Date: 9/29/2018, Categories: Exhibitionism, Author: puddleduck, Source: LushStories
“It’s a lovely place, fully furnished. You could move in tomorrow.” The lady at the letting agent’s office was almost purring as she slid the leaflet over the counter towards Jenny. “Is it twelve hundred a month?” Jenny adjusted her glasses to examine the collection of glossy, wide-angle pictures of a sumptuous bedroom, a kitchen described as ‘well appointed’ and a luxurious-looking living room. “Plus council tax and bills and,” – an ingratiating smile crept across the lady’s pale face – “three months’ deposit in advance.” Dyed black hair snaked up from her pallid scalp. Jenny was struck, looking blurrily over the rim of her glasses, by the lady’s resemblance to a spent, smoking match. “I’ll take it,” said Jenny. “Wouldn’t you like to look around first?” asked the match, raising a wisp of black eyebrow above her thin face. “Most people do. Your partner?” “Oh, it’s ok,” said Jenny, absently folding the leaflet four ways between her hands. “We need something quickly on a six-month lease. We’ve just moved here and my boyfriend has a new job. We’re marrying in two weeks. It’s a bit hectic, you see.” “I see,” said the match. “Well, if you’re happy with that.” Almost as an afterthought she added, “And congratulations.” * “She said it was fully furnished, Liam. I promise you.” Jenny felt tears rising as she watched her boyfriend slowly scan the bedroom, empty save for a bed with a bare mattress and a full-length mirror hanging on the wall by the door. “She said it had all the ...