It’s that time…again. Snippet Saturday. Our theme today is… In betweens. And I have no idea what it means. Or even how to interpret it. The last few weeks our themes were First Loves, Last Loves…and our next one is Secondary Characters.
I have to say further that, I’m very glad for blog posts that can be set up in advance to post on a different day and at a different time. Like this one. It’s Tuesday and I’m thinking of Saturday. In terms of blogs that I won’t be able to write or post or think clearly enough for come Saturday morning.
So, how do we interpret In Betweens? Menages? Could be. In between moments, from meeting to falling in love? Maybe. Or how about books in a series, the one that comes between two others? Possible.
I think I’m going to go with, in between moments… when you’re faced with choices. Times when you’re not sure if you should take a chance on something that’s come your way… Moments of, indecision.
I’m pulling the snippet from Stick Shift. Lily has a choice… Does she take Cam up on her offer to meet him? Or does she choose the safe path and…not? (And y’all know I’m picking from this book since I’m going to the races this weekend.)
“I can’t believe the way he was looking at you!”
She didn’t want to have this conversation. She wanted to go back to Candi’s house and curl up on the bed with Cam’s picture pressed to her chest. She wanted to be in private where she could squeal like a teenager who had just met her favorite heartthrob. “How was he looking at me?”
“Oh my God! Lily! Are you serious? He was undressing you with his eyes in front of everyone! He was flirting with you, trying to get you to talk, and you…you looked like you were ready to strip naked right there or run.”
“Oh please, Alli. It wasn’t at all like that.” The little she-devil in her head was dancing the jig knowing all too well it had been exactly like that.
“Oh yes, it was! I bet if he’d stood up, he’d have been rock hard. He wanted you, Lil. He wanted you on that table, and you, my sweet and not-at-all-innocent friend, wanted him on the table too.”
“Yeah, well, it was just a show, an act he was performing for his fans.” Lily took the latte off the counter and walked outside to the patio of the coffee bar. Sitting at a small table under the tan umbrella, she thought back to her brief encounter with Cam and how aroused she’d gotten just looking at his hands. She never got aroused like that without actual touching going on. She wasn’t sure she’d ever been that aroused even with touching.
But aroused she’d been, and aroused she still was every time she thought about his smile, his eyes, his laugh, his voice.
“Wanting to throw down in the middle of the race shop was not a show for his fans.”
Lily just shook her head and looked everywhere but at her friend. Alli was right. Lily had wanted him, but she didn’t know how to flirt like that. She didn’t know how to be so casual about such things. He was a man way out of her league, and whether it was or wasn’t a show for his fans, she was sure he got the picture loud and clear.
“You’re off in space again.”
“I don’t know why I keep doing that,” Lily muttered, then took a sip of her drink.
“Uh-huh. Well, what did he write on the back of the picture?”
“A phone number.”
“What! Whose phone number? His? Oh my God! You have to call him. Anything else?”
“A time and a date and a place to meet him if I’m interested.”
“He wants to see you again? Oh this is fabulous, Lily! When? Where? You’re going to go, right? What are you going to wear? We have to go shopping. We have to get you something new to wear, something hot that will knock his firesuit off.”
“No, I don’t think so,” Lily interjected into Alli’s monologue.
“What? Why not? He wants to see you. You have to go.”
“It’s not my thing to chase people, and I’m most certainly not going to chase him. Alli, he’s a race car driver. He’s famous. He’s got women hanging on him all the time. I’m not his type. He was just giving the people there a little show. Nothing more.”
“I think it’s him doing the chasing. And if it were just a show, which we’ve already established that it wasn’t, why did he give you his phone number?” Alli asked smugly.
“We don’t know that it’s his number.” That sounded lame even to her own ears. Whose phone number would he have given her? Lily didn’t have an answer for why. She had no doubt the number was real and really his. Would he show up at the date and time he had given her? Would she?
“You’re thinking about it. I can see it in your eyes. You’re going. You know that, don’t you? You’re going, and I don’t care what you say. Even if I have to drop you off myself.”
“He’s too young. I’m thirty-five.” Of the three of them — Alli, Candi, and herself — Lily was the oldest. She was also the most conservative, the most levelheaded, the most boring. Candi was only a year younger than Lily, and they had met Alli because she’d lived next door to Candi growing up. They all became thick as thieves and had remained so through the years.
“Age? That’s the best you can come up with?”
No, it wasn’t. Well, actually, yes, it was, but her friend didn’t need to know that. “Allison…” Lily only called her by her full name when she was admonishing her or warning her, and evidently the other woman got the message.
Alli got up from the table and headed toward the car, effectively tuning out any other objections Lily had. She knew her reasons were weak excuses at best, but she really had no business going to see Cam Carter. She hadn’t been with a man sexually in more than a year. Not that that was going to matter. She wasn’t sure why the random thought had even popped into her brain. They weren’t going to become lovers or fuck buddies or anything else that involved sex.
Suddenly the idea of staying at Candi’s for the next month didn’t seem like such a good idea, even if it was the only chance she had at a vacation this year.
The twinge of heat in her pussy told her differently though, and as much as she tried to ignore it, tried to deny it, she couldn’t. Her body responded to thoughts of him now that she’d met him, ten-year age difference or not.
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