Welcome back to Tom F with his fun and light-hearted take on the Christmas theme. Office Christmas parties…. hmmm 😉 a minefield for story prompts at this time of year! 🙂
Tom F says:
December 22, 2013
So Here It Is ……..
It was the office party. Christmas was almost upon us. We headed for the local pub for the usual booze-up, a few pies and nibbles and a lot of loud music. I didn’t want to go that year, all a bit “ samey” I thought. But, I resigned myself, it had to be done, literally, or there were questions when the holiday was over.
I was twenty three, she was forty two. The wine had been flowing for two hours, and it was working its magic. I saw her across the room , she was looking directly, and very seductively , at me . She took the band from her hair , which she always wore in the office. She shook her head, and the long red locks swirled across her face. I had never seen her like this before, she was my boss, and she was , for God’s sake, twenty years older than me. And married !
I gulped a large mouthful of red wine, and tried to turn my head away, but I could feel her gaze forcing me to return the look. She was still staring , but now there was a fire in her eyes ,and she was swaying to the music. Was it the drink; was it the music, or a combination of both and the spirit of Christmas ? Or was it the way her body was moving as she glided slowly across the room, eyeing me deliberately. She certainly didn’t walk like that in the office !
As she reached me , there were no words, just the gaze . She took both my trembling hands and pulled me gently on to the dance floor . I felt the whole room watching us as we smooched for a very short time, and realized that she had manoevered us to the centre of the floor.
“ Here we are “ she whispered in my ear “ I’ve been wanting to do this all year “.
She looked up slowly ,and I followed her eyes to a huge piece of mistletoe hanging directly above our heads.
“ Heaven’s above !” I gasped, trying to make a joke out of the situation.
“ No, heaven is right here , right now , and later……..” .Her smile de-frosted me ! Her kiss melted me!
‘Later ?’…… I thought. ‘Later ?’ ….
Should I ? …. Could I ?….
Well…… I did !, and every Christmas for the next ten years ,until she took early retirement .
And Now ?….. Well I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day .!!
(c) Tom F