Welcome to this week's Tuesday Tales to the word prompt rough. This week will conclude Pia and Lorenzo's story. Keep in mind this is unedited, so I apologize in advance for the errors. I hope you enjoyed their story.
“Wow.” Pia’s eyes bulged wide opened. “You’ve left me speechless.”
“I don’t see any problem at all. A simple yes I’ll come with you, or no I can’t.”
Pia gazed at Lorenzo. He looked so intense. This was a huge decision to be made, one she would have liked to think about. But for once in her life she would go with her gut. She knew exactly what she wanted. Pia sighed.
“I know this is a huge decision, especially since the rough bumps in the road that we’ve been through. If,” he raised his index finger, “you’re worried about your business, job, don’t worry about it. I can get you set up anywhere you want. But that isn’t my intention to bribe you. “I need you to…”
Pia held up her hand to quiet him. “Yes, I will come along with you.”
Lorenzo’s lips broke into a huge grin. He sighed.
“You look really surprised.”
“I have to admit,” he ran his fingers through his dirty blond hair, “I am.”
Pia lifted up her martini glass. Instead of sipping her drink, she downed it. This was the last thing she had expected. She thought she would be leaving the restaurant minus a boyfriend.
“Can I get you another,” Lorenzo pointed to her glass.
“No, thank you, I think I had enough of cocktails for the day.” She slid her finger along the top of the glass where chocolate still lingered.
“Would you mind if I have another?”
“Not at all.” Pia reached for her glass of water. “Tell me more about Houston. I don’t understand why you were traded.”
“Neither do I.”
“Whom did they trade you for?”
“Two young kids in triple A ball.” Lorenzo shook his head from side to side. “I am still in shock. I didn’t see it coming at all. I have a perfect record. They never let on that they were unhappy with me or they were showing any interest in anyone else.”
Pia reached her hand out touching his face. “I believe that everything happens for a reason. And for some reason we aren’t meant to be in New York. Besides, I heard Houston is beautiful.”
“It is. How do you feel about me
“I will go wherever you go. I didn’t realize how much I loved you until you were gone.”
“I will help you establish your business in Houston. You could hire someone to manage your office up here. Or, you don’t have to work and can enjoy the country club life with the other players wives.”
“I’d rather work. I’m not the type to sit around all day in a short white skort drinking cocktails and playing tennis.”
Lorenzo went hysterical. “I know you’re not. But I just want to give you options.”
“Thank you. I appreciate you giving me choices.”
Lorenzo called the waiter over. “We’ll both have cappuccino.”
“Mine with extra whipped cream,” Pia said.
“Not a problem.” The waiter chuckled. “Are ready for desert? Or would you rather wait a bit.”
“I’m ready. We’ll have my usual.”
Pia sat back in her chair. “I never expected you to be the desert type.”
“See. We have a lot to learn about each other.”
The waiter returned with their cappuccinos along with a long white dish with six pirouline wafers, and vanilla ice cream.
“I love these,” Pia said. “And the ice, is perfect to dip the wafers into.” Pia pointed her finger at him. “What a perfect dessert to end the perfect date.”
Pia took one of the wafers and rolled it through the soft vanilla ice cream.
Lorenzo chuckled. “Go ahead, double dip.”
Pia took another cookie, but put it down when something caught her eye on another cookie. She reached for the cookie, her heart palpitating. Lorenzo reached over, took the cookie out of her hand a dropped to one knee.
“Pia, will you marry me?”
Tears rushed from Pia’s eyes. She stood, looking down at Lorenzo. “Oh yes. Yes I will.”
Lorenzo slid the large circular diamond with full cut diamonds onto her finger, and stood. He took her face between his hands. “Today our lives have started.”