Henna and Maurice met through wealthy clients they were both working for. The couple used Maurice as a trainer and Henna redesigned four rooms in the clients' home. They crossed paths several times while Henna was at the house to get the rooms finished. Maurice had seen her several times while keeping his exercise appointments with the same clients and got up the nerve to ask her out.
While Henna enjoys Maurice's company for several reasons, she is very focused on her business and is not looking for anything long-term right now. Maurice understands, but he is hopeful she will change her mind at some point.
Let's see what's going on today.
Henna has a lot going on in her head. But it looks like she is about to be interrupted. Someone has walked into the office. When Carly is not at the front desk to greet visitors, the door chime is on to alert Henna that someone has walked in. But Carly is in the office today and greeting visitors so Henna doesn't have to pay attention when people walk in the main door.
Maurice: Hi, Carly. I'm good. You're looking lovely today, as usual. How have you been?
Carly (blushing and grinning): Good. Thank you. Just enjoying life. I haven't seen you since well before Christmas. What brings you in today? I thought you were meeting Henna for dinner.
Maurice: Yes, that was the plan. But I thought I would surprise her with some flowers and chocolate. I think she'd find that romantic.
Carly: Okay. I'll let her know you're here.
Carly: I don't know if that's such a good idea. She may not be happy about that.
Maurice: I promise I will take all the blame and tell her I burst through the door and you tried to stop me. Besides, I brought a bribe for you.
Carly: That was so sweet of you. You didn't have to do that.
Maurice: And pass up the chance to make a pretty lady smile? No way. I know how you two love that place. Please enjoy. These are Valentine's specials.
Carly: Yes! Thank you so much!
Carly: This poor thing doesn't stand a chance. No crumb shall be left behind. Thank you so much, Maurice.
Carly (laughing): I can see that.
She does hear her door open, but because she is only aware of her and Carly being in the office, she doesn't think anything of it. Then suddenly she feels herself being grabbed.
Henna: What the hell!? You scared me. I thought you were Carly.
Maurice: Sorry about that, Sweetheart. I couldn't resist.
Henna: Where's Carly? How did you get in here?
Maurice: She tried to block me from coming in...almost tackled me. So I had to tie her up and gag her. I'll set her free before I leave.
Henna: Ha ha.
Henna turns around and Maurice keeps his arm around her.
Maurice: We did, but I wanted to surprise you. I thought I'd be romantic and bring you these flowers. I'm glad I did. You look beautiful in that dress. Just beautiful.
Henna: Thank you. We are still going to dinner, right? Because I have been looking forward to it.
Maurice: Of course. However, dessert won't be at the restaurant.
Henna: Oh really?
Maurice: Yes. Dessert will be served at my place. I know you still have your mother visiting. Oh, and speaking of dessert, I also brought you something sweet to eat.
Maurice shows Henna to the table where he has set a tower of treats.
Henna: I am going to have to work extra hard to make sure these don't stick to me. But I am going to tear them up. Thank you.
Maurice (with a big grin): Don't worry. I'm a certified professional trainer. Not only can I help you work these off, I can be creative about it.
Henna (laughing): I'll just bet you can be.
When Henna turns around, Maurice puts his arm around her and pulls her close.
Henna (putting her fingers up to his mouth to shush him): I am happy you surprised me. This is lovely, just like the evening we are going to have. Let's just enjoy right now. Okay?
Maurice nods his head. He may throw hints, but he knows not to push it. So, for now, he'll enjoy spending some quality time with Henna.
I'm just catching up on stories I've been wanting to get done. I spent time making, literally building, a Family Feud board for a baby shower. So it took away from my ability to play with my dolls. Oh, and I just have to say I have been wanting the muscular guys to have long sleeved shirts for the winter, so I tried some stretchy ones from The Vogue HK. It was a little challenging to get this one on Maurice, since this is a pullover with no snaps, buttons, etc. But I like this shirt. It fits him well and went on over his hands. I have five different colors. YAY!
I hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day. I sure did. Thank you for stopping by. ~ Jaye