Misty pouted her blood red lips at her reflection. ‘Irresistible.’ She sprayed herself with perfume, Gucci Envy, and smiled. His last gift to her.
There was a knock at the hotel door. Misty took a deep breath. She carefully applied the gloss that she had mixed earlier over her lipstick barrier. Her lips glistened like syrup. A more impatient knock came to the door. She stood and walked over to the door, she undid her silk gown revealing a black corset and overflowing breasts.
She opened the door slowly. ‘Hello Joe.’
The man in front of her, Joe, appraised her body from head to toe, his eyes relocated to her chest when his surveying had finished. ‘What are you doing to me? You’re killing me.’
Misty smirked. ‘You don’t have to come in.’ She stepped back and arched her body slightly, glancing over her shoulder. ‘I just wanted to say goodbye properly.’
She turned fully back into the room, and heard the door close behind her. She dropped her gown to the floor.
Joe slid his arms around her waist. ‘This is definitely the last time,’ he whispered.
Misty felt his warm breath on her neck. ‘Definitely.’
‘I can’t leave her, not now.’ Joe’s fumbling hands stumbled up to her breasts.
‘Not now she’s pregnant.’ Misty twisted in Joe’s arms so she was facing him. ‘It’s ok Joe, you can say it. I’ve calmed down now.’ She started to undo his shirt. Her red nails a contrast to the white cotton. ‘You were going to leave her, weren’t you?’
‘Of course.’ Joe’s breathing got deeper as his eyes flitted between Misty’s fingers unbuttoning him and her slightly wobbling cleavage.
Misty finished unbuttoning his shirt. ‘I love you Joe, I wanted to spend the rest of my life with you. Did you want that too? Did you want to be with me forever?’
Joe refocused to Misty’s hypnotizing dark eyes. ‘Yes, but -’
She placed her index finger on his lips and trailed it down to the bottom lip, parting them slightly, then releasing. ‘Tell me that you love me.’
‘I love you.’
Misty lifted her face to his, she saw his nostrils flare slightly as he smelt her perfume. ‘Kiss me.’
Joe immediately locked lips with Misty, like a screw on a magnet. They kissed with the hungriness of hyenas devouring prey. Misty pulled Joe down onto the bed. His hand slid up her leg to her inner thigh.
Misty stopped his hand going higher and pulled her lips away from his. ‘Hold me.’
Joe tried to kiss her neck. ‘But I haven’t got long.’
‘I know.’ She smiled sweetly, while pulling him closer and kissed him gently.
The slow tender kissing gave way to faster primal kissing and Joe started to fumble with his trousers, trying to undo them while staying glued to Misty’s lips.
Misty reached down and blocked Joe’s hand. ‘No.’
Joe froze. ‘What?’
‘You’re not using me anymore my love.’ Her hand moved up and stroked his face.
Joe frowned and studied her eyes. ‘But you called me? You said you needed to say goodbye properly? I thought this was going to be our last time together, to say goodbye.’
‘We can say goodbye without having sex.’
Joe pulled away from Misty and did his trousers up. ‘Why invite me here, to a hotel room? We could have just met for a drink.’
‘We couldn’t have met for a drink, that would be too public. I needed you here in private. I needed that kiss from you, now you couldn’t have kissed me like that in the pub, with prying eyes everywhere.’ Misty smiled at Joe, her red lipstick in place but the gloss gone.
Joe sighed and rolled onto his back, his hands flat on the bed. ‘If you’re trying to make me leave her again it’s not going to happen. You know I can’t.’ He glanced across at Misty. ‘Even though I want to.’
Misty shuffled closer and placed her hand on his chest. ‘I know you want to. That’s why I’m doing this.’
‘I mean, if you’d said you didn’t love me anymore, or that you’d just be using me, of course I’d be heart broken, but in time and tears I would have got over you.’
Joe rolled back onto his side. ‘Doing what Misty?’
‘We both want to be together forever.’ Misty cupped his face lightly. ‘Just the two of us for eternity.’
Joe pulled away quickly. ‘What have you done to Claire?’
‘I haven’t done anything to her, why would I?’
Joe sat upright. ‘To be with me, to get her out of the way.’
‘I can’t believe you’d think I’d hurt her, pregnant too. I’m not a monster.’ Misty sat up too. ‘And if I hurt her I’d go to prison, and we’d still be apart.’
‘So what are you talking about?’
Before Misty had chance to reply Joe doubled up and moaned a guttural groan, collapsing back down onto the bed.
‘It’s started my love.’ Misty cradled Joe in her arms and stroked his hair. ‘It’ll start with me soon. My lipstick will have stopped it absorbing as quick into my system.’
Joe contorted in pain. ‘What have you done?’
‘Ssh, ssh, it’s all going to be ok. I put strychnine into my lip gloss.’ She kissed his forehead, then drew her knees up to her stomach. ‘It’s happening to me now too.’
‘You’re crazy.’ Joe started to pant.
‘Crazy for you my love. We will always be together now, for eternity.’