If there was one thing Garfield Logan loved more than mopeds, video games, and hot babes, it was food. Glorious, tasty, mouth watering food.
Although he was a strict vegetarian Garfield was always one with a full belly, especially when it came to junk food.
He loved just about everything when it came to junk food: pizza, chips, cookies, candy, etcetera... But above all his favorite dish was pie.
Garfield loved pie.
Apple, cherry, pumpkin, blueberry! They all sent him to ecstasy town with a full belly and a chin covered in drool. He even had his own personal spot just to get his hands on the delightful pastry. That spot was known as The Dot.
The Dot was a small diner that was a local favorite amongst the teenagers of Jump City. Almost everyone went there. Not only did the place offer delicious pie, but it also had other types of food, as well as drinks. The diner even included a juke box, pool tables, and one game machine.
It was Garfield's favorite hang out place other than the arcade.
So it was no surprise that Garfield was at The Dot one sunny afternoon on a Saturday.
He had taken a seat on one of the red cushion stools that sat up front next to the counter. With a cherry pop in hand he waited patiently for his order while his eyes read over his new script. Garfield was apart of the drama club at school and currently the club was putting on a new production. It was called The Son of Dracula, and it was written by the head of the drama club; Mrs. Hive. Garfield was lucky enough to snag the lead, so he was playing Edgar, a.k.a., the son of Dracula.
While he went over his lines the bell hanging above the door rang, inviting someone new into the cozy diner.
At first Garfield paid no heed to the new presence, but all that changed when said presence sat down besides him.
"What's up, Garfield?" was the question asked by Tara, a cheerful girl with long blonde hair and blue eyes. She was also the object of Garfield's affections, though she herself did not know that.
"Tara," once she sat down besides him the script was forgotten. He smiled at her, delighted by her presence. "Hey. I'm surprised to see you here. I mean, I thought you were-"
"Yeah, I was," Tara smirked. "But good old step-dad finally caved and shortened my sentence. I'm a free girl now!"
"I'm glad to here it. Everyone has missed having you around."
"Speaking of everyone...," Tara glanced around and then looked at Garfield. "Where's everyone else?"
"Dick and Kory are on a date, and Victor's working on his baby," Garfield explained. "And Raven had to babysit those three kids again."
"So it's just us today huh," Tara mused as she moved her stool side to side. "Cool."
Garfield turned his head to the side so he faced the counter. He didn't want Tara to catch him blushing over the fact that they were alone. If she did she'd probably think he was some kind of perverted weirdo. That was the last thing he wanted.
"So what's all this I hear about you and the new girl, Garfield?" Tara asked slyly, a smirk plastered to her face.
His eyes widened a bit as he stammered, "W-what new girl?"
"The one from Tokyo with pink hair. I heard you have a crush on her."
"I do not! I mean, sure, she's hot and all but she's just not my type."
"She's pretty and has a good rack. Of course she's your type."
Garfield was about to make a rebuttal to that statement but chose not to when a plate of apple pie was set before him. His lips widened into a smile as he took in the sight of the dish. Golden crust and a large wad of whip cream. Just the way he liked it. Turning his head to the side he caught sight of Tara. She was eyeing his dish with hunger in her eyes. She, too, had a weak spot for pie. It was her favorite food.
Garfield chuckled when he saw her lick her lips. He liked a girl with an appetite, especially one who's appetite was similar to his own.
Sliding his plate a little to the left he smiled, "How's about we eat this one together?"
"You mean it?"
Garfield nodded and grabbed an extra spoon from the counter, handing it to her.
Tara took it with a large smile on her face, "Garfield, you're my type of guy."
She took a large bite from the pie and smiled in content, her taste buds reacting to the ecstasy of the dessert. Little did she know how much that one statement meant to Garfield.
And it was at that moment that Garfield gained the courage he needed to take a step forward with Tara.
His newly discovered courage was used when the two were prepared to leave the diner. They were by the door and Garfield, trying to be a gentleman, was helping her put on her yellow jacket.
Tara had just slipped her arms through the sleeves when he popped a question.
"Would you like to do this again?"
Tara had flipped her long blonde hair so it wasn't on shoulders when he popped the question. Her blue eyes turned to him immediately, "Excuse me?"
"This," he said, ready to explain. "The diner, sharing a pie... just the two of us. Would you like to do it again?"
Tara crossed her arms and Garfield took that as a bad sign. So, he began to ramble.
"Just as friends though! Not as a date! I would never even consider it, I mean, I would, but since we're friends I wouldn't. You know what, forget I even said anything. I'm sure you have more important stuff to do anyway. I wasn't thi-"
Garfield's eyes widened and he couldn't believe his ears, "What did you just say?"
"I said sure," Tara said. "I'll meet you here tomorrow at the same time I came today. We can split a cherry pie, on me, 'kay?"
It was taking all of his self control not to jump and cheer, "Great."
"Well, night," Tara opened the door and left, leaving one very happy Garfield behind.
When the two returned the next day they split a cherry pie and talked about whatever came to mind: school, friends, music, video games... The list goes on. When night time rolled around Garfield decided to help her with her jacket.
As he did this he asked her the same question he did last time, "Would you like to do this again?"
He got the same response from her as from before, "Sure."
Thus, the two had gained a pattern. Every day they would meet at The Dot, mingle, and share a pie. Then, when it was time to go, he would help her put on her jacket and ask her the same question like last time.
"Would you like to do this again?"
And he would always get the same response.
This pattern of theirs had been going on for about a month when Garfield suddenly changed the pattern.
They were on their way out. He was helping her put on her jacket, as usual.
"Would you like to do this again?"
As she made way to leave, he caught her hand, hindering her. Tara turned her head to face him, ready to inquire why he had stopped her, when he leaned forward and gingerly placed a kiss on her lips.
Her body became rigid and her eyes became wide. A spark ignited from within her and she didn't know what to do or say.
When Garfield pulled away he waited for a reaction. Upon getting none he sighed, his head hanging low, "Goodnight, Tara."
He left her with a lot on her mind that night.
The next day was a Saturday, so instead of going to The Dot together like on the weekdays, Garfield and Tara arrived separately.
Garfield had to admit he was actually surprised to see Tara sitting at the counter when he entered The Dot. He didn't expect her to come after what happened yesterday. He himself was thinking about not coming.
But now that he was here he might as well go up to her.
Garfield took a seat besides Tara, "Hey."
"Hey," she said.
This had to be the most awkward moment in his life.
"So... what kind of pie should we order today? I have a craving for blueberry, but cherry is always good."
"Garfield... we have to talk about last night."
He sighed, "Listen... I know what I did was stupid and I'm sorry. I shouldn't have kissed you like that. I should have known that you wouldn't like it-"
"What gave you the impression I didn't like it?" Tara asked, her eyes finally looking up to stare at him.
Garfield raised his eyes and looked back at her, "You... you didn't do anything so I thought... Did you like it?"
Tara blushed, "You caught me off guard but... Yeah, I did. A lot actually."
Garfield couldn't stop the smile from spreading across his face and he blushed.
"So, um... what happens now?" she asked him. "Do we, you know... start dating?"
"I guess so. I mean, if you want to."
"I want to. Do you want to?"
To answer her question Garfield leaned over and planted a kiss on her lips. Pulling away he smiled at her, "I want to."
Tara giggled softly, "Garfield, you're my type of guy."
"And you're my type of girl."
Tara snorted in laughter, "Oh wow, that was so corny!"
"Shut up!" he retorted, pulling her in for a kiss, one she eagerly responded to.
A waiter then came by asking for their order. They ignored him and continued to make out, Garfield shooing the older man away with his hand. He would worry about pie later.
After all, there was plenty of time to be a glutton when he wasn't making out.
AN: Okay, before I start, let me just say HAPPY NEW YEARS! Woo!
Alright, now that I got that outta my system, let me just say this, I AM SO SORRY! I know I took forever to update, but I had major writers block, and for that I'm sorry. It was the writers block bunny's fault, he -points- there he is now! Shoot 'em! -pulls out a gun and shoots the writers block bunny multiple times- Take that you evil rabbit!
-wipes forehead- Now, where was I? Oh, right, I was apologizing. I'm so sorry! But hey, better late than never right?
So, this is the last chapter. And before I say farewell, there are some shout outs I want to give.
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