It started early Sunday morning on Memorial Day weekend when I got up to get a glass of water from the kitchen. We were renting a beach house in the Outer Banks and I was really thirsty from the veggie pizza we had for dinner. I slipped out of bed and headed to the kitchen. I heard the living room TV on and assumed the two girls had come back late from their meet up with the boys they earlier teased at the beach, watched some TV and had left it on. I caught a glimpse of the TV from the space between the kitchen and living room and it looked like a Skinamax late night soft porn was playing.
My mother told me one afternoon that her friend, Linda needed some help and that she had volunteered me to assist her.
Linda was living alone since her divorce years back. I was too young to remember her ex-hubby or why the divorce happened. She was now older and to my knowledge she did not have a man in her life.
My wife told me she had something she needed to talk to me about. We each got a cold drink and headed out to set by the pool. I sat down and she moved a chair so she was facing me when she sat down. She was wearing a short sun dress so when she crossed her legs I was treated to a perfect view of her leg that included part of her hip. Right away she caught me looking at that beautifuly tanned leg. She smiled and pulled the hem up so I could tell she didnt have any panties on. Now that I have your attention she said I've been invited to a bareback party. Is that what it sounds like I asked? Yes she said. Well how do you feel about it I asked her. She squeezed her thighs together and said she was excited.
"Honey,are you coming home this Christmas...???”my Mom asked at the other end.
I looked reluctantly at the phone in my hand.I had no intentions of going home.There could be no better way to ruin a holiday than to go to my hometown,a remote little hill town far off in the north.People say it's a beautiful place,maybe.But in this season,the end of December,when the whole town will be covered under tons of snow and with its sub-zero temperature;it does not look like a dream holiday to me.Further,our own house was miles away from town,making it even more remote.I tried to remember the winters,the thunderous snowstorms and the numerous occasions when our whole f****y was trapped in our house for days before the roads were cleared and we could get a chance to get out of the house and to visit the town.I could never figure out why my parents decided to build their house at such a remote place.Throughout my c***dhood,I dreamt of the day when I would leave that place,never to returned.And when I got admission to a college at a far off city,I was the happiest man in the whole universe.