Recommended Listening: Let It Burn x Jazmine Sullivan. Make Me Fee x Janelle Monae. Teenage Fever x Drake. Easy x DaniLeigh
Nearby conversations competed with upbeat music in the area, creating the perfect cacophony of background sounds as you took a look at your surroundings. Your eyes lingered on the teenage couple making googly eyes at each other and felt a small smile crack at their innocence. Across the way, a little girl squealed in excitement as the booth attendant handed her a stuffed pig from the winner’s shelf, making you look down at the brown bear in your arms. Though you managed to tone down your celebration a few moments before, you fully understood her happiness. You’d been on the same cloud all evening.
“Cookies and cream in a bowl with an extra scoop for the lady.” Your head turned in time to catch Yahya effortlessly balancing two cups of ice cream while stepping across the picnic table bench. “And a bowl of plain vanilla for me because a little girl started crying and said I was taking too long.”
Your eyes followed Yahya’s not so subtle nod in the offender’s direction, finding her knee-deep in another tantrum at the claw machine.
“Aww, but she’s so cute!”
He scoffed and shook his head, “We gotta work on your definition of cute.”
“Well, I think you’re cute. Is my definition off there or…”
“No, no, you’re on track! Please, tell me more.”