Whatever, it was still a win! She put her lips together and lifted her wide eyes at Nigel. Could he at least notice her?! Why else would she be putting on an act from a dime novel? Charlie was so busy with her thoughts, she missed the moment when she ran out of drink and gurgled loudly. Hell’s bells! What was she doing?! In no way this was hot! Besides, Nigel wasn’t looking at her. Okay, she had to change the plan again.
“How do you like the weather?” She asked seriously.
“It’s rather cold.” Nigel pushed his cup of something and glanced at her. “Tomorrow it’s going to be warmer.”
“Really? Can I, by any chance, borrow a cigarette?” She wanted to smoke so badly. After all her tequilas and that pink drink!
“I don’t smoke.” Nigel replied calmly. Either he smiled or she just imagined it. Yeah... a man in a suit looks cool indeed. Like a woman wearing... hm... stockings, for example. And he didn’t smoke.
“Me neither!” She gave him a cutest smile she had and moved closer. “Wу have so much in common! What do you do for living?”
“I am a junior associate in a law firm.”
A lawyer. Didn’t that sound cool! It was way cooler than Nick, who
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only knew how to roll the ball around the field. And Nigel was a lawyer! What’s more important - a cute one! So now she knew she had to show him that she wasn’t just another stupid university girl. She wasn’t like that - she was very mature and could play serious.
“Have you heard that the lawyers passed the anti-smoking law? See, you and me, we don’t smoke, so this is a good thing for us.” Charlie wasn’t sure about what she was saying. The words just came out of her mouth on their own. “It’s a good thing. But I’m not so happy anyway.”
Nigel laughed. Finally! So he did like her afterall!
“They were reviewing its draft in the Parliament. But it didn’t pass.”
What the hell was he talking about?
“Really? This is so exciting!” Charlie rested her elbow on the table and her head just fell upon her arms. Actually, she was so tired. First there were lectures, than she had a fight with that dumb ass Nick, and then - something else... And now Nigel saying something. Something very important and very interesting. About smoking and anti-something... oh no, she wasn’t at