"Hey Vero. How are you?" Henry asked as soon as they say on the table.
"I'm good. What about you?"
"I'm also fine." Giving a pause, Henry looked up at Lucinda. "How are you Lucy?"
Lucinda was startled at first with the sudden enquiry, "Hehe. I'm okay." She blushed a little.
Henry just nodded at her and sat beside his parents who were talking with Smith and Lopez elders.
Reuben was looking at Veronica the whole time and suddenly from nowhere, got up from his chair and asked Lucinda to sit at his place whereas he took her chair which was right beside Veronica.
Veronica glared at her friend but she didn't even glance at Vero as she stood up to exchange the seats and sat right beside Henry. Lucinda gave Reuben a sharp glare and he also looked back at her and after some seconds, both of them turned their gaze from each other with red cheeks.
Later in the evening, Veronica suddenly quivered a little when she felt a warm hand rubbing her n.a.k.e.d back. She inspected where the hands come from and gaped at the person astonishingly.
Reuben gave her a smirk and continued his hand movement, "So we finally met, dear." He whispered in Veronica's ear.
"Yeah. Finally." She tried to remove his hand from her back but failed.
"But why I'm feeling like you are not happy to see me." Reuben queried.
Veronica grinned evilly, "Of course. I'm not happy. After all, someone promised me that he would come back as soon as possible but instead he took one week extra time to return. And now he is blaming me for not welcoming him heartily. Hmph! Such a selfish man."
Reuben raised one of his eyebrow amusingly and asked her, "So are you angry on me because of me taking more time to come back?"
Veronica just ignored him and took a glass of champagne from a passing waiter. Reuben move his chair closer to her so he could practically stick their body together and his another hand went to hold Veronica's hand under the table.
"Stop it Reuben." Veronica squirmed.
"Not until you calm down and talk to me properly." Reuben said giving her a pitiful look.
As Veronica was going to say something Mrs. Lopez looked at both of them and warned, "You guys started your fight again. Stop it otherwise I'm going to beat you up both here."
"Look Jessica, both of us and our husbands are best friends from ages but our children are like mortal enemies." Victoria hissed.
After getting scolded from both mothers', the two of them stopped fighting but Reuben didn't let go of her hand and started chatting with Henry and Lucinda who were peeking at each other for the entire time.
As the party was coming to an end, Reuben and his father was bidding goodbye to their guests.
Veronica excused herself to go to the washroom as she drank quite a lot in the party. After having her work done she got out of the bathroom.
As she was heading back to the hall, a pair of hands caught her waist and slumped her to the wall and forcefully kissed her.
At first, Veronica was startled and was going to kick the man in his balls but when she felt the familiar warmth eliminating through the man's body, she hugged him by his waist and kissed him back passionately.
After kissing each other around two minutes, Reuben take his mouth back from Veronica's and touched their forehead together as they both were panting heavily.
Regaining their calmness, Reuben caressed Veronica's cheek with the back of his hand and said huskily, "I missed you so much babe."
Veronica lifted her eyes towards his face and couldn't hold her emotions anymore. She hugged Reuben tightly again and let her tears fall down on her cheek.
"I missed you too honey. I can't even express how I spent all these days without you." Veronica cried in his arms.
"Hush baby!!. Don't cry. It hurts me to see you like this. And you will also ruin your make up." Reuben tried to ease her mood with a joke.
Veronica playfully smacked his back and said, " Stupid." And again kissed him on his lips.
Reuben also ravished her mouth with same passion entwining their tongues rhythmically as like they were conveying how much they missed each other with their kiss.
The sudden cracking sound made Reuben and Veronica break their kiss as they looked at the source of the disturbance and their eyes widened in surprise seeing who / what was the reason of that sound....