A DAY IN AN AFRICAN LESBIAN’S LIFE 16
‘This tastes almost as good as you look,’ Danai said, giving Eve a long slow look as she licked the bar one chocolate milkshake off her lips.
They were seated in a booth at a Panarottis.
‘You are too sweet,’ Eve smiled shyly.
‘I’m just stating a fact, you look ravishing… I’m glad you made it, it was such short notice…’
‘A good thing I had the day off, I wanted to see you today too, talk…’ Eve felt her stomach twist, she didn’t like being the bearer of bad news.
‘Yes, me too..I feel we need to clear up a few things, like the chemistry I feel we share…’
‘I know… That’s what I wanted to talk about,’ She nervously pushed her hair away from her eyes.
‘I… ummm, she is called Azania,’ Eve blurted out, ‘.. it just came on and kinda hit me when I wasn’t looking, I think am in love with her…’
she trailed off uncomfortably and stole a peek at Danai’s face.
Danai reached a hand out and held Eve’s hand, ‘ it’s OK, I’m glad you told me… I do believe you led me on just a little back there though?’
Eve smiled embarrassed, ‘I know, and am so sorry, you are a great person and you deserved better treatment… I was just so confused’.
‘It’s OK, wrong timing… I was just a nick too late,’ Danai smiled self mockingly and rolled her eyed, they both laughed.
They looked at each other for a very long minute, each thinking there own thoughts.
‘We can be friends though right?’ Danai asked, unsure.
‘Of course, I didn’t want to push it, I’d like that a lot. Thank you for being so understanding…’ Eve squeezed Danai’s hand gently and let it go.
‘Which teams are playing today… want to watch a little soccer with me today friend?’ Danai put into the silence that followed and they went on to discuss the soccer.