I grinned at him. “Thanks. I volunteer at a daycare that helps kids with dyslexia and they’re in need of supplies that can help the little kids. They need to be interested to want to learn.”
He stuck his hand out. “I’m Louis, by the way.”
“Melanie.” I said, shaking it.
After I released his hand, Louis stuck it in his pocket and retrieved a wallet, opening it and taking a few bills out. “Well, Melanie, I would like to donate to this daycare.”
Obviously grateful, I took the money and noticed how much it was. “Are you sure?”
“But this is like, a lot of money…”
“Well, I was hoping I could maybe impress you and get your number?” Louis flashed me a cheeky grin as I laughed. “What do you say, Melanie?”
I smiled at him, putting the four hundred pounds in my pocket and pulling out my phone. Handing it to him, Louis’ grin only widened as he clicked a few buttons and entered his number, then proceeded to text himself so I had his number in return. When he handed it back, his blue eyes were sparkling and I was mentally high-fiving myself for getting asked out by such a hot guy that seemed to be pretty nice.
“Call me later – if you don’t, then I still have your number.” Louis told me teasingly, trying to look stern as I laughed once again. “I’ll see you later.”
I nodded. “See you later. Thank you so much for the donation, by the way!”
He winked, taking a step backwards. “Anything to put a pretty smile on a pretty girls’ face.”
Turning around, Louis continued to walk through the crowds of people as I watched after him, slightly dazed. Did that really just happen? Attempting to shake it off, I continued to pass out the flyers and hang them up before my arms ached and I decided to go back to the daycare. Walking back took around ten minutes – I hadn’t ventured very far, and if I did, I would be walking back shortly after.
When I got back into the daycare, I smiled at a few parents who were picking their children up. Jimmy ran over to me and latched onto my leg, giving it a nice squeeze and hug as I giggled at him, ruffling his blonde hair. Looking up at me with the biggest blue eyes, I bit my tongue so I wouldn’t ‘aw’ at him and watched as his eyes narrowed, knowing I was smiling because he was so cute.
“I don’t like when you always call me cute, Miss Melanie,” Jimmy said, slowly prying himself off of me. “You make me feel like a kid.”
I grinned at him. “Because you are a kid!”
Widening his eyes, I looked around before whispering, “Shush! I want to be taken seriously around here, okay?”
“Okay, Jimmy.” I said with a laugh.
|Melanie Iglesias||as Melanie Minor|
|Asher Book||as Grady Carr|