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The Silent Hookup

Lena Malick

PUBLISHED BY: Lena Malick on Smashwords

Copyright © 2014 Lena Malick | Scorpio Rising Publishing

Everyone’s got one, right? That one sexual encounter that’s unlike any other. The one that’s completely out of character. The exception. The crazy one night stand or impulsive fling. Hopefully, it was a good experience. Something you can think back on with a mischievous smile.

Mine was, and it still makes me smile. I’ve relived every moment of it countless times. It happened just a few years ago, when I was twenty-two. Up until then I was about as normal as they come. Boring even. A couple boyfriends. Normal sex that happened the normal way. No crazy college orgies. No crazy anything.

It was the end of summer. I had been in a down mood for the past few weeks. Not exactly depressed—it was more like a general anxiety had taken hold of me. I’d recently broken up with my boyfriend; a hard decision, but one I knew I had to make. I could feel myself slowly sliding toward that I’ll never be with someone ever again feeling. I found myself having second thoughts about the breakup. As the weeks went by, my hand kept going to my phone, itching to call him. He was a workaholic who long ago stopped looking at me with the lust in his eyes that he once had. That was part of the problem—I hadn’t felt desired in a long time. It was like sex had been left behind at some point, substituted with late night TV and ice cream.

I knew I had to do something to snap out of the funk I was in. Feeling desperate but determined, I decided to do something I used to do, secretly, years ago. Something I hadn’t done for a long time.

It was a Saturday. Instead of going to my yoga class and doing all the other things I had planned, I spent the afternoon as if I was getting ready for a date. The greatest date ever. I took a long bath, doing all the extras. I thought about the man I was going on a date with while I carefully applied my makeup, imagining every aspect of him. I took my time picking out my jewelry and clothes, trying out lots of combinations before finally deciding on a skirt, a V-neck sweater I was usually too shy to wear, and heels. I’m normally a rather conservative dresser, so even heels are a big deal for me. I also put on my sexiest black bra.

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