The Staring Contest
Date: 6/10/2016, Categories: Cheating, Author: Just_A_Guy_You_Know, Source: LushStories
"Let's have a staring contest," you suggest out of the blue. "What are you? Six?" I shoot back. "No," you say, pouting cutely. "Come on, I'm bored." 'Bored' doesn't even begin to describe the situation. It's Sunday afternoon and raining. Your military husband has been deployed for the past month. My wife's gone out of town for her work this weekend. Neither of us has much to do. We've been across-the-street neighbours for just about two years. You and your husband are like the All-American couple, you know, decent, friendly folks. We get along well as couples. I've spent time with your husband, and I know you and my wife have your occasional girl's nights. But I think this is the first time the two of us have ever been together in a one-on-one situation. I invited you over. There's no point in the two of us sitting alone in two empty houses, I'd said. You agreed, and brought a bottle of wine with you. It's gone now, and we've opened a second that I've had lying around the house for some time. We scanned Netflix, but there's nothing interesting there that we haven't already seen. So now we're just hanging out, sitting on my sofa, chatting about nothing in particular, and listening to the rain. "Fine," I say. "First to blink loses." We turn in our seats to face each other. You shake your fingers out. I shrug my shoulders and let them fall. You roll your head around, loosening up your neck. I scrunch up my face a couple of times and let it relax. "Ready?" you ask. I nod. ...