“We’re in room 1418,” I told her. “I need to settle the bar tab. You go to the room and wait for me.”
“But…” her eyes went wide, “Like this?” She looked down at herself. I smiled. “Naked?”
I shook my head. “Of course not,” I said, and she relaxed a little, “I’ll let you keep your boots on.”
“No way!” she said.
I shrugged. “Have it your way. I’ll carry your boots too.”
She tensed up again and glared across the table at me. I had a feeling that I had taken things as far as I could. Actually, I was surprised that things had gone this far at all.
“You owe me,” Katherine said, and then suddenly she was sliding herself out of the booth. “Room 1418?” she asked. I nodded.
She stood by the side of the table with the keycard in her hand. I stared at her tall, thin, golden, perfect body. Her nipples stood on end. I couldn’t wait to feel them in my mouth.
She turned and walked towards the elevators. I shuffled to the end of the seat and watched her retreating figure. And then, I looked around, and saw the remaining twenty or so people in the restaurant, and both barmen, all doing the same. Her hips swayed slightly as each boot struck the floor and I marveled at the presence of mind she had to maintain such a dignified walk.