Tales from the Finchbottom Vale – (19) Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining (Part 03)
Jed got himself a drink and sat in a relatively quiet corner of the bar and then opened his book and had only read about four pages when he heard.
“Oh hello again”
He looked up and saw it was his vehicular assailant,
“Hello Sue” he said
“I just wanted to apologize again” she said
“There really is no need” he replied “but you can buy me a drink”
Which really meant please stay and have a drink with me.
“It’s a deal” she said “and I’ll join you if that’s ok, as long as I’m not imposing?”
“Not at all” he said
As she turned and walked to the bar he had another opportunity to admire her generous curvy form with her buttocks rolling and reshaping within her tailored skirt with each nerve tingling step.
“Very nice” he said under his breath
He watched and admired all the while she was at the bar and when she had got the drinks he watched her again as she walked back towards him and he was mesmerised by what he saw.
When she got to the table she leant forward and put a drink in front of him although he only had eyes for the front of her.
She caught him looking and smiled and then sat down.
“Are you meeting someone?” she asked
“Yes I’m waiting for my ex-wife” he replied and she looked confused so he explained at length the arrangement Karen and he had and Sue looked less confused.
“What about you?” he asked
“Well I was supposed to be meeting my sister but she’s still in Finchbottom” Sue said
“So you are doing me a favour keeping me company until her train gets in”
“I feel so used” he said feigning hurt
“Very funny” she said
“So what were your plans with your sister?” he asked
“Pictures” Sue replied
“Oh yes” he said “Bruce Willis or Keira Knightley?”
“Knightley, I’m afraid” she replied “Helen’s choice”
“Well I fancy the other one myself” he said “Perhaps…”
“I’d love to” she interrupted
“Great” he said “It’s only on until Saturday”
“Saturday it is then” she said just as her phone rang.
She stood up to answer it and stepped outside to get better reception.
“That was my sister” she said when she came back “I have to go”
“Well I’ll see you Saturday then, shall we meet here?” he asked
“Yes” she said “7.30”
“Ok” he replied
“Thanks again for being so understanding” Sue said
“Wait a minute is that how you get all your dates?” he asked
“Pretty much” Sue replied “Bye”
Then he feasted his eyes on her again as she walked away.
“Who was that?” Karen said suddenly appearing
“Just someone I bumped into” he replied
“It looks as though you wouldn’t mind bumping into her again” she said
“Funny you should say that, I’m seeing her on Saturday” he said proudly
“Good for you” Karen said and meant it
“I’m sorry I’m so late, it’s been a pig of a day”
“That’s ok” he assured her “Do you fancy a drink?”
“Oh yes please” she said “as long as I’m not holding you up”
“I wouldn’t have offered if it was a problem” he insisted “as I said I don’t have any plans tonight”
He went and got her a large white wine and himself a coke and returned to the table
“What about you?” he asked
“What?” she said
“Plans for tonight” he explained
“No nothing” she said
“Why don’t we eat then” he suggested “the foods pretty good in here”
“That would be really nice, Jed” she replied “Thank you”