A moment of silence passed.
“Would you like something to eat, Alex?”
“Cool. I could whip something up for you.” Teresa gave me a wink, which caused me to blush.
“Do you want me to help?”
“Thanks, but trust me, I got this.” Teresa punctuated that with a nice slap to her belly.
“Alright then, chef. Make us a meal!”
Teresa cracked up laughing as she got up from the couch and made her way to the kitchen. I couldn't help but blush as she practically hopped and skipped to the cabinet and pulled out a flying pan.
“I'm going to make us something gooood!”
“What are you making-”
“A bup-bup! It's a surprise! Watch some television, keep your eyes off me...if you can.” She flashed me a smile and make her way to the fridge.
As she cooked, I turned on the TV and blushed. Not at the news on screen, mind you, but the events that have unfolded in my life so far. I used to be a lonely guy, someone who felt invisible among the crowd. Looking for a special someone to be with, who understands me and loves me for who I am. Look where I am now: in the apartment of a beautiful woman who just kissed me and now making me a nice dinner.
I look over to Teresa. She is really focused on her cooking. Mixing and stirring and seasoning, she's like a machine. I couldn't help but stare at her body with each movement. So jiggly...
“You couldn't help yourself, couldn't you?”
“You can see right through me,” I quipped.
Teresa replied with a cute giggle. “With perfect x-ray vision.”
I chuckled. “Could I at least take a peek? I can smell beef...”
“Not yet, I'm almost done. Keep patient, cutie.”
I replied in a fake annoyed voice “Arrgh! Okay, fine.”
She laughed. “You sound like a little cartoon character. Two more minutes!”
“Alright then.” I don't even know why I turned on the TV. Watching her cook is so much entertainment by itself. The smell of her cuisine is making my stomach rumble, though. I can't wait to eat.
“Is it done yet?”
Teresa cut the oven off and dumped the pan's contents onto two ceramic plates. She pulled two forks from the drawers and placed my plate in front of me.
“Dinner is served!”
It was a beautiful beef stir fry with ground beef, brown rice, pieces of steak, green/red/yellow peppers and corn. Sprinkled with shredded mozzarella cheese.
Looking sooo good.
I immediately grabbed my fork to dig in, but Teresa grabbed my arm to stop.
“No-no-no! You have to say grace first!” She smiled playfully in my face.
“Oh, right! Sorry!”
I dropped the fork and lowered my head. I saw Teresa do the same as I closed my eyes and prayed:
God is good,
God is sweet,
Thank you for the food we eat.
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you God for everything...
Thank you for introducing me to this amazing, beautiful woman.
So far, she has been really kind to me,
And she seems to love me as much as I love her.
Lord, I need your help. I want to treat Teresa like a queen.
I want to love and treasure her.
Please help me be good to her, and not mess up with mistakes.
I hope we'll love each other forever, Lord.
Thank you for all the great things you have done for me so far in my life,
For watching over my family.
Please watch over Teresa, guide her to happiness and safety.
She's one of a kind.
I opened my eyes...and saw a blushing Teresa stare at me with tears in her eyes and a smile on her face.
She gave me a big hug.
I had no idea that I actually said my prayer out loud. Hmm, the Lord does work in mysterious ways...
“Teresa, I meant every word I said. I want to be your boyfriend. I love you.”
“I want to be your girlfriend, Alex. You're so sweet. I love you too.”
And with that, we shared a deep kiss, holding each other tightly. In what seemed like many minutes we parted lips, breathing heavily. I was dazed, but happy.
“Whoa. Each kiss keeps getting better!”
Teresa giggled. “Let's keep it that way.” She squeezed my cheek, gave me an alluring 5 second stare, and began to dig in.
I took a bite out of the stir fry and my eyes popped out. “Teresa, this is seriously delicious! Mmm! So good!”
“Thanks Alex. It's one of my signature dishes.”
“Have you ever made this for your family?”
“A few times. Usually the weekends.”
“ I wouldn't mind eating this all week.” Teresa cracked up laughing. Such a cute sight.
“It's that good, huh?”
“Yeah, Teresa. No joke. You'd make a great chef.”
“Ahh, so much praise, so much praise!”
I laughed as I cleaned my plate. “Done! Any seconds?”
“Yep. There's more in the pan. Oh, I forgot about the drinks! Could you get the ginger ale from the fridge?”
I opened her fridge and gasped. It was filled to the brim with fruits, salads, cold cuts, hot dogs, Rubbermaids filled with food, juices, soda, water, cookies, some take-out...this girl is loaded!
I jumped as I saw a giggling Teresa stand right behind me.
“Need to have enough food to satiate my big hunger. I'll go get the cups.”
I grabbed the 3-liter bottle of ginger ale and closed the fridge. Teresa took the soda and plopped back on the couch while I prepared a second helping.
“Would you like any more stir-fry, Teresa?”
“You can eat the rest. I made it just for you, really.”
“Oh, thanks again!”
“You're welcome,” Teresa replied with a giggle. Hearing that sound made me blush.
I sat right next to Teresa and started eating. She prepared the cups of ginger ale and passed one to me.
“I couldn't help but wonder: how are you able to buy so much food?”
“It's a combination of things. I save enough money to make sure I have food for the month. I'm also very big on collecting coupons from circulars and newspapers, plus the membership card. I usually save up to a hundred or even two hundred dollars!”
“Wow,” I replied.
Teresa chuckled. “Hey, if I have to satisfy my hunger, it's always best to shop smart.”
“In addition, sometimes my parents would make some food to take home with me. I also make sure my food is balanced; I enjoy junk food, but I also love my fruits and veggies. Gotta have those in my diet, if you would call it that. Do you juice?”
“We should have a juice day! I have a juicer in the cabinet, I'll whip you up something good!”
“I'm in. Let's do it! I can bring some fruit if you don't mind.”
“Well, I have plenty; maybe bring some celery or beets if you can.”
“You make juice with beets! Me too! I usually make a drink out of beets, cantaloupe, green apples and celery.”
“Yum, sounds like a unique taste.”
“It sure is. You'll love it.”
“Just a caution, though: the beets will leave purple stains on your teeth. You don't want to walk around town looking like you brushed them with Kool-Aid!”
“I'll keep that in mind!”
Teresa and I shared a big laugh. I finished my stir fry and took a sip of ginger ale. A few seconds later, I made a low belch.
Teresa took the bottle of ginger ale and took a big chug of it. She then proceeded to grab her belly and jiggle it rapidly. Suddenly a loud grumble emerged from her stomach.
“Here it comes,” said Teresa.
She took a deep breath and let fly the biggest belch I've ever heard.
“Eeerrrrrrrrr-UUUUUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHUYURP! Excuse ME! Hey Alex, THAT is how it's done! Feel free to clean up your drool of amazement!”
Sure enough, I was salivating from the mouth like a hypnotized puppy dog. Feeling embarrassed, I quickly snapped out of my frozen state and grabbed a napkin. While wiping up the puddle on my shirt, I couldn't help but laugh out loud.
“That was amazing! And as you can see from my drool...it was... pretty hot.” I blushed immediately.
“Yeah...along with the belly jiggling, so ...hypnotic.”
Teresa giggled shyly. “Oh, wow...I really do have an effect on you, huh?”
“It's a gift.” With that response, Teresa blushed.
“So, you wouldn't mind...giving me a nice...belly rub?”
“I'd be a blithering idiot to mind that!” I blurted.
Teresa laughed as she gestured me to come closer. I got nervous as my hands hovered over her lovely mound of fat.
“Go ahead. Don't be shy. I'm sure you're strong hands will feel good against my big soft skin.”
My face heated up again. Suddenly, my heart began to pound against my chest. I can feel the sweat begin to form on my forehead.
This was a big step for me. The kissing was at first, but this...this was really nerve-wracking.
Come on Alex...be brave...this is a new experience for yooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuu....