The alarm went off with a shriek that morning, made louder by the knowledge that it was the weekend and it wasn’t supposed to go off that day. A long, muscular arm snaked out of the covers and slammed the off button so hard; the alarm flew off the table.
“That should silence the damn thing,” a feminine voice grumbled as a head of tousled blonde hair followed the arm out of the blankets. “I musta been nuts when I planned this day.”
“I’d have to second that,” a male voice said. “Do we have to get up now?” he asked as, with a tug, he pulled the blonde back into the bed.
Squirming free, she escaped from the bed.
Yes, we do, and you agreed, so up you go,” she said as she jerked the blankets off the bed. “You agreed to go shopping for sex toys with me and shopping we are going to go.”
“Hey, that’s not fair! I’m up, as you would have known if you’d stayed in here with me,” he said as he grinned at her.
“Yeah, well, let’s see how fast you can get it into the shower,” she said as she jiggled her bottom at him on the way out of the bedroom door. He leapt out of bed and chased her into the bath.
The guy knew he was in for a day when he saw where they were headed. The mall was freakin’ huge, and it was a running joke amongst his friends about the amount of time and money their women spent there. There was also a betting pool, and whomever was unfortunate enough to get suckered into a day of shopping there had to buy the first round when they met up to watch the game on Monday night. Strangely, there was always one of the guys who was the “sucker” every week, but they didn’t discuss it much. They all thought they had a secret from the other guys as to why they allowed themselves to be talked into shopping. They didn’t know that the women had them on a rotation and had great fun laughing about it.
A long day was spent at the shopping mall, this being one of the bigger malls in existence. Multi-storied and no store duplicated. A true one-stop shopping experience where you could purchase anything you wanted, desired, or didn’t know you were lacking in your life. In some cases, there were stores within stores where the secret items were for sale. One of these was in the bookstore, and it was such a secret that none of the men in town knew of its existence. The proprietor of the store knew how to keep men happy and distracted so that his female customers could also be happy and distracted.
“Oh, look, here’s the bookstore,” the guy said, as it came into view. “Can we stop in there? I’m anxious to look at the next book in that sci-fi series I’ve been reading.”
“That would be nice,” the blonde said. “I would love to have a coffee about now and they make one that I love.”
“Ha,” he said. “You just love the excuse to have chocolate and whipped cream in a cup without calling it hot cocoa.” Laughing, he put his arm around her waist and pulled her in for a hug. Laughing, too, the blonde reached up and gave him a kiss on the cheek.
“You know me too well,” she said, smiling. “I’m headed off to the coffee bar. I’ll see you in a bit.”
With that, she headed off to the back of the store and disappeared from his view. He proceeded to spend a comfortable hour looking at books and was startled when she came back and asked if he was ready to go.
“So, what did any of that have to do with sex toys?” he asked, flopping down onto the sofa at home, worn out from the day at the mall.
Dangling a small bag from her left index finger, she looked back at him over her shoulder and said, “Why don’t you come to the bedroom and find out?”
“Where did you get that?” he shouted as he chased her down the hall.