39. Love My Way, original chapter posted 6/27/07

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Love My Way — Page 8



*Tess and Paulo sit at their table. Paulo holds his head in his hands, tears welling in his eyes. The sound of a song comes through the noise of the crowd behind them. Tess and Paulo look up, recognizing the song.*
Paulo: … Oh..

*Paulo lifts his head and stares mournfully into the distance.*
Paulo: A slow dance..

Tess: Come with me!
*Paulo looks up, startled, as Tess gets up on her feet.*
Paulo: ?

*Tess looks over her shoulder at Paulo. She smiles warmly.*
Tess: C’mon.. this is SUPPOSED to be a night for us to enjoy ourselves.. So let’s dance!

*Tess stands by the table, holding her hand out to Paulo. He looks up at her with wide eyes.*

*Tess smiles gently, her hand outstretched.*
Tess: Please?

*Paulo looks bashful.*

*Paulo reaches out and takes Tess’ hand.*

*Paulo and Tess make their way from their secluded table to the dance floor. Several other couples are dancing, arms around each other.*

*Paulo turns to Tess, taking her hand. He frowns nervously. Tess smiles encouragingly.*

*Paulo and Tess begin to dance. Paulo is sweating and smiling nervously.*

*Paulo shuffles his feet as he dances, wobbling. Tess notices.*
Tess: ..?

*Paulo staggers and falls face-first into Tess’ chest. He turns red, frowning. Tess is startled.*
Tess: Paulo?

*Paulo springs back from Tess and defensively crosses his arms in front of his face. He scowls.*
Paulo: Slow dancing is STUPID, alright?!
*Tess looks at him with wide, startled eyes.*

*Tess tries to hide a smile, blushing.*

*Paulo turns away from Tess and scrunches his eyes together with a petulant pout.*
Paulo: Why are we copying all these mushy idiots anyway? C’mon, let’s do the robot!
*Paulo holds his arms out rigidly, starting to dance. Tess giggles, covering her mouth with her hand.*

*Tess leans on Paulo’s back, laughing. He glances back at her, raising an eyebrow in surprise.*
Tess: Oh, Paulo!

*Tess holds her face against Paulo’s shoulder, smiling.*
Tess: Why didn’t you tell me you were having trouble? I’ll teach ya..

Author commentary

Veronica: White boys can’t dance. *Hit*

I don’t even know if Paulo would be a white guy if he were human! I always imagined him to be like.. Hispanic or Italian, basically not white.

Which means he has the potential to be a good dancer :)

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Reader comments

Comment ID #2500

Read you like a book, Paulo. Yes she did. Coulda just said so, but you’re just too macho for that huh

waffle911 April 4, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT.

Comment ID #64337

BWAHAHA! His face when he’s doing the robot is PRICELESS!!!

Skykitsune July 26, 2010, 12:08 AM EDT.

Comment ID #270310

The last 6 panels: PRICELESS!

Tac Nayn December 15, 2013, 10:59 PM EST.

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