Title: Syncopated Hearts Part 8
Character/s: Lance, Elyan
Summary: Gwen gets flowers from someone she doesnt know.
Word Count: 510
Prompt: 372 Bingo Round 1, Secret Admirer
The next day Lance slipped into the dressing room before he set up for the night. He put a vase of fresh flowers on the dressing table then propped a note up against it. He smiled and left to get started for the night.
When Gwen came into the dressing room to change, she found fresh flowers and a note addressed to her. She smiled as she opened the note but her face turned to confusion as svhe read it. It wasnt from Arthur as she expected.
I'm sorry to have upset you by taking your handkerchief. If i had known it was dear to you I wouldn't have done so. Please accept my apology.
Allow me to make amends. I would like to take you on a picnic on the green tomorrow at noon. I will take care of everything. Meet me at the large oak tree on the west side of the green.
With all my affection,
She looked at the flowers then read the note again. She sighed. The mystery of the missing handkerchief had been solved but now she had a new problem.
How was she going to go on a picnic with a man she didn't even know? Elyan wasn't going to let her go on her own. Elyan was the least of her worries. Arthur was the one she cared about and she didn't want to hurt him by going out with someone else.
Elyan knocked on the door. "Gwen? It's quiet in there. Are you all right?"
Gwen opened the door and handed the note to Elyan. "I have a secret admirer who wants to picnic with me. I don't even know who he is."
Elyan read the note and frowned. "Lance? That's the bartender. Do you want to go?"
"I don't know. I shouldn't go on my own in any case." Gwen took the note back from him.
Elyan grinned. "I have an idea but he's not gonna like it. Do you trust me?"
"Always. I know that look you're up to something." Gwen pointed her finger at him. "Promise me that no one will get hurt."
"I promise." Elyan kissed her on the cheek. "Get ready. Merlin will be wanting to start soon."
Gwen nodded. She closed the door and started to change. When she sat down to do her makeup she put the flowers on the floor so she could see the mirror.
She looked back at the flowers on the floor and frowned. They were obviously expensive. She wondered how a bartender could afford it. She shook off the thought and finished getting ready.
When the band came out on stage, Gwen looked over at the bartender. He was handsome but he wasn't the one she wanted. She looked over at Arthur and smiled.
At the bar, Lance was watching as Gwen gave the bass player a look that could only mean one thing. Gwen was already in love and it wasn't with him.
Lance wiped the bar and turned away as the first song started.