Those Memories Made on Teardrop Lake – (80) It Started with a Kiss (Part 02)
Carole’s problem was that she had a very low sex drive and was therefore quite content with only having sex on high days and holidays but for her husband Stewart the reverse was true, he would have liked to be doing it with his wife all the time.
It wasn’t that the sex was unpleasant or totally unfulfilling it was just that he wasn’t a woman and more to the point he wasn’t Claire.
The same year that Carole married Stewart, Claire married her cousin James Tebb although their union was not a love match it was one of convenience and the marriage was never consummated as James was very, very gay.
The disposition of Claire’s heart was, as it always had been since she was 18, because her one and only love was Carole.
Ever since they graduated Carole and Claire had remained the best of friends but no more than that and other than a peck on the cheek there was no physicality, that was until they were 25 and attending the wedding of their former house mate Alison Holmes to her long time lover Eric Jespersen.
It was late on in the evening after the bride and groom had left, Claire was on her own as her sham husband was in New York with his boyfriend and she and Carole were outside on the terrace getting some air while Stewart had gone off to the loo.
They had both had a lot of wine and were laughing and joking but suddenly and without warning Claire planted her mouth over Carole’s and invaded her mouth with her tongue and Carole responded in kind and it was just like the first time.
But as the familiar fire began to ignite her loins she came to her senses and broke away.
“No” Carole said “We cant”
“But you were enjoying it” Claire said
“I know” she said “which is presicely why we mustn’t”
“No” Claire retorted angrily “that’s precisely why we should”
Carole shook her head and walked away and Claire shouted after her
“I’ve missed you Carole and I’ve missed your touch”
Carole paused by the door and responded
“And I’ve missed yours”
Carole went back inside to find Stewart while Claire stayed on the terrace and cried.
Carole really enjoyed the kiss and she wanted it as much as Claire but she had drawn a line underneath that part of her life.
But the fire that Claire lit inside her during that special kiss had to be quenched by her husband Stewart who was only too pleased to oblige her.
In the days that followed the kiss on the terrace Carole had numerous missed calls and texts from Claire which she chose to ignore, although in truth she was desperate to see her but she knew if she did she would weaken.
But on Wednesday morning Carole got a text message that she just couldnt ignore.
The message just read “This is for you”
And when she opened the attachment she went weak at the knees as she looked at the selfie image of Claire wearing a seethrough nightie and everything that she had regularly enjoyed was on full display and the fire in her loins returned.