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Last night in my mind - Sing With Me If It's Just For Today...
If I should fall behind, Guyster, wait for me.
guysterrules
guysterrules
Last night in my mind
I got home late last night, around half past ten. Mail was tucked under my arm, one hand held my phone and Blackberry, and the damned lock wouldn’t open smoothly. It forced me to jiggle it, pulling the key in and out. I started to break a sweat when Billy finally came to the door and let me in.

“What is wrong with you?” He smiled, shaking his head, and headed back to the couch.

“The damn door wouldn’t open.”

“Uh, try using the key. Big dummy.”

“Oh, okay, I’ll try that next time.” I walked over to the kitchen counter and started emptying my pockets. Loose change, cigarettes, matches, my wallet, two stray dollar bills.

“Where were you?” he asked. He’d been watching me go through this nightly ritual. I knew he was watching.

“I was at class. It was the last one. I told you. Hell-ooo?”

“Come sit down,” he said.

“Okay, wait. I gotta pee.”

I stood in front of the toilet, full stream ahead. Billy was talking about something, something that I couldn’t hear, the pee being louder than his words.

“Wait! Lemme finish.” I yelled out, shook it off, and came back into the living room. He was watching me, again. “What’d you say?”

“I said you’re missing Wife Swap and it’s a good one.”

I took my place on the couch, kicked off my shoes, and sighed. “Wait. Pause it. I wanna get out of these clothes.” He followed me into the bedroom and sat on the bed, watching me. I pulled off my sweater. After I took off my shirt and pants, I slid on some sweats and an old t-shirt, one I’d end up sleeping in last night.

We went back into the living room and I unpaused Wife Swap.

“Wait!” I interrupted myself. “Who are these women?” I wanted to catch up on the missed half hour.

“One’s a mom who works all day and night and is married to a construction worker –“

“Is he cute?” I cut in.

“You’ll think so. The other one is a black woman who’s a real bitch to her husband.”

“Like me?” I asked, all sweet and innocent.

“Exactly!” He gave a broad smile. I spread my arm out, my cue, and he fell softly onto my chest, where he belonged.

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shawnsyms From: shawnsyms Date: November 18th, 2004 08:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, Terry.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: November 18th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
You're mighty welcome, S.
ruralrob From: ruralrob Date: November 18th, 2004 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks td. I'm guessing this is, literally, your last night with Billy. If so, how poignant all these details are.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: November 18th, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Alas, it wasn't Rob. It was really last night with a world of wishful thinking.
cricketshay From: cricketshay Date: November 18th, 2004 09:12 am (UTC) (Link)
*big hugs*
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: November 18th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
And back to you.
tedwords From: tedwords Date: November 18th, 2004 09:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwww....
renniekins From: renniekins Date: November 18th, 2004 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
What a lovely evening. *sigh* I'm so sorry.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: November 18th, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was the perfect evening. Thank you.
From: irsmurfette Date: November 18th, 2004 11:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful words from a beautiful man.
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: November 18th, 2004 02:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love seeing you kiss your little gecko.
From: irsmurfette Date: November 18th, 2004 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
He's a bearded dragon. His name is Muki. I'll have to tell him you like him :-*
lapalomita From: lapalomita Date: November 18th, 2004 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
*sings softly*

Have I told you lately that I love you...?
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: November 18th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, but you know I always love hearing it from you.
quuf From: quuf Date: November 18th, 2004 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Words escape me (once again).
guysterrules From: guysterrules Date: November 18th, 2004 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wrote this in about fifteen minutes and it was the most fun I've had writing in a long time.

Thanks, Q.
quuf From: quuf Date: November 18th, 2004 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Interesting how the fun ones take the least time, isn't it?
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