Chapter 25 – Day 46
Venus adjusted a vase of flowers on the counter before smiling and nodding her head. She was glad she took an after school job at the local flower shop. Surrounded by beautiful flowers all day long. It was paradise! In addition, she had such a way with the flowers, that her manager had given her a raise when people gave her tips when she handed them their floral arrangements. It was just so amazing.
However, sometimes she got a customer she didn't like being in the shop at all. Today was one of those days. The flame headed boy walked into the shop and looked around. Venus was instantly on alert. If he touched and burnt any of the flowers, that entire shop could go up in flames. All those poor flowers suffering.
He walked over to the counter and did a double take when he saw her. Then he leaned on the counter. "I didn't know you were working here," he smiled at her, "It's a shame though."
"Why?" Venus asked starting on a new arrangement.
"You're beauty puts these flowers to shame," he flirted, grinning at her. She gave him a brief glance before sighing.
"Would you like to buy anything, Heath?" she asked trying to stay professional. He drummed his fingers on the counter, as if thinking.
"How about I buy you dinner, tonight?" he asked, picking up one of the Lilies and twirling it in his fingers.
"If it'll make you leave the store, fine," Venus said quickly trying to take the flower back. He looked offended. "You have a tendency of setting things on fire, Heath," she said quickly, looking pained that he was still holding the flower. "I just don't want you to harm nature."
He quickly handed her the flower and she sighed out in relief. "So that's the reason you said yes?" he looked offended. She tucked her hair behind her ear and looked up at him shyly.
"Well...that and I don't think you're that bad of a guy," she replied with a slight shrug as she carefully placed the Lily to the side and picked up another one and tucking it into the vase. He grinned largely.
"Sweet!" he shouted, and she shot him a look. He cleared his throat before smiling, "Sorry, I'll pick you up at eight."
"Alright," she said as he turned and walked out of the store. Without buying anything. That made Venus relieved. She looked at the Lily and placed it in a thin vase by itself off to the side. "I'll bring you home later," she murmured to it, "A special memory."
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