As stated, this teaser hasn’t been edited, other than a look over by a pre-reader or two (Love those ladies), but I hope you enjoy it anyway!
This is from my current WIP, The One That Got Away. It’s the first of my stories that will containg scenes of a sexual nature (but not this bit).
A lack of energy throughout the rest of the day meant that neither of us moved much farther that the kitchen to make a drink or out onto the balcony for a smoke.
“You know, I remember being able to go to work for an entire day on less than four hours sleep, and then have a night in the pub.” Ang commented as I emerged from a steaming hot shower.
“Ah those were the days, back when we were young and full of stamina. Getting old sucks.” I towel dried my hair, my back hurting as I bent to reach the underside.
“Wincing a little there. Aching a bit are we?” I’d expected the teasing to happen earlier in the day. “Not as bendy as you used to be huh?”
“I’m plenty bendy I’ll have you know, but it’s not that kind of ache.” I turned around and lifted up my top to show off the scratches on my back.
“Shit. That looks painful.” I sat facing her once more, feeling a little sheepish.
“It’s not that bad; it only hurts a little . . . oh who am I kidding. It kills, but it was worth it.”
“Oh, really?” Ang leaned forward, waving her hand for me to continue talking.
“Nope. No details. I may have enjoyed myself, immensely, but I’m already beginning to feel a bit embarrassed about the whole thing.” I really was. I had never been the type of girl who had one night stands, never mind with someone I knew wasn’t available. The more I thought about it, the cheaper the whole thing became.
“Don’t you dare.” Her voice made me jump. “Don’t you dare beat yourself up about last night.”
“I’m not. . . not really.” I stood and walked out onto the balcony to light a cigarette, my thoughts in overdrive. Had I done the wrong thing by having sex with Shane? “I’m just beginning to regret my actions.”
“Why? He’s the one who’s in a relationship, not you. It’s not like you went to that party specifically to fuck him. Yeah, you wanted to show him what he’d missed out on, but that doesn’t translate to ‘jump my bones’.” I knew she was right.
“I know, I know.”
“Will you at least believe it?” I smiled at her.
“That’s my girl.” She wrapped her arm around my shoulder and gave me a quick hug.
I had originally planned to stay in London a second night, but Ang had to pick her kids up early, so I decided to head home. I was looking forward to having a peaceful night at home alone. I was looking forward to a soak in a hot bath and relaxing in bed with a book. Ang and I made arrangements to make sure we met up more often as I loaded my things into the boot of my car.
Ang disappeared back into the block of flats as I pulled away. I stopped at the junction at the end of her street to light a cigarette and to change the CD. Seconds before I was about to start on my journey again, my phone rang. I flicked the switch on the hands-free unit to answer as I drove towards the motorway.
“Hello?” I hadn’t checked the caller display, preferring to keep my eyes on the road, rather than look at my sunshade where my phone was strapped.
“Hey Heidi.” Shane’s voice filled my car.
“Uh, hey Shane. How’s the head?” I’d managed to shift my hangover thankfully, otherwise I’d never have been able to drive.
“Yeah, not bad thanks. Listen, I was wondering if you fancy meeting for a coffee today before I leave to go home.” Images of him pressing me up against the brick wall in the alley flashed through my mind. “I promise not to ravish you against a wall.” We both laughed, something I hadn’t expected to be able to do.
“Okay. Where do you want to meet?”
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