heard the phone ringing while she was brushing her hair.
is Rachel” she answered taking another drag off her
cigarette flicking the ashes in an ashtray walking
towards her closet to pick out an outfit for the night.
Are you available around 7pm tonight?”
have to be a quickie honey”
at our usual place?”
and don’t be late or you be in the room by yourself”
she said quickly hanging up on him.
“Sorry little idiot” she murmured to herself
slipping on a black one piece tight dress that slightly
cupped her butt. She
took one last long drag of her cigarette then slipped on
a matching black pair of Manolo Blahniks, picked up her
keys and small clutch and headed to the private elevator
from her penthouse suite.
Bobby her private driver and body guard was
waiting out in front of the Mansion Towers New Yorker,
an upscale all penthouse suites building where the super
Bobby” said Rachel slipping into the back seat of her
executive town car.
evening Miss Simone” replied Bobby who stood 6’9”,
325lbs of solid muscle with dark shades on.
only be there a half an hour, so go get us a couple
Lattes’ from Starbuck and meet me back out front.”
Miss Simone” answered Bobby looking at her in the rear
view mirror while pulling away from the curb.
looked out at the passing street lights and taxi cabs as
they drove downtown to the New York Central hotel.
She was reflecting on how she got started in the
business of gentlemen pleasure.
It was two years ago this week that Jerry, her
long time boyfriend dumped her on New Years Eve after
we need to talk” said Jerry kissing her after the
midnight countdown and fireworks started.
swallowed hard. She
new what was coming.
She could see it in his eyes and felt it in his
kiss. It was
over, and over for good this time.
He had cheated on her before but she forgave him
each time thinking that her love was enough to keep them
he continued. “There is someone else and it’s
different this time.
I’ve been seeing her for the past three months
and we want to move on.
I know you’re hurt and I’ve hurt you before
with others, but she’s different.
She understands me and wants us to move in
son of a bitch!” screamed Rachel in deep wrenching
pain turning and point a finger in his face.
“You son of a bitch I give you everything.
I forgave your sorry ass when you cheated on me
and asked me back. Remember
that shit! Do
screamed with tears streaming down her face pacing back
it’s not what you think.
She’s not like the others.” Jerry replied
trying to reach for her.
you touch me!!!! You
don’t know what the hell I’m thinking or feeling.
Three years you jack off!
I never cheated on you once.
You want to know why?
I’ll tell your sorry ass why, because I loved
you. I gave
you space when you wanted it.
I waited for you to come back to me after those
other sluts wouldn’t treat you like I did.
Remember that shit?!
Yeah, it was me that took you back when you said
it wouldn’t happen again.
And now you’re all in love?
What happened to -- it will never happen again?
Please try and understand.” Said Jerry seeing
how broken up she was.
He thought she was at the same place in her life
as he was feeling that they were going no where.
don’t get to leave me.
Because I’m leaving you, yeah that’s right I
am doing the leaving this time and for good.
I hate you—I hate you for loving me!”
screamed Rachel pulling her jet black hair out of
face wiping away the tears pointing her finger at him.
“Don’t ever call me again because she’s going to
dump your sorry ass just like all the others.
The only difference is I won’t be here when you
come asking me back.
I hate you for what you’ve done to me.
You’ll never see me again! Ever!!!”
that night Rachel never trusted any man again vowing
that Jerry would be the last in her life she would trust
her love and feelings to.
She called her best friend Lori Milligan the next
invited her over for breakfast at her place.
girl” said Lori greeting Rachel with a hug. “Come on
in. How you
good, thanks for having me over”
but it’s over for good this time.
I really mean over. I’m tired of his bullshit
has really been a shit to you.
He deserves everything that’s coming to him,
coffee or tea?
have coffee no cream”
let me guess, he’s all in love again but it’s the
real thing this time speech”
how’d you know?”
I here that same song and dance over and over again
every day with every appointment.
I usually get the “my wife or girlfriend just
doesn’t understand my needs or I wish she could be
like you… blah, blah, blah”
said the same thing, she’s different, she understands
course they are all different until he wants her to
change and she doesn’t agree.
But, if it were not for that “need” I
wouldn’t be where I am today living the good life and
having them pay for it. Cha-Ching!”
have them pay for the privilege the sorry SOB’s.
You give and give and this is what you get,
dumped on. I
can’t believe this shit has happened to me again.”
like I’ve always told you, if ever want in on the
business I have more than I can handle.
Look, you’re a drop dead gorgeous girl and got
what “they want”.
I’ll teach you everything you need to know.
Trust me, you’ll make more money doing what you’re
giving away for free.”
the hell, it’s crossed my mind every time he left me
to go be with someone else then come back begging. Screw
the spirit. I’ll
start you out slow with soft appointments.
But first you’ll need protection and I have
just the gentle giant for you.
His name is Bobby, Bobby Preston.
He is loyal and doesn’t take any shit from
anybody and I mean anybody.
I’ll introduce you to him tomorrow.
For now let’s have a little bite to eat and
we’ll get the ball rolling.”
Simone, we’re here” said Bobby in his deep voice
interrupting her thoughts.
you Bobby, I’ll be in 1232.” Said Rachel touching up
the small tears in her eyes
Miss Simone, room 1232.
You have your panic button earrings turned on?”
be back in thirty. Take
care of you”
care of you Miss Simone” said Bobby as he opened her
door and escorted her into the lobby.
2 – “It’s Spa Day, they can wait”
had been a long week but a profitable one.
Rachel decided to have a spa day to erase the
week of men promising her the world and all the things
they could give her.
She picked up the phone and called her favorite
spa, Silk & Satin.
? It’s Rachel, do you have an opening say in about
Miss Simone, we always have an opening for our Platinum
see you in about thirty minutes.”
you Miss Simone.”
the good thing about having your own money; you get what
you want, when you want it.” Said Rachel zipping up
her plush warm up jumper turning around looking at
herself in the mirror.
She took her espresso and bagel and went over to
her computer to check email.
All the usual “are you available baby” string
of request. “Sorry
boys, it’s me time today” she said highlighting them
all and moving them into the “Later Appointments”
she stopped at the one from her sister Kristen.
She clicked it open and began reading itd.
a quick email to let you know Peter, I and the kids are
having a get together next weekend and would love for
you to come out. Please
say you’ll come. We
miss you! So
do the kids! They
want to see their favorite auntie.
Okay, love you!
replied that she would come.
Kristen and her kids were the love of her life.
Throughout all the bad times and good times,
Kristen was there no matter the hour, tears and all.
There was nothing she wouldn’t do for her.
Rachel lavished Kristen’s kids with gifts at
Christmas, birthdays and good report cards.
Rachel picked up the phone and called Bobby.
Bobby, in ten minutes pleases, I am going to the spa
morning Miss Simone” said Bobby in his usual upbeat
deep voice holding open the car door.
morning Bobby. Silk
and Satin please and Bobby, take the rest of the day off
after you drop me back off the spa.”
day off Miss Simone?” asked Bobby with a confused
expression on his face as he started the car.
is about you and I.
We are taking the day off and I wont take no for
an answer, you hear me?”
Miss Simone. But
wont you need me?”
company today. I’ll drive myself the rest of the
make sure your Mercedes is filled up, washed, waxed and
ready” said Bobby feeling protective of her.
why I have you in my life Bobby, to look after me.
You’re the best!” she said patting him on the
shoulder and dropping five one hundred dollar bills and
tickets to the Yankees baseball game on the front seat.
a bonus and don’t you dare give it back.
You go have fun at the game.”
Miss Simone. Thank
you very much!”
pulled up to the spa and before the valet could get to
the car Bobby was already opening her door and escorting
care of you Bobby” said Rachel stepping out.
care of you Miss Simone” said Bobby waving his tickets
like a kid waiting to rush off to play.
morning Miss Simone” said Liz with a big smile
standing at the reception desk.
morning Liz. Is
Mitchell on staff today?
I want my usual hair treatment, but only if
Mitchell is here”
he is Miss Simone. He
said to let him know the moment you arrive.”
I’ve had a tough week and I need tons of
course Miss Simone.
We are here to see to your every need.”
tipped her a fifty dollar bill after signing in then set
off for her treatment with a mimosa in one hand while
nibbling on a brie and caviar tea sandwich in the other.
‘There is nothing like Silk and Satin in all of
’ she thought to herself walking down the hallway…
‘spare no expense and the world is yours.
Who needs a man?
Well, except Mitchell.
Mitchell darling.” She said with a devilish smile.
darling, how are you?
You look like you are in need of me?” he said
kissing each of her cheeks.
need a make over Mitch.
Look at this hair and face. I
need you to work your magic darling.” she gasped
twirling around for him to look her all over. “I’m a
come now Rachel, my chair is waiting for you and
will give you a pedicure while I wash your hair.
How does that sound honey?” said Mitchell
looping his arm in hers walking her to his private
if you weren’t gay I’d be your slave” laughed
Rachel as she squeezed his hand
you know I’m your pampering slave honey.” he shot
both laughed as they approached the French doors that
lead to his private salon suite.
“Simply marvelous! I like the new décor and
just keep making this place look better.” Said Rachel
as she sat down in the supple soft tan leather message
chair and slipped her feet into the warm mint water
try to keep things fresh around here.
Ok, I must admit it, I just love to shop and
decorate!” said Mitchell closing the doors.
“Now, let me spoil you for a few hours
the spoiling begin” said Rachel closing her eyes,
settling in for a timeless bliss of pampering.
3 – “If you want all night, it’s gonna cost ya”
4pm on a stormy Monday afternoon. The rain was
tapping on the patio window as Rachel stood looking out
sipping on a Cosmo before her six o’clock dinner
appointment. The phone rang interrupting her
is Rachel” she said sipping on her Cosmo.
this is David a friend of my mine Terry Blackmon
referred you, he said I could call.”
Terry, go head honey, what’s on your mind?”
be in town tomorrow for a couple of days and wanted to
know if you were available?
am checking now, give me a minute” She said
scrolling through her blackberry calendar.
Terry you’re in luck, I had a cancellation this
morning so Wednesday is good for me.” She said taking
another sip of her Cosmo. “What time is good for
day?” asked David.
day honey? Well that’s gonna cost ya, but if you’re
a friend of Terry’s then it shouldn’t be a problem
a problem.” He said with confidence
I’ll email you the details for the deposit. What
time do you want your “day” to start?”
am, breakfast at the Court of Two Sisters?”
know where it is. Sounds good, 10 am, see you
and Terry, don’t be late, I don’t like to waste my
hung up the phone and put the appointment into her Black
Berry. “All day… I haven’t had one of those
in a while” she said to herself lighting a cigarette
and taking a long slow drag. “This is shaping up
to be a good week”. Rachel grabbed her purse and
keys and headed down stairs to meet Bobby who was
waiting outside with an umbrella.
afternoon Miss Simone” said Bobby holding the umbrella
over her head as she slipped into the back seat.
Bobby, how you doin’?”
well Miss Simone, The Ritz Carlton?”
Bobby, just for a couple of hours, room 1133. You
come in for dinner and I’ll meet you afterwards
Miss Simone, room 1133.”
Ritz was unusually full of people for a Monday
afternoon. She was wondering what was happening in
town as she strolled through the lobby. The
business men were starring her up and down as she walked
by. “Yeah boys, you wish” she said as she
stood waiting for the elevator watching the floors count
down. A couple of hours later she met Bobby in the
miss me?” she asked him giving him a hug
always worry Miss Simone. I’d die if anything
were to happen to you” said Bobby looking up at her
with worried eyes.
Bobby, I know you’re moments away if I ever need you.
Besides, I always make sure that my appointments see you
and know who you are. Hell, you scare the crap out
of half of them.” She laughed hugging him again.
better be.” Said Bobby smiling.
me, they are. You finish your meal, I’ll be at
the bar across the hall, okay teddy bear.”
bar was full of business men huddle up at the bar
watching the ball game on the screens and checking her
out as she walked in. Jimmy the bartender saw her
come in and immediately started making her a Cosmo.
afternoon Miss Simone” said Jimmy handing it to her.
Jimmy, thank you, leave the tab open. It’s just
me a Bobby”
took her drink and went over to a small booth in the
corner. The table was softly lit with three
candles. A piano player was playing a soft Chopin
melody in the background. She let down her long
hair and brushed it out. She was touching up her
lipstick when Jimmy brought over another Cosmo.
the gentleman at the bar” he said knowing that she
hates “free drinks” but the guy tipped him a fifty
to make sure he took it over.
it back Jimmy. I know it’s not your fault, I am
sure you explained the rules to him but he probably made
you an offer you couldn’t refuse and hey, if the
sucker still wants to spend the money let ‘em and
I’ll keep sending them back” she said as she kept
looking into her compact mirror pursing her lips.
Jimmy brought the Cosmo back and set it in front of the
businessman. He picked up the Cosmo and went over
to Rachel’s table.
I order you the wrong drink?” the business man asked
I am sure Jimmy explained that I don’t take free
offers” Rachel snapped back lighting a cigarette
taking a long drag.
one, I am a nice guy” he countered.
reached for left earring and pressed it. Within
seconds Bobby was in the bar standing behind the
business man squeezing his right arm with just enough
pressure to get his undivided attention.
don’t know who are and I don’t have a need to
know” said Bobby looking the terrified business man in
Bobby, it seems as though this idiot is having a hard
time understanding that No means No” said Rachel
looking at the business man with a partial smile knowing
that Bobby was ready to tear the guy apart on her
problem, I’ll handle it from here.” Said Bobby
a warning Bobby, I believe that’ll get the point
across” said Rachel.
looked him in the eyes like King Kong about to go
she doesn’t want to be bothered and I am here to make
sure that, that doesn’t happen, so I’m only going to
say this to you once, take you and your drink and go
about your business. Trust me, you wont want to
see me again, am I making myself clear?” said Bobby
squeezing the guys arm until he began to buckle
perfectly clear, I’ll just go back over to the bar and
watch the game.” He said nodding his head.
I’ll be keeping my eye on you. Remember, you
don’t want to see me again.” said Bobby releasing
you okay Miss Simone?” Asked Bobby with big eyes
looking back at the bar then back at Rachel.
long as I have you in my life Bobby, I will always be
okay” she said with a smile and went back to sipping
her Cosmo as Bobby stood by her table making sure that
everyone knew that if you come over to her table,
you’ll leave with a limp.
4 "Can I buy you a drink"
late Wednesday night (10:30pm) at the Drake Hotel.
Bobby is waiting in the lobby for Rachel to come
called him twenty minutes ago to let him know to have
the car ready.
teddy bear you miss me?” she asked greeting him with a
smile and hug to assure him that she was okay.
Miss Simone. I’ve
been on stand by the entire time and at every
saw you. You’ve
had a long day. Drop
me off at the Tonic Bar and I’ll see you tomorrow
how will you get home?”
take a cab. I’ll
be okay. I’m
just going to go have a little girl fun for a few hours.
Really, I’ll be okay.”
you sure Miss Simone, I can go on stand by and see you
home safely, really I don’t mind.”
are my knight in shinning armor Bobby.
Really it’s okay.
See, I have my earrings on” she smiled pointing
at each ear to put him at ease
Call me if you want to let me know you got home
if it will help sleep.”
pulled up to the Tonic Bar.
Bobby walked her to the front door greeting
Paulie the club bouncer.
Bobby what’s up man” said Paulie as they both locked
hands greeting each other with man hugs.
Paulie is just as big as Bobby.
They both look like two King Kong’s surrounding
good Paulie, you look after Miss Simone tonight ya here
and don’t let her out of her of your sight” said
Bobby tipping him a hundred dollar bill.
got it Bobby. No
money needed man.”
know, just keep it anyway.
Talk to ya later”.
care of you Miss Simone.”
care of you Bobby”
had one of his assistant bouncers watch the door while
he followed Rachel in.
He escorted her over to the VIP reserve section.
you Paulie” she said tipping him and taking a seat at
a private table.
evening Miss Simone, your usual” asked the waitress
placing down two napkins, an ash tray and a pack of
and I’ll have the Tai wrap appetizer too please, thank
VIP lounge has the usual crowd of who’s who chatting
up each other. The
music is pulsing with a mix of hip hop, house beat and
retro disco. The
waitress brought her order along with a business card.
the gentleman four tables over.” Said the waitress
knowing Rachel’s rule
Molly” said Rachel looking the card over
told him you don’t accept drink offers Miss Simone,
really I did” she said fearing she would be angry and
tell her boss.
worry about it Molly its okay.
Keep my tab open and let Paulie know”
Miss Simone” said the waitress heading straight to the
front door to give Paulie her message.
you don’t mind’ was written on the back of his card
as she flipped it over then sat it down on the table.
She picked up her Cosmo, took a sip then looked
over at his table. He
was tall dark and handsome with jet black well groomed
hair, a goatee, blue eyes, golden tan with a black suit
no tie open collar.
She smiled and toasted her drink at him.
He signaled with his drink if he could come over.
She nodded yes.
He picked up his drink and headed over to her
I’m Marc” he said standing at her table
Marc” she said smiling and looking up at him.
if I…” Before
he could finish Paulie had a tight grip on his arm
squeezing tighter as he quietly and firmly began to
speak to him.
back off or I’ll rip your arm off and shove it down
your throat” said Paulie staring Marc in the eyes
talking through his gritting teeth like a Doberman
Pincher ready to attack.
okay Paulie, he’s permitted to stay” said Rachel
holding up her hand waving Paulie off.
Miss Simone. I’ll
be close by in case you need me”
I can go back to my table if you’re expecting
someone” said Marc rubbing his arm
please sit down, I just have very protective friends
I guess so. With
friends like that you sure don’t have anything to
the point. So
Marc, what’s on your mind?”
there’s no denying it you’re drop dead gorgeous and
I felt an attraction towards you.”
so now tell me something I don’t know”
if you’re looking for absolute honesty, I don’t know
you but I would like to get to know you.
We’re here now just the two of us and I don’t
know, let’s see how it goes”
I get the usual male BS response, but I like what I’m
hearing so far, please have one” she said moving the
Tai wraps towards his hand.
So, what brings you out tonight if you don’t
mind me asking”
out for a drink before I call it a night and you?”
reason, closed a big deal this afternoon, dinner with a
client and now it’s me time” he smiled looking at
her lips then down at her plunging cleavage.
up here if you want to stay longer” she said catching
me” he blushed and smiled taking a sip of drink.
slow song came on. It’s
Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye.
Rachel re-crossed her legs brushing his leg
I have this dance?” he asked holding out his hand
I haven’t had a slow danced in a long time.
Hope I don’t step on your shoes” she said
finishing off her drink taking his hand as he lead off
to the dance floor.
body folded into his with the slow pulsing beat of the
felt like a woman on a real date for a change.
He smelled good as she inhaled his cologne (Kevin
Cline Black) she recalled from shopping.
His hand softly held hers while he slowly guided
her around the dance floor.
am impressed, a man that can dance” she said pulling
back enough to look up at his face.
besides cooking I like to dance. I particularly like
ball room dancing.”
room dancing? I
would have never picked you for ball room dancing.”
you ever been ball room dancing?”
no, I wouldn’t began to know how to start”
you’re in luck, I take dancing lessons on Tuesdays and
Fridays and my partner had to cancel the rest of her
lessons due to a Broadway cast call she got.
Want to be my partner?”
don’t’ know. You’re
much more advanced. I would be slowing you down”
you’re following along pretty good now for not ever
meeting me before. Just
try it once and if you don’t like it, then nothing
loss, what’ll you say?”
it’s a date”
it’s a date Rachel repeated to herself.
It’s been a while since she has been on a
“real date”. How
would it feel to be on a “no sex” date she thought
holding him close in her arms listening to his
closed her eyes and smiled imagining being on a real
sure to read about how the date and things evolve in my
next continuing story “Just between Us” Rachel
Simone ~ The Series Part 2.
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