Last time on Soul To Body: https://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/youcantcountonme/
Jake waited for Mallory outside Starbucks. The warm air and light breeze felt familiar. He closed his eyes and let the memory wash over him.
“Jake, this moment is perfect.”
Camille threw her arms around his neck and brought him into her lips for a long, passionate kiss in the parking lot of the Atlanta airport. He bumped the back door of his green Jeep closed as their mouths engulfed each others. She pulled away and they exchanged wide smiles.
“Yeah, Camille, this weather’s amazing. I’ll take the tops off for our ride.”
She tossed her bouncy blonde hair and laughed. He peaked at the white g-string sneaking out of the back of her blue jean shorts as she reached for her backpack.
“No, Jake, I meant this moment in our lives. We’re free, loose and in love. We could go anywhere, do anythin’, be anyone we want. Isn’t is excitin’?”
Camille’s easy southern drawl made him melt.
He opened his eyes to the sound of Mallory dropping her keys on the sidewalk. They leaned down at the same time, bumping heads. Mallory fell back on her rear end. Her bag flew off her right arm. Its contents scattered over the concrete.
“Mallory, I’m sorry.”
Jake gathered makeup and a date book. He reached for what looked like a pill bottle. Mallory shouted.
The togetherness she’d shown through before was replaced by a nervous negative energy. Her face tightened. Jake squinted at the medicine container as Mallory shoved in her bag. He saw at least two Xs in the name.
“It’s okay, Mallory. You don’t need to worry.”
She finished putting her handbag together. Mallory ran her shaky hands through her long red hair.
“I apologize Jake, I get flustered around you and I wanted to…..”
Mallory looked defeated. Jake knew he had the opportunity to walk away and go home to his daughter. Yet, he ignored instinct to make her feel better.
“I know what you wanted.”
He stepped toward her. Their faces were inches apart. Jake ran the backs of the fingers on his right hand through her hair and down the right side of her blushing face. Mallory closed her eyes and Jake kissed her thin lips. It was awkward as their mouths searched for each other. He squeezed her face and tried to fight the previous memory of so many years earlier in the airport parking lot. This one, outside Starbucks, would have to do, for now.
After a two week break, this is a new story episode of Soul To Body. You can find the rest of the story, so far, here: https://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/soul-to-body/ This is also in response to Write On Edge’s Choice and Consequences prompt: http://writeonedge.com/2012/05/red-writing-hood-choice-and-consequences/ Obviously Jake makes a choice to follow through with Mallory.
Today’s song works great lyrically and thematically. Plus I just want to play The Black Keys. Here’s Tighten Up.