DP Shiptember 2021 Day 6 - First Encounter
She never had much luck with guys.
Ever since she dropped out of high school to work her family’s diner, she’d been on a streak, one bad lover after another. Maybe it was poetry, of some sort. Dead end job and dead end romances. She was always too quick to jump in bed with them, eager to make it real, permanent, something that might last.
Would things go differently if she went slow, she wondered? All Kitty knew was, she had a kiss that could make a man disappear.
The biker guy in the diner tonight was a handsome sort, though a little rough around the edges and a little too cocky for his own good. He kept asking for one thing or another, a new fork, a refill - She knew the signs of a customer flirting and wasn’t going to fall for it this time.
“What’s a gal like you doing, working at a dump like this?” he teased.
She raised an eyebrow. “It’s my family’s restaurant,” she informed him. That would shut him up.
...It didn’t. He smiled. “Old man got you bussing tables, huh? And a wild thing like you, you didn’t tell him no?”
- Okay so maybe he was charming.
Kitty sighed. “Couldn’t,” she said. “I need the job. Besides. Where else would I go?”
His eyes flickered to his empty plate, then the door. “Ever been on a motorcycle before?” he asked, grinning.
“No,” she said. But she’d wanted to. The few guys she’d dated who had bikes hadn’t offered. Just came around looking for a good time, and then they were gone. Kitty eyed him. “Are you suggesting I skip work?”
“You wanna rot away in here forever? Come on, Kitten, let’s blow this joint." He waited a beat, and when she didn’t answer, he said, “Or would you rather get a ride when I come back tomorrow?”
He planned on coming back tomorrow? Kitty’s heart skipped a beat in her chest. She stole a look at the bike outside, all sleek curves and shiny chrome, then bit her lip.
“One ride,” she said, tearing off her apron and balling it up in her fists. “One ride, and that’s it.”
“Anything you say.” He stood and reached for his pocket. Then paused.
“Er,” he stammered. “- I forgot my wallet.”
Kitty split a wry grin. “Forget it. Pay your bill when you come back tomorrow. If you meant it, that is.”
Johnny grinned, offering his arm. Kitty accepted it, wrapping her arms around his, nestling up to the warmth. Maybe this was a mistake. Maybe he wouldn’t be back tomorrow at all.
But one of these times, she was bound to get lucky. Right?
“I hope you like to go fast,” she warned, hopping on the back of the bike.
“For a girl like you?” Johnny smiled. “Wouldn’t have it any other way.”
[Day 1 - Growth] . [Day 2 - Comfort] . [Day 3 - Heartbreak] . [Day 4 - Patching Each Other Up] . [Day 5 - Pushing Each Other’s Buttons] . [Day 6 - First Encounter] . [Day 7 - Moonlight]