What You Do to Me || Karxi Movie Night
Karl waits patiently beside the microwave to wait for the popcorn to pop. He studies the bag and taps his toes incorporating the sound of popcorn into the tune he’s humming. All day he had his song stuck in his head. I mean, how could he not? For the past week that was all he could do. He had been determined to finish the song and now that he had, he couldn’t be any more happier. His song was finished, his life was back on track and now he would be spending the rest of the night with his girlfriend watching the movie Arthur. He continues tapping his foot until he hears the beep of the microwave that indicates his “meal” is ready. Karl watches the internal light go off and he swings open the door. The popcorn is burning hot in his hands. The butter oozes from the paper bag as he frantically runs around the Safe House kitchen to find a bowl. He hastily finds one and plops the popped corn inside.
Now successful, Karl carries the bowl into the entertainment room to find Lexi setting up the movie. She doesn’t see him at first, so he places the bowl on the coffee table and sneaks up behind her. He is tempted to tickle her, but instead, crouches down behind her and kisses a soft spot on her neck. “One boyfriend and one new bowl of popcorn ready for an awesome movie night.” He whispers in her ear before falling back onto the carpet.
Finding the DVD on shelves amongst all the others takes Lexi much longer than it should as she keeps getting distracted by some of the other movies, she catalouges them in her head as potentials for the next time she and Karl had a movie night. Smiling to herself Lexi carries on her search, in an exceptionally good mood now that Karl had decided to make a reappearance. She had missed him over the past week, but she understood his need for privacy while he wrote his music. He just wouldn’t be her Karl otherwise. Finding the DVD with a triumphant yell, she grabs it from the shelf and skips merrily over to the TV to put it in the player. Lexi crouches down to access the DVD player better, not seconds later does she feel someone place a kiss on her neck. Fighting a rising blush she looks back at Karl laid out on the carpet “The DVD is in the player so one girlfriend is also ready for movie night”.
Standing up she grabs the bowl of popcorn from the coffee table at gets comfy on the couch, then she realizes she left the remote on the coffee table. “Karlllllll, will you get the remote? I’m really comfy. Pleaseeeeee” she gives him her best puppy dog eyes, leaning over to place a quick kiss on his lips for extra measure. Settling back into her spot she watches the opening scene with curiosity. Since arriving at the safe house she found the amount of movies she had watched was considerably low compared to everyone else. But then it didn’t help that she was never sat down long enough at home to really watch any movies. It was mainly thanks to Karl she had watched as many new movies as she had. Offering him the bowl full of popcorn she shuffles closer to him so she can rest her head on his shoulder, the close contact reminding her just how much she had missed him.
“That sounds awesome!” Karl grins from his spot on the carpet and quickly hops up to join Lexi on the couch. He is only sitting on the soft cushions for seconds before he laughs and stands back up to collect the remote beside the TV. He presents it to her and immediately reclaims his seat next to his girlfriend. “So let’s see, we have everything right? Popcorn-” Karl grabs a handful of popcorn and eats it. “Check.” He smiles. “Remote- Check. Movie- Check. Beautiful girlfriend-” Karl wraps his arm around Lexi’s waist when she rests her head on his shoulder and kisses her forehead. “Check. You know, I think we’re all set. How about you?”
Karl is glad that his song is finished and all, but for the past week he really missed seeing Lexi around. His missed her smile and her laugh and was ecstatic to have her back in his arms again. He wanted to kiss her all over and enjoy her presence because his realized that the advice Princess gave him was right. Music was a great healer for stress and worry, but at the end of the day, Dewitt may seem like the best medicine, but in reality, the people he cared about in his life mattered the most. Karl squeezes Lexi tight when she presses the play button on the remote. The opening credits begin and the only sounds heard, other than the movie itself, are their quiet breathing and the crunching of popcorn.