“I’m cutting my hair and dying it,” he turned down the stereo, “something different.”
“You’re what?” She questioned. “What color and why in the hell are you ruining my fantasy?”
“Your fantasy is right here,” he chuckled, “something different. Dying it a darker color. Just something different for once.”
“You’re honestly going to keep that up during the season?” She asked. “That’s a lot of upkeep.”
“It’s for Nike,” he replied, “they want me to do an ad where different sides of me are being shown. Kinda like a stripped down and naked type of venture. Everyone keeps talking about my hair and my eyes and we thought it would be fun to do something different. Freak people out a little.” He glanced over at her. She still wasn’t sold on the idea. “I see it’s working.”
“They have wigs, you know?” She ran her fingers through his hair. It was as soft as corn silk and just as shiny. “You don’t have to cut and dye it!”
“It’ll grow back, Syd.”
“That’s what they all say,” she shook her head, “and then you’re going to be channeling your inner Britney Spears meltdown and shave it all off before you beat up a poor van with a defenseless umbrella.”
“And what the hell?” Dean laughed and Sydney joined in. He wagged an index finger at her. “No more pop music for you!”
Sydney touched Dean’s thigh and he moved his hand on top of hers. He gave it a quick squeeze before moving her hand to his lips and gave it a soft kiss. Things felt right.
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