Roles Reversed

Movie Night

Tom smiled as he listened to Jude’s excited message on his cell phone. Hey, it’s me. I have something to tell you. Call me back. Bye. He called her back and told her to come over.

Jude walked excitedly up the driveway as she hit the lock button on her keys and made her way to Tom’s door. She couldn’t wait to tell him the news.

“Hey girl.” Tom said as he opened the door “What’s all the excitement about?”

“Well, there are two things.” Jude replied. “One, we get the week off.”

“That’s great!” Tom said “What’s two?” he asked curiously.

“I just have to make sure you are totally fine with it before it is finalized.” She said putting a serious look on her face as she dragged it along.

“Ok…” Tom said noting the change in expression and waiting for her to continue.

Jude straightened and looked him square in the eye. This is so psyching him out, it is hilarious. She thought while keeping a straight face.

“It was decided that the duet would go on the CD.” Jude said watching him closely, “That is only if you want it to considering it is your CD.”

As she was saying this, Tom thought to himself I knew it would work! This is going according to plan.

“So…what do you think?” Jude asked, interrupting his thoughts

“I think it is a marvelous idea.” he replied.

“Great,” She replied.

“And what’s with marvelous?” Jude asked sarcastically.

“Uhhh…word of the day kinda thing.” He answered with a chuckle.

“Yeah, so anyways, what are you gonna do with your time off?” Jude asked.

“Not sure yet, I don’t really plan ahead too much. What about you?”

“Not sure either.” Jude said “but more importantly, what’s going on tonight, you doing anything?”

“Not yet. Do you wanna do something tonight?”

“Sure, what do you have in mind?”

“Watch a movie and get some food.” Tom suggested.

Jude nodded her approval, “Sounds good to me.”

“Go call in the food, whatever you want, and I’ll pick the movie.” Tom said smirking.

“Okay.” Jude replied. She walked into the kitchen to grab the phone and dialed the number for the Chinese food place down the street. As the phone rang, Jude found herself thinking. Her thoughts were interrupted by a voice on the other line. She placed their order and walked back into the living room.

“Food should be here in half an hour.” Jude declared walking through the doorway.

“Cool. Do you wanna start the movie now or wait until the food gets here?”

“Let’s start it now.” Jude said, as she sat on the couch curling her legs up to her body.

“What movie did you put in?” Jude asked as she heard the dun-dun-dun music start to play.

Tom smirked as he said, “When a Stranger Calls."

“You know I hate scary movies.” Jude said.

“If you’re scared, you can always sit on my lap.” Tom offered.

Jude laughed, “That was your plan all along wasn’t it?”

“Maybe." He said with a grin.

A few minutes later…

By this time Jude was wrapped up in Tom and hid her face in his chest every time something happened. They had just gotten to the part where the phone rings and the raspy voice on the other end says “Have you checked the children” when the doorbell rang. Jude screamed and jumped like two feet in the air. Tom paused the movie and got up to answer the door. As he did this he asked “A little jumpy are we?” with a chuckle. Jude glared at him and said “Just get the door.”

A couple minutes later Tom came back with the food and restarted the movie. When it got over Tom glanced over at Jude and laughed “It wasn’t so bad now was it.”

Jude unburied her face and looked at him and said “Not funny, now that I watched that, you have to watch the movie of my choice.”

Tom looked at her and said “This is gonna be horrifying.” Jude jokingly punched him in the arm and got up and switched the movie.

“So, what are we watching now?” Tom asked

“A Walk to Remember” Jude stated simply as she sat back down on the couch and cuddled up to Tom. By the time the movie was over Jude was asleep and Tom was playing gently with the ends of her hair. Tom rested his head on top of Jude’s and that is how they stayed for the rest of the night.

The next morning, Jude woke up and smiled as she realized where she was. She got up slowly and quietly as to not wake up Tom. She walked into the kitchen and rummaged through the cupboards until she found stuff to make coffee. As she poured the coffee beans into the coffee maker she sang something that had been running through her head for days.

You can try to resist
Try to hide from my kiss
But you know
But you know that you can't fight the moonlight
Deep in the dark
You'll surrender your heart
But you know
But you know that you can't fight the moonlight
No, you can't fight it
It's gonna get to your heart

Jude jumped and nearly dropped the bag of coffee beans as she heard a voice behind her.


Tom awoke to the smell of coffee and the sound of singing coming from the kitchen. He got up and sleepily walked over to the door. He saw Jude pouring coffee beans into the coffee maker. She was singing what seemed like part of a chorus.

But you know
But you know that you can't fight the moonlight
No, you can't fight it
It's gonna get to your heart

“That was great girl.” Tom said. As he said this Jude jumped and almost dropped the bag of coffee beans she was holding.

“Holy…” Jude said. She continued as she put the bag back in the cupboard “You scared the crap out of me.”

“Sorry.” Tom apologized.

Jude turned to him and smiled, “What, no good morning kiss?”

Tom smiled at her and wrapped his arms around her waist and kissed her.

“Good morning”. Jude smiled and leaned in and kissed him and said “Good morning.”

I could get used to this. They both thought concurrently.



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