Rachel was waiting for Charlotte. They were suppose to go over their strategy and last minute changes with the young adult reading program. She had brought cupcakes hoping that might do the trick. They were chocolate with strawberry icing.
"Can I have one?" Parker asked who was coming in early and stopped to put his lunch in the fridge at the break-room.
"No." Rachel gave him a sour look.
"I dunno." Rachel glared at him to go away.
"Those look so good. You made'm just for Charlotte? How about the rest of us?" Parker shrugged eyeing the cupcakes.
"Are you in our department?" She gritted.
"I could be. What do you want me to do?" He didn't take his eyes off her.
"Start my Chicks and Sticks group." She stared right back as if she was a tough cookie to crack.
"Chicks and Sticks? What's that?"
"Crochet. Knitting. That kind of thing. And I'm hoping to incorporate some book club time from the series." She told him.
"Book club?" He nodded. "Now I could do something like that. How about the classics like Catcher in the Rye. You know, a list of must read books."
"Must read books." She liked it. How was that possible? Parker could think up something that was actually worth talking about? "You'd be interested in that kind of thing?" Well, he was good looking. That might be a plus.
"OK, then, have a cupcake," Rachel said. "But just one. I'd have to run it by the director first."