City Lounge: New York (Book Two, Chapter Four: Alone Down Time)

Chapter Four: Alone Down Time:

Izzie barely gets days like this anymore. In the beginning of her adult life, she lived alone. Some of her lovers spent the night with her, but they never live with her. Izzie enjoyed being alone. That all changed when Kris and Dianne entered the picture.

It started out subtle. Her current lovers would leave small items in the spare rooms. Occasionally, Izzie would notice. She call up Kris or Dianne let them know that they left a watch or a pen between.

“Oh,” they would say. “I’ll come by a pick it up later.” That later almost never really came. Then, more and more things of theirs stayed to never leave her apartment. Izzie took notice as she looked around. More

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City Lounge: New York (Book Two, Chapter Two: Izzie + Kris II)

Chapter Two: Izzie + Kris II:

-Summer 2012-

It took one week for Izzie and Kris to get close. Izzie herself was picky in her treats ever since that whole Sabrina nightmare. She did everything to never run into another one like her. Izzie voiced her problems to her potential lover.

“So… you’re a lesbian?” he asked.

“Bisexual,” Izzie corrected.

“Oh, I see,” Kris said.  She raised her eyebrow.

“Is that a problem?”

“No, what you are is your business.”

Izzie began to smile. “Smart answer.” She stood on her tip-toes and kissed him on the lips. Kris gently kissed back.

“What was that for?” he asked. More

City Lounge: New York (Book Two, Chapter One: Three-Way Date)

City Lounge: New York: Book Two

Chapter One: Three-Way Date:

Izzie smiled in her mirror. When she put on her Vanilla Coke lip gloss, the author was ready to go. She grabbed her silver purse and walked out of the room. Kris and Dianne sat on the living room couch, waiting.

“Sorry to keep you waiting,” Izzie said. Both of her lovers stared at her in her long black and white diamond dress. They loved the dip at the top, showing off her cleavage and the way the dress itself hugged her curves.

“Is this a fancy club tonight?” Kris asked. Izzie smiled as she twirled around. More

City Lounge: London (Book Two, Chapter Fifteen: Train Vibe)

Chapter Fifteen: Train Vibe:

-Paul-

I couldn’t sleep that night. My mind went back to my song. I had the base secured, but I still had other elements missing from it. I turned onto my back in bed. There was only one way to fix this and be able to get to sleep. I jumped out of bed and got dressed. The only things I took with me were my iPod, cell phone, and keys. I left my front light on as I left  my flat.

When was the last time I did this? I shoved my hands into my pockets. My neighbour worried about me walking around so late at night. Even more so since the terror attacks in France. She keeps trying to give pepper spray when I walk out the door. (I keep telling her that I will be fine. But she never listens. I don’t know what to do with her.) More

City Lounge: London (Book Two, Chapter Thirteen: We Need to Talk)

Chapter Thirteen: We Need to Talk:

-Paul-

She said we needed to talk. Those are never good words in my experience. Things have been going good between Sophie and I. But we aren’t dating. So, it’s not like we’re breaking up. But what if she’s suggesting there is no chance of us getting back together?

I stared at my cell phone.

The only thing I did was send her a text this morning. I told her to have a good day and nothing else. I can’t figure out what I did wrong. I shook my head. I should just go ahead and hear her out before I make my own conclusions. More

City Lounge: London (Book Two, Chapter Twelve: Confusing Bliss)

Chapter Twelve: Confusing Bliss:

-Sophie-

What’s happening to us? Paul said that he enjoyed being out and about with me. But what is that supposed to mean? What is he looking for in me? It seriously can’t be a second chance at a relationship. It won’t work.

I paused with that thought.

But is that really true? I told myself that every time an ex wanted to get back with me. If they didn’t take a hint, I would keep ignoring him until they got the message. But, I don’t feel like avoiding Paul for some reason. I guess I like going around the city with him. He’s the only ex I can stand to be around. What does it all mean? More

City Lounge: London (Book Two, Chapter Eleven: Dodging the Ex)

Chapter Eleven: Dodging the Ex:

We were just about to head out of the Fish and Chip shop when I happened to look across the street. Sophie turned around and saw me frozen with an expression of terror on my face.

“Paul, what’s the matter?” she asked. I tired to speak as I pointed across the street.  Sophie slowly turned her head. A woman with bright ponytail pigtails walked out of a jewelry store. Her bright pink miniskirt was long enough to cover her arse. Her big boobs looked like they would pop out of her pink boob tube. The woman looked around as if looking for a cab. I jumped behind Sophie and ducked down. She turned and looked at me More

City Lounge: London (Book Two, Chapter Ten: Fish and Chip Memories)

Chapter Ten: Fish and Chip Memories:

“I’m hungry,” Sophie complained. “Let’s go get something to eat.” I turned my head.

“But you already ate at the company party,” I said. My ex snorted.

“That was just finger food,” she said. “I want real food! I want a whole meal.” I put up my hands.

“Okay, okay,” I said. “I hear you.” It didn’t take me long to guess where we were going next. “Think that fish and chip shop is still open?” Sophie broke into a smile.

“You know they are,” she said. “Best hangover food ever.” I raised my eyebrow at her. More

City Lounge: London (Book Two, Chapter Nine: Squire for Hire)

Chapter Nine: Squire for Hire:

The walk around East London brought back more memories our university days. There was this crazy party back in the fall of 2007. I couldn’t help but smile.

“What are you grinning for?” Sophie asked.

“Do you remember a bloke that called himself the Squire for Hire?”

“Squire for Hire?” she asked.

“You know, he always wore leather and smelled like pot,” I said. “Kind of looked like a hippie and biker. All of the birds flocked to him at parties. He was at a fall house party during at first year at university in ’07.” Sophie twisted up her face as if to try and remember.

“Sounds familiar,” she said. “Was he black or white?” More

City Lounge: London (Book Two, Chapter Eight: Wondering)

Chapter Eight: Wondering:

I did some thinking as we rode deeper into East London. Sophie stared out the window of the moving cab. In moments like this, I wonder what could’ve been between us. I missed those days in university. I wanted to say something, but I didn’t think any words would fit the situation. Instead, I let my mind wander back into the past.

Some of our friends didn’t understand why we were together. On the surface, Sophie looked like one of those posh girls who belonged in prep school. Some of our schoolmates tried to suggest different pop bands of the 90’s she should listen to. Sophie always looked like she wanted to vomit when she said a Take That album cover. More

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