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It all started innocently enough. He was approached with an offer from his boss after the holidays. “Got a buddy up in the Billingsworth region who could use your expertise for a bit. You would be in a consulting position three days a week and you’d make top money in addition to what you make here. If it works out, I get a cut of the profit and I’ll give you a hefty raise.”
He didn’t pass it up even though it meant being away from home Sunday afternoon to Wednesday night. Perfect timing for ski season. The area had top-notch black diamond trails. Just the kick he needed.
And the old feeling was rising up again. He thought that he had it under control. Lauren wasn’t even a distant memory; he had convinced himself that it never happened. But then Joe had to go say something that triggered that underground tremor in him again. The four of them were out at their annual couples holiday date and Joe had raised a toast to him. “Tom, he said in a booming voice, your mom would be so proud of you. Successful businessman, husband, father and friend. You have buried the legacy of your dad.” Tom’s face became an icy mask. He had not seen his father since he was nine. Tom’s mom had died of cancer just before their daughter was born. They had named her Louisa after her grandmother.
The physical exertion of cycling and skiing that once helped to peel the layers of hurt ceased to work. Sexual diversion with a woman he barely knew had become his new method of deliverance.
Georgia was a mirror image of him. Short black hair. Black eyes. A femme fatale who was just shy of 40 and had a body that knocked him out. Powerful thighs that were strong from years on the slopes. Muscular upper back. A brawny woman who made it clear that she was proud of her sexuality.
When she called her mechanic, he let her know that he would not be able to get the new starter until Friday. Given the timing of the repair, Tom would not make it home at all since he was back at work in s the following Monday. He would remain in the area for another week.
And what a week it was. There was a certain tough competitiveness to their escapades. An edginess. Like skiing on icy slopes or off the trails. Georgia was an expert skier and he found it hard to keep up with her. And she was equally energetic and agile in the bedroom.
She brought out a hidden determination in him. A hardened physical desire that broke down the act into tarnished carnal lust. She was serving a need and he was hooked.