Sunday, April 7, 2013

When Friends Become Lovers....Plus Giveaway

  “How long has it been since you’ve slept with someone?”  His fingers smoothed her hair from her forehead.

“At least two months.  You?”

“You don’t want to know…not now.”  He kissed her, but she pulled away.

“We said we’d be honest with each other,” she reminded him.  “Or does that only apply to certain questions?”

“Just trust me on this one.  I’m single; that’s all you need to know right now.”  He reached for her, but she rolled away.  “Damn it, Natalie….”

“Just answer the question.  You’re single, but you have, what, a favorite call girl or something?”

“Do you really have to know this right now?”

“What’s the problem, Brian?  You’re the one who asked me about my prior sex life.  Don’t you think I have the right to ask about yours?  Unless you have a habit of picking up hookers,…thank God you bought the condoms the other night.  At least you care enough to practice safe sex.”

“I don’t pick up hookers.  I don’t do that.”

“Then what’s the problem?”  She reached over and turned on the light.  “Do you or do you not have sex with anyone on a regular basis?”  Natalie hugged the blankets to her chest.

“I-okay, you want to know?  Fine, I’ll tell you.”  Brian sat up and faced her, squinting as his eyes adjusted to the light.  “Yes, I get together on a semi-regular basis with a woman who I met a few years ago.  We have an arrangement, and meet once a week for a drink and to relax a little.  There’s nothing serious going on; we just talk and enjoy each other for a couple of hours.  Is that so bad?”

“Are you…..never mind.  I guess I don’t have the right to ask.”  Natalie bit her lip.

“Am I going to see her this week?  I don’t know.  I told you this wasn’t going to be anything more than just a weekend thing, Natalie.”

“I know. I’m sorry I pushed the issue.”  She snapped off the light, but stayed curled up on her side of the bed.  “I guess I walked into that one.”

“No, I’m the one who started it.  I’m not going to apologize for my lifestyle…”

“And you shouldn’t have to.  You’re right. This is nothing more than a weekend fling.”

“Do you want me to leave?”

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Anonymous said...

I want to enter the giveaway! My name is April and my email address is I hope I win! I read the excerpt and I'm intrigued.

Catherine Lee said...

Enjoyed the excerpt. I've not been to a class reunion...but since I went to an all-girl's high school, I know probably wouldn't meet any dates there! LOL. Maybe at a college class reunion?
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Debby said...

Hmm So I take it she does not leave.
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Kenzie Michaels said...

@April: Glad I've enticed you:)

@Catherine: I've not attended an of my college reunions yet. I've only been back once, to show my daughter the campus when we were looking at colleges.

@Debby: She leaves, but not yet:)