All her life it seemed Jenna was a walking disaster around the Christmas holidays. Just once - one time - could she have a pleasant Christmas? Well, it was worth a shot to wish on a star, just this one time and maybe magic could happen. *** This was a very cute story proving sometimes wishes do come true. Sweet.
Jenna couldn't resist the opening he'd given her. "So you're the only single one, huh?"
"Yep. Still single. Not even a girlfriend on the horizon. How about you?"
"No girlfriend on the horizon for me either." Jenna was so hung up on John's confirmation of heterosexuality that it took her a second to realize what she'd just said. "No boyfriend, I mean. Well, there was one, but we broke up today."
"Oh. I'm sorry."
"Thanks. Don't worry. He was kind of a loser anyway. He actually dumped me over e-mail. Tacky, right?"
"Well I'm glad you're keeping your sense of humor." He chuckled. "It doesn't sound like you've had a very good day."
"Let's not talk about my day. Let's talk more about you." If John knew every miserable thing that had befallen her today, he'd probably shove her out of his apartment and lock the door after her. Not that she'd blame him. She really should leave. But it was so cozy sitting here in front of the fire with him, the schnapps and hot chocolate warming her insides. She'd leave after she had a few more cookies.
"Ok, what do you want to know?"
What it would be like to kiss you. Dang, where had that come from? How much schnapps was in this drink anyway? Flustered, Jenna searched for a more suitable topic, desperately trying to ignore the idea that in a room so full of Christmas, there had to be mistletoe hanging somewhere.