Xander couldn't help but have an open smile, listening to Sheena go on and on about the newborn.
She was a regular of his, at the nail salon. Although, she hadn't been around, as of late. She never wanted anything fancy. Only short manicured nails.
"Does this mean, you're gonna have a baby soon?" He wondered.
She slightly laughed as she watched him trim her nails.
"Oh, I dunno." She smiled more. "It would be weird, but..you know, like a miracle of some kind."
"A miracle?" He didn't understand.
"I've never had a boyfriend." She told him.
"Oh." He then mentioned she could start a family of her own.
"God, no." She sounded a bit alarmed. "I mean, what..with all my Mom's been through. I don't want to go down that road. I mean, I'm not even good with houseplants." She explained while he put a coat of "charcoal gray" on her nails.
"Well, each adventure is its own." He told her.
She nodded. "I think I'll work on the boyfriend thing first." She almost winked with a smile.
"So..there is a boyfriend?" Xander thought so.
"No. Not really." She winced as if it wasn't completely true, "But..I guess we just like, hanging out."
"And you're good with that?" Xander didn't think so.
"I dunno. He's..kind of shy." She slightly shrugged. "I mean..I was the one who had to make the first move."
"Remember, you said..I should give it a shot." She grinned a bit giddy, as she watched him.
"Oh..so now its my fault?" He smiled at her.
"Kind of. Not sure..it really did any good." She pressed her lips tight. "I mean, he hasn't asked me out."
"You, just have to talk more." He suggested. She sighed as if it might be a lost cause.
"I ..I miss him, you know." She sounded kind of sad.
"He's not going off on some secret mission, is he?" Xander looked at her, as if she shouldn't be so sad.
"No." She was straight lipped in thought, but then said. "I dunno..if..if he even likes me."
"I have a feeling he does. Sounds like he wouldn't go to the hospital with just anyone to visit his friend's first born." Xander hoped she had good news. The next time she dropped in to get her nails done.