valentines in the garden of good and evil  

wickedeasy 68F  
17391 posts
2/14/2018 11:20 am
valentines in the garden of good and evil

In the beginning, he treated her with a certain deference, opening doors, helping her with her coat. As time passed, so did these signs of kindness, respect. He would always check to make sure she made it home safely from work. Now days would pass without a call. She knew that her position had altered but had little idea what had precipitated the change. When he called and asked if she would meet him for dinner on a Tuesday, she hesitated. It was difficult for her to arrange her week nights to accommodate evening engagements. Her silence was a bit too long.

"I am not asking, chere. I need you to meet me at 7:00. I will expect you there."

The call cut off, leaving her without recourse. She would meet him, there was nothing else to do. As she planned, she allowed herself to wonder if this was the last time she would see him, if this meeting was simply a formality. She took care with preparation, dressing simply but with an eye for detail, knowing what he preferred. Her hair was perfection, so rarely the case and she smiled a bit that for once it had allowed her to win. Makeup that appeared to not be there at all, an aubergine shawl over a black dress that fell to her calf, a small guarantee held in her garter, nothing in her hands.

She stood by the maître d’s station, her head raised, arms to her sides. Recognizing her, he led her to the table in the corner, beckoning a waiter who moved off quietly. Within a few minutes she had a glass of sauvignon blanc in front of her to run her fingers over restlessly though she never raised it to her lips. Time passes in odd ways when waiting. Sometimes in fits and starts, other times it seems to stand quite still only later do you realize that a piece has gone missing without notice. Tonight, an endless string of seconds, dripping water on a tin plate, inexorable, endless, her nerves pulling tighter with each plink.

When his hand slipped onto her shoulder, she nearly flinched. His dark eyes opened wide then shuttered. She rarely showed any sign of overt emotion in public. The waiter arrived promptly with his drink, hesitated, left.

“You must be wondering what is happening.”

Tilting her head, she simply watched his face for clues, her face receptive. It is difficult to be a vessel, no? To be the one who waits to be filled, the one who loves more. And yet the one who knows more, to be the one who can see it all.

“please, before you say anything, I have something I must tell you”

The waiter returned with more drinks, blinis, caviar.

As he vanished yet again, she stood, went to his side. Whispered in his ear.

His head flew back, eyes searching hers. Truth is always so disconcerting. As she took her seat, he downed his drink, she reached for a blini, suddenly hungry.

His hand dropped to the bag. She watched as he reached inside. Her hand slid up to her thigh.

He placed a tiny box on the table. His laughter was deep. She stared at him.

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

wickedeasy 68F  
31575 posts
2/14/2018 11:34 am


You cannot conceive the many without the one.

SeaGirlFL 54F  
3960 posts
2/14/2018 12:04 pm

I love this.

The anticipation.

The wondering what she whispered.

The curiosity...what was the surprise?


"Sometimes the most productive thing you can do is relax." – Mark Black

HamburgDave2 74M  
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2/14/2018 12:08 pm

Happy V Day WE I wasn't expecting that

Love the Meme

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lok4fun500 108M  
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2/14/2018 12:54 pm

And now for the rest of the story???

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Tmptrzz 55F  
45971 posts
2/14/2018 1:13 pm

This is wonderful, got to love the thrill and anticipation of an evening like this..Happy Valentines Day hun..

Just your average every day run of the mill nana here!!!

TicklePlease 50F  
10893 posts
2/14/2018 1:33 pm

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm delicious

azriel1970 47M
21201 posts
2/14/2018 5:26 pm

Love this!!! I love the meme as well!!

HeartCollector 61F  
5696 posts
2/14/2018 7:24 pm

I’m going to have fun with this one! Truly, the beginning of a good dream...

The gladdest hours we know are those shared with a friend or two. Wilbur D. Nesbit

sweet_VM 60F  
78325 posts
2/14/2018 8:35 pm

Love this one Happy Valentine’s Day to you hugs V

Now you have me wanting more ty

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author51 55F  
58888 posts
2/15/2018 5:45 am

I love your endings my friend.Leave us all wanting more yet knowing there is no ending to the magic that you weave.. Happy Belated Valentine's Day...

One can never have enough JOY in their life...

christylovesfun 45F  
16713 posts
2/15/2018 8:08 am

It is difficult to be a vessel, no? To be the one who waits to be filled, the one who loves more. And yet the one who knows more, to be the one who can see it all.

Stunning. <3

Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
Her infinite variety. Other women cloy
The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry
Where most she satisfies. For vilest things
Become themselves in her, that the holy priests
Bless her when she is riggish. ~~ from Antony & Cleopatra

wickedeasy replies on 2/20/2018 8:43 am:
to hold knowledge and not use it as a weapon.

to be a vessel. to truly receive and offer safety.

i find great power in this.

lindoboy100 55M
19509 posts
2/18/2018 11:55 am

Marvellous as ever McW, such a cliff hanger too.........sigue, por fa'!!

Wake up and hold yer noses.........

wickedeasy replies on 2/20/2018 8:44 am:
ah LIndo, is it the Lady or the Tiger...smiles

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