“With or without training wheels?” Darcy asked as she brought out a bottle of Stark’s best tequila.
Loki shrugged behind her, eyeing the rise of her skirt as she stood on tiptoe to reach the shot glasses on the shelf behind the bar. “Training wheels? I do not take your meaning.”
Darcy glanced at him as she placed the glasses down on the counter. “Salt and lemon to make the tequila go down easier. Some use them and some don’t.”
“I’ve never needed anything like that before now, so I’ll pass on the training wheels.”
He watched as she poured the shots and handed him his glass. His left eyebrow quirked a bit when she licked the top of her hand and poured some salt on it.
“You know, Darcy, if a simple lick was all you needed I’d have been pleased to assist.”
He had to resist a laugh when she shot him a half-disgruntled, half-aroused look.
“You, sir, can keep your magical tongue exactly where it is!” She reached across the counter to grab a lemon wedge from the bowl Tony kept there and dropped it next to her glass.
“Magical, is it? Last night it was also amazing, fantastical and what was it you said? Oh yes, your second favorite organ of mine.”
Darcy turned bright red. “Loki!” She hissed, glancing around to make sure they were still alone in the living room. She wasn’t embarrassed by their relationship, far from it, but everyone didn’t need to be privy to all the details.
“Your words, darling, not mine. And you certainly weren’t shy about using them last night.” He raised his glass, “Shall we?”
She shook her head with a smile. This semi-reformed villain of hers kept her on her toes for sure in both word and deed. And she enjoyed every moment.
Picking up her shot of tequila she toasted in his direction.
“To us,” she said before licking the salt off her hand, knocking back the tequila and stuffing the lemon wedge into her mouth.
“To us,” he repeated, taking his own shot and watching her with amusement. Darcy smiled then, a wide, lemon filled smile that made him laugh.
He leaned down and kissed her on the nose. “Don’t ever change, Darcy.”