Wednesday, July 25, 2012
can you spend a little time
Olivia hadn't expected Ryan to show up at her place with lemon bars. She was on her way out to meet Ellie and Syd for some summer shopping at the flea market.
"Wow, you, bake?" Olivia didn't know what to say. Maybe this was a quick stop and Ryan was on her way to someplace else.
"I'm trying." Ryan shrugged, as she pushed her empty hands in her khakis. She was her neat boy self, even if she wore a summer plaid camp shirt open, over her white T-shirt. Her whispy bangs slid over one eye so Olivia couldn't possibly be sure what Ryan was thinking.
"I-I'd invite you in, but..but I'm on my way out, to meet some friends." Olivia gritted a smile holding on to the plate of sweets.
"Oh." Ryan nodded as she backed away in the hall. "I should have called."
"Did you want to come?" Olivia shrugged as if she didn't mean to put her off. Actually, she wondered if anything like this would ever happen. So many times, she thought of calling Ryan, but never did since she thought Ryan would never be interested in anything that Olivia did.
"Um.." Ryan looked lost for words. Olivia went to put the lemon bars away.
"Sure you do." Olivia smiled brightly as she went to lock up. "Its just Syd and Ellie. You might have to put up with a baby or two, but usually, they aren't little terrors."
Ryan looked as if she might run the other way.
"Yeah, I can handle that." Ryan almost grinned.
"Good," Olivia sighed with a smile. "It'll be great to have someone there besides me who isn't pushing a stroller." Olivia lead the way. Whatever had came over Ryan to be here?