Chapter 53 – Tiramisu

02-10-18_6-29-03 PMWhen Ben got to his mother’s house, he immediately called Sofia. He told her he wanted to take her to dinner to celebrate. When she asked what they were celebrating, he said it was a surprise. His mother was watching him, grinning like the cat that ate the canary. She was all wrapped up in Leroy and no doubt filling him in on their earlier conversation.

02-10-18_6-27-13 PMBen rolled his eyes and Kaitlin winked at him. Thankfully Sofia readily agreed. He told her to dress up because they were going to a nice place.

When they hung up, his mother called him into the kitchen. She handed him her homemade Tiramisu. “Dessert,” she said grinning.

“We are going to a restaurant,” replied Ben, totally confused.

“Ben, a reason to go back to your place,” said Kaitlin sing-songing her words.

02-10-18_6-39-11 PM.pngHe loved his mother but she was having way too much fun setting him up and embarrassing him. He couldn’t be positive, but he thought Leroy might have been enjoying it too.  Actually it was a good idea, so he readily accepted the dessert. “Thanks, Mom,” he said trying unsuccessfully to suppress his smirk. “I think I got it from here.”

02-10-18_6-53-14 PM.pngHe quickly kissed his son goodbye again and went home to get ready, dessert in hand.

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02-10-18_7-50-45 PMWhen Ben met Sofia at her door, she took his breath away. She looked amazing and so damn sexy. “Wow!” was the only thing that he could verbalize.

02-10-18_8-20-32 PMSofia smirked and did a little twirl. “I take it I am properly attired?” she said, then looked Ben up and down. “You clean up good too.”

02-10-18_7-42-58 PMBen couldn’t stop grinning at her. “Then, let’s go,” said Ben and gestured towards his car.

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02-10-18_9-17-13 PMOnce seated, Ben ordered wine and their meal. “This is lovely Ben” said Sofia sweetly, “So what’s the special occasion?”

Ben couldn’t keep the smile off his face as he gazed at the beautiful woman sitting across from him. He simply said, “You are.”

02-10-18_8-56-59 PM.pngSofia’s smile lit up her face. “Am I getting a raise?” she asked.

02-10-18_9-20-16 PM.pngBen chuckled. “No, but I might be able to arrange it.”

She narrowed her eyes. “Okay, then what? Why are you being so mysterious?”

02-10-18_9-06-34 PM.pngBen just kept smiling. “Can’t I just treat you to a nice dinner?”

“I guess, but why?” she asked.

“Because you are special and you deserve it.” He was having so much fun teasing her.

02-10-18_9-00-00 PMSofia looked at him suspiciously. “Ben Murdock. You are up to something. Are you softening me up to babysit?”

Ben smirked at her. For the rest of our lives sweetheart, he thought. “Maybe,” he said. Then he picked up his glass for a toast. “To you Sofia Hamlin. You truly are beautiful. Not just on the outside, but inside too.”

02-10-18_9-37-11 PM.png“Oh…,” said Sofia as her cheeks turned bright red.  She took a sip of her wine. When she put her glass down, the way she looked at Ben, caused his heart to skip a beat. She had her bottom lip captured and it slayed him.

“Okay,” she said, her tone serious and no longer playful, “so, I would like to propose a toast to you now.”

02-10-18_9-31-15 PM.pngShe stopped and swallowed hard before raising her glass again. “For being there for me. Always. When I was an awkward 14-year-old, you hung out with me and made me feel special. At your graduation party, I knew you were only trying to include me. And now, when I’m a grown ass woman making bad decisions, you were there for me. You always help me forget the ugly, and instead, to look forward to each new day. Especially the ones that I get to spend with you and Cole.”

02-10-18_9-30-19 PM.pngBen clinked her glass and took a drink because he couldn’t talk.  If he did he would blurt out his feelings for her. When he finally found his voice, it was husky, “Enjoy your dinner beautiful. I want to take you back to my house for desert.”

02-10-18_9-43-44 PM.png“Oh…” she said breathlessly, and her face turned scarlet.

She looked so damned cute, Ben couldn’t help but grin. “Mom made Tiramisu.”

“Oh,” said Sofia, this time sounding disappointed. “Sure. Okay.”

02-10-18_9-31-35 PM.pngBen feigned disappointment, but inside he was thrilled. She wanted to go home with him. “I thought that was your favorite.”

“Oh, yes, it is,” she said more enthusiastic this time and smiled at him. They relaxed and fell into a lighthearted conversation for the rest of the dinner.

02-11-18_3-32-05 PM.pngBen could hardly wait for dinner to be over. He was ready for dessert. He said a silent thank you to his mother for the tiramisu, even though he hoped they didn’t eat it.

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41 thoughts on “Chapter 53 – Tiramisu

  1. Yes, I loved it! But why was it so short?! Come on, I wanted the whole date!
    Ben’s mom is obviously having so much fun teasing her son. And she found a good excuse for him. I wonder what the real dessert will be for Ben. I have a suspicion he wants to taste Sofia more than the cake 😋

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    • Chill! 😂 The rest of the date is coming! It was too long for one chapter. Sorry for leaving you hanging… Ben’s Mom is loving every second of seeing him happy and wants to help however she can. Oh, Ben most definitely wants to taste Sofia and not the tiramisu! We will see if he is able to pull it off not Tuesday. I promise you will get the rest of the date. 😊😇

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  3. You’re killing me leaving it like that! Ahhh! What a tease 😛

    Here’s hoping Sofia and Ben have a very delicious and satisfying dessert together… Maybe even go back for seconds 😉 (Oh, and they can maybe have some tiramisu too)

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  4. Wow, now that Ben and his mom made amends, she really is on a roll! 😂
    I got a feeling that Sofia wants the exact same things as Ben, so I bet neither of them will be disappointed! Let’s hope they save that tiramisu to regain their strength… after! 😉 ❤

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  5. “I want to take you back to my house for dessert.”
    “😳 Oh…”
    “Mom made tiramisu.”
    “😐 Oh.”

    I love how Kate’s excited about setting Ben up with Sofia 😂 ❤❤❤

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    • I’m glad you are enjoying the ride! Sofia really does like Ben – a lot – but….we will see how dessert was on Tuesday and if they actually ate Tiramisu….or each other….😊❤️😊❤️

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    • Hopefully they will be having coffee and tiramisu together in the morning! I don’t know if Kate new Sofia liked it. But then, who doesn’t like Tiramisu? Kate is having fun with Ben. They have known Sofia and Nick for a long time so she may have known she liked it. But Kate is super happy to help move Ben’s relationship along. ❤

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  7. That’s sooooo cute! The ship ”kiss your sister” is sealing with full force! ( Hopefully) Also, I hope Sofia dosen’t think ben might take her to his house only to do what Jesse did to her , okay, maybe she dosen’t think that Ben might go *that* far, but that experience surely changed her way of viewing some things…

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  8. His mother is a mess. But the Tiramisu did the job and got Sofia to his house! We will see what happens after they get there. ❤


  9. Haha I love Kate! She’s so cool!

    “Ben could hardly wait for dinner to be over. He was ready for dessert.”
    I am pretty sure he doesn’t talk about the tiramisu! xD

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  10. Heh heh! The ‘dessert’ innuendoes are great! 😄 so they’ll eat tiramisu and… well, i think they are gonna have seconds. But NOT tiramisu! 😏💓

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  11. Um excuse me, Ben! You can have both desserts, okay! Tiramisu is important! 😠 I wish I had one right now
    Lol now I finally understand that tiramisu joke you guys keep making 😂

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  13. Kaitlin kills me. LOLOLOL! I love how she is having just way too much fun and embarrassing Ben. Absolutely epic!

    Well, well! I have a feeling there’s going to be some action coming up. Let’s hope Ben and Sofia have a very satisfying dessert…and maybe some Tiramisu for a midnight snack. 😍😍💕💜💚❤️

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