“So, you had fun?” I ask as we walk up to her front door.
For the first time tonight, she pockets her phone. A smile lights up her face, reminding me why I was on this date.
“Yes, thank you.” We stand at her porch, she hesitates for the knob.
“Really,” I would’ve already melted if she had been looking at me like this all night, “you seemed, uhm, distracted.”
She takes my hand and leans in. I was almost begging for it when my lips found hers.
I hear the door open, she jumps back, “Mom?”
“Sorry” she says, smiling again. She picks up the tiny sleepyhead at the door. “I had a great time. I’ll see you soon?”
Word count: 120
I’m not sure if I successfully revealed that she wasn’t a great date or that he didn’t know she had a kid. I might write a sequel or a prequel for this one. Was listening to Birdy’s Keeping Your Head Up while writing this for some reason.