Searching for Kansas

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Re: Searching for Kansas

Postby Elaine Glimme » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:47 am

Jeremy stepped back and watched her cautiously. No emotion. Not a tear. So, the great love between Vivian and Alex was over! He caught himself starting to smile and rubbed his hand across his mouth to hide it. Then he put a tentative hand back on her shoulder.
“Thanks,” she said. I just can’t think right now.”
“It hasn’t hit yet. I know.” Then Jeremy dropped his voice. “Alex was a patriot and a great warrior. His country always came first. If there was a dangerous assignment that no one else wanted, he was right there.”
“With his hands in some girl’s pants, sipping expensive Scotch, and feeding her some line about saving the U.S.A. from terrorists and baboons with bazookas!” She was screaming, more startled by her outburst than Jeremy.
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Re: Searching for Kansas

Postby Elaine Glimme » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:02 am

Suddenly, without realizing anything, Vivian found herself up and pacing.
“Where did that come from?” Jeremy chuckled. Yes, the romance was definitely over.
“I’ll bet Fauzia’s father killed him and made it look like suicide. I hope it was painful. I hope he suffered. I hope he thought of me.”
Then the dam burst, and she began to cry. And scream. And cry. As if all the hurts and disappointments of her marriage marched in front of her. And all the love. Because she loved him, had always loved him, always would love him. In spite of it all she loved him. Rats! And now he was dead and there was nothing she could ever do about it. She sobbed, and cried, and screamed, and paced. She couldn’t stop. The minutes passed. She wiped the tears with the sleeve of her blouse, and kept on crying. She tried to stop. She loved him. Damn it. After everything he’d done, she loved him. If only she’d said something different, maybe he wouldn’t have gone. Still crying, she sat back down on the desk, a sort of gesture of defeat to the pain.
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Re: Searching for Kansas

Postby Elaine Glimme » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:53 pm

Jeremy leaned over and put an arm around her shoulder. She didn’t draw back. He drew it around her body into a hug. An innocent hug. A friendly hug. “Hush now. It’s all right. It’s okay. It’s okay.”
“I - I can’t stop . . . crying. I’m such a mess.”
“I’m here. It’s okay.” He lifted her chin and stared into her eyes. Vulnerable. So vulnerable. He drew her closer to him. And, as he kissed her mouth, his left hand cupped her breast. “I’m here. It’s okay. It’ll all be okay.”
“Fucker!” Vivian screamed. She jumped to her feet.
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Re: Searching for Kansas

Postby Elaine Glimme » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:54 pm

“It’s okay.” Jeremy’s voice was calming, soothing. “You’re okay. Everything’s okay. He’s dead and we aren’t.” He winked at her in promise and reached out his arms.
And she smacked him.
With her right hand balled into a fist, she punched him. The old Vivian would have worried about breaking a nail or hurting his feelings, probably in that order. But the new Vivian just slugged him. Her fist landed on his cheek. It wasn’t a slap.
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Re: Searching for Kansas

Postby Elaine Glimme » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:32 pm

. She had socked him; hit him as hard as she could. They both backed away stunned. Vivian couldn’t believe that she had done it.
Jeremy put his hand to his cheek.
Vivian’s first urge was to apologize. She fought it.
Jeremy glared at her. “Bitch! No one pulls that kind of shit on me.”
“Get out of here right now. Get the hell out of here,” she said.
“You’re gonna be really sorry you did that. You’re just a pity screw - you know that, don’t you?” “And I only gave you the time of day for Alex’s sake. Only now he’s dead and you’re not worth my spit.”
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