"Chess?" Emma asked excitedly.
Gio nodded, waving his hands at the chess stations set up in the room. "I want a woman who is smart and sexy. Let's see who can strategize the best! I challenge you all to a chess tournament. Winner gets a date with me!"
Staci looked up. "Uh, yeah. Lots. You?"
Emma watched Staci flirt with Giovani and frowned. It looked like Staci was taking advantage of a small loophole while they finished the competition. No fair!
"I wish I knew more about chess," Staci was saying. "Maybe you could teach me sometime. You're so smart!"
Giovani grinned at the compliment. "It's pretty easy to pick up," he assured her.
Giovani balked, glancing towards the chess table. "Umm.. I don't think I should be flirting with you right now, Staci. I'm supposed to be watching Dominique and Emma. Maybe you could see what Ariel is up to?"
Emma blinked. "Wha...? How'd I miss that?" she asked with dismay, studying the board.
Domonique smiled politely. "It happens to all of us. I was just lucky this time," she added kindly.
Dominique grinned across the console at him. "Definitely! I'm so glad we're going to get to know each other better!"
"Me too," Giovani told her as he put the van into drive.
"Oh, how... er... interesting," Dominique said hesitantly.
It only took Giovani and Dominique about an hour before the tour was done. By then, they were both ravenous.
"Oh, right, of course," Dominique said, slightly flustered. She'd had such a wonderful afternoon with Giovani. It was disappointing for it to end.