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Title: Awkward and Oblivious
Author: R. L. Houck
Rating: General Audiences
Trigger Warnings: harm to animals
Relationship: employee/customer, idiots to lovers, w/w
Character Features: oblivious, trucker, veterinarian
Tags: everyone knows but them, fluff, getting together, humor, love at first sight, past tense, pets, pining, pov third person limited
Dr. Anna leaned forward and booped Mako on the nose, making the puppy’s tail wildly wag. Then Dr. Anna turned and took a step toward the door that led to the back of the clinic.
Say something. Ask her, you idiot! “Oh, uh! I was wondering—?”
Dr. Anna paused and turned back. “Yes?”
Alex clutched Mako to her chest, running her fingers through the beagle puppy’s soft coat for reassurance. “Um. I just—I’m so grateful for all you did for Mako when she was sick. Would you like to go out for coffee sometime? As a thank you?”
Length: 10 pages