“Nicole Norman, you have to be out of your mind,” I murmured to myself disbelievingly, as I gazed at my reflection in the mirror. I was in the pink tonight – Shocking Pink to be exact. This was a first for me. Usually, I’m the ‘classy brunette professional’ type; sophisticated, a little aloof, definitely not easy pickings. My friend Cindy had been on my case for weeks, telling me I needed to loosen up a little, take chances, have more fun.
“Try going blonde for a change,” she badgered. “Get a new dress and new heels, too; something more daring. It will give you a whole new outlook. Trust me.”
I wasn’t really sure I needed a ‘whole new outlook’. For that matter, Cindy was already ‘blonde’ enough for both of us. She was the flighty, flirty, bimbo-ish social butterfly of our improbable pairing, drawing everyone to her like bees to honey. I liked having a friend like Cindy. I will be the first to admit; I was still a bit inhibited as ‘Nicole’, though not nearly so much as ‘Nick’. I enjoyed meeting and chatting with the people Cindy inevitably drew to our side.
So, okay; I spent a little money this week. Who am I kidding? We’re talking about women’s clubwear. I spent a ton of money. I found the dress – believe it or not – on a rack in my favorite adult magazine, video and toy store. It was appropriate for the venue, looking like something right out of a Vivid or Wicked Pictures video; a four-way stretch spandex bustier-style micro-minidress in a tight hooked knit, with long sleeves which ‘attached’ via some stitching just below the armpits. The overall effect was a sprayed-on Shocking Pink tube which left my upper chest, back, and shoulders bare and just covered my boobs and tush – as long as I didn’t sit down, bend over, or move around too much, as in walking or dancing. That would reveal the dark welts of my sheer black stockings, held in place by my tightly-laced corset’s eight garters, as well as a generous expanse of creamy thigh. Understated, it wasn’t. Overexposed? Well...
The dress was a perfect showcase for my new silicone breast forms. I had spent five hundred fifty dollars on the D-cuppers, plus an extra hundred to match the color to my own flesh tone. When the manufacturer promised ‘exact match’, they weren’t exaggerating. When attached to my chest with the special medical adhesive, the beveled flanges showed barely a trace of seam. With a little theatrical makeup, they looked for all the world to be real, right down to the dark areola and erect nipples.
I had the tush for it, too. When I was younger, ‘Nick’ had been razzed mercilessly by his schoolmates for his round, firm, prominent butt, so unlike the taut, flat rear ends of his friends. Since coming out as ‘Nicole’, I thanked God every day for my generously-proportioned caboose. With diet, exercise and a tight corset, I had the perfect twenty-two-inch waist and bubble butt to compliment my new boobies.
The gods smiled; I found matching purse and five-inch ankle-strap stiletto sandals at Wild Pair and earrings, necklace and bracelet at Claire’s. Serendipity? Kismet? Karma? Dumb, idiot luck? Whatever; I’ll take it all! Cindy and I had originally met at our mutual favorite wig store. She insisted on accompanying me this time to select just the right hair. Knowing Cindy’s tastes in tonsorial artistry, not to mention her powers of persuasion (damn it, why did my best ‘girlfriend’ have to be a lawyer in real life?), I tried to gracefully extricate myself from the experience – without success. So, I wound up with this...
Okay, stick to the good points. It does coordinate nicely with the rest of the outfit. I like the soft, tickling feel as it brushes back and forth across the bare skin of my shoulders and back; mid-back, actually. Do I look good with a mane of big, loose curls? Well, yeah, I’m willing to concede the point - but it’s not so outrageously full and poufy that I can’t walk through standard doorways without snagging it on the frame. As long as everyone around me is wearing sunglasses (a big thing in the club scene here; everyone wants to show how ‘cool’ they are), they won’t be flash-blinded when the lights hit my dazzling pale-champagne tresses. To be honest, it sorta-kinda looks like something you would see in a music video.
I did my makeup accordingly; not Tammy Faye, but provocative. I guess that was Cindy’s influence on me, too. Well, it went with the outfit and hair, didn’t it? I looked at myself in the mirror and nodded. Here we go; I’m ready to take my place next to the other trashionistas. What the hell; it’s only one night. If it doesn’t work, no harm, no foul; I’ll just go back to being Miss Understated-Hard-To-Get-Brunette.
It was my turn to drive. (Actually, I try to make every turn my turn to drive. Cindy tends to overdo when guys start buying her drinks. It simply would not do for us to get pulled over by the police on our way home.) Bless her heart; for once, my partner-in-crime was waiting outside the entrance to her building when I pulled up. She slipped into the passenger seat – and a state of shock when she saw me. Really, Girlfriend; I’m flattered you want to show me how healthy your tonsils are, but you can close your mouth now.
“Oh ... my... God,” she gasped.
Always ready with a snappy comeback, I gave her one.
“Just... drive,” she murmured, her mouth drawn into a huge smirk.
During our trip into the city, she only broke her silence once.
“Did you get implants, Sweetie?” she teased. “I thought you were ... smaller.”
“Cute,” I responded tersely. “You should try out for Last Comic Standing. Break a leg!”
Another reason I like to drive on our little excursions is I like my car. So does Cindy. Yes, it was absurdly, obscenely expensive. Yes, it is utterly impractical. Even though it is a V-Six, is has the same or better power than many American V-Eights. The sleek, low-slung Japanese styling is reminiscent of the best of the Italian exoticars. What’s the point of having a dream car if all you do is dream about it? I’m sure, some day, I’ll have an old, dependable family sedan or minivan, complete with family (will that make me a Soccer Mom?). Until then, this is absolutely perfect for teleporting two gorgeous chicks (Cindy and me) to their weekend destination-of-preference - and making them look like stars in the process.
As we approached Showbar, our favorite chic, trendy, see-and-be-seen dance club, Cindy broke her silence.
“Valet it,” she murmured.
Well, yeah; I’m not an idiot. As much as we like to strut our stuff up the street to the door – or, at least, the end of the line with the other schlubs – I would much rather pay a little extra to some movie-star-wannabe to park it in the lighted, secure lot across the street so it won’t be missing anything (wheels and tires, battery, seats, stereo, doors, body panels, glass, engine, transmission) when we returned for it. Okay, I like seeing the way we turn heads when we pull up, too.
We pulled up and heads turned. Sigh. A bright-eyed, dimple-cheeked next-Brad-Pitt type in a red vest hurried around to my side, opened my door for me and held out his hand for mine. I stepped out, tugging down my skirt in the process, then looked up to smile my thank-you. The goof was just standing there, stunned, staring at me with a huge grin stuck on his face. I snapped my beautifully-manicured fingertips a couple of times to get his attention. Hello, I’m here. Thank you. You can get in and park the car now.
“Huh?” he uttered. “Oh, sorry. I’m just ... thank you, Miss Spires. I’ll ... take care of it right away.
I walked around the front of the car to join Cindy on the sidewalk. As I rounded the passenger-side fender and turned in the direction of the waiting line, the crowd fell silent, as though God himself had reached down from the heavens and snatched the breath from their lungs. Then the chant began.
Cassie! Cassie! Cassie! Cassie!
“We love you, Cassie!!!!”
“I have all your CDs!”
“Smile for me so I can take your picture with my cell phone. My friends won’t believe this!”
“Hey, Cassie! Did you get new implants? Lookin’ good, Girlfriend!”
I looked around, then at Cindy. The smirk on her face was even bigger than before. I started to strut down the sidewalk toward the end of the line. Before I had taken my second step, the door guy had unhooked the red velvet rope leading to the entrance.
“Right this way, Miss Spires,” he gushed deferentially. “It’s a pleasure to have you and your entourage here tonight. Have a good time.”
Entourage? I glanced once again at the empty space behind us, then at Cindy, then back at the door guy.
“My ‘entourage’ and I thank you,” I responded brightly, relishing the special treatment.
As Cindy and I advanced towards the door, I tilted my head close to hers.
“Miss Spires?” I murmured in her ear.
“You didn’t know?” she asked, astonished. “Girl, you could be her identical twin. Let’s run with it a while and see what happens.”
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