It’s all about the penis song. I just had to rent the unrated version, I just had to fall asleep through it while Cassidy watched the whole thing. “Sigh”, I had rented The Sweetest Thing from the video store last night, not realizing there were two versions, I just grabbed one. After working all night I had been tired and had fallen asleep during the movie. So when Cassidy told me she liked it, I had decided just to go out and buy it. Apparently, I hadn’t bought the right one because when I got home from the store and sat down to watch it with my daughter, she said
“Mom this isn’t the right movie. Where’s the penis song?”
“What penis song?”
“Mom there was a penis song.”
Now here I am standing in Grocery World’s movie section holding a six pack of beer and looking for the unrated version of the movie. It’s the first Friday of the month and that meant girl’s night out. Cassidy went off to one of her friends’ house to spend the night while my friends are coming over for our normal drinks and a movie. Our usual Friday night out consist of junk food, bad movies, and good beer. I grabbed the movie and headed to check out where I stood in line wondering, why it is that no matter when you go to the store it always seems to be packed; and why do they put in twenty checkout lines when they only ever have five of them open? After about fifteen minutes I finally left the store. The whole way home I get to listen to and sing along with songs that if I didn’t have a sixteen-year-old daughter I probably wouldn’t know. I don’t much care for the music that plays these days but having a sixteen-year-old meant knowing all the words to all the latest music because she controls the radio. By the time I got home, showered and changed my friends were at the door. Being best friends with three women for seventeen years meant they didn’t bother ringing the doorbell. They just walked into the house and waited for me in the kitchen. I walked into the kitchen to find Kelly, Courtney, and Sasha dressed in tight outfits and high heels.
“What are you girls wearing? You don’t look dressed for a movie night in.”
Kelly smiled, “We’re taking you out tonight. We decided it’s time to get out and have some fun.”
“Yes, we want to go out and meet some sexy men,” Sasha said with a slight Hispanic accent.
“Come on guys, I don’t need a man and I don’t even think I have anything to wear out.” I picked up a beer and took a long swallow.
“Danelle you haven’t been on a date since before Cassidy was born,” Courtney said.
I thought back to my last date. I had told my boyfriend that I had some news to tell him. He took me out to pizza and a movie and before he dropped me off at home I told him that I was pregnant. He didn’t take it very well. He yelled at me that it wasn’t his, that I had been cheating on him and he wasn’t going to take care of me or the child. He dropped me off at home and I never saw him again. Seven months later I made friends with these women. We had met in Lamaze class and have been friends ever since. I looked at my friends now and shrugged my shoulders.
“Fine, let’s do it.”
The girls practically cheered. We went up to my room and went through my closet. Sasha pulled out a dark purple knee length, sleeveless, V-neck dress that I hadn’t even known I owned. I pulled on the dress let my hair down and put on a little makeup. Kelly tossed me some strappy black heels and we headed out the door. We drove to the downtown area and parked a block away from a hot spot called the Underground.
When we walked in the music was pounding and people danced around the band that was playing. There were a few tables around the bar so we took a seat and ordered drinks. I looked around the place taking in everything. There were many different types of people. Some danced, some stood around talking, but they all seemed to be dressed the same. Guys in t-shirts and jeans. The girls in tight tops and even tighter bottoms. Once our drinks arrived we headed out to the dance floor where we bounced around to the music. I was trying to follow the other girl’s movements which consisted of shaking their hips to the music and bouncing at the same time. I’m not the most coordinated person on the planet, so while I was trying to dance I ended up bumping into someone and almost spilled my drink on them.
“Oh, my I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean to.”
I stopped talking because when I turned around and looked up at the person I bumped into I found a sexy man looking down at me. He wore tight black jeans and a Beatles t-shirt that was stretched tight across his muscled chest. His eyes are a dark brown and his hair cut short and almost black. My mouth dropped open as I looked at him. I quickly closed it and blushed, he smiled at me.
“Not a problem.”
I went to step away from him but was crowded by a bunch of dancing people. I looked around to find that my friends had deserted me. I spotted Kelly across the room giving me a thumbs up.
“Are you with someone?” the man asked watching me closely.
I shook my head no and then nodded yes. I heard a deep chuckle come from his chest.
“Well which is it yes or no?” he asked with a grin.
“Ah, yes. I’m here with some girlfriends.” I tried hard to say it without sounding nervous. His smile seemed to brighten and he held out his hand.
“Would you like to dance?” he asked.
I nodded and put my hand in his. He handed my half empty beer bottle to a waitress and led me to the middle of the dance floor. With all the people around us, it was hard not to bump into him. After the third time, he put his hands on my hips and brought me closer to him. One of his legs slipped between mine and he pulled me closer to him so his leg rubbed against my core. Our hips moved to the music which had gone from a fast techno to a slower beat. I put my hands on his shoulders and looked around. It seemed like there were only couples out on the floor.
They were all close. Almost touching their partners. Some even rubbing against each other. I’ve never danced like this before, this close to another person. Then again my last dance was at my high school prom where we had to stand at arm’s length and sway from left to right. He dropped his head down close to my ear and asked if I was okay. I nodded my head and he chuckled again. I could feel the vibrations in his chest against mine. My body started to feel warm all over. I wonder if it was just from being around so many people or if it was coming from him. A shiver ran through my body at the idea that he could give off so much heat. My chest brushed up against his and I felt my nipples harden in response. Another shiver ran down my spine. This time I shook with it. He bent his head to my ear again and asked
“Are you okay? You looked flushed.”
“Fine, just a little warm.”
“Let’s get you a drink.”
He took my hand and led me to a table. I took a seat and watched him walk away. Pressing my hands to my cheeks to try and cool myself down; the man came back with two bottles of water and handed one to me.
“Now that we can talk, why don’t you tell me your name?” he asked before taking the cap off his water and drinking from it.
I watched as his throat moved with each gulp. I took a gulp of my water before answering him.
“Danelle. And yours?” he gave me a slow smile and held out his hand.
“Lucius Martinez. It’s nice to meet you, Danelle.” I took his hand and gave it a shake. “So what brings you to a place like this?” he asked between sips of his own water.
“My girlfriends thought I should get out of the house.“ he laughed at that. His laugh was deep like thunder. My body shivered again.
“They think I need to start dating.”
“I’m not sure going to a bar is the best way to meet good guys. When’s the last time you were on a date?”
I thought about how to answer that question and decided to tell the truth.
“It’s been about seventeen years.”
Luc almost choked on his water. He couldn’t believe that the women is beautiful.
“Seventeen years?” I nodded. “How has a beautiful woman like you not been out on a date in seventeen years?” I blushed.
“I just never got into it,” I answered not really wanting to get into it.
We sat and talked for what seemed like forever but after a while, my girls came over and told me it was time to head out. I didn’t really want to go but I knew it was best that I did. With a smile, I said goodbye to Lucius and walked out to the car with my friends.
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