Title: Rewriting History
Adult Contemporary Romance
Camilla and Ellis meet again after an errant kiss and a two-year separation.
Camilla reached for her wallet to pay for a much-needed cup of tea. Only her bag wasn't there.
“How about you add her order to mine? I’ll take a cappuccino, please.”
Ellis Jones materialized at her elbow pushing a crisp twenty across the counter. She swallowed hard while her stomach did a little flip.
“Thank you. Again. Seems you’re destined to come to my aid.”
Ellis nodded. “Was it sprained?” He peered at her sock-covered foot. Under his gaze, each of the Hello Kitties scattered across the toe seemed to shrivel up from embarrassment. She wanted to do the same.
They moved away from the counter. Ellis slowed to match her hobbled gait.
“I’m Ellis, by the way.” His eyes were even bluer than she remembered.
“Camilla Tanner.” She watched his face carefully but the expression never changed. Something in her sank a little. He didn’t remember.
“Where are you headed?”
“I have a Public Policy presentation in a half-hour.”
A tapping overhead drew their attention. A frantic Sunny leaned over the railing tapping his wrist. ‘Hurry up,’ he mouthed.
“Team member,” Camilla added in explanation. “If I don’t hurry, there’ll be fighting over the slide fonts again.”
“Never underestimate the power of a good font.”
“Ah, but which one? Arial or Calibri?”
“No contest. I’m an economist, we scoff at Calibri.”
She swore his lips quirked. Oh, two could play this game.
“Really?" She tilted her head. "I’m more of a Baskerville girl myself.”
“Baskerville? As in hounds?” Ellis laughed, and she nearly melted. “That’s not a real font. You’re joking.”
“It is!” She grinned and tucked her hair behind her ear. “But, I am.”
Wide-eyed and smiling, he looked so boyish. And adorable. Camilla stared at the floor to hide her s***-eating grin.