"Golly, Guy! Just look at that unbelievable vision.! Are we both dead and gone to Heaven, or is that incredible woman sitting over there really flesh and blood, in all its warmth and glory?"
Two friends were strolling around the park near their respective offices. The subject of their conversation was seated on a low wall eating her lunch and chatting to a couple of other girls, both of whom seemed entranced by both her company and her conversation.
"Actually it's Gloria West." replied Guy to his best chum, Jake. "She's had all the guys eating out of her hand ever since she joined the firm. I don't know what she does to justify her existene, apart from satisfy the insatiable lusts of our worthy Chairman, but she must obviously do that incredibly well!"
"I can hardly credit it! To have found myself so blessedly near such sheer physical perfection!" replied Jake, excitedly. "I would be willing to die - to be struck dead in an instant - just for one blessed glimpse of that divine body without a stitch of clothing!"
"I bet!" replied Guy. " It does seem wrong that Nature's cunning handiwork should be hidden from our eyes. The Lord who designed that frame must surely have meant it to be seen in all its glory!"
"I know I want to see her in all her glory!" replied Jake. "In fact I will devote all my efforts to that end until I have gained my heart's desire. Try to think of a way, Guy old fellow. You won't let me down, will you? I mean, it's in your interests as well - the interests of all true red-blooded men every where!"
Time was pressing and the two friends parted to return to their respective places of work. Jake had to cross over the River to get to his office, but Guy - lucky fellow - worked in the City itself. Guy soon caught up with Gloria and her friends. He had opportunity to study her at some length as he fell into step behind the glamorous trio.
She was certainly a stunning girl. Long golden hair cascaded over those sweet shoulders, bare in the summer heat and down her slim back. He noticed that she did not favour the navel displaying garb of her two friends, both of whose tanned midriffs gleamed with a light sweat as the trio hurried back to work. Another surprise was her legs, visible only from inches below the knee and clearly encased in tights, again unlike the other two - and also unlike almost one hundred per cent of the other business women on this warm summer day. Gloria was no exhibitionist! Either that, or she was a bit of a tease.
He could see quite clearly how Jake had become obsessed with removing those conservative clothes and seeing for himself just what delights they were hiding. He resolved to help his old friend, as much for his own sake as Jake's!
Later that day, Jake's phone rang.
"Hi, Jake! Guy here! I've found out where Gloria lives! Aren't you glad you have friends like me! She has a flat up in Highgate - very posh place in a mansion block right on the top of the hill, not far from where Coleridge once lived."
"The poet. Never mind. That's near where you hang out I think?"
"Right! The other side of the Heath. I often go over there for a drink. Some nice pubs in Highgate. Maybe I'll wander over that way tonight. It's a nice day, after all!"
Jake could scarcely contain his excitement for the rest of that day. Ever since seeing that fair-haired lovely the previous Thursday, all his thoughts had been centred on the aim of removing her clothes and seeing the sweet silky skinned loveliness that lay beneath them. At night he fantasised about her firm and perfectly formed breasts and ripe young buttocks. It was only right and proper that all this goodness should be there for him to feast his eyes upon! What else were decorative bimbos such as the fair Gloria for?
As soon as he had finished his evening meal, cooked by himself and not to his satisfaction - cooking was not a man's job!- he set off on a walk across Hampstead Heath to Highgate and his favourite watering hole in that salubrious hill town overlooking London's immensity.
On his way he saw many marvellous young examples of womanhood lying on the grass trying to capture the rest of the sun's rays and add to the richness of their tans before evening took the orb of Phoebus to warm and darken the skin of maidens in the Antipodes. He saw a lot of luscious female flesh as he walked towards Highgate, but none of these recumbent beauties could even begin to take his mind off the lovely Gloria!
He reached the Bishop's Palace at long last and ordered a pint of his favourite bitter. He took a sip and moved to his habitual seat at the rear. He had loved this place for a couple of years, even though the new manager had seen fit to discontinue the striptease act that had drawn him here in the first place. He had not been sitting there long when Bill, the assistant manager joined him.
"Hi, Jake!" said Bill.
"Hi, Bill!" said Jake.
"It's not the same since the strippers were taken off!" complained Bill. "It's lost us a lot of trade."
"Why did your new boss stop it?"
"It was getting a bit rowdy at times. The local Police were making threatening noises - though some of the most appreciative punters were from the local Nick!"
"Bloody hypocrites!" said Jake automatically. His thoughts were not on the bodies of the now unemployed ladies! He was thinking of Gloria! Then Gloria came in with a girl friend! His heart went into overdrive - so much so that he feared for his life. He placed his glass shakily on the table. Bill followed his gaze and whistled softly.
"Fuck me, Jake! Get an eyeful of that honey!"
"I know! She must be just about the most beautiful girl in the entire world. I know her name. She's called Gloria and I have this thing about seeing her naked!"
"You and a few million others! If only we still ran our striptease show! We could ask her to come and do an act!"
"Don't they need to be members of Equity or something?"
"Maybe you're right. Well, I must get on with my work. Nice talking to you, Jake."
"And you, Bill!"
Jake sat looking in Gloria's direction for some minutes. Then he forced himself to Act! He got up and walked boldly over to her table. He fixed the pair with what he fondly imagined to be a friendly grin, but was more a painful facial contortion.
"Hi! I think we have a mutual acquaintance! I mean Guy. He and I are great mates and we saw you and some friends in the City the other day. Made my week, never mind my day!"
"Yes, I saw you with Guy. He's a nice fellow. Won't you join us? I'm Gloria and this is Natalie."
Jake could scarcely believe his good luck! He'd never had the nerve to do a thing like this before! Now that he had established relations with such ease he felt halfway to his goal already! The three conversed for maybe half an hour and Gloria got up to leave, saying how nice it had been to talk to Guy and how they must meet again soon.
"Maybe we could have a drink in the City sometime!" he managed to gasp.
"That would be lovely!" gushed Gloria, reddening prettily.
"Tomorrow?" asked Jake, wondering if her were not pushing his luck just a bit too far!
"Half-past twelve in the Lamb and Flag. See you!" and she was gone, together with Natalie, leaving Jake in a state midway between the ecstatic and the thunderstruck.
"What the fuck did you agree to see that creep again for?" asked an astounded Natalie as they walked back to Gloria's flat where Natalie was staying.
"I don't know, Nat! I just have a feeling about the fellow. Not a nice feeling either! The way he was undressing me with his eyes! Gross! It was just the same last Thursday when he and that pitiful friend Guy were following me and the others back to the office. I feel like stringing him along for a while. I'm bored these days and this could be a bit of a diversion!"
"Well - I hope you know what you're doing!"
"I always know what I'm doing, Natalie darling. You're the one I worry about!"
"I'm fine, Gloria. It's been a rough few months, but I'm fine now - honestly!"
Gloria looked sideways at her best friend, still pale and thin. It wasn't the pallor that worried her. Something was wrong with dear Natalie and the lovely blonde was glad she was staying with her where she could keep an eye on her.
Jake, meanwhile, was on his way home, walking on air. When he had set out earlier that evening he could never have imagined his expedition would have been so wildly successful. That night he dreamt of Gloria and of how he was removing layer after layer of clothing. Sadly, though, no matter how many layers he removed, there was always another underneath. When he woke up in the morning, all the bedclothes were in a tangled mass and he was lying on the bed totally uncovered.
"Hi, you two! Mind if I join you?" Guy had spotted Jake with Gloria and felt it incumbent upon him to spoil his mate's little idyll! What are friends for!
"I see you two have got acquainted, then! Jake took a real shine to you, Gloria, the other day. I think you've made a conquest!"
Jake and Gloria both laughed in what Jake hoped was a casual way. Gloria was having much more success in being casual than poor Jake! His face was turning a very unattractive shade of crimson. Could these two be in league together? NO! Guy was a friend from way back. It was just that he wanted a chance to ogle Gloria - and who could blame him?
The lunchtime drink came to an end, far too soon for Jake and Guy, but not a second too soon for Gloria. Guy hoped to walk back to the office with her, but she pleaded another engagement and left the two friends alone.
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