Lisa caught sight of John returning
with the woman in the red dress. She would have preferred more time, but
based upon the way the woman hung on John, Lisa guessed things were still
She was also making better time with
Tom than she had expected. Somehow, Lisa had pictured a night of flirting
over drinks, the four of them egging each other on to an even longer night
of swapping partners back and forth.
What had actually happened was that Tom
got turned on and jealous all at once and now he couldn’t keep his hands
off Lisa. Not that she wanted him to keep his hands off her, she just wanted
him to slow down so they could maximize the enjoyment. Hell, a month ago
Lisa had never even had a one night stand and now here she was with John
picking up a strange couple in a bar.
Tom glared at John and the woman as
they approached, pulling Lisa more closely against him. John put up a good
front, trying not to look intimidated by that stare, but Lisa knew him well
enough to see the truth. Tom concerned John. John might be fit, but Tom
could no doubt break him in half if he decided to.
John had his arm around the woman’s
waist. “Lisa, let me introduce you to Kara,” he said, shouting to be
heard over the din.
“This is Tom,” Lisa shouted back,
keeping her arm about the marine.
“You are one lucky guy!” John
announced, clearly trying to put himself on better footing with Tom. “Kara
is beautiful, hot, and hooked on you!”
At least Tom wasn’t hitting John yet,
although based upon his stony expression he might be ready to start. “We
set our sights high,” Lisa added. “You two are the hottest couple in
this place and quite frankly we want to get in both of your pants.”
Lisa expected things to fall apart at
any moment. She had heard that a lot of swingers danced at the Fox Club, but
she had no experience with it herself. Either they wanted to or they
didn’t. She had put their cards on the table.
John let go of Kara and leaned toward
Tom, risking a black eye or a broken nose. “It’s a guilt-free
opportunity,” John said. “If you want to play, we both get to fuck two
beautiful women, and if we’re really lucky, we get to watch them go down
on each other. If you don’t want to play, Lisa and I buy you both a drink
and go on our way.”
Tom eyed John very seriously for
another moment, then his stony visage cracked and a slight smile turned his
lips. “Excuse us for a moment,” he said as he let go of Lisa, stepped
past John, and took Kara into his arms.
“What do you think, baby?” Lisa
heard him ask before John turned her around to face him.
Behind John, staring straight at Lisa
was Robert L. Hollister. It had to be him. She’d seen his photograph on
his company web page when she prepared her bid for his software systems
upgrade. There was the same salt and pepper hair, the same broken nose, the
same distinguished aura of a successful multi-millionaire in his
mid-sixties. The elegant woman beside him watched them just as intently as
Lisa started to bring the couple to
John’s attention when a tap on her shoulder distracted her. She turned
around and found both Tom and Kara smiling at them – nervously smiling, it
was true, but still happy with the idea of swinging with them.
Tom offered John his strong right hand.
“I didn’t like the way you started things, but what the hell, we’ll
give it a try.”
While John shook Tom’s hand, Lisa
spoke to Kara. “We’ve never tried this before,” she lied, carefully
forgetting the fiasco earlier in the evening, “but when we saw the two of
you we knew we had to try.”
“What do we do next?” Kara asked.
“First we need to get someplace we
don’t have to shout,” Lisa answered.
Behind her, Bob Hollister and the woman
were still watching her. It made Lisa feel slightly nervous, but it also
added to the evening’s excitement. Did he know who she was?
“Your place or ours?” Tom asked.