The glasses were being constantly filled. The low hum of everyone discussing how Jacqueline looked at her birthday celebration. Only one man stood out.
He spoke to no one. He drank alone and his continual stare was set on Jacqueline. People who noticed his slight obsessive stare were whispering amongst themselves.
The other’s who knew who he was did not seemed phased by it.
Jacqueline mingled with everyone and thanked them for coming. He watched as she maneuvered her way over to him. He took another sip of the vintage liquor and waited.
“Happy day Miss Jacqueline. What would you like to have tonight?” the overly helpful bar keep asked.
“I’ll have a whiskey sour. chased with AB negative shot.”
“Wow that is a powerful drink for someone who is not seasoned in it.”
“What makes you think that I am not seasoned in drinking?” A little annoyed by his presumption.
“Sorry for the irritation. I’ll just stay here and be silent.”
Jacqueline turned to him and fell into the deep sepia color eyes. Tinged with the color of sunset.
“It is alright. Tonight no one get’s in trouble. What is your name. I am the main attraction of the celebration so you know I am Jacqueline.”
“My name is Bran.”
“First name only?”
“I trying to keep you interested.”
He smiled and Jacqueline could have sworn she seen sparks. Her drinks came right on time. She turned and threw the shot of AB negative back and chased it with the whisky sour.
“I’m impressed. Your not the untouchable princess that they are parading are you?”
Before she could answer Makalo called her to his side. She walked over while smiling at everyone.
“I thank all of you for attending Jacqueline’s two hundredth day. Today is special. Today she is going to meet her betrothed.”
Everyone clapped and some cheered.
“Please welcome Sir Bran of Stoker.”
The man that was leaning against the bar and had those amazing eyes began to walk through the crowd.
She took several audible breaths that her father looked at her concerned that something more was happening to her.
“Hello Miss Jacqueline. Happy birth day.” He slightly bowed and stood up all the while he gave her the slightest of smiles.
“Come stand beside her so everyone could see the both of you.”
He obliged Makalo’s request and Jacqueline command her hormones to behave and not take over.
The ovation they received from the announcement was over whelming. Bran reached for her hand to keep her steady. She seemed to sway and he would not let her fall.
So he is a dream that she never thought she would have. How do you like this so far. Let me know. Please like and tell other’s about it. Until next we meet. Fia xoxo