It was spring and I was at a party. I was bored out of my mind and then, she walked in, a vision of incomparable beauty. Our eyes met across the room and then she was making her way over to me.
In a soft, lilted voice, she introduced herself. “Nora.” Her lips parted to reveal even white teeth as she smiled and extended her hand.
“Theo,” I replied after I recovered from my shock. Her fingers felt soft against mine and unable to resist, I raise her hand so that I could brush my lips ever so lightly on the back before releasing it. Her eyes flickered over me, taking in the pinstriped suit, silk shirt and new tie before returning to my face which felt like it was on fire. It was my turn to look her over.
Short hair in a style reminiscent of the roaring twenties, her exquisite neck covered in a white beaded necklace, a low-cut black dress which fell to her ankles and a high slit, revealed a shapely right leg. Her skin was rich and dark and smooth. I longed to touch it. My eyes darted back up to her face. “You like what you see?” she asked coyly.
“Yes!” was my immediate and impassioned response. I was high as a kite but not from the glass of wine in my hand, mind you. She intoxicated me, making my mind soar with all sorts of delicious thoughts. “May I get you a drink?” To be quite honest, I would have preferred to take her somewhere else for a drink.
“Sure, I’ll have what you’re having.”
I promptly excused myself and five minutes later, returned with a glass of Chardonnay. I was rewarded with a lovely smile which made my heart flutter and my knees weak.
“Thank you,” she said as she took the glass. Our fingers touched.
“You’re welcome,” I replied, sounding a tad breathless. No woman has ever had such an effect on me before. It was thrilling and terrifying.
We spent the evening together, getting to know each other and then, after we finished our wine, I asked her if she wanted us to leave and go for dinner. I hadn’t eaten since lunch and was starving. The food at this shindig didn’t look at all appetizing. Besides, I just wanted to get out of there.
She readily agreed and in a few minutes, we were in my car heading to my favorite restaurant by the pier. Over linguine, large spicy meatballs and more wine, we talked and laughed and had a great time. It was the beginning of what I know will turn out to be a beautiful and exciting relationship.
This was written for the Ragtag Daily Prompt for yesterday’s prompt, spring and today’s prompt, Kite. If you’re interested in participating, click HERE for more information.