Levi raised an eyebrow as if he knew something. He handed the camera to her. “Go ahead and take a look. I think you’ll be surprised how Roy made you look so natural and relaxed.”
She snatched the camera from him. What was that supposed to mean? Pivoting sharply she marched back to her room leaving the traitorous Charmer behind.
Levi’s voice followed her. “I especially like the one with you in the boat, but the close up with the trees behind you is great too. If I saw those two photos on a dating profile it would definitely peak my interest.”
How did he know? “What are you some sorta peeping tom? How did you know what I was doing?” She yelled her questions, not caring that they were insulting or that frustration coated every word. Putting the camera in her room, she stomped back to confront her nemesis. Fisting her hands on her hips., she lowered her chin and tried to imagine heat seeking missiles flying straight at the aggravating man.
A grinning Levi had the nerve to wink at her. Did he actually wink at her? “I didn’t know. I was taking a shot in the dark. You’re single. You admitted to the esteemed lawyer you weren’t seeing anyone. Obviously, you’re horny.”
A gasp escaped her mouth before her hand could stop it. “I can’t believe you just said that.” Could it get any worse.
“I heard you pounding away on your laptop. I wondered if you might be filling out a dating profile then. I’d understand the thought of a partial man like myself isn’t that attractive.”
She rolled her eyes at his words. “You’re not going down that path again. Plenty of women would find you attractive if you’d give them half a chance. Instead, you make up their minds for them.”
“Listen to you, I bet you do the same thing. Sure, there are men who are jerks out there like the last loser you dated. Sometimes, they just might be overwhelmed because you’re such a strong woman.” The smile had vanished from his face as he worked his way to the chair's edge as if preparing to stand.
It was hard to tell what he might do. His words confused her. “I don’t pick up my dates so I doubt they know just how strong I am.”
He waved one hand as if attempting to erase his previous words. “That’s not what I meant. You have a career, a pet, an interest in photography, and you know what you’re going to do with your life. Some men might find that intimidating.”
Her mouth dropped open when he mentioned photography. The skunk knew it was her camera all along and he still looked at the photos.
As if realizing what she was thinking, Levi smirked. “Your name is on the camera in silver permanent marker.”
The name was an remnant of living with a roommate who often picked up things and claimed they were hers. Luckily, Linda had no interests in cameras. “You knew,” she managed to hiss the words a little late as far as replies went. Enough, there was no talking to him. The sooner she got her profile up, the better.
Turning, she gave him her back signalling the conversation was finished. Levi kept talking demonstrating he missed the cue.
“Go on, make your profile if that will help you forget about your inappropriate attraction to me. Hell, I’m hot for you and I won’t deny it. Be more honest, if you’d acknowledge your attraction. Roy raised me to be enough of a gentleman that I’ll wait for a sign from you.”