I met Nancy as the result of a kind of blind date. It was a blind date and it wasn't. Confusing I know, but true all the same. What happened was that one of my golfing buddies invited me over to his house one Sunday for a barbecue. I had been to Glen's place several times before for pool parties and barbecues and I knew his wife Amy and I'd always had an enjoyable time so I said I would come,
When I got to the house there were already a dozen people there. Glen told me I knew where the portable bar was and to go help myself. I hadn't been there twenty minutes when Glen came up to me and told me he had somebody that he wanted me to meet. He walked me over to an absolutely stunning brunette. He introduced me to Nancy Coleman and as I was shaking her hand I saw Amy over by the door that led into the kitchen and she was staring intently at Glen, Nancy and me. Then Glen said:
"Excuse me if I abandon you two. Someone just came in that I have to talk to."
He walked off and I saw him say something to Amy, saw her cast a glance at Nancy and me and then go into the house. I had the sudden thought that someone was doing some "match-making" but then I discarded the thought. No way anyone had to find a date for Nancy. Hair below her shoulders, sparkling hazel eyes and (I was to find out later) a body that measured 34D-23-34. Nancy had to be beating off the guys with a stick.
We talked for a bit — the usual- what do you do, where do you live kind of stuff. I found out that she worked with Amy at the advertising agency and she found out that I owned a machine shop. I found out that she lived in an apartment and had never been married and she learned that I was divorced and living in the house that I had managed to keep after the dust settled. She excused herself to go and use the facilities and I went over and started talking with Sue and Alan Rogers.
I spelled Glen for a while on the grill and then I had to go and use the bathroom. As I came down the hallway after using the john I heard Amy talking to Glen in the kitchen.
"Did they seem to like each other?"
"How would I know Amy? What could I get out of "Rob this is Nancy, Nancy this is Rob?"
I stopped where I was and eavesdropped.
"Couldn't you tell anything from their facial expressions?"
"Get serious Amy. Rob is a guy. He had to be drooling when he saw her, but I'm not a woman so I have no idea how Nancy saw him. I still don't think we have any business meddling."
"Rob needs to come out of his shell. He needs to get over Grace and Nancy needs some one to help her put Stan behind her and I think she and Rob would make a great couple."
"Well I got him here and I introduced them and that is as far as I'm going to go. We have other guests so we need to get back out there."
I went outside and got another beer out of the cooler. I was standing there sipping the beer and watching the impromptu water polo game in the pool when Amy walked up with Nancy and asked me why I wasn't in the pool playing. I waved the beer at her and said something to the effect that water and beer didn't mix all that well. Amy remarked that I was "no fun" and she walked off leaving Nancy with me. As soon as Amy was gone Nancy said:
"Have you figured it out yet?"
"Oh yeah. Glen getting me over and introducing me to you almost as soon as I walked in the door was a clue, but then I said, "No way!" A girl like you would never need to be fixed up. A girl who looked like you would have more guys hanging around than you could count. But then I overheard Amy talking to Glen in the house."
"What did they say?"
"That I needed to come out of my shell and get over my ex-wife and that you needed some help to put some guy behind you."
"Do I what?"
"Need to get over your ex-wife?"
"Not hardly. I was over her the minute I caught her cheating on me with her boss."
"Then what's with the "get you out of your shell" business?"
"Amy thinks that since I haven't dated since I divorced Grace that I'm still having trouble getting over Grace. The real reason I haven't dated is that I just have not had the time. My business has been growing and it has been taking up most of my time. I just have not had the time to go out and meet new ladies."
"Well, she has me pegged. I haven't dated in months because of coming off a bad relationship. I've pretty much been fed up with men in general. Most of the guys I know that hit on me figure that since I was in a relationship I'm used to having a regular diet of sex and so that now I'm out of the relationship I must be looking for a replacement so I can get back to get what I was having."
"I hate to sound like a pig, but most guys who look at you are going to want to take you to the nearest bedroom. You are quite spectacular."
"Don't you think that they should at least offer to take me out to dinner and maybe a movie before dragging me to the nearest bed?"
"I'm more of a dinner, drinks and dancing man and I try to stay away from bedrooms until I at least get to know the lady pretty well."
"Oh be still my beating heart. Drinks AND dancing. Where do I sign up?"
"If you are serious I would love the honor of your company next Friday."
"Next Friday? I have to wait that long?"
"For dinner, drinks and dancing, but tomorrow is good if you are into football."
"I have tickets to the game tomorrow night."
"Oh you sweetie. I love watching Elway play."
"Early dinner and then Mile High?"
"You got it."
"One last thing."
"What? Why would I do that?"
"Because Amy and Glen are watching us right now and I think it would be great to twist their panties."
"But what would I tell Amy?"
"That I asked you to go home with me and do some playing in the bedroom and when Glen asks me what happened I'll tell him the same."
"You sure you want me to do that?"
"Yeah. Slap me and then we will spend the rest of the party looking daggers at each other. But you need to do it now while they are still watching."
"Okay, if you are sure" and then she slapped me. She slapped me hard.
"Damn woman. That hurt."
"You should know this about me sweetie; I don't do anything halfway."
She stalked off giving every impression of being severally pissed. I saw Glen give Amy an "I told you we should not have meddled" look and I went and got another beer.
Monday night over cheese and onion enchiladas at El Mason Nancy asked me if Glen had asked me why she had slapped me. I grinned and then told her what happened.
"He pulled me aside and asked me just what in the hell I'd done to piss you off. I gave him the most innocent look I could muster and then said, "I don't understand it. All I did was tell her that I had purchased a new mattress for my king size bed and then asked her if she would like to come over and check it out."
Nancy laughed and said "You didn't!"
"Oh yes I did. I bet it will be a long time before they try any more match-making with me. Did they ask you why?"
"Amy intercepted me on my way to the bathroom and asked me why in the world I slapped you and I told her that you said that if I left the party with you you would show me how good you were at giving oral sex. Her jaw looked like it was going to hit the floor."
"Well, assuming that tonight goes well and our Friday night works out we may see them again while in each other's company. That should be something to look forward to."
The night did go well. It didn't hurt any that she liked to watch Elway play and that he was in fine form that Monday night. She was the first woman I'd ever taken to any sporting event that stood up, yelled, whistled and in general behaved like most male rabid sports fans.
Friday night went equally well. She was dream to dance with and I hated for the evening to end, but it ended on a high note. When I walked her to her door she told me that she'd had a wonderful time, would love to do it again and then she kissed me. It was just a light peck on the lips, but it still made me weak in the knees. That night led to several others and as hard as it was for me to do I behaved myself. I did not want to do anything that would scare her away.
One night, after we had been dating for a little over a month, I walked Nancy to her door, kissed her goodnight and then she surprised me by pulling me into her apartment.
"We are both grownups Rob and we both know what we want. Since for some reason you won't make the move I guess it is up to me."
She pulled her sweater up over her head and dropped it to the floor. She was unhooking her bra when she said:
"Am I going to be the only one undressed in this room?"
I might have been a little on the slow side, but I wasn't stupid so I started playing catch up. When she was entirely nude I stopped undressing for a moment and took a few seconds to appreciate the sight before me — she was magnificent!
"Put your tongue back in your mouth sweetie. The bedroom is back here" and she turned and headed for a hallway.
For the next month we kept steady company and most nights we ended up in her bed or mine. One night we were on my bed all wrapped around each other after a rather exhausting love making session and I said to her:
"This friends with benefits relationship is nice, but have you given any thought to something a little more permanent?"
"What do you have in mind?"
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