Location: Table in the Ballroom Tags: Anyone listening The introductions ended soon after Leo's and before long the organiser of the entire event was on stage. He spoke for a while before departing the stage, it was almost time for each of the singletons in the room to find out who they had been paired with. A small army of waiters and waitresses emerged, carefully placing an array of desserts in front of everyone sat at a table. When it came to Leo's dessert the Welshman grinned from ear to ear with sheer delight. During the rugby season his teams nutritionist flat out banned dessert food but seeing as the season was over, Leo was more than happy to indulge. In front of him sat a bowl filled to the rim with mint chocolate chip ice cream, his absolute favourite...at least before he played rugby anyway.
While he stared at the ice cream subconsciously licking his lips, he could see two of the women at the table had already unearthed their rings. It was then Leo's slightly competitive nature came to the fore and he began to shovel through the ice cream with his spoon. He soon found his spoon hitting against something hard that wasn't the bowl. He was careful to manoeuvre what turned out to be a ring to the top of his ice cream. He picked it up and wiped off the excess ice cream using a nearby napkin. He stared at it for a moment unsure what kind of stone sat a top it. The tigers eye stone, or the name at least was unknown to Leo and so he simply put the ring onto his finger.
For the next few minutes he savoured his ice cream as it's flavours teased his tongue, something he hadn't had for a long time and had missed. With his bowl empty he made sure to wipe his mouth, just in case. He reached out to pick up his glass and took another mouthful of beer. Subconsciously he had used his hand with his ring finger on show so that the others on the table would clearly see what ring he had. For all his comfort of playing rugby in front of seventy thousand people, he was still quite shy when it came to romance.