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Mysterious Man - part sixteen

Atualizado: 28 de set. de 2022

The very next day Alfredo invited Natalie over for a quiet dinner when he hoped to get to know her better. She accepted his invitation for eight o’clock Saturday evening.

Alfredo had every reason for the encounter and set precedence to convince her to commit to settling the debt that her husband had created in the first place. He would need to lure her into a relationship, and at the same time use his persuasive powers learned from his insurance sales career to induce her help to payback the liability assumed.

The bell rang! She had arrived thirty minutes late. Alfredo rushed to the door, and opened it.

“Hi Natalie, you look stunning!” Alfredo’s flamboyance took the stage in his determined avalanche of what was about to proceed.

Natalie blushed, “Nice to see you too!”

Alfredo pulled the cork out of a chilled to around 45 degrees Fahrenheit bottled of French champagne, the perfect temperature. No sooner had he done it than the pressure of bubbles overflowed slightly, so he immediately poured its liquid into two flutes.

Holding a glass up toward her, “Here you are Natalie!”

“Why thank you so much Alfredo. Cheers!”

Smiling happily, “Yes, cheers to you as well!”

Lots of small talk took place. Alfredo slowly but surely chipped away to gain the night. He confessed his high regard for her while grasping her close, feeling her warmth, and then kissing her on the lips. What started out as a simple kiss, turned into a French kiss.

Several champagne glasses later and passion filled the air. That innocent kiss turned into a romantic evening.

Take care!

Prof. Carl Boniface

Vocabulary builder:

Precedence (n) = the condition of being considered more important than someone or something else; priority in importance, order, or rank.

"His desire for power soon took precedence over any other consideration."

To set a precedent means to decide something that will be used as an example or rule to be followed in the future. “The ruling in the case is likely to set a precedent for how future cases are decided.”

Lure (v) = bait, trap, decoy, entice, tempt, pull, appeal, attract, entice

Flamboyance (n) = ostentation, showiness, flashiness, splendor, grandiosity, colorfulness

Avalanche (n) = fall, slide, snow slip, landslide, rush, flood, storm, inundation

Chipped away (phrasal verb) = gradually and relentlessly make something smaller or weaker. "Rivals may chip away at one's profits by undercutting prices."

French kiss (n) = an open-mouth kiss usually involving tongue-to-tongue contact.

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