Avery shook his head. "Well, kinda." He sighed.
"Oooh, who is it?" Natalie giggled. "You have to let me meet her."
Avery blushed deeply. "You've never met her, she's new in town." He smirked. "Her name's Christie."
"Christie? Nice," Natalie grinned. "I bet she's beautiful."
Avery smiled. "Yeah, she is..." He looked at the menu. "Alright, down to buisness. What are you getting?"
Natalie thought for a moment. "I think I'll just have a salad. I don't really have much of an appetite. What about you?"
Avery set his menu down. "The chicken sandwich. Sounds like heaven." He smiled.
"Mmm, it does. I suppose the only good thing about catching Max in the act of cheating on me is that I no longer have to pretend that I'm a vegetarian just so he'll like me."
Avery laughed. "Who would want to pretend to be a vegetarian? I personally could not survive with out my meat."
"I had to sneak burgers in my handbag to eat in the bathroom when we went on dinner dates. It was awful," Natalie giggled.
Avery let out a sharp laugh. "That's so ad but hilarious at the same time!"
At that point a waitress came over to take their order. "What can I get you?" she asked, looking flirtatiously at Avery and completely ignoring Natalie.
Avery frowned a little but recovered. "How about you take Natalie's order first? Ladies first after all."
The waitress scowled but turned to Natalie anyway. "Sorry, didn't see you there. I was - distracted." She winked at Avery. "What can I get you?"
Avery shuddered. "Hey Nat, I forgot. Would you want to meet Christie? You remember, MY GIRLFRIEND."
Natalie sent him a puzzled frown. Wasn't now a bit of a random time to be bringing that up? Then she realised he was trying to get the waitress to back off and felt oddly glad that he wasn't interested in her. "Yeah, that would be great," she said quickly.
"Cool, I'll call her later." Avery looked at the waitress. "Please, continue."
The waitress took a step back. "Your order?" she said emotionlessly.
"Chicken sandwich with ice tea please." Avery smiled.
"And I'll have a glass of milk and a salad without dressing or tomatoes." The waitress left to go get their food.