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Ben’s Choice

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My sister Regina is smart, pretty, and sexy; Me, I’m average.
When we were little, we shared many things – books and secrets . . . She’s had many admirers, boyfriends galore. Now we both love Ben. He’s tall and handsome with brown, gentle eyes that see inside my soul. I’ve felt the pressure of his lips. I love the feel of his strong embrace. Blindfolded, I can trace the structure of his face – the strong jaw; high cheekbones; cleft in his chin.
Tonight Ben must choose. It’s either Regina or me.
I turn on the swivel stool, smooth on scented lotions. I brush my hair until it glistens, pull fish-nets up long legs, slide into black lingerie.
In the kitchen, I’ve prepared dinner. Dessert’s in the fridge; red wine, chilling on ice; the candle-lit table, set for two.
Outside the weather turns ugly, dampens my mood. Rain slides like tears on the windowpane. Lightning hurls, and thunder booms.
I walk to the sofa, peer out into the night, see headlights come and go.
In minutes, Ben will swing into the drive. I’ll race to waiting arms. However, if the phone rings, it’s Regina he’s chosen.
I hear the ringing phone. It cuts like a knife. Even so, I long to hear his voice. I lift the receiver.
“Ben?”
“Yes.”
My hand trembles, drops the phone with a thud. But I breathe easy when he says through the speaker, “Stuck in traffic, baby. I’m on my way.”

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