Of Foxes and Roses

Submitted for Contest #87 in response to: Write about a mischievous pixie or trickster god.... view prompt


Apr 01, 2021

Funny Romance Teens & Young Adult

Her name was Daisy. She worked in a coffee shop. She liked him. But she didn't know how he felt. He came in everyday. To see her. She was bold. But not in front of him. Her family didn't like that. He was bold too. His family approved. They played games. Indirect games.ย 

He came in everyday. At 7:30 am. Before college started. He would always order a simple Latte. Same thing, for a semester.ย 

*Next semester*

He came in on the first day. The welcome bells jingled. Blood rushed up her cheeks, making her blush. He came up to the counter, decorated with fall decorations.ย 

"Hi Lily, could I have a latte?" He asked.

"Um, sure, but my name is Daisy." She replied.

"Thanks, Jasmine." He said with a smirk on his handsome face.

As her cheeks flushed, she asked "Your name?"ย 

"You don't know my name?" He asked.

"No, I just write you down as 'good-looking latte' " she tried to mimic his perfect smirk.

"Denver. Or Den. Or Fox." He replied.

"Fox?" She asked, amused.

"Yeah, it's my nickname."

A hearty laugh slipped through her lips.

"What? It's my nickname! Tulip, it's my nickname!" He protested.ย 

He chuckled as his pearly teeth showed.

As she ripped the sugar packet to add sugar to the latte, he spoke.

"Hold the sugar,ย you're sweet enough for me." He looked up into her brown eyes.

"It's getting hot in here Liv, could you turn up the AC?" She said, staring right back in his eyes.

"I'm feeling something is brewing here, could I heat it up?" Olivia, her co-worker asked.

"Yeah, by leaving us alone." Her mouth formed the words.

He chuckled again and sat down on his usual spot.

He opened up his laptop, and began to write.

"That's the one for you." Olivia said as she snapped Daisy out of her daydream.

"W-what? Yeah, sure."

Olivia chuckled as she wiped the counter. The bells rang again. Her mom entered.

"Hey Honey!" Her mom said.

"M-mom! What are you doing here?" Asked Daisy wide-eyed.

"Nothing hon, could you get me a Mocha?" Her mom asked as she half hugged her.

"Sure." She said.

"Oh gosh, your mom?" Olivia asked wide-eyed.ย 


She added the coffee, and everything else, and gave it.

"Ooh, honey, who's that?" She asked very visibly pointing to Denver.

She looked over, and gave a sympathetic smile when she caught him looking.

"Mom." She grumbled.

"Aw, it's okay. He's cute."

"Mom!" She grumbled not so secretly.

"Hehe, I'll leave you now." She said.

Before leaving, she turned around and winked at Olivia.

It was 7:45 and she had to leave. She decided to ask one last customer. Only because it was her duty as a barista and definitely not because the customer was so adorably cute.ย 

"Anything I can get you?" She asked Denver.

"A cookie, the bill, andโ€ฆ your number?" He said almost coolly.

"I rarely make exceptions." She said.

"Oh, okay, have a good day." He said without his usual smirk.

She turned around and scribbled his bill.ย 

"I know you can feel me angry-staring at you." Olivia said.ย 

"I know that you know that I'm gonna ignore you." She responded.

"Ugh, I hate you." Olivia grumbled.

"Ya know you don't!" She said grinning.

As she gave the bill, he was by the door.ย She gave it to him, with a note.

His eyes shot up, giving her the cutest smile ever, as he left. Olivia left. She packed her bag, and checked the time. 7:55 AM.ย 

Oh noodles screw me and my lovesick heart I'm lateeee

ย She jogged after the bus, seeing it was just out of reach. Fudge-biscuits. She ran, but then stopped panting.

I look in good shape, but i really need to cut down on cookies.ย 

She could hear the faint hum of a motorcycle on the clean, flat road. "Late again?" Greeted a familiar voice.ย 

"Liv! Oh thank Nutella, you're a lifesaver." She said as she hopped onto the black-yellow bike.

"Sure am." Liv responded.


Bzzz. Bzzz. Bzzz.

"Ms. Lewis, I would highly appreciate it if you would not receive texts during class. If not, I would have no choice but to take your phone."ย 

"Yes Ma'am." She responded.ย 

Once the teacher looked away, she opened her phone.ย 

WhatsApp message from "latte guy"ย 

latte guy : "You must get asked on a latte dates."

You : "yeah but all of them are depresso.

latte guy : sooโ€ฆ Rose?

You : yes Fox? XD

latte guy : don't tell me that you're still laughing

You : *hides her chuckle which turns into full fledged laughter*

latte guy : ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

You : hey, you're better-looking than that emoji

latte guy : did you just compare me to an emoji?ย 

latte guy : and say that I look better than an emoji ?

You : ahahaha yes I did *holds head high*

latte guy : *facepalms so much that his face goes red*

You : FOX

You : ๐Ÿ˜‚

latte guy : seriously?

You : yup, seriously

latte guy : okay, bye Rose!ย 

You : its daisyyyyy but okay,ย bye Fox!

"Haha, nice convo. He's cute, and head over heels for you." Liv smirked

"Stop snooping!" She said.ย 

"Girl, I'm the co-author of all those messages, I ain't snooping!" Liv proudly said. As She grumbled.

"You're stuck with me as your best friend, and I ain't changing!" Olivia grinned.

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Keya M.
17:35 Apr 01, 2021

Sia, I read your bio. Sending much love to you and your family. Stay strong <3


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Adorable!!!! Like, as a bi mess, I have to love both Daisy and Fox, lol, and you didn't disappoint with it :)


Aw, it's good to hear from you. Thank you! :))


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0 idea what this is! I mean this is totally randomo. Like, I sat down and was bored and this randomly came up. Soooo Yay! New storayyyyy eeeep letsh goooooooooo Btw, ik this is not exactly the prompt... Happy Today!


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Radhika Diksha
17:26 Apr 02, 2021

Hey, sorry to hear about your grandapa. Hope he recovers soon, don't worry everything will sort out. Believe in yourself and take necessary precautions. I will surely pray for you. Be strong, ok. And never lose hope. We all are beside you.


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Meera Lakshmi
18:08 Apr 01, 2021

Stay Strong. Strong family, strong Grandpa. Sending love. Never give up. You're a rockstar.


Oh gosh, I never thought anyone e would even read this, thanks Meera


Meera Lakshmi
20:21 Apr 02, 2021



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Devaki ๐ŸŽ‰
17:12 Apr 02, 2021

I hope your grandpa feels better soon!


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Hey Sia! I hope the best goes well for your family! Sending lots of love! Everything will get better, I promise! You just have to stay strong and believe, which may be hard at some times, but you can do it! :D


No problem! Feel free to rant if you ever feel like it!


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Ari Reynes
19:22 Apr 01, 2021

This is hilarious! Nice job!


Ari Reynes
13:06 Apr 02, 2021

No problem.


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Amany Sayed
18:32 Apr 01, 2021

So cute! It was short and sweet and I liked the names :)


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Jen Park
15:51 Apr 01, 2021

This is so adorable:) I loved the text messages and all the *flirting* hehe


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Echo Sundar
21:00 May 11, 2021

Wow that was a really fun read! Very light gave you a little escape from your life into a little world of brightness. Great read!


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Radhika Diksha
17:59 Apr 14, 2021

. Blood rushed up her cheeks, making her blush.--> It should be blood rushed up to her cheeks. You kinda always miss prepositions. I think you should add them. He opened up his laptop, and began to write.--> SInce the sentence is short so you don't need a comma before and. "That's the one for you." Olivia said as she snapped Daisy out of her daydream.---> After you there doesn't need a full stop but a comma. And also you need to know the proper usage of comma and full stop in your story. There is a full stop when there needs a comma and we g...


Thank you, Radhika. I'd make these changes, but unfortunately, its approved, so I can't edit it now. Will keep in mind though :)


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Awww this was cute. I love the dynamic between all the characters.


Thank youuuu I've been trying to wrote romanceee


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