Bee-uty and the Beast 2: Chapter OneBee-uty and the Beast 2: Chapter One by *mongrelmarie
"Good Morning, Young Man," said the middle-aged nurse cheerfully from behind the hospital's front desk.
"Good Morning!" laughed Gai boisterously as he gave her a small salute with the bouquet of lilies he held in his hand.
"Aren't those just beautiful?" said the nurse as she observed the flowers. "You have excellent taste, Young Man."
Gai finished signing his name in the guest log and gave her a wide grin. "I like to think I have an eye for beauty," he said with a wink. Though he wouldn't dare mention it was the girl who worked at the flower shop who had picked them out.
"I wish my husband had the same taste as you," said the nurse as she winked in return. "That young lady you keep visiting is quite lucky to have you. Are you two engaged?"
Gai blushed and scratched at the back of his head in embarrassment, "Uh, actually we're just friends."
The nurse lifted an eyebrow and crossed her arms, "Oh really? You must be good friends then."
The color in Gai's cheek