"Gabe? Are you here?" Dani asked, walking into the apartment. "Ghostie?"
“We should totally celebrate. This is a big deal! Lets get cake. Cheesecake. Or ice cream cake. Something special. And then I’ll make a nice dinner, just you and me, light some candles. Make it a night.” He grinned, still bouncing from excitement.
"Hey! Who are you calling Ghostie? I am a poltergiest thank you very much."
"Well there’s no good nickname that goes with poltergeist." She laughed, walking over to him. "Missed you today."
"I missed you too. How was your day?"
"Long. I’m sore. Worth it though. I’m Juliet." She smiled. "I’m the lead Gabe."
"That’s fantastic, baby! I’m so proud." He kissed her cheek excitedly.
She laughed, hugging him. “Feel like we should celebrate?” She asked. “Do something special here tonight? Don’t know what so surprise me.”
She laughed. “Gabe. Calm down. I’ll go get a chocolate cheesecake and you start on the real food.” She grabbed her purse, kissing his cheek. “I love you.”
"I’m sorry. I’m just really excited for you." He returned the kiss. "I love you too."
She went to the store quickly, getting the cake and going back home. “Gabe? I got desert.” She smiled, walking in the apartment. “How’s food coming?”
Gabe hissed, burning his hand as the oil splashed his wrist. “I’m in here. Foods almost done.” He called from the kitchen.
She put the cake in the fridge and went to him. “Gabe…” She whispered, laying a cold washcloth over the burn. “What are you fixing?”
"Thank you." He smiled kindly, rubbing his hand. "I’m trying to make meatball sub casserole. I saw this recipe and I thought it looked good. And I wanted to try something special besides pizza and Chinese." He chuckled.
"That sounds so good." She smiled. "Need help?" She asked, leaning on the counter. "I’m so nervous for this Gabe. If I screw up it’ll be everywhere."
"You can help, baby. You’ll be fine. I’ll do most of the work." He kissed her head. "Get the tomato sauce, babe."
She nodded, getting the jar out. “Here you go.” She smiled, kissing his cheek. “We don’t open for a couple months but…well I’m scared. This is my first headlining role Gabe.”
He stopped what he was doing, moving the pan off the hot burner. He took her face in his hands. “Dani. Baby. Princess. My love. You are going to rock this. I know you will. You’re going to kick ass in this. But more importantly, you’re going to do your best. And even if you do fail, I’ll be there to pick you up and dust you off so you can try again. I love you so much, Dani.”