Chapter Eleven

LorettaC: you been online all day?!
F8meNot: only since we last talked, but I am on a lot
LorettaC: I put you on my buddy list…do you mind?
F8meNOT: not at all…why would I mind?
LorettaC: you know, in case you wanted your privacy
F8meNOT: ahhh, nice of you to consider that but I
put you on my list too---figured one couldn’t hurt
LorettaC: one?! Is that all you got on your list?
F8meNOT: and my parents out in Seattle…guess that
makes two then
LorettaC: I feel honored…you a private kinda guy?
F8meNOT: I do pretty much keep to myself
LorettaC: did ya miss me?
F8meNOT: you were the highlight of my afternoon
LorettaC: flattery will get you everywhere, you know
LorettaC: damn…gotta run again…see ya ;)

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LorettaC: tell me you at least took a break tonight!
F8meNOT: well good evening to you too
LorettaC: you ARE online a lot
F8meNOT: passes the time
LorettaC: am I interrupting?
F8meNOT: no, not at all, a pleasant distraction
LorettaC: so I’m a distraction, eh? you sure know how
to make a gal feel wanted…shheeesh
F8meNOT: okay, bad word, how’s "break from routine?"
LorettaC: does the word "pleasant" still remain?
F8meNOT: still remains…so Rocky is out late tonight?
I’ve noticed you tend to run when he’s around.
Does he not approve of your computer usage?
LorettaC: he’s sleeping…I couldn’t
F8meNOT: insomnia?
LorettaC: of a sort, I suppose…sleep has been
losing its appeal to me lately
F8meNOT: same here, though I tend to doubt
for the same reasons
LorettaC: so what’s your reason?
F8meNOT: maybe another time
LorettaC: yeah you’re right, that’s a tough one
to come out of the gate with…here’s an easier one…how old
are you, Chris?
F8meNOT: how’d you know my name?!
LorettaC: your profile…DUH!
F8meNOT: oh yeah…forgot…29, you?
LorettaC: 24 going on 30…how long have you

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LorettaC: Hi Chris! Sorry I bailed on you mid sentence
last night…forgive me?
F8meNOT: hi…no problem, had to get ready for
work anyway, I work nights…I take it Rocky stirred?
LorettaC: yeah…came down to see why I wasn’t in
bed "where I belonged"
F8meNOT: and you said…
LorettaC: couldn’t sleep
F8meNOT: the truth usually is the best policy
LorettaC: but that was really only half the truth…
the rest was that I was hoping to find you online to talk to
some more…hee…but I couldn’t tell him that
F8meNOT: why not? innocent enough
LorettaC: he wouldn’t understand
F8meNOT: that you talk to people?
LorettaC: that I talk to a man
F8meNOT: does he use the Internet, too?
LorettaC: no
F8meNOT: then if he sees you talking to me,
just tell him I’m a woman…can’t tell from the screen name
and I’ve met a few women named Chris, too, for that matter
LorettaC: yes, I could do that…if need be…but
would just as soon rather not have to explain …I’m a terrible liar
F8meNOT: is he the jealous type?
LorettaC: he hasn’t ever had the opportunity or
need to be, but I have a feeling it is best I don’t find out
F8meNOT: he has a temper, eh?
LorettaC: like you said, maybe another time…
I don’t want to waste my time spouse-bashing right now.
I do that with most of my other Internet buddies…getting boring
F8meNOT: okay, so what do you want to do
with this Internet buddy?
LorettaC: something different…something better…
something new…something WILD!
F8meNOT: lucky me
LorettaC: oh I’m sorry, I’m intruding aren’t I?
F8meNOT: no, not at all, what did you have in mind…
like I said I could use the break from routine…you have my curiosity
now anyway
LorettaC: I don’t know…no idea at all really. I just have a…
feeling, I guess…sounds silly…what I really want is just a good friend,
someone to know me, someone that isn’t half way across the planet
that I can relate with
LorettaC: someone I can know…you seem like a nice, intelligent sort…
am I wrong? you’re not some closet weirdo or anything are you?
F8meNOT: well I suppose that depends on who you ask
LorettaC: hee…good answer…hey, you got a pic?
F8meNOT: pic?
LorettaC: picture…online to send me
F8meNOT: ah no not that advanced over here yet
LorettaC: want to see mine?
F8meNOT: okay…how?
LorettaC: I’ll send you an attachment with an email, just click on the
download in the mail when you get it and there you be…or there I be,
as the case may be…hee
F8meNOT: I think I can handle that
LorettaC: give me a sec
LorettaC: okay…sent
F8meNOT: got it
F8meNOT: downloading…
LorettaC: WAIT! I changed my mind! You might not like it! Send it back…
hit CANCEL!!!!!
F8meNOT: hehee…too late
LorettaC: don’t laugh
F8meNOT: why would I laugh…you are very pretty
LorettaC: you are a good liar
F8meNOT: not at all, you have a nice smile, gorgeous hair, sensitive eyes, cute nose
LorettaC: nose ain’t so cute anymore
LorettaC: you sound like a romantic…
F8meNOT: of the closet type…not much to be romantic about
for a while
LorettaC: you and me both, kiddo
LorettaC: I could sure use a little romancing in my life
LorettaC: Rocky is about as romantic as a horse’s ass
F8meNOT: my life is about as romantic as a John Carpenter horror flick
LorettaC: hey, I got an idea…maybe we could…
F8meNOT: could what
LorettaC: nah, never mind…stupid…you’ll think I’m the weirdo
F8meNOT: spill it…I won’t laugh…I promise
LorettaC: well, you know I am married…and I have two wonderful kids…
but there’s no romance in my life…
F8meNOT: I have a policy of not messing around with married women,
if that’s where you’re going with this
LorettaC: Nonono! I’m not ready to throw away my marriage yet,
Rocky is doing a fine job of that on his own…but, I don’t know…
maybe we could kinda, you know, practice together
F8meNOT: practice?
LorettaC: just online, of course…I mean, we don’t need to meet
f2f or anything…never mind, I told you it was stupid forget I mentioned it…
F8meNOT: hee…yeah, kinda stupid…and kinda funny…and looking
at your picture, not at all hard to imagine
LorettaC: did you just slip a romantic compliment in there?
F8meNOT: who me? I wouldn’t know how…but if I did, I sure
wouldn’t have any trouble running my fingers through that long
luscious hair of yours and staring into those sexy eyes as I kissed
those soft, wet, hungry lips…
LorettaC: WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo!!
LorettaC: oh you are good….hee! perfect! god how I miss those
corny lines!!
LorettaC: Chris?
F8meNOT: yes?
LorettaC: my name is Carly. I am very pleased to meet you. I would
like to get to know you
F8meNOT: the pleasure is all mine, Carly
LorettaC: Chris?
F8meNOT: yes, Carly?
LorettaC: Thank You.

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As Fate Would Have It

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty
Chapter Twenty-One
Chapter Twenty-Two
Chapter Twenty-Three
Chapter Tweny-Four
Chapter Twenty-Five
Chapter Twenty-Six
Chapter Twenty-Seven
Chapter Twenty-Eight
Chapter Twenty-Nine
Chapter Thirty
Chapter Thirty-One
Chapter Thirty-Two
Chapter Thirty-Three
Chapter Thirty-Four
Chapter Thirty-Five
Chapter Thirty-Six
Chapter Thirty-Seven