I have been looking forward to today so much! A while ago, Jaycee DeLorenzo and Victoria Smith hosted the Oh, My Hero bloghop, in which we had to interview the male lead from one of our stories. Today, the girls get their chance to respond! So, I present to you Freya interviewing Leah from Game On! P.S This scene isn't int the book, just a little something I whipped up this morning!
"Urgh!" Freya growled as she flung her bag down on the floor and threw herself onto the sofa beside me.
She looked thoroughly harassed. Her blonde hair was starting to slip from her intricate up-do, and her face was distinctly lacking the happiness a first date usually brings.
"Dare I ask?"
"Don't bother. That was the biggest waste of time ever."
I didn't press the issue, just reached over and poured her a glass of red wine. There was really no need to delve any further into what had happened with the persistent journalist who'd been asking Freya out for weeks. He was obviously trying to sniff out some Westberg scandal, and Freya only accepted his dinner invitation in the hope that one date would make him back off.
Freya took a huge gulp from the wine glass. "Cheer me up, Leah. What was the worst first date you've ever been on?"
"Hmm," I began, "There are a lot to choose from. But I think the worst was when I was at Uni. There was a funfair in town, and after going on one of the more daring rides, he puked all over me. That would have been bad enough on its own, but then he thought it was okay to try and drag me into a vomit-tasting kiss."
"Ha," Freya laughed. "That does make me feel better! What is wrong with men? Why don't they realise how easy it would be to make us happy if they just put a little bit of thought into their actions?"
Personally, I thought Freya's biggest problem was that she'd gone on a date with the wrong guy, but I hadn't known her long enough to throw the theory out there just yet so I kept my mouth shut.
"Do you kiss on a first date?" she asked, and I spluttered into my drink.
"You didn't kiss that guy, did you?"
"Of course not! That's not why I asked, I was just curious."
"Okay," I smiled. "And yes, I do like to kiss on the first date. I never really understood the point of putting off something if you both want to do it."
"Me too," Freya said, sighing. "It's finding someone worth kissing that's the biggest problem."
"What do you look for in man? What makes you want to date someone?"
That was a big question. I'd gone through so many phases of dating certain types of men. Usually the wrong types. I figured Freya was looking for an answer more sophisticated than, 'Guys who are sexy.'
"I think for me, it's not necessarily about one definite quality," I told her. "It's more about the feelings. If a man can make me feel excited, and make my stomach get all knotted up, then I know he's worth seeing."
An image of Radleigh McCoy flashed into my mind. Men who knot your stomach by being assholes don't count.
Freya looked thoughtful for a moment. "That's a good way to look at it. I was thinking about sense of humour, or huge muscles, but it is the feelings that are most important."
In honour of Freya's bad date, I choose this song to represent the guy who put her in such a bad mood!