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Friday, 24 September 2010

They sit around the coffee table like two old friends. They share a warm smile. Sip at a hot mug of decaf coffee. Simple small talk:
- the weather
- family
- friends.
It seems easy enough.

They elaborate. Describing days out at the park with their children. Honest Innocent fun. Jokes, and laughter at what little Sam is doing. Nothing more. Just two friends catching up.

Soon it becomes more. A delicate foot slides along a leg. Warm hands touching. Deeper breaths. But only friends.

A delicate tongue caressing the ear, a gentle stroke of her hair. Maybe more than just friends.

They begin to read deeper into little mannerisms. Was that really a twitch or a suggestive wink of the eye? Was that touch an accident or could he not resist?

They see their partners grow weak, eyes sunken,hair turning grey, there children slip away from them. No more excitement in this "friendship." More than just friends?

Inspired by gifts and loans*

5 comments:

Ridens, The Everlaughing said...

wow this is really nice. it's actually a bit scary how you're (at least i was) kind of afraid of what's going to come now when you suddenly jump from normal talk to touching feet under the table.
i don't know the poem that inspired this and i can't find it online either... it would be nice if you could maybe put it up too or include a summary :/ it's still nice even without knowing the context though. thumbs up*

Soph and Nanda said...

@Ridens~~thank you :)supposedly the relationship develops over time until at the end they realise that the grass isn't always greener on the otherside. By the time they realise this its too late and they have lost all the precious things they once had. I'll try to look for a link to gifts and loans and i'll post it on here if I find one.

Jack said...

Beautiful, as always. You've now given me a much better idea of the difference between just friends and more than friends.

Allie said...

I love this- it's so real. I know the feeling of reading (or are you overanalyzing?) little mannerisms and all the confusion that goes along with it.

P.s. i love your background and main picture!!!

Soph and Nanda said...

@Allie~~Thank you so much. That was exactly what I wanted the post to capture. I wanted it to show that having an affair may seem fun and exciting at first,but its something that you can't get out of until its too late.

:DDDDD thank you! My boyfriend adapted the origional template from pyzam.com for me. :D