I thank LadyCibelle and Techsan for their patience, proof reading, editing skills and of course encouragement
Eve Thomas smiled to herself. At last she had done it after so many false starts. In a moment, she would walk through the arrivals gate, to where her soon to be lover would be waiting for her.
It had been a long road to get here. She had met her would-be lover, Peter, when he started to use the same café for lunch about three months ago. Shelly, one of her friends, noticed him first and pointed out to Eve that she had an admirer. Eve turned to look and saw this very handsome man sitting a few tables away. He smiled at Eve. She, taken by surprise, blushed and smiled with embarrassment before turning back to her friends.
Over the next few weeks, he was there every lunchtime, always smiling. Eve felt flattered that this handsome stranger was so obviously attracted to her. Then one day as she sat at her usual table she noticed that there was a vase of flowers on it. When she asked the waitress about them, she was given a note.
My beautiful Eve, I have had to go away for a little while. "I hope these flowers will remind you of me. All my love, Peter."
Eve was not sure what to make of it; she had never encouraged or even spoken to Peter but she had been flattered and had returned his smiles whenever their eyes met. Eve had been happily married for the last ten years. She had two lovely children, baby Sam who was five and Toby who was seven. She adored her loving husband, David, and had no intention of spoiling her marriage by having a liaison with anyone. However she enjoyed being flattered by this man's attentions. Quite a few of her friends in the office had had affairs and one night flings. However none of their boyfriends that she had seen had been anything like as handsome as Peter. Eve was gathering a lot of kudos from her colleagues for his attention.
Everyday for the next week as Eve's little group sat down to lunch, the waitress would bring another vase of flowers to the table and hand Eve a note. There would only be a few lines, which would say things like, I am missing seeing your beautiful eyes everyday, or Lunch times are not the same without you. Eve would smile at her friends and put the notes in her bag without letting them know the contents. All her colleagues were convinced that she was having an affair with Peter but Eve kept her own council. She was enjoying her notoriety.
Then one Monday morning a large bouquet of flowers arrived at Eve's desk with a note that simply said, "Romanos, 12.30, Love, Peter." All the girls were saying that Romanos was the classiest and most expensive restaurant in the locality. None of them had ever been there. She was so lucky that Peter was taking her to lunch there and not to The Café with them. Eve was of two minds what to do now. She had never intended to get involved with Peter but he had only invited her to lunch and Eve could see no harm in that. It was an innocent lunch. She would go.
Eve had never been to such an impressive restaurant in her life. The Maitre D' escorted her to their table, where Peter was already waiting. Peter stood and, kissing the back of her hand, said, "Thank you for joining me, Eve. I know you only have an hour for lunch so I have taken the liberty of ordering for you to save time."
Eve told him that the girls had said they would cover for her if she were back late.
Eve found Peter to be a very charming person. They talked all through lunch and Peter informed her he had been in the States all last week and enthralled her with stories of the places he visited in his work. She didn't notice that he never actually said where he worked or who for. All too soon for Eve, the lunch was over and Peter said it was time for her to go back to her office before she got into trouble, and asked if she would please have lunch with him again the next day. Eve said she wasn't too sure but Peter mentioned another good restaurant that she had never been to and said that there were no strings attached. He just didn't like eating alone and liked to have a beautiful lady with whom to talk.
Eve was flattered yet again and thought to herself, 'Peter has not made a pass at her. If he continues to act the gentleman, what could be the harm in enjoying her lunch hours?'
So from there it developed. For the next few weeks Peter would take her to lunch two or three times a week at the most expensive restaurants in town. Peter never made a direct pass at her but Eve, without realising it, was slowly falling under his spell. Then one day Peter asked her if she would like to go to a concert as he had been given some tickets but had no one to go with. Eve thought she would enjoy the concert so agreed to go.
Eve really started down the road to cheating on her husband when she told him that first lie by saying she was going to the concert with a friend from work. Her husband had raised no objections saying that classical music wasn't his thing. He would drive them there if she liked but Eve said they were going to go straight from work after having a meal in The Café. Then her friend's husband would drop her home, that way they would save the cost of a baby sitter if he stayed with the children.
Eve and Peter went for a meal before the concert; Eve drank maybe just a little too much wine and had more to drink during the interval in the concert. She was quite relaxed when they came out of the theatre and the next thing she realised they were sitting in Peter's car necking. Peter's hand had found its way inside her dress and was squeezing her breast. Eve was getting carried away and was just beginning to think she wanted Peter to take her, when her cellphone rang.
Eve fished it out of her purse and saw that it was her home number. She then heard her mother's voice.
"We didn't call you earlier because David told me to let you enjoy the concert before I called. So I waited until I was sure it was finished. Your father and I are at your house looking after the baby. Toby fell off his bike and David has taken him to the hospital. We thought you would want to know. David has just called to say Toby is fine and they will be home shortly."
Eve went into a panic as she told Peter what had happened. Peter dropped her at a discreet distance from her house to ensure that no one would see her get out of his car. David arrived home shortly afterwards and carried a sleeping Toby up to his bedroom. When he came down again he told them that Toby only had a few abrasions but nothing to worry about. But things had taken a long time because some of the people in A&E had been involved in a fight. Apparently this man had caught his wife messing around with some guy and the two men got into a fight, the wife had tried to separate them and had finished up getting on the wrong end of one of their fists. The police were in A&E to make sure the two guys did not start up again.
David thought it was quite entertaining and asked, "Why would a good woman want to mess up a good marriage?"
Unfortunately Eve did not see irony of the story.
As her mother and father were preparing to leave, her mother asked, "What was the concert like Eve? And who did you go with?"
"Oh, I really enjoyed it. It's such a shame Dave's not into the classics. I went with Marie, one of the receptionists from work. Her husband doesn't like classical music either. She has been asking round the office for someone to go with her for weeks. There's another concert next week so we might go again if Dave doesn't mind?"
David did not reply to the question, suddenly announced that it had been a long day and he was going to bed. When Eve finally got to bed, David was apparently fast asleep. Eve was feeling very aroused but no matter how much she tried, she couldn't get David interested.
Poor Eve. She had enjoyed her evening and had found the music and her company very arousing. It was a shame that she had been so busy canoodling that she had failed to notice the white estate car parked by the curb when they had come out of the concert hall. She had not noticed the small child asleep on the back seat or the driver of the car watching her and Peter cuddle and kiss as they walked back to his car.
Peter and Eve had been so engrossed in each other that they had not noticed that the car had followed them slowly down the street and stopped behind them as they got into Peter's car and started to make out. They were not aware of the driver making a call on his cellphone that would shortly lead to Eve's phone ringing.
To Eve everything in the garden was roses. She had a nice weekend, she saw her husband off to golf on Saturday morning and she was a little surprised that he never kissed her goodbye. Eve hadn't noticed that he hadn't kissed her since Wednesday. He had gone to work early Thursday and Friday before she was awake.
Monday morning Eve's car would not start so David drove her to work.
It was Monday lunchtime when she met Peter. As he kissed her, she realised, besides kissing the children, that was her first kiss she'd had since she said goodnight to Peter after the concert. She mentioned the fact to Peter.
However he laughed it off by saying, "Good, I don't want you kissing your husband. You should save all your kisses for me."
When David picked her up from work that evening, he told Eve that her car would be off the road for some time because there was major work to be done on the engine. David would have to run her to work and pick her up everyday for a while.
.... There is more of this story ...