Note – this is now Chapter 10 of the story Of Wind and Wings, a story inspired by these prompts of Sue’s.
The walk was exceedingly uncomfortable. Ed did stop himself before saying just how uncomfortable out loud, but he couldn’t stop from mumbling. The mumble was made worse, since it was part of catching himself after being tripped by an unseen obstacle. His feet were getting a bit sore, made worse by the fact that his shoes had been soaked by stepping on some marshy ground. It looked solid enough and his companion, Lauren, didn’t sink in at all.
Currently she was his biggest source of discomfort.
“… I would have loved to have seen your face as you hugged ‘the other woman’ when they were leaving after your fiftieth birthday party. The other woman! How much I love saying that when she is the wife’s girlfriend, not the husband’s. You don’t find it awkward that I’m going on like this, do you? I know that my sense of humor is, shall we say peculiar? Perhaps that’s the reason why I am still Miss Smyth and not Mrs. Somethingoranother.” She laughed.
If he didn’t feel so self-conscious, Ed might have thought the laugh rather pleasant. At least as such things as laughs went.
“Since I have started into territory that puts that awful spotlight on me, I will let you have a respite and continue in this direction.”
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