This was it. This was the day where all the couples were all lovey dovey and all the single people were desperate except for a few who were on the fence about the romantic holiday. Today, Connor, Theo's best friend was a part of one of the lovey dovey couples. “Hey Theo, can you hold these roses for a minute?!” He piped, throwing the dozens of roses at his friend and Theo scrambled to catch all of them, “Connor, how much were these?!”
“Mmm...90 dollars to have them fresh.”
“Why so much?!”
“Because my lady is more important than anything and I if I want to have a future with her, I have to do this right!” Connor replied, stuffing a gift bag with a bunch of different things.
The lynx sighed and placed the roses gently on the table, “Wow, you are so going to spoil her.”
“Obviously, I love her! So, what are you up to today?” Connor asked.
“Nothing, hanging out at home.” Theo replied.
“What? On Valentines Day? No way! What about Taryn?” The striped tail animal questioned.
“What about her?”
Taryn was Connor's girlfriend's best friend. Connor set up Theo with the lady and he had one date with her and never called her again. “I didn't...call her.”
“Wow. So that's why she flinches every time I mention you, you flat out rejected her!” Theo flinched at the harsh term, as Connor rustled through a rose and found a red one out of all the pink ones he had and handed it to him, “Take this to her. Spend the day with her, I'm sure Mixi and Luxo have something planned for today anyway.” He teased.
“No, I'm not dating Taryn.”
“Why? Do you think she's ugly?”
“No! She's...gorgeous. It's just, I don't have time for a relationship.”
Connor shoved the rose into his hand and disappeared into Theo's room and dug through his closet, pulling out a black dress shirt and slacks and threw them at him, “Shower, take that rose, find Taryn, don't be a jerk. I'm going out with Maricela and if I find out that you didn't go out with Taryn, I will tell her that she has permission to kill you on her will~!” He called, leaving.
“Wow, that's a lot of stuff for Miss Maricela.” Luxo responded.
“Yeah, hey Luxo, if you and Mixi are here alone, will you be okay?” Theo looked to the younger lynx and he nodded,
“Absolutely, I won't let anyone hurt her~!” He smiled and Theo nodded,
“Alright then, I'm going to shower.”
When Theo did call he wasn't expecting a nice hello, he expected a rude, sarcastic tone but she simply replied with a sure and agreed to meet at a small cafe. Theo stood, kicking a few pebbles on the ground, his hands in his pockets, looking down at his feet. “Hey, I'm sorry I'm late.” His ears flicked when he heard a feminine voice and looked up. Taryn smiled softly and waved gently before crossing her arms and walking up to him. “Hey...Thanks for coming. I...Didn't think you would.”
“I didn't think you would call again.” She answered, “I heard from Connor that you don't have time for a relationship so I was thinking that I shouldn't even waste your time, you do have a younger brother and he seems very important to you but Connor and Maricela insisted that I come and since I do like you, I figured why not, we can be friends right?”