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Jeannette busied herself for her date. This time everything had to be perfect. No more mistakes.
Jeannette had her fair share of loser boyfriends. She’d tried the ‘bad boys’ like most girls do, only to be left feeling empty and sour. After her last bad affair, she swore nice guys only from there out. She’d dated a few real sweethearts since then, but it never quite met expectations.
Her latest fellow, Nicholas, was the sweetest though. He’s everything that you’d expect to find in a Prince Charming – strong, intelligent, kind, generous, civic minded, gentle, caring and a million other things.
He tells her how much he loves her; how he believes they are fated to be together, how he couldn’t imagine a day without her in it. He never pushes her to do anything she’s not ready for; he respects her strength and moral standards. It took him three dates before he even tried to kiss her. The memory lingered sweet like candy upon her lips
That’s why tonight was the night. She would try again. She’d been preparing all day. Everything needed to be perfect.
* * *
Jeannette was finishing the last touches when Nicholas arrived. She flung her arms around him as he entered and kissed him deeply. Her heart pounded with nervous excitement.
“Everything looks great. You really outdid yourself, Jeannette.” Nicholas winked as she led him to the table.
“Sit here, I’ll be right back.” Jeanette returned from the kitchen with a fabulous dinner fit for a king.
She watched with great pride as Nicholas devoured the meal between many compliments. After he finished, he leaned back, his eyes blinking hard. He began to sway in his chair, his hands grasping at the air as he fell to the floor.
Smiling softly, Jeanette reached over the helpless Nicholas and unbuttoned his shirt. A quiet unintelligible grunt escaped from his mouth as his eyes struggled to focus on her.
“One moment, lover,” she cooed. She skipped to the kitchen and retrieved a carving knife. She couldn’t wait to taste his sweet heart. She knew it is going to be the biggest and most tender one she’d ever had.
Jeannette leaned over the paralyzed Nicholas pressing a kiss upon his perfect candy lips and drove the knife deep into his chest.
Fiction © Copyright Bailey Hunter
Image courtesy of Pixabay.com
More about Bailey Hunter:
Bailey is a publisher with Dark Recesses Press.
Dark Recesses Press is a publishing house dedicated to providing high quality dark fiction in its many forms to the reader. Our end goal is to impress and entertain, no matter what dark recesses we dare shine our light on.
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