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Two men appeared out of nowhere, a few yards apart in the narrow, moonlit lane.
One turned to the other and smirked, “you are quite an enigma my friend, consorting with the enemy again I see.” Lifting his hand he revealed a hatchet that shimmered in the lamplight, “Remember there is no honor in being good and evil …” as he brought the blade down on the shoulder of his nemesis, severing his arm from its socket.
Charlotte held her breath and watched the limb fell to the ground but when the hatchet was raised again, she screamed and hid her face in Nick’s armpit.
“I thought you said you didn’t mind scary movies?” he said, effortlessly pulling her into his lap.
“I lied” she whispered into the hollow space in his neck.
“So you’re quite the enigma aren’t you?” Nick teased, his hand caressing her hair away from her face as he imitated the creepy voice of the movie villain.
“A girl has to have her secrets.” She flirted as she fiddled with the small buttons on his shirt and pulled it out of his jeans, sliding her hands underneath the blue cotton.
Looking into his green eyes Charlotte thought of all the secrets she had already shared with this boy that was making himself so comfortable on her couch and stealing her concentration in committee meetings.
“Whattcha thinking about beautiful?” Nick asked, drawing her closer to him, until she put a hand on his chest.
“I’m not sure what we’re doing.”
“I thought we were done discussing this Char, our age difference doesn’t have to be another riddle to figure out.
“But don’t you think it will, mean something, eventually?”
“No. I don’t.” Nick said beginning to unbutton her sweater, “Now, come here.”
Charlotte let out a breath and smiled, “Wait, don’t you want me to bring dessert in?”
“Let’s skip it.” as his mouth found hers.
For this week, I’m offering you this opening line:
“Two men appeared out of nowhere, a few yards apart in the narrow, moonlit lane.”
This week’s word is again taken from our solicitations in our Meet Your Fellow Trifectans section. Latitudes of a Day has suggested ‘enigma’ as a word she’d like to see in our weekday challenge. And so here it is.
enig·ma noun \i-ˈnig-mə, e-\
1: an obscure speech or writing
2: something hard to understand or explain
3: an inscrutable or mysterious person
She held her breath