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Proper Timing

19 March, 2008 (01:49) | Women

I couldn’t help but stare. I know it was probably rude, but I simply couldn’t stop.

Perhaps it was that distraction that dropped my team into a submissive position in the standings.

Or maybe tonight simply wasn’t our night.

When all was said and done, I felt the familiar leap of my heart, the nervous excitement resting like weight on my chest. And instead of obeying my instincts, I turned and walked away.

“Shall we snag a table?” I asked, pulling my friends toward the deep abscesses of the red room. We settled in in the dingy crooks of the couch, laughing and throwing barbs across the velvet rouge before us. My mind was elsewhere, my aim following suit.

In the midst of our last gasp of the freedom of the night, one of the others tracked us down in our hidden womb.

“Did it seem to you like she was giving you the eye?” she asked.

“No,” I said, feigning ignorance to mask my sudden hopefulness. “But then again,” I lied, “I’m oblivious to these kind of things.”