Monday, March 20, 2006

Chapter 8 ~ Intimacy

She sat in the air vent absorbing this new information. Her mind couldn't help but wander back. After her and Handyman finished their training they had one last weekend before they would be given an assignment. They decided to go out together, celebrating. Handyman had always seemed cold, and Noel figured he simply had nobody else to celebrate with. It suited her fine, she was alone herself.

They picked a local dance club that was large and always busy. Knowing it would be the last time she could let her guard down a little, she really went loose. After hours of drinking and dancing she was feeling mighty fine and a little unsteady. Handyman turned out to be a rather nice dancer, and he held his liquor better than she did. Dancing up against him, she let him steady her. Swaying to the rhythm of the music was intoxicating itself. It seemed only natural when he bent to kiss her.

When they had enough of the noise they took a cab to her apartment. They stripped quickly taking each other in a rush of hunger neither of them could explain. Lying on the bed together after it was over she looked at him closer. He looked so normal there beside her. Not cold and detached like he usually was.

"Tell me your name, your real name."

"Why does it matter?" he asked

She rolled onto him looking him in the eyes. "Because I want to know."

"Jason."

"Well Jason, we still have half the night. What do you say we do this again, but take things much slower this time?"

6 Comments:

Blogger Chris said...

Whooo! A new chapter! I like this. I'm curious what this will mean once Noel and Handyman come into conflict over Ms. Friday.

12:09 PM  
Blogger purplesimon said...

It is so good to see something new happen. I can't take up the next chapter, (see the comments on my blog's last post for reasons.) but I hope it continues to move on by the time I get back.

Oh, I also agree with Chris, I'd like to see how this piece of back story affects the original conflict with Ms. Friday.

purplesimon out...

8:37 AM  
Blogger xmichra said...

awesome Kat! I love the way this story is progressing! Keep up the great work guys!

7:00 PM  
Blogger bubbles said...

nice work all. JAson huh.....whoever is next has some work to do....I also like that this story is making Noel a little more human. so....who's next?

8:46 PM  
Blogger Raynwomaan said...

Just when I think Noel might've run her course, the story gets better.

Wow, Kat! This chapter was totally fabulous!

11:20 PM  
Blogger mr_g said...

Just found this. Very cool story!

7:37 PM  

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