Part Seven: A Surprise. Olga leaned back against the front seat of Mike's car and closed her eyes. Her mind immediately went to the man who was sitting mere inches away from her, driving the car. Mike Kellerman was the best thing to have happened to her in a very long time. The other men who were a part of her past couldn't hold a candle to Mike. He was so sweet, caring, funny, handsome, bright, faithful, gorgeous, and loving. No other man had ever made her feel so giddy, nervous, happy, and confused all at the same time. However, she knew that in a week she wouldn't be able to have this but how she wanted it. Still, she decided she would live in the moment and whatever happened later on was something she would deal with. There was one thing she was very sure of: Mike Kellerman had stolen her heart. Mike continued along on his journey. The sun was shining and the air was warm but not too much so. Every so often he looked over at the *treasure* he discovered that day. Olga was everything he wanted in a woman. She was beautiful, funny, intelligent, compassionate, and she had a hell of temper. However, her temper only added to her desirability. Instinctively, like blinking your eyes, this was the woman that Mike was going to spend the rest of his life with. He just had to let her know but somehow he thought that she knew. Just to reassure himself that this woman was real, he waited until he got to an intersection with a red light and he leaned over and whispered in her ear, "You're the one." Olga stirred and revealed and in doing so, revealed a tiny bit of cleavage. The sight was breathtaking but damn that light for changing to green! They continued on for a little while more until they got to their destination. Olga immediately woke up when the car stopped. She turned to Mike and asked, "Where are we?" "We're at the precinct.", Mike answered. "But I thought you had the day off? Did I miss something?", Olga asked with a mixture of confusion and curiosity. "No, you didn't. I do have the day off but this is where your surprise is. Do you want to see it?", Mike asked in return. "A surprise? Well, what are we waiting for? Let's go already!", Olga ordered. Mike mentally added impatience to his list of qualities that made this woman so special to him. "Well, you have to close your eyes and stay in the car.", Mike instructed. "Oh, do I get it in the car, then?", Olga asked with the hint of an evil grin on her face. "If you behave yourself, you just might but no, I have another place in mind.", Mike replied and as he did so, he leaned over and kissed her on one of her eyelids. Olga felt all warm and fuzzy inside from that kiss. When Mike leaned back she said, "Well, sweetie, take your time. I can be very patient when I want to." She added a sly smile for added emphasis. Mike was a goner but he knew he had to get out of the car or they would never get to the surprise. "Well, close your eyes, honey. I promise it will well worth the wait.", Mike said and with that, he was out of the car. It seemed to feel like forever before Mike came back to the car but he did. He opened the door and said, "Okay, open those beautiful peepers of yours. Your surprise awaits, my woman." Olga turned to see the most lovely blue eyes looking at her with so much love and happiness. She reached out for his hand and he helped her out of the car. He closed the door and they walked around to the back of the building. They then walked up some steps until they reached the roof. Upon arriving on the roof, Olga could not believe her eyes. The rooftop had flowers everywhere. A tape player was set up on a table in the middle of the roof. To top it off, there was music playing from that tape deck. It was the music of Luther Vandross. Mike turned to Olga and offered his hand. "Would you do me the honour of sharing this dance with me, Olga?", Mike asked. "I would be absolutely honoured and thrilled to do so, Mike.", Olga replied. She placed her hand in his and he led to near the table. He took her in his arms and they started to dance, or make that sway, to the music. Olga leaned her head against Mike's neck and Mike put his chin on top of Olga's chin. Olga's arms were around the back of Mike's neck while Mike's arms were around her waist. Their eyes were closed and they were feeling the moment. It was pure magic. They danced like that for a long time until the door at the far end of the roof opened. A voice yelled out, "Is there anyone up here? Oops, sorry, there is." That voice belonged to J.H. Brodie, the squad's videographer. Mike looked up in annoyance and said, "Brodie, what the hell...? Can't you see that I'm enjoying a dance with my honey here." "From the length of time you've been up here, it seems it's been about a 100 dances already.", Brodie stupidly retorted. Mike was ready to break away from Olga and give Brodie the business but Olga stopped him by whispering this into his ear, "It's okay. Let him be. He's harmless." Mike looked down at her and asked, "Are you sure?" For some reason, Olga couldn't help giggling but she managed, through her giggles, to say, "Yeah, it's okay." She then turned to Brodie and said, "Brodie, if you want to use the roof, it's alright." Brodie asked, "Are you sure?" "Yes, I'm sure.", Olga replied. "Thanks, Olga. And by the way, Mike, this lady here is a keeper.", Brodie said. "You know Brodie, for once, you said something that both made sense and didn't annoy the hell out of me.", Mike retorted. Brodie got slightly flustered but Olga helped him out by saying to him (Brodie), "It's okay, Brodie, I will take care of this one when we get off the roof." To prove her point, she softly dug Mike in the ribs. Mike immediately got the message. Brodie handed the radio to Mike and Olga collected all the flowers. Then Mike and Olga went back to the car and Olga asked if they could take the flowers, which were pink carnations, Olga's favourite and her birth flower (she was born in January) back to Alice and Tim's house. Mike agreed as long Olga kept some for herself. They had a deal. Then they were back to Alice and Tim's house. They arrived back at the house bringing the flowers to the front door. Once Olga got the door opened, she called out, "Alice and Tim, it's me and Mike. We're back and we've got a surprise for you." Tim came from the kitchen and said, "Oh, a surprise. That's wonderful. Let's see what it is. Oh, those are beautiful, Mike but we hardly know each other, you know." "They're for you and Alice and Olga gets some, too.", Mike replied. Olga walked over to Tim, kissed him on the cheek and said, "Tim, don't ever change. You're perfect the way you are. No wonder Alice loves you." Tim was starting to get misty eyed but he covered by saying, "Why don't you join Alice in the kitchen. She's about to call Kathleen in New York. Mike and I will take care of the flowers." Olga turned to Mike and said, "I'll try to be as quick as I can but you know how girl talk can get." "Yeah, I know but have fun and tell her I said hello.", Mike answered. "Okay!", Olga happily replied and went to join Alice in the kitchen. So, while Olga and Alice were on the phone with both K.C. and Mare, Mike and Tim arranged the flowers in some of the vases Tim found in the dining room chest. After a while, all four of them were settled in the living room where Olga and Alice gave Mike and Tim the latest news from New York. Alice went on to say, "By the way, K.C. and Mare agreed to getting us all together before Olga and Mare leave. What do you think, boys?" "Well, sweetheart, I think it's a great idea. What do you think, Mike?", Tim inquired. "Yeah, I really want to meet this other Mike and Mare. So, when are we getting together?" The discussion continued on in that vein for the next little while. *************************************************************************** Author's Notes The big meeting soon approacheth... Well, let me know what you think! ***************************************************************************
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