The Secret Sanctuary – Part 10

(Oof.  I forgot about this yesterday morning and it’s been crazy at work until about an hour ago.  Sorry everyone! Don’t worry, next week will be a lot more …fun! *wink*)

“I thought so at one time, now I’m not so  sure.” Pete said as he pushed his plate to the edge of the table.

Liz smiled, “So you just shut down your sexual self?”

“Yeah, I mean, I’d messed around and stuff but it just didn’t feel right.  I think it’s because I was trying to hard with the girls and I just didn’t enjoy it.  It didn’t feel right, so I just gave up on it.” Pete said with a shrug, “Just seems like sex is over-rated.”

Liz choked on her coffee and sent it spraying all over Pete.

“Sex is most certainly not overrated!” Liz said between coughs, “I mean, it can get all sloppy, wet, and weird, but it is not overrated.”

“I wouldn’t know it’s been like ten years since I did anything with anybody. I don’t remember it being sloppy or wet, but it was weird.” Pete puzzled out loud. “Maybe it’s just been too long.”

“If it’s been more than ten minutes, it’s been too long!” Liz laughed. “Everyone has the same needs and urges.”

“I don’t really. Well, I didn’t. Chris brought all that stuff back up to the surface.  I didn’t realize it until he was standing there wrapped up in the sheet.  He was just so attractive and vulnerable.”

“And that’s why there are ethical issues with all of this. Chris is a client and he’s depending on your work to be professional and nothing more.” Liz chided.

“I know Liz, I know. I was completely blindsided by all of it. There’s more to it but I really shouldn’t talk about it.”

Liz’s eyes narrowed into an inquisitive stare.

“Go on Pete.” Liz taunted.

“Well, Chris told me that I got him all worked up and between the arousal and me working on him.  He got off and that’s why we had to stop in the middle for him to clean up and when I came out to get water from you at the desk.” Pete gushed embarrassedly.

Liz couldn’t hold back a laugh, “Well, we know he’s just that into you then.”

“I guess so. I just don’t know how to approach him or even what a date is supposed
to be like. I know I don’t want to have sex with him right away.”
Pete volunteered before he realized what he had said.

“So Pete, should I take it that you like men or women or both?” Liz prodded.

“Nothing personal Liz, but men. It’s always been something in the back of my mind but
I never really let myself think about it. Even now, it makes my stomach churn thinking about it.  I might be wrong and I might really be wired for women, I don’t know.”

“No offense taken Pete. It’d be super awkward getting all frisky dingo with you anyway.” Liz said curling up her mouth in disgust.

“Oh Liz, you don’t mean that.”

“I do Pete but it’s not so much that it’d be disgusting, it’s just it’s you. I’ve known you for too long and it would just mess up a lot of stuff.  Besides, I have plenty of boy toys as it is.” Liz said salaciously.

Pete tried his best to keep his ‘good boy’ image but failed, “I’m sure you do Liz.  I might have to shop around.”

“I dunno Pete, you seem to have Chris’ attention. Go out with him once and see how
things go. At worst, you find that he’s not interesting to you and that’s that.”


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Author: J. Ray Lamb

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