Had to go for an epidural for my lower back, so I posted the chapter early.
This week with Arlene and Jeff:
...When they stepped into the suite, Marie gasped, and Mike had begun to have second thoughts. Shit, I was thinking a couple more bouquets of flowers by the bed, and a few candles around the hot tub.
There were four large vases, each containing several dozen red roses, positioned on stands around the bed, which was itself round, and the candles, huge beautiful creations, were themselves on golden stands completely surrounding the hot tub.
"Oh, Mike," Marie sobbed out. "It's… it's beautiful." Then turning and burying herself against his chest, "I think I'll keep you," she said past tears that had already begun wetting his shirt.
Mike almost slipped and said that the concierge had overdone his request, but stopped himself in time. I know that the gratuities are supposed to be taken care of already, but I'm going to see that this guy knows he's appreciated. "Want to try out the hot tub?" he asked the beautiful woman in his arms.
"After I make love with my husband," came the laughing reply as Marie dragged the man of her dreams toward their bed...