Lance was holding the note when there was a soft knock at the door. Abandoning his packing and yelling “yeah, just a minute!” he strode over to open it wide for housekeeping.
Instead, it was Katie. Katie in a hip hugging skirt the color of robin’s eggs and sling backed pumps that brought her eyes level with his.
Without thinking, before she could finish the breathless, “Lan…” that had escaped her lips, he pulled her into the room where his hands found her waist and he gently but firmly pushed her up against the wall. Looking into her eyes, his mouth covered hers like puzzle pieces interlocking. Reaching for the hem of the skirt his hands slid underneath brushing the silk of her panties and cupped her bottom.
Katie arched,willing herself closer to him and sighed.
“You came back.” Lance said.
“I did.” She said leaving a trail of small kisses along his jaw line.
“This could get messy.”
“It’s already messy. I can’t sleep or eat; I’m so distracted that I delivered a very nice Batman cake to the most elegant wedding yesterday. That was the first trouble of the day and sadly not the last.”
“But you came back anyway.”
“I was hoping you hadn’t left . I guess I thought that I could make sense of all of this if I could just see you and talk.”
“It’s failing ,miserably, because when I’m with you, this happens. When your voice is whispering in my ear or you text me in the middle of a hectic day I’m the happiest I’ve been in years.”
“I make you happy?” Lance said against her lips.
“So happy.” she said.
“Happy enough to be worth what might happen next?”
Katie reached around for the zipper on her skirt, “You are worth it, you always have been.” Her choice made as the blue material slipped to the floor.
And now for this week’s prompt: In 400 words or less, write a story or memoir which relates to choices and/or consequences. Because of the word limits, you may choose to focus just on the choice, or just on the consequence. Remember to capture a moment using dialogue, action, and reaction.
1 : the quality or state of being troubled especially mentally
2 : public unrest or disturbance
*the authors note, because I know that all of you are worried about Zach and her marriage. For right now, Katie’s choice is made and she feels like she can do this and not hurt anyone since no one knows..yet. Denial or not it’s her story and I’m letting her live it right now. It’s not my story….she’s the one talking to me. *