremy and I are just coworkers. Friends even. He and I are not dating. I can assure you we aren't." She emphasized each time she said they weren't dating. How on earth did Eli come up with that accusation?
Eli felt a silent sigh of relief fall from his lips. "Okay. It just seems like he really has a thing for you. I guess I'm just mistaken."
"I guess you are." Jane said awkwardly as she flushed at the mention of Jeremy liking her. Lucky for her, the awkward moment didn't last too much longer as their food arrived. A plate of chicken with rice and vegetables was placed in front of her. An identical plate was placed in front of Eli. "Wow. This looks delicious.."
"Told you I would order something good." Eli smirked before lifting his fork and knife, cutting into the chicken. He waited as Jane did the same. "On the count of three?" He saw Jane nod as she hovered her fork with the bite of chicken in front of her mouth.
"One, two, three!" She said simotaneously and put the chicken into their mouths. He heard Jane let out a content sound as she chewed.
"This is wonderful, Eli." She said as she swallowed and lifted a green bean off her plate to bring to her lips.
Eli nodded agreement as they ate in silence. Bread was brought to them and they ate that along with the meal. Before they knew it, the food was gone off their plates and both let out a contented sigh. "You really know how to eat." Jane giggled as they waited on dessert. They'd ordered a chocolate fondue with a selection of things to dip into it.
"That's why I invited you here. I knew you'd like it." Eli swept his hair to the side of his face and gave Jane a soft look as she looked around the restaurant. The sun was high in the sky and a tree was shading them from the heat. A soft breeze blew he hair as she smiled at the nice place. As she was just looking back to Eli, their dessert arrived. There was a small pot of melted chocolate with a plate with breads, fruits, and nuts to dip into it. Jane grinned and snatched a strawberry on her utinsel before dipping it into the chocolate.
"This is so good!" Jane said excitedly as they stuffed their faces with chocolate-covered foods. "Thank you, Eli."
He smiled back with equal ferver. "You're very welcome, Jane Quimby. I'm glad you enjoyed it." They'd finished the plate and he watched as Jane put a finger on her plate and wiped up a spare drop of chocolate. She slowly brought it to her lips and they parted slightly. Eli watched in slow motion it seemed as her finger passed her lips and she licked the chocolate off. Her finger left her lips, but they still remained parted slightly. Eli's heart wrenched as he watched her. No girl had made him feel like this before. He'd been with plenty of women, but none of them matched Jane. His crush was growing bigger and bigger by the minute.
They talked and laughed about simple matters for a while longer as their dessert was taken away and the check was brought forth. Jane reached for her purse. "How much do I owe you, Eli?"
Eli raised a hand to silence her. "Nothing." He gave her a look to silence her again as she was about to demand he let her pay for her half of the meal but he insisted. "Consider this a thank you for last night. I really had a good time. A better time that I imagine we would have had if we stayed at that party."
Jane shut her mouth from protesting. "Thank you, Eli. I had fun too. I'm just really glad you did, I guess." She smiled at him and met his gaze as he glanced up from the check. A smirk playing on his lips.
"I really did." He paid the amount and left a tip before he rose. "Now, we need to get to work. I'm sure Grey is wondering where we are."
Jane nodded as she snatched up her purse and stood up. She let him lead her out of the restaurant before they said their goodbyes and headed to their cars to drive to work. They'd see eachother in only a few minutes but it felt like it would be an eternity for Eli. He almost couldn't wait to see her again.
Awhhhhhhhhhhh, Eli is a softie!:D Sorry about my poor french skills. I'm only just beginning to learn french.. So yeah :P
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