|It’s the Thought That Counts
Author: Guede Mazaka
“It’s right—” Tristan stopped, food cover dangling limply from his hand.
It wasn’t often that Gawain got to see Tristan utterly dumbfounded. In fact, this time raised that number to a grand total of four in nearly twice as many months. So frankly, Gawain wasn’t sure what to do and simply stared at Tristan. Tristan stared at the squirrel happily eating its way through the cake.
Gawain jerked back to himself, then remembered a basic rule of dating he’d learned from watching Galahad’s screw-ups. “Hell, I don’t like chocolate anyway.”
“You ordered a triple chocolate fudge sundae two weeks ago,” Tristan absently said. He was still matching looks with the squirrel.
“Oh, right. Um…well, the cake would’ve been messier than that was.” Gawain tapped Tristan on the arm, then pressed up to nuzzle the back of his neck. “Actually, that sounds really good. Let’s go out for ice cream.”
“You mean buy it and stay in,” Tristan corrected. But a slow smile was spreading over his face.