"But I waited for you," she said frowning.
He was confused. "I never asked you to."
"But I did anyway."
"But I never asked you to, did I?"
"Well, no bu-"
"See! I told you. So it's your fault!" He smiled at his victory. It was a rare occasion when he outsmarted her.
There was a pause while she calculated her next move.
"Nope, it's not. You know I'm a good girlfriend and good girlfriends wait for their boyfriends. That's a scientific fact."
"Fine," he said with a sigh. Arguing with her at this point would be futile. "It's my fault. There I said it, does that make you happy?"
"Yes. Yes, it does," she looked at him with a playful grin, which he instinctively mirrored.
"It still doesn't change the fact that your ice cream has melted while I was gone."
"No, but now that you admitted it was your fault you're obviously obligated to buy me a new one." In his head he reprimanded himself for not realizing that was her ultimate goal in this debate.
"Are you serious?" he asked knowing of course she was.
"Mmm hmmm. That's what a good boyfriend would do."
"Well, I am not a good boyfriend."
She laughed. "Yes. You. Are," each word punctuated with a light kiss.
Resolving that he had officially lost this battle, he put one arm around her waist and used his other hand to take out his wallet as they walked back to the ice cream parlor.
"I think in order to compensate for my emotional suffering, you need to get me hot fudge on this sundae. And sprinkles. Oooo and whipped cream. And…"
A/N: I wanted a more playful take on the dialogue I used for chs 5 & 6. Sorry for the delayed upload. I couldn't figure out exactly how to make it playful. I think I finally got it right!
That said, conversation is not my strong suit in writing. I'm not sure if I can have all those sentences on the same line as the dialogue. Please let me know in a review if I did any of it wrong! Thanks!