“I’ll be in town on the 28th of October”
“Of October or November?” (I thought he had mistakenly put in the wrong month.)
“Concert with a friend. In town for the night.”
My heart was pounding at this point. I had expected it to be December before we’d see each other again. And now, in less than two weeks, he is going to be in town. The possibility had caught me by surprise.
“I have to convince him to spend the night so I can see you.”
We were on chat by this point, so we exchange some excuses he could use to keep his friend from driving back that night.
In the middle of it all, he told me he would be right back. He was at work, so I figure it was related to something there.
“He says we’re staying the night. What’s close to you?”
Wow, no convincing needed. This seemed to be coming together easier than either of us expected.
I gave him some ideas of places to stay, and he went back to work.
A few days later, he let me know where they are staying. X mentioned his friend is teasing him that he is going to pick up some chick and boot him from the room for a while. Clearly, his aim is to to tease the married guy with what he can no longer get given he’s off the market. X and I both found it hilarious given I’m helping him plan his own escape. No booting required if it helps the cause. And, X’s chances of getting laid: 100% while his friend’s chances are not so certain, thus adding to the humor of the situation.
I looked up where his hotel is located exactly and came up with the perfect out:
“So, here’s your great out….Voodoo Doughnuts is downtown….lines are extremely long, it’s a Portland icon….you’re going out for a doughnut you’ve heard about……and got lost… and ended up in my bed…”
I think that will definitely work.
Only, I think I could be the one in trouble this visit….X and Garbanzo have ideas…..