Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

I did not get a chance to read That 3rd Book, so come back next week:)

Here's a deleted Halloween scene from Forbidden Love.  This takes place in the earlier part of Kyle and Keri's dating period, so assumptions are made and tempers flare.  Enjoy!



Warning:  Unedited Material.
Set up:  The girls are at a Halloween party thrown by Kyle's cousin Sid, whom he lives with.  Gretchen is dressed as a Punk Rocker; Stephanie is a flasher, wearing a rain coat over her swim suit; Keri is dressed in her coveralls and carries her automotive tool box.  When they arrive, Gretchen sits down to play a game of Euchre; Steph hits the dance floor; and Keri finds a seat near the bar.  Kyle is not present.

"Where's Kyle?" she shouted over the noise.
               
  "Don't know," he shrugged.  "He'll be here soon, don't worry!  Have a beer!"
            
"No thanks." she declined, then swiveled around in her seat to watch the dancers.  Bob Seeger was belting out "Old-Time Rock-n-Roll", and realized she must have been moving her body in time to the music, when a guy dressed as Dracula asked her to dance.  "Why not?" she accepted, and one dance led to another, and soon they were back at the bar, talking. 
            
Dracula turned out to be a rather nice-looking boy named Tony, who had been in Keri’s English class the previous semester.  She had mentioned she was waiting for her date to show up, not wanting to encourage him.
            
"Well, I'll keep you company until the lucky one shows," he decided.
            
Keri was starting to get a little worried and irritated when eleven o'clock rolled around, and there was still no sign of Kyle.  Where could he be?  Suddenly, Sid grabbed her arm and pulled her off the dance floor.
            
"Just a minute," he told Tony.
            
"What are you doing?" Keri demanded.
            
"I've got to tell you," Sid said.  "Kyle and Lisa just arrived."
            
"Lisa's here?" she squeaked.  "Why?"
                
"Don't ask me," he answered.  "I just thought you should hear it from me instead of seeing her first.  There they are," he pointed.
            
Just coming around the partition was Keri’s boyfriend, dressed in karate clothes, and an attractive blonde woman in surgical scrubs.  Kyle obviously had not spotted Keri yet, and he whispered something in the other woman’s ear.  She laughed, then patted him on the back as Kyle made his way through the crowd.
            
Keri was devastated.  She wasn't sure of what to do, so she stood her ground when he came closer.
            
"Keri!  Thank God...Here you are," he smiled and touched her arm.
            
"Hi Kyle," she answered stiffly.  "I thought we had a date tonight."
            
"I'm sorry...Lisa got word of the party and arranged to have the night off.  I didn't find out until it was too late to call you."  He looked around to make sure she wasn't around.
            
"She's pretty," Keri commented.
            
"So are you."  He bent down to kiss her, but she pulled away.  "I'm going home."
            
Keri retrieved her toolbox and went upstairs to the bathroom, letting the tears fall for a few minutes before composing herself and locating her coat.  She felt humiliated, hurt, and extremely angry.  She wanted desperately to take apart a car.
                
"Kurt!" Keri called.  "Tell Steph I've gone home, will you?  Headache..." She continued through the house.  

Dracula caught up with her and offered to walk her back.
            
"No, I need to be alone," she answered hotly.  "My date's wife showed up, and I need to break something."
            
"Whoa!"  He swung around to face me on the sidewalk.  "Your boyfriend's married?"

            
Keri closed her eyes.  "Not exactly.  They're in the process of getting a divorce.  I'm not sure why she's here, and I don't want to talk about it!"

Forbidden Love is available at Sweet Cravings, Amazon, B&N, and wherever other E-books can be bought:)


3 comments:

Marianne Stephens said...

Nothing ruins an evening more than an almost ex-wife. Good for Keri in leaving!

Melissa Keir said...

Wow... that was a tough situation. My heart broke for her.

Gemma Juliana said...

That's a very intense scene, and I'm sure elicits an emotional reaction from every woman. What a horrid situation to be in. Good for Keri - I'd have left, too.