Friday, March 2, 2018

Friends with Benefits

Fiction Short Story

“Nothing has changed between us…” the man says.

“What do you mean “Nothing has changed between us”…? You are now a “married man”…” the woman says.

“That is only on paper. Our relationship will be just the same as before…”

“Just imagine the shock I got – I came to the airport to receive you – full of anticipation – and – the moment I saw you – I rushed towards you – and – I kissed you – and then – you introduce me to this woman – and – you tell me that she is your wife…”

“You shouldn’t have come to the airport – I messaged you not to come to the airport…”

“I missed you so much. And – you never told me that you have got married – and – that you are coming with your new bride…”

“I was going to tell you today – in office…”

“What about her – your wife – how much does she know…?”

“She just knows that we work together – that’s all…”

“I am sure she suspects. She saw me kissing you…”

“You don’t worry about her – I told her that it is the custom here to kiss colleagues – like we do Namaste in India – she said that she understood and that it was okay…”

“She seems to be very naïve and simple…”

“She is a “rustic” type – a “small town girl” – she hasn’t even visited a city – leave alone another country – this is the first time she is seeing a new place…”

“But still…”

“Please Sophie – let’s not talk about her – she is my wife – I will handle her – she will be busy at home with housework – and we will continue to be “friends with benefits” like before – nothing will change in our relationship.

The man (Arun) – and the woman (Sophie) – they look at each other for some time – then – they kiss each other – a passionate kiss – and then – they kiss again and again – and – overcome by the throes of passion – they make love – right there – on the couch – in the office.

After a frenzied bout of lovemaking – they lie on the couch – satiated – and then – the man gets up – and he starts to put on his clothes.

Dressed and ready to go – the man picks up his briefcase – and – he says to the woman:

“I hope I don’t miss my flight. I’ll try to finish of the work today itself and come back by the evening flight. From the airport – I will come straight to your place – and we will spend the night together. I have told my wife that I will be returning tomorrow evening – so she won’t know anything…”

After the man leaves – the woman tidies herself – she walks to her desk – and she begins her work.

To be continued… 

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