Monday, October 17, 2011

Tuesday Tales

The fire Alexandra felt from Billy’s lips drove her insane. Could she be living a dream that she was about to wake up from? She took a quick peak at Billy whose eyes remained closed. Oh yes this wasn’t a dream. This was the real deal, and she planned on seeing how far it would take her.

Billy had been everything she’d been looking for. He was gorgeous and still tanned thanks to the Indian summer they were experiencing. What she needed to know was if they shared the same interests? This was something that meant more to her than mind blowing sex. She knew that once the newness of the relationship was over than there better be something that they can share.

Their kiss blew her mind. They shared a special connection. He dropped his hands to her waist and kissed the top of her head.


“That’s all you can say?” Billy asked pushing her hair behind her ears.

“Yeah. I am totally at a loss for words.”

“See what you’ve been missing all these years?”

“Yeah. You would have saved me from my seven month marriage.”

“Sorry,” he laughed.

“I should have stayed with you that New Year’s Eve all those years ago, then I would have saved myself a lot of money.”

“Why do you say that?”

“Because the loser I married was the man that I couldn’t keep my eyes off of that night.”

“Sorry but back then I wasn’t persistent. I was just a skinny runt with no self-confidence.”

“And I was a young girl who wanted the most popular boy. I chased him for three years, won his heart, married him four years later only to find out that he was an egotistical asshole. And might I add the biggest player around.”

“That sucks.”

“Yeah it did. But what I realized after we were married was that we had absolutely nothing in common. I love sports, he hated sports.”

“I love sports, especially baseball.”

“Me too.” Alexandra smiled. “I love music and he only liked jazz.”

“I hate jazz and love classic rock and roll.” He took her hand and they sat on the couch. “I like going out to dinner once a week to show you off and love even more just lounging around watching TV and on occasion playing a board game.”

“Board game?”

“Yeah, strip scrabble.”

“Now that sounds like a lot of fun.”

“It is. Maybe we can play it some time.”

“I’d have to buy a scrabble board.”

“Consider it done. I’ll bring it next time I get another dinner invitation,” he winked.

Alexandra stood. “I’m going to grab myself a cup of coffee. Would you like one?”

“I’d love one. It’s down time.”

Alexandra poured their coffee and returned to the living room. “Down time. Hm. What do you consider down time?” she asked hoping that his definition of down time was the same as hers. Sitting, relaxing, holding hands and possibly another kiss like the one he had given her earlier.

Billy slapped the pillow on the couch next to him. “Come sit down and I will show you how I plan on making you feel so relaxed that you’ll be floating on water.”

Now that’s an interesting comparison. Alexandra wondered what he had in store for her. She had no problem with making out like a teenage and maybe getting a little touchy feely kind of thing going. Her finger dropped to her thigh and she pinched herself. These were thoughts that shouldn’t even be entering her mind.

Sitting back on the couch, she tried not too sit to close to him. No way would she show any kind of vulnerability or give in to the passion she felt.

“While you were getting the coffee I wondered if you’d like to maybe go to a hockey game since the baseball season is over. What do you think?”

“I’d love to.”

“Are you into Broadway plays?”

“Honesty, no. I’d rather be at a sporting event where I can yell, jump up and down and dress in a pair of jeans and t-shirt.”

“Thank God,” he whistled shaking his head in agreement. “Finally a woman that loves sports. Now it’s time to show you a little appreciation for such a hearty meal. But first I need the remote control.”

Alexandra handed him the remote control, he pressed three numbers and the Ranger game, already in the second quarter went on. Their eyes met and they both smirked.
Billy leaned over and lifted her feet onto his lap and slid off her three inch heels.
“Time to relax and enjoy the game. Look,” Billy pointed at the television, “the Rangers are up by three goals.” Wrapping his hands around her left foot he massaged each toe before moving onto the right foot.

A chill ran through Alexandra. She didn’t know if it were because she felt so relaxed or because she feared the unknown, since it had been a long time since she had been intimate with anyone.

“How does that feel?” Billy squeezed both her feet. “Should I keep on going?”

“How about we have our coffee?”

“Scared?” Billy slid his finger under her chin and turned her head to face him.

“No, I’m not scared. Just cautious.”

“Understandable. Before I forget to ask, I got invited to a party next weekend and would like for you to come as my guest.”

“I’d love to,” Alexandra said nodding her head in agreement.

“Great.” Billy chuckled. “Just a heads up. It’s a Halloween party and costumes aren’t optional. They’re a must.”

“Are you…”

Billy didn’t give her a chance to continue. He kissed her before taking her into his arms as they watched the rest of the hockey game.

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A special thanks again to Jean Joachim who is working hard in keeping Tuesday Tales flowing every week.


  1. Strip scrabble? A man who rubs your feet? How inventive and wonderful. I felt my feet relaxing just reading your story. This is great writing, Karen, I feel like I know your characters well and look forward to returning each week.

  2. Thanks Jean. I really had fun writing this.