Ginny extends her long legs to rest on the dashboard, having kicked off her sandals. Her feet sway, dancing along to the beat of the song that she had playing on the radio, humming a tune she wasn’t quite sure of the title…or the lyrics, but it sounded familiar. Her good mood extending to the dimpled smile she wore on her face.
A playful slap hits her thigh.
“Get your gross feet off the dashboard, Rookie,” she hears Mike over the song.
She makes absolutely no move to do so, just glances over at him, lowering her sunglasses so her can see her expression.
“My feet are not gross,” she declares, wiggling her freshly painted toes so he can see. “You just hate losing, admit it,” she teases, playfully jabbing his arm.
“Smart, hit the driver,” he says, not even his foul mood able to bring Ginny down.
“Oh come on, that was fun,” she says, bouncing in her seat, reaching for the volume.
But he quickly turns it down just as soon as her arm goes back to its spot against her thigh.
“Nope, nope. You know the rules,” she says, bringing her lip between her teeth to see if he would actually comply.
With a deep sigh, and a glare sent towards her, he reaches for the volume, turning it up to where she had had it.
“Happy?” He asks, and his tone paired with the beard almost makes him look like a grumpy teddy bear.
She doesn’t respond, just smiles big over at him, the sun creating almost a halo effect behind her as her dimpled grin hits him.
“You know, I should’ve demanded a rematch, there was something wrong with my club, it was bent and—“
“Are you trying to say that I won on a technicality?” She asks turning towards him, removing her feet and bringing them to the seat so she can sit on top of them.
“No…” he groans. “I’m saying that I was clearly at a handicap,” he argues.
“Oh, you’re at a handicap alright, old man,” she mumbles. “Just admit it, come on, you’ll feel better once you say it out loud,” she teases, reaching over to grab at him.
“Gin,” he warns.
Her hand tucks behind his neck, as she leans over in her seat, her fingers tangling in his hair.
“Come on, it’s still true even if you don’t say it, you might as well be the bigger man,” she goads, knowing that his competitive streak will want to prove that he was the best of the losers.
She can tell he’s narrowing his eyes into a squint at her even with his sunglasses on, but she just keeps smiling, the console digging into her side as she continues to lean towards him.
“Fine, Ginny Baker, you are the superior mini golf player,” he says in the most unenthusiastic voice she’s ever heard. But it doesn’t stop her from yanking her hand back, throwing them both up in the air in victory.
Then she settles, shrugging her shoulder as if it were no big deal.
“And you’re free to pick what we listen to for the next week…”
Ginny fakes a cough.
“Month,” he sighs.
“Thank you,” she says sweetly, leaning over again to place a kiss on his cheek.
“But next time, I’m picking what we play, and I’m gonna win,” he says, his eyes flickering over to her, a small smile playing on his lips, as if almost proud that she had kicked his ass. Because honestly, it hadn’t even been close.
“If you say so, old man,” she says, turning up the volume on the new Taylor Swift song.
“I wish I was a deaf old man,” he grumbles to himself, Ginny’s legs coming to rest on the dashboard once again, badly humming.
Some Great Out-Of-Context Quotes From "Sincerly Me"
- “I rub my nipples and start boning in delight.”
- “S m o k i n g D r u g s.”
- “If I stop smoking crack-” “Crack!”
- “You’ll be obsessed with all my forest expertise!”
- “My sister’s hot!”
- “The only man that I love is my dad!”
Joy/hopeful: 99 Revolutions, 21st Century Breakdown, Carpe Diem, Forever Now, Good Riddance (Time of your life), Holiday, 21 Guns, King for a Day, Last of the American Girls, Minority, Ordinary World, Outlaws, Revolution Radio, See the Light, Somewhere Now, Still Breathing, Sweet 16, Waiting, Welcome to Paradise, ¡Viva la Gloria!
Love: 1,000 Hours, 80, 2,000 Light Years Away, Dry Ice, Fell for you, Hearts Collide, Last Night on Earth, Missing you, Only of you, Redundant, Scattered, See you tonight, Stay the Night, Sweet 16, The one I want, Whatsername, When it’s Time, Youngblood
Anger: Bab’s Uvula Who?, Brat, Christian’s Inferno, East Jesus Nowhere, Letterbomb, F.O.D, Ha Ha You’re Dead, Having a Blast, Horseshoes and Handgrenades, Kill the DJ, Know your Enemy, Platypus(I Hate You), Say Goodbye, Take Back, You Lied
Confusion: A Little Boy Named Train, Are We the Waiting, Armatage Shanks, Coming Clean, Going to Pasalacqua, Jaded, Knowledge, Loss of Control, One for the Razorbacks, One of my lies, The Static Age, Too Dumb to Die, Walking Contradiction, Why do you want him?, X-Kid
Sadness/Pain: Amy, Give me novacaine, Macy’s Day Parade, Misery, No one knows, Outlaws, Pulling Teeth, Restless Heart Syndrome, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Whatsername, Words I Might Have Ate
Pity/Desperation: Brutal Love, Church on Sunday, Emenius Sleepus, Hitchin’ a Ride, Lazy Bones, Misery, Murder City, Oh Love, Paper Lanterns, Pulling Teeth, The Forgotten, Walk Away, ¿Viva La Gloria? (Little Girl)
Disgust: 86, All the Time, Jackass, Nice Guys Finish Last, Platypus (I hate you), Prosthetic Head, Reject, Sick of Me, Stuart and the Ave., The Grouch
Bored: Christie Road, Last Ride In, Lazy Bones, Longview, Rest, Rotting, Sassafras Roots, Tired Of Waiting For You, When I Come Around
Afraid: 16, Don’t wanna fall in love, Don’t leave me, No Pride, Peacemaker, Road to Acceptance, Troubled Times, Warning, X-Kid, Working Class Hero
Anxiety: Basket Case, Brain Stew, Burnout, No Pride, One of My Lies, Panic Song, Stuck With Me, Suffocate, Who Wrote Holden Caulfield?
Alone: Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, Castaway, Disappearing Boy, Jesus Of Suburbia, Misery, Missing You, Suffocate, Walking Alone
Jealousy: Chump, In The End, Nice Guys Finish Last, Paper Lanterns