Title: Giant Waffles & Tree Sloths
Midnight can really blow.
I mean, if it's a Wednesday night and you're awake but
It blows hard.
I'm sitting on the floor by my desk writing index
I mean, normally, that wouldn't be a big deal but this
There's a bill up for a vote soon that would change
We don't want that to happen -- thus the late-night
Normally, I would suck it up for the Southwestern
Josh has been even more impossible than usual --
Oh yeah, all of the damn chocolate frozen yogurt was
I groan under my breath as I open my desk drawer and
"What?" I say a little louder.
"Whaaaaaaaaatttt?" I yell back. I hate yelling.
"There you are." Josh says from his office door,
"Yes, here I am, making notecards, researching,
"I'm tired, I want to go home."
"Are you done?"
"Sorry, we need....."
"I want to go home and go to bed, maybe take a hot
"I thought you were impervious."
"I am imperviously exhausted."
"That makes hardly any sense at all."
"Donna!" He says in a shocked tone; I can't tell
"Do you think it's appropriate to tell your boss to
"It is if my boss is you," I snicker.
"Does Mrs. Landingham tell the President to bite her?"
"She might...you know, actually, I could maybe see
He pauses and adds, "Yeah, I think I could too,"
Jerk. Like I'm going to melt just because the dimples
"Did you have dinner?"
I throw a kiss at him.
"This was dinner?" He asks, catching it in his hands.
"Well, no, not that one."
"Donna, you should eat."
"Did you eat?"
"Yeah, Sam and I got something during that meeting on
I stare a him in disbelief. "You didn't bring me back
"It was a dinner meeting with four Republican
"Yes." I answer back incredulously.
"Okay, I didn't know that."
I roll my eyes as I grab another kiss and mutter
"Besides, they would have made fun of me. It's hard
I decide to ignore the 'little woman' comment for now.
"Oh, that's a good reason. Bringing me dinner would
"No, I actually didn't even think of it then; I'm
"Do you want something now?" He walks a little
"You're offering to go out and get me food?" I snort.
"Would that be that hard to believe?"
"Because, if you got me food, it would denote a sort
"I recognize other people's needs."
I make a another grunting noise as I pop another kiss
"I might go out to get you food, maybe even take you
"Josh, it's midnight, nothing is open."
"Well, there's that 24 hour diner on Massachusetts.."
"Porky's Pancake House?"
"You'd take me to Porky's Pancake House?"
"Well, it's midnight, what do you want?"
"To not get food poisoning.."
"I doubt you'd get food poisoning, besides, the
"Okay, the drive thru at Wendy's is still open."
"You'd go get me something from there?" I ask
"Maybe.." He starts. Maybe? Jerk.
"What? I thought you were suddenly all about my
He considers this. I can actually see the invisible
"Well, what would you give me if I went out and got
"What would you like?" I shoot back, knowing
He moves closer to me and his crotch is in now in my
"Josh, I'm not doing any late-night stamp collecting
Hey, I get a little punchy after working for nearly
"Donna! I was just, I mean, I wasn't.. " He
"Fellatio is fun, Josh, oh wait, I meant
"Umm, okay, we need to get you some food."
"I'll be back in a few minutes."
"I'll be here, baby.."
About twenty minutes later I hear footsteps
"I don't smell Wendy's.." I don't even look up.
"That's comforting, I didn't go to Wendy's.
"I went to Emile's."
"Emile's?" I try to recollect that name,
He's standing by me with a huge take-out bag and a
"Yeah, it's open late."
"Really?" I jump up excitedly and grab the bag
I manage to set the offering on my desk before ripping
"I wasn't sure what you wanted so I got a couple of
I pull out two paper boxes and set them on my desk.
"You got me two things?" I look at them
"Well, one's for me, but you can pick first." He
He reaches around my arm as he points to one box,
"Mmmmm.... they both sound good." I think my
"You can't have both, I get one."
"Whose needs are you thinking about now?" I ask
"I'm thinking of your needs Donna, I'm just
We're face-to-face and I swear if I wasn't so hungry I
"I see," I move to the side a bit so that we're
"Okay. I got some Odwalla too."
"Mango Tango!" I cry out, reaching in the bag
"I know, you like mango tango -- see I listen to you."
"Well, you are just all over my needs tonight, aren't
He answers by giving me a, well, if I didn't know
This is interesting.
We set up a little picnic on the floor by my desk and
Later, with a happy, full stomach, I am acutely aware
Truth be told, I kind of like working late with him.
"I love it when you're not being you.." I say,
"So, philately aside," he starts with a smirk,
"Why? You didn't go to Wendy's."
"No, I didn't, this is better. So, whatever you were
"Oh really?" I ask, meeting his smug smile with
"I was going to give you a kiss."
"Another chocolate kiss?" He asks without
He inches closer to me so that our stretched out legs
"So maybe I should get a Donna-kiss now."
"You think so?" I feel my face light up and I
"Mango-tango, Donnatella..." He voice trails off
I smile as I lean my face in slowly, he meets me half
His lips are so soft and I think I make a little moan
Unfortunately, I don't forget for long enough. I think
"Hi." I say, suddenly at a loss for words.
"Hi." He's looking at me intently like he wants
"This was good."
"The food? Yeah..." He looks down at the empty
"The food was good *too*, Josh.."
"Why don't you go home? You can finish this up
"Are you leaving now?" I ask.
Josh is up now and back in the doorway of his office,
Honestly, neither do I.
"No, I'm going to be about another hour, then I'm
"Okay, you shouldn't stay late; you should leave by
"You really want to call me that now?" I ask
"No... I'll leave by 2:00. Donna," he answers
I really wish I was the doorframe right now.
"Okay, I'll just get going then."
"Are you okay getting home?"
"Will you call me?"
"Tomorrow morning?" I ask, as I grab my bag and
"No, um.. when you get home. Just so I know you made
I bite back a comment about not being paid enough to
As I walk past him he reaches out and grabs my hand,
"Thanks for staying tonight," he says quietly.
I give his hand a squeeze as I pass by, "Thanks for
Our fingers slide against each other as I walk away
Well, this is very interesting indeed.
"I'm home," I say into the phone as I start to
"Good. You going to sleep now?"
"Well, it is almost 1:30.."
"You should go to sleep."
"You should too. Go home, Josh." Oh thank god,
"Yeah..I know, what are you doing?"
"You made a noise."
"Oh, I'm getting ready for bed."
"Yes.." Oh hell, I'm talking to Josh in my underwear.
"Okay." His voice sounds funny.
"You're not going to ask me what I'm wearing, are
"Would you tell me?"
"Maybe.." I tease evilly.
"Okay, I should go now."
Neither of us hangs up.
"I should go." I say, twirling the phone cord
"Okay, one of us needs to hang up," I say softly.
"One.." I start.
"Two.." He replies.
"Three.." We say together.
I fight the urge to stay on and quietly put the phone
I dream about giant waffles and tree sloths.
I was going to call her back. I had the phone in my
I started to dial her number but stopped as I
I lay my head down on my desk.
Of course kissing her on the floor by her desk wasn't
I have absolutely *no* idea what I'm doing.
Donna's right, I need to go home and get some sleep.