This bar so far from home.
She looks good enough in her tight jean with her lover's name still in them .
She wears her shirt low enough to attract attention.
The hunter sees her intended prey. Her blue eyes narrow in a little. She formulates five or more plans in the matter of seconds.
Her lips part. Perfectly coloured, a dark pink , not quit red, still on this side of respectable from slut. But very close to zero to be redeemed by it.
She walks towards the bar stool with a little swing to her hip.
She thinks of those belly dancing classes they took together. They do come in handy at times. And they tightened her abs so nicely. Those classes remind women how to ooze sex when they had gotten to an age and a weight that they forget. She briefly thinks of a very large woman. She had just turned forty. She looked as sexually dead as she felt. By the end of the 8 weeks Miss Living Large at Forty had her self a beau. Every woman should be require to take those classes.
She takes out her IPhone. Opens up 'to do list' and types 'get BD gift certificate for Jennifer's BD and remind her you are going too'.
She tucks the IPhone away and smiles at the bartender as if they were old friends.
"Lonely tonight, Honey?" He says, knowing he's never saw her before.
"Just broke up with my loser boyfriend, need to find some comfort.... one way or another."
And she sits down. Purposely two seats from her prey. Best not to let her seem to eager. Eager is the downfall of many a huntress. She was taught by Artemis herself. But that was yesterday and a million of those at that.
"What will you have tonight, to south that broken heart of yours?"
"Actually, I will be back in a tic. I want to put some music on." She says with a smile. they both knew it was time for the men to gather around and buy the drinks for her at hopes for some rebound nooky.
She sways to the Jukebox and pick five tunes from the classic rock and county selections.
As she turns around to sway back...
"Please allow me to introduce myself, I'm a man of wealth and means.."
The desired result. The biker boys playing pool look over their shades with the sly smirk of the satyr, the old drunks just lear outright, and the prey starts planing his next move.
In real life he is far too old for her. But this isn't real life. This is bar life. The rules don't apply. They never applied when loneliness and alcohol mix.
He is not hansom. He is not hansom, did I mention that. That never kept him from believing he was at least an 8. She was really an 8. She thought she was a 6. Right now she knows she is channeling Aphrodite and she is a 10.
She sits down, as predicted there are already 3 drinks waiting for her. One beer, one red wine, one whiskey sour. She looks at the 6 who was 2 seats down but is now right next to her. She picks up the whiskey. He smiles a somewhat missing tooth here and there grin.
It must have shown on her face. He felt a need to explain.
"I'm going to get that fixed as soon as that bitch gets off my back about child support. I'm getting a job under the table then she'll see she couldn't live without me! I will get my teeth fixed then. wont be long, I am a work in progress! Anyhow the new job pays almost twice as much as the last one. I am about to be rolling in it. And it's all mine. " he says as he swigs the beer that some other guy bought for her.
"She must have been a real piece of work!" she says with a smile.
"Yup. I earned the money while she sat on her fat ass plopping out another pup ever 2 years. HA. I should have had the boiiiitttch fixed a long time ago. She kept having just so I could support her fat ass for the next 15 years. Now she will have to figure out how to live without her ATM machine. I don't even think some of them are mine."
"She sounds like a winner. Why'd you stay with her so long?"
"You know, she trapped me with the kids and she wont even let me see them any more. She has turned them against me. Every time I call, they say they don't want to see me. Well, fuck them, I should have beat some real respect into them when I had the chance. She lets them run the place. She can deal with the disrespectful little shits now."
"I'm Jenny, I could tell you whole bunch of shit about my lying cheating lazy arsed boyfriend." She drinks.
With an inward smirk comes to her as James brown starts up. "It's a man's world...."
And all the men smile. They sing it out. Yet they forget the part 'it wouldn't be nothing without a woman or a girl'. The women don't.
It helps set the mood. Relaxes the prey. There is no way he believes he is anything but the hunter.
"I NEVER cheated on that bitch!" he proclaims. "you can trust me never to do that to a woman. Sure I got lots of women friends. They are better to tell your troubles to. But I never fucked them. But she was always jealous. You're not one of those jealous types, are you babe?"
"Naw. I didn't even know something was happening until this bitch showed up at my door with a baby that looked just like his baby picture. I am a very trusting person. I give all my heart. That's why it breaks apart so hard."
"You know, I can help pick up those pieces for you." He smiles. He thinks he's Prince Charming with a side of fries. But he smells like Axe with a side of old piss.
"Give us another." he orders the bartender.
Time for the next song. ' I like my town, with a little touch of poison....' who knew they would have the soundtrack to shriek 2 in there. Too much to ask they would have Tom Waites. But it served the mood.
"Hey, babe, I'll be back, have to drain the dragon." He swaggers towards the toilets.
The drinks come. "You can do better than that, hon. You can do better than anyone in this bar. Please don't go anywhere with him." The bartender look was that of fear and pity for her.
She looks at him. She had to look hard at him. She was relieved to see a man who looked out of those who were in their weak moments. "I am a grown woman! I can take care of myself!"
She closed her purse, as she was searching for something in it, takes the drinks holding them by the top and goes to a table. She places the whiskey in front of her seat and the mug of beer in front of the empty seat.
"Cold, late night so long ago when I was not so strong you know. A pretty man came to me I never seen eyes so blue...." Number 4 on her hit parade.
And right on cue he comes back to the bar. He looks confused. He gets a little look of anger in his eye. The bartender bemused points over to the table where she is smiling on of those some hither smiles you see only in the movies. He smiles and saunters over to her as he sings. "He's a magic mannnnnnn, oh yeah."
She smiles as if she has been impressed. "Come sit and see if you can drink me under the table?"
She turns to the bartender "Three more of these each!" She smiles back at him.
"I'm game." He thinks he's already made her.
The drink the drinks at the table first.
"Let's make this fun. You have to tell something personal before each drink. Something the other would never expect." She smiles.
"Sure, babe, you go first."
"O.k., I stole my last lover from my former best friend."
"Ohhhhhh... that is hash. My kind of woman. Drink up, sugar." She's a spicy one. Can't wait to see what tricks she has for me later. Hope I don't get her too drunk.
"You're turn, magic man!"
"I stole my wife's inheritance and bought myself a truck with it. I deserved it."
"That you did, drink up buddy boy!"
And he does. Quicker than she thought.
"Your turn, pink bunny girl."
"I'm off the grid. I don't exist."
"Ha ha ha, What ever you say bunny, bunny. Drinky, drinky." And she does.
"Your turn... one more secret."
"I liked to ram it up her ass. It was the only hole that was tight enough. Once I even hide a camera and put it up on one of those armature porn sites. I got 13,952 hits. Hey I was a porn star!"
"That you are drink up, bottoms up."
And he does.
"You're turn, little pink pony" He smiles and sways. He's breathing slightly labored.
'Mary Anne and Wanda were the best of friends All through their high school days Both members of the 4H Club Both active in the FFA After graduation Mary Anne went out lookin' for a bright new world Wanda looked all around this town and all she found was Earl'
"This is my last song. And my last drink."
He smiled a horn dog smile.
She stands. Smiles. She leans into him
And whispers in his ear " I just killed you. Ketamine. You'll be dead soon. And your wife sends her regards."
Stands up again. Before he could say anything. She says loud. "I am a lesbian as of this minute. You convinced me to bat for the other team!" She drinks down her drink. Turns to leave and winks at the bartender all in the twirl. And walks out the door.
He was already staggering to stand and scream the words he was forming before she renounced men. "You BITCH! I'll kill you! You will never know when! You BITCH."
The bar room was already laughing. So loud and hard. No-one really paid him any mind as he fell back in his chair. The horror hallucinations in his mind hitting over and over to new heights. And all he could hear was the words of the song bleeding out his ears.
'Earl had to die Goodbye Earl We need a break Let's go out to the lake Earl We'll pack a lunch And stuff you in the trunk Earl Well is that all right Good Let's go for a ride Earl hey.....'
She had had already driven away. She was down the highway signing the words away. "Well the weeks went by and Spring turned to Summer And Summer faded into Fall And it turns out he was a missing person who nobody missed at all..."
She picks up the cell phone, puts on the blue tooth, dials the numbers. " Hey, Hon, can you make sure and tell her to wait a few days before she signs the divorce papers. "
At closing time, the bartender tries to wake him from the chair. He falls over.
"I knew the guy would drink himself to death sooner or later."