John McBain! My goodness, after that long talk with Greenlee, she’d realized that she hadn’t called John to let him know that Ryan and Greenlee weren’t coming due to the weather in Pine Valley. As she took the bread out of the oven she looked outside of her kitchen window. She noticed that the snow was coming down at a steady pace. She walked into the living room to pick up her cordless to call John to let him know that everything had been cancelled.

Evangeline was disappointed that the dinner was cancelled but completely understood. She’d planned this dinner for the four of them during the holidays because they’d all been so busy. She and Greenlee hadn’t seen each other in three months, since she and Ryan had gotten married. It only seemed natural to make it a foursome since she got along great with Ryan and Ryan and John were like brothers. Evangeline and John had been working on their cases heavily and both deserved a much needed break.

“McBain,” John answered his phone.

“Hey John.”

“Hey Evangeline. How’s it going?”

“Well not so great. I just talked to Greenlee. She and Ryan aren’t going to be able to make it. The weather is horrible in Pine Valley, and it looks like it’s going to get pretty bad here too. So, needless to say, it looks like my dinner is cancelled.”

“Yeah, the weather is getting pretty bad, but it may be little late for that dinner cancellation,” John stated with hesitation.

“What do you mean?”

“Well, I actually just parked in your driveway and I’m walking to your door right now.”

“Oh I’m so sorry! I stayed on the phone with Greenlee for like 30 minutes. I should’ve called you as soon as I knew she and Ryan weren’t coming.”

“Hey, it’s no big deal. I was hungry anyway, plus I hear from Ryan and Greenlee that you make the best spaghetti.”

“Yeah, it’s an old family recipe,” Evangeline said with pride.

“Hey Evangeline,” John began as he put his left hand in the pocket of his leather coat. “Do you think you could open up the door? It’s pretty cold out here.”

“John! I’m so sorry! I’m coming to the door right now,” she said as she hung up the phone.

“Thanks,” he said with a chuckle.

Evangeline was actually aware that John was still outside in the cold, but she was trying to buy herself some time. She was in the mirror primping, trying to make sure she looked just right for John.

The conversation she had with Greenlee only made her really admit her growing feelings toward John for the first time aloud. She put on her favorite shade of light brown lip gloss and looked herself over in the full length mirror she kept in her bedroom. She looked cute, yet comfy in her fitted light blue Banana Republic tee, and her favorite pair of Arden B. fitted blue jeans. Her hair was up in a flirty ponytail. She sprayed on some of her favorite perfume, Flowers in Springtime, just before she left her bedroom.

She walked to the front door and took a deep breath before opening it. Here goes nothing…

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