Stacey glides her fingers through Joe’s hair, as she walks by his work area. He playfully bats her fingers away but he likes the tingling he feels in his spine from her light touch.
“Hey, you two, where do you want to go for lunch today,” Lisa asks. Her desk directly faces Joe’s.
Stacey and Joe look at each other. Almost in unison, they reply, “Uno’s.”
“I’ll walk over to Accounting to let Bob know. We’re getting so predictable. But, hey, we’ve all been working together for like forever it feels like sometimes. Noon good for you guys?” Lisa rises from her chair and adds, “I know it’s the lunch rush hour, but I have to leave right at five tonight so Peter and I can have dinner together. He has his Architectural Society meeting later in the evening.”
Stacey assures her, “No worries. We all have our own lives after work. In fact, Brian and I will be going out with his boss and his wife tonight. I think Brian will definitely get his promotion.”
Lisa raises her hand to high-five Stacey, “Yes!”
“Sounds like we’re going to have a double celebration . . .” Joe intonates.
The two women look at him expectantly.
Joe explains, “Sue and I are going to see an obstetrician tomorrow morning to confirm something. I won’t say because I don’t want to jinx it.”
Both Stacey and Lisa hug him.
“I might be jumping the gun, but let’s save the kisses and more hugs and . . . ahem . . . tomorrow, shall we?”
“Okay, I’ll let Bob know about our lunch plans. See you later.” Lisa leaves.
“I’m so excited for you, Joe,” Stacey says. She kisses his lips.
“You’re the best office wife, Stace.”
She kisses him again and they both go back to work.