She wore navy stockings, her feet in navy stilettos. Her navy mini-skirt hugged her hips and a form-fitting navy lady jacket showed off every delicious detail of her curvacious figure. The sheer cream coloured blouse was open enough that the tops of her more than ample mounds which nestled within the comfortable confines of the lace, blouse matching bra were bared for all to see, even from a distance. Her silky hair was piled ad-lib yet purposefully on top of her head with the odd curl draping down as if to kiss her shoulders. What would it look like if the clasp was loosed and it was allowed to cascade, to accentuate her neck?
Hy stood gazing out of the window of hys hotel room. From time to time hys eyes drawn to the large room in the building opposite then gliding back to the titanic jets as they lifted their noses to take flight or lowered wheels in preparation to land, yet they always returned to the room with the long oblong table where the beautiful woman sits. She seems at times to be daydreaming and it is at those times that her face takes on a peaceful almost virginal appearance.
Hy glances at hys watch noting that it is 8:30 and raises the mug of coffee to hys lips, drinking in a mouthful of the caramel coloured warmth yet in hys mind, tasting her. Hys eyes narrow as her hand runs painstakingly slow down the length of her leg. It appears as if she is settling her shoe back onto her foot and then, her head tilts up, and her eyes meet hys. She peers over her glasses and smiles a smile that lights hys day like a million stars light a night sky. Hy in turn tilts hys head in recognition.
Hys vision unwavering, hy watches as she stands and slowly strides over to the window saying a silent prayer that the sill joins the floor invisibly. The woman gracefully lifts her hand and places it flat upon the glass pane, hy blinks rapidly as hys cheek grows warm from her unfelt touch. She smiles almost wistfully, shakes her head and walks quickly towards the door. Had hy remained standing at the window, hy would have seen her turn to gaze out of the conference room window again.
Hy walks over to the small desk where hys laptop sits and opens the drawer taking out a sheet of plain, white paper. Hys fingers ease hys pen from hys pocket and hy writes. Folding the paper in half, hy stands and moves to the door of hys room, touching hys pocket to insure the key card is there and leaves. Making hys way quickly to the building within which hy saw her, hy steps into the waiting elevator and pushes the black button with the white 15 on it. As the doors slide silently open, Hy notices a young woman seated behind a desk. Hy inquires if she knows the woman in the navy business suit and when told with a smile that the woman is her boss, hy asks if it would be possible for her to deliver the note.
Having entrusted hys plea with the receptionist, hy turns and steps back into the elevator knowing hy has errands to attend to. Candles, finger foods, fine coffee and a single red rose which upon returning hy will lay on one of the pillows of the double-king sized bed. By the time hy walks out of the building opposite hys hotel, hys note has been delivered.
Hy runs to the small version of well known department store in the lobby of the hotel, making hys purchases and dashing for the elevator, sliding hys fingers through the narrow gap and causing the door to open again. Anxiously riding from floor to floor, tapping hys foot impatiently as the elevator stops to let others off, hy watches the digital counter as it slowly makes its way to hys floor and as soon as the door opens, walks to hys room.
Inside hys room, hy places the rose upon the pillow, arranges the finger foods on a plate and sets it on the coffee table. Carefully places the candles out, making sure two find their way into the bathroom then sets the coffee to brew. Hy fights the temptation to walk over to the window, opting to pace instead while running hys fingers through hys hair. Will she show up? If she does, will she still be clad in the navy skirt and jacket? Will she gently tap on the door or knock with the authority her bearing had shown hym she had.
Just as hy was beginning to think she had not gotten hys note, or worse yet had gotten it and crumpled it into a ball and tossed it in the garbage, there was a knock at hys door. Hy ran hys tongue over hys teeth as hy ran hys hands through hys hair as hy strode to the door. Hys hand touched the handle, pressing down on it and letting the door swing slowly open. She smiled and spoke with the confidence of someone who was comfortable in her skin. She held out her hand. Dangling between her thumb and first two fingers which hy noticed were French manicured was hys hand-written note. “I believe you sent this to me”, she said in a soft German accent. Hy stood to one side so she could come into the room then silently closed the door behind them.
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This piece by Angelika Courtois