“Hey Stew. How is it going?” John got up from his seat and greeted his old friend.
“Its, Stewart now John, I haven't gone by Stew since AC. My mom doesn't even call me that anymore.”
“Sorry man, How have you been Stewart.” John said in a very professional voice, “By the way, its John now.”
“Things are great John!” Stewart said back to him. “Man I am glad to see you. Who is this gorgeous woman that is having dinner with your ugly butt?”
“Oh I am sorry. Evangeline Williams, Stewart Flattery. Stewart Flattery, Evangeline Williamson.” Evangeline extended her hand to Stewart he gently took it and bent down and kissed it.
“Hey man, she is with me. Don't try in move in.” John said taking Evangeline’s hand from Stewart.
“What on earth is a beautiful woman such as yourself doing with our boy John McBain?”
“Falling in love.” She said with a smile directed towards John.
“Wow, how on earth did you get her to fall in love with you McBain, what did you do threaten to arrest her?”
“Actually, no he didn't he tried to avoid me at all cost and tried to push me away, but then he would come running back to me.” Evangeline said with a smile and a jab to John’s side.
“Really McBain, you went chasing after a girl?”
“That I did. And I am so glad I did.” John said and kissed her on the cheek. They both sat back down at the table while Stewart stood and talked to them.
“So, Evangeline what do you do for a living if you don't mind me asking?”
“No, no not at all, I am a lawyer.”
“The best one in the state of Pennsylvania.” John said with pride.
“John…” she said with an embarrassed look on her face.
“Look John you made her blush.” Stewart said with a laugh.
“Hey be nice you two.” Evangeline said with a small laugh. “I am not that bad, John just likes to brag that is all.”
“Well, I have a great meal planned for you two, I hope you are hungry. I have to get back before some stupid idiot starts a fire in my kitchen. I will check in later once your meal is ready, it shouldn't be much longer. I know you have plans for the..”
“Hey man, stop!” John said cutting Stewart off before he ruined his plans.
“Ohh, she doesn't know what you have planned does she?”
“No she doesn't and I would like to keep it that way, so keep your big trap shut okay?”
“Yeah whatever. It was a pleasure meeting you Evangeline. John.” Stewart said and walked away from the table and back to the kitchen.
“He knows where we are going and I don't, John that’s not fair.”
“Weren't you the one that sang All is Fair in Love?”
“Ahh, nice one McBain. Using my singing against me. He seems really nice. Fun too”
“Yeah he is a great guy. He would always get in trouble when we were kids. I would be the one to get him out of it.”
“Sounds like you have always saved people from trouble since you were a little kid.”
“Yeah, I guess so.”
A few minuets later there food arrived. Stewart had prepared for them a Beef Tenderloin with Béarnaise and Black Truffle Sauce and for dessert he made them a hot chocolate soufflé with mascarpone cream.
“So how is everything?” Stewart asked when he brought out the dessert.
“Absolutely amazing. My compliments to the chef.” Evangeline said with a smile as he set the soufflé in between them with two spoons.
“Wow, man I knew you could cook, but who know you were so good at it.”
“Thanks Johnny boy that means a lot coming from you.”
“Your welcome Stewart.”
“I hope you enjoy the soufflé.” Stewart said as he left the table once again.
“John I don't think I can eat another thing.” Evangeline said leaning back and rubbing her stomach.
“Oh come on Van, just a bite, Stewart made it especially for you.” John said as he took his spoon and broke into the soufflé. He pulled it out and raised the spoon towards Evangeline.
“Okay, just one bite.” She said opening her mouth. He slid the spoon in and her mouth closed around it. She took it all in as she did her eyes closed and she let out a soft moan.
“Is it good?” John asked with a smile.
“Oh my God John you have to taste it. That is the best thing I have ever tasted in my life.”
“You want more?”
“Oh gosh yes.”
He dug into it again and raised the spoon. Again she opened her mouth and closed her eyes in pure anticipation for the taste of the chocolate to flood her mouth. Again she let out a soft moan as she ate the dessert.
“Well I thought I was the only one who could get you to make that sound. I guess Stewart can too. I think I am a little jealous.” John said. Her eyes shot open at his statement.
“John, I cant believe you just said that.”
John laughed at Evangeline and he laughed hard. “What did you expect me to say? I only see that face and hear that voice when we are making love, and now your doing it in public.”
“Whatever McBain.” She took her spoon and took another bite.
“I guess I better eat some of this before you eat it all huh?”
“Ha ha very funny.” She pushed his spoon out of the way and took another bite.
“Hey come on share. There are two spoons here for a reason.”
“Man you can be such a kid at times.” She said laughing at him as she took another bite. He finally got his spoon in there and had some of his own.
“You are right this is moan worthy. But I won't do that, I'll save that for you.” He said with a sly smile.
“So what is next?” she asked in between bites. “I mean we didn't get all dressed up just to have dinner did we?”
“What if we did?”
“Well then that would mean, it is time to go back to the hotel room, so I can make you moan.”
John almost choked on his dessert at what she had said, “Wow! Actually we do have more plans, if you are up for it.”
“I am up for anything tonight as long as it is with you.” She said with a sexy smile.
“Great!.” He put his spoon down, stood up and extended his hand.
“Where are we going, I haven't finished my dessert yet.”
“Trust me, you don't want to be too full.”
He took her hand and led her out to the dance floor. “May I have this dance?”
He took her hand into his and led her on to the floor. He wrapped his arm around her waist. She put her hand on shoulder. He pulled her close to him and they glided across the floor. She smiled as they moved to the music of the live band playing in the Rainbow Room. They danced until they were both to tired to dance anymore.
“Are you ready to go?”
“I am if you are.” She said.
“Great lets hit it. We have one last thing to do before we call it a night.”
“John there is more?”
“Yes, are you ready?”
“For anything. Lets go McBain.” She grabbed his hand and they walked out of the restaurant. Before they left they stopped by the host stand and John handed the host a note.
“Can you make sure the chef gets this? Till him it’s from Mac.”
“Sure of course. Have a good evening.”
“You too.” They both said at the same time.
They took the elevator back down to the lobby. When they stepped out the limo was not there waiting for them instead a Handsome Cab was with a blanket and thermos and the flowers John had bought earlier sitting in the seat.
“John! A handsome cab ride! Oh my goodness. I have always wanted to do this.” She said grabbing him and hugging him hard.
“So I take it you like it?”
“Ohh, I love it, I love you!” she said stepping in to the carriage. “Are these for me?” she asked picking up the roses.
“Yes the are.”
“They are beautiful John, thank you so much.” She said kissing him on the lips and then smelling the roses.
“Your quite welcome.”
The driver of the cab got the horses going and they went trotting through New York City and into Central Park. John wrapped his arm around Evangeline and she snuggled up next to him.