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Jason shook his head. “No. I better get back to what I’m supposed to be doing. ” Charles removed his silver rimmed glasses, and then wiped the lenses with his thumb. He looked remarkably handsome without his glasses. Rugged, blue eyed, and blonde, what more could a woman want in a man? “All I wanted was to give you a little fright. You looked freaked out and I thought it might be fun to scare you just a bit. ” Charles stared at Jason as his eye brows arched slyly. ” Charles showed off a set of perfect white teeth.
However, in the end, he had fallen victim to Jason’s charms. More likely, he didn’t think it was wise to argue with a regular customer. In return for his gallantry, Jason had been rewarded with an affectionate gaze. Yes indeed, he had become the object of a teenage crush. There! The troublesome laces had been well knotted. The moment of escape had arrived. Jason straightened, and then took a step forward. “Excuse me. Are you Jason? Hello, I’m so sorry to keep you waiting. ” Jason halted, fighting the almost uncontrollable urge to run for his sanity.
Jason knew he had made a mistake. Mabel fell into step beside him. After a slight pause, she peered over her horn-rimmed glasses. She had obviously shifted from her role as ruler to the grandmother that she looked like. “So I hear that you’re off to the police station. Hmmm. Anything exciting brewing in our fair town? Usually there isn’t too much. ” Why hadn’t he taken the truck? Because it was a short walk and he needed the exercise. Stupid, stupid.... Gritting his teeth, Jason slowed his pace to match Mabel’s.