Summer Solace part 3
Quickly turning his head and switching off his headlamp, the first man said, “Oh, sorry. We didn’t know anyone else was here.”
She laughed and jokingly replied, “That’s OK. Your lamps were just very bright to my eyes.”
The second man, now standing in complete darkness, returned the laugh and commented, “This IS a place of peace, calm and serenity, so I guess we shouldn’t expect a big ruckus. Do you mind if we join you in the Hot Pool?”
Although she was feeling slightly uneasy at the thought, she responded with a very cheerful, “Of course not. Come on in. The water is amazing.”
The two men entered the pool and claimed the bench directly across from her. Not wanting to appear rude, she waited for them to get comfortably settled and then asked, “What brings you two out here?”
The first man replied, “Tomorrow is the opener of Duck Season out on the marsh.”
The second man chimed in with, “And his trailer was broken and everything else was booked, so, we found this place. Having a Hot Spring to relax in the night before hunting ain’t a bad thing.”
She gave a shy chuckle and replied, “No, I guess that ain’t a bad thing at all.”
The first man quickly asked, “And what brings you way out here? You here with your family?”
Feeling very awkward about the question, she quietly answered, “No. I’m here alone. Just needed some time away to figure out a few things in my head.” She suddenly wished the pool would just swallow her up whole.
“Sounds like an even better reason to be here than us. Are you figuring things out?” the second man asked.
“No, but I still have another day. Maybe the Hot Spring will provide me with a magical answer to all my questions,” she wistfully replied.
The three sat in silence for several minutes, individually enjoying the amazing power of the water and the heat on their bodies. She broke the silence first. “Hey, have either one of you bothered to look up? The sky is absolutely breathtaking tonight.” Both men turned their heads upwards and oohed and aahed at the myriad of stars being displayed in the sky, both pointing and sharing the stories they knew of each and every constellation.
Once they had settled back into their individual relaxations, she again broke the awkward silence. “Isn’t the feel of your skin amazing? These minerals make it so slippery. It’s better than any lotion I have ever tried.”
The first man ran his hand over his smooth, bare chest and said, “Wow! You are right. I hadn’t noticed but it is REALLY slippery smooth.”
The second man just laughed and said, “I hadn’t noticed either, however, with my hairy chest, there isn’t much slipping and sliding to be had.”
“Here, feel mine. It’s REALLY smooth,” his friend quickly responded, obviously without thinking his offer all the way through.
“Hell NO Dude. I don’t care how smooth it is, I will NEVER be rubbing my hands across your baby’s-ass-smooth chest,” the second guy exclaimed in a disgusted, yet jovial reply. All three of them began to laugh.
“Well, here, you can feel my arm instead,” she offered as she moved across the pool with her arm outstretched.
To be continued…..