I walked Glaze down to the break room, where I nervously made some coffee. I had no idea what he needed to talk to me about, so I prepared for the worst. If I was gonna get some bad news,I would at least have some good joe to console me. He stood silent, while I set the machine.
We both stared at the percolating coffee until we heard that all too familiar *beep* signifying it was finished. I offered a cup to Glaze, but he turned it down.
“No Thank you. All you.”
I took a sip. “So what did you need?”
“Saffron i have not been fully honest with you.”
My heart started to race again. “Oh?”
“I have been a fool, and even now I can’t beleive how nasty I acted towards you.”
“Oh…well it wasn’t really your fault. I was sounding like a crazy woman.”
He stepped closer and whispered in my ear. I could feel his warm breath on my ear and neck, and suddenly my knees turned to jello. “I’m so sorry beauty of my dreams.” I never thought 7 little words would ever impact me so much. The room started to spin and I had to place my hand on his shoulder to brace myself.
Once I had gotten my bearings, the excitement kicked in. “So it is you! I thought all this time I was just losing my mind. Oh Glaze!”
He enveloped me into a hug and I pressed my body up against his. He spoke gently as he held me. It felt just like it did in my dreams. “I did have my reasons. If my boss were to ever find out, I would probably lose my job.” He pulled away and grabbed my hands. “Can you ever forgive me?”
“Oh Glaze. I was never angry with you. I was just upset and confused.” I wanted to say I love you, but I held my tongue. Instead I suggested we take a walk. “Listen, its almost time for my lunch, how about we go across the street to the gingerbread gardens?”
“Ya that sounds great.”
Berry, he was handsome.
As we stepped out the big glass doors, he took my hand in his and we walked all the way to the gardens. I could feel my heart bursting with happiness.
We headed up the walkway in the gardens, but we stopped short, when Glaze turned to me and once again took hold of my hands. “Miss Saffron Sugar, I would be honored if you would go out with me.”
I couldn’t believe how incredibly sweet he was, for a brief moment I still felt as if I were dreaming. ” Nothing in this world would make me happier.”
Then we shared our first kiss, it was oh so magical, and believe it or not, it was ten times better than in our dreams! It was sweet and sexy and down right hot! It turned from a small sweet peck into a fiery passionate inferno within seconds. I guess years of longing had built up over all that time. We could both feel the desire that was quickly consuming us.
Reading my mind he picked me up into his arms and lead us to the small washroom/restroom that resided there.
You can probably guess what…uhh happened next.
Later that evening when we arrived home, Mom greeted us at the door. “Oh good your just in time for dinner.” The smell of Goopy Carbonara wafted through the air, and I could feel my taste buds rejoicing. “Why don’t you guys slip into something a little more comfortable and meet us at the table.”
I had about 3 plates of “The Goop” the most amazing dinner, on the most amazing day of my life. Ya, life was pretty sweet! We all giggled and chatted as I stuffed my face. Glaze had to giggle at my exuberance. “Mrs. Chiffon thank you so much for that amazing meal. At least I think it was amazing. I think Saffron ate it all before I got a chance to try some.”
“Hur Hur Hur!”
“Oh excuse me a minute.”
We all continued to talk, as I watched Glaze head out to the front room. I couldn’t hear all of what was being said, but I could tell it seemed pretty serious. “Yes Ma’am. But….I can guarantee…would ever….I see. Yes Ma’am. Of course… first thing tomorrow.” He then hung up the phone and headed to his room. I was just about to follow after him, when Mom appointed me dish duty. Drats…
I gathered everyone’s plates and proceeded to the sink, not long after I was joined in the kitchen by Glaze. He looked as if someone had just ran over his puppy. “Something wrong?”
“I…I just got fired.”
Time stopped, it felt like all the walls were caving in. “What?”
“Ya, that was my boss on the phone.” He then mimicked what his boss had said during their breif conversation. “We have a no tolerance policy and you were well aware of that when you entered into this arrangement. I have no choice but to let you go.”
“Glaze. I don’t know what to say. I am so sorry.”
“No reason to be sorry. I have had a shift in perspective today. If my job is going to try to keep me from the woman I l-…care for then I need another job.”
I placed the dishes in the sink and put my arms around him. Even though I wasn’t supposed to, I still felt awful.
“I did have my reasons. If my boss were to ever find out, I would probably lose my job… Can you ever forgive me?”
“Oh Glaze. I was never angry with you. I was just upset and confused…Listen, its almost time for my lunch, how about we go across the street to the gingerbread gardens?””
“Ya. I saw him when he came in. Glaze Lemon-Tart and he is dabbling with the clientele if you know what i mean.”
“You have to be sure about this. That is quite a steep accusation. If it is true he knows the consequences.”
“Well I guess he doesn’t care.”
“Well thank you for notifying me. I will deal with this matter shortly.”
“You’re welcome Mom.”
“Celly I thought we talked about this. While I am at work…
“Ya ya I know. No Mom talk….my mistake. You’re welcome Olive.”