A Lure is Dangled
Before entering the ballroom, I stopped by the large, deserted foyer.
At the invite desk, I picked up one of the Manors’ embossed note pads.
Trying to reproduce a masculine hand, I quickly wrote down a mischievously inspired note:
Saw you sitting in the garden, such a naughty thing trespassing
If I saw you do it again, I would have to come over and lecture you.
Never should have helped you from the marble steps, if I had known.
Another dance, under the moonlit roses, by the fountain, is your punishment!
I walked out onto the private terrace.
She was still seated, restlessly squirming a bit
I walked over, circling wide, I came upon her backside and touched her on the shoulder of her richly shimmering taffeta dress.
It most certainly was quite soft!
“Here, Luv, sorry, but a man… said you dropped this? “ I asked quizzically.
Puzzled, She took it and opened it…
I saw a light go on in her pretty, almost green, eyes!
As she looked up at me, I quickly took my own eyes off her exquisite sparkling jewels.
“Yes, this is mine, thank you.”
She took a look at her watch, it was an amazingly pretty thing, a solid gold Cartier that was also amazingly expensive.
I could feel my fingers begin to start tickling.
This was promising to be ever so much fun!
She rose, and thanking me again, placing a hand, with a finger holding a glittering cocktail ring, on my shoulder, thanking me as she said her goodbyes.
Now, allow me to explain the note:
Earlier, as I was tailing them, I had seen the two sneaking under a blue velvet rope stretched across an opening into one of the off-limit garden areas, for a quick peek around.
I had circled, and found a path through the woods leading me to the same garden’s edge!
From the shadows, I watched…
They had sat on a bench making out a bit, before heading back inside to dance.
This was where the note was intended to lead her.
That was where I intended to be also!
And as I watched, she was making her way back to the very place!
Brilliant I thought, this should be like taken candy from a baby, a richly dressed one at that!
The hook is set