SHORT FICTION

Thursday, 31 December 2015

ROSEMARY & HARRY

 
Hello everyone! The last day of the year! So I have a small story that happens on New Years that I hope you enjoy.  Stay tuned in the new year for some new things happening. Stay safe tonight and I wish you all a Happy New Year!! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rosemary and Harry
 
 
Martha told Rosemary that she had to go even though Rosemary gave her every excuse she could think of not to go. She finally gave in to Martha's relentlessness and said she would go.
She didn't say anything to Martha but she had no intentions of staying till midnight to bring in the new year. She had nothing to look forward to and nothing to celebrate.
She even gave into dressing retro for this themed party.  Martha thought that it would be great fun.
They both picked out dresses and shoes that they found in Martha's mother's old trunk. There was even jewelry to wear. 
So, the evening came up and Rosemary was hating herself that she had agreed to any of this. They were riding in the car with another couple. He smelled like bad cologne and her perfume was so strong that Rosemary thought she was going to choke. She finally opened the window a little.
As soon as they got to the hall, the couple bailed out fast much to Rosemary's relief.
Martha  came around to her side and opened the door and gestured for her to get out. She did reluctantly and let Martha lead her into the noise filled hall. Old music was playing that sounded like it was from the fifties or something. Rosemary rolled her eyes as Martha led her to the front of the stage where the live band was playing. They were even dressed in their suits that made them look ridiculous thought Rosemary.
As Martha passed her a drink someone caught her eye. He was one of the band members. She only noticed him because he was staring at her. His hair was slicked back and he was in a off blue suit. His pants were above his ankles and making his white socks almost glow next to spit polish shoes.
They looked at one another and she almost laughed out loud.
Martha, pulling her away was what stopped her. They joined the couple they came with at a table. They sat down with their drinks and they all clinked glasses to start the evening off. 
Rosemary couldn't help but sneak another peek at blue suit boy with the white socks and snappy shoes. She laughed out loud this time.
The couple from across the table looked over at her. Amy asked her what was so funny. She shrugged her shoulders. "The funny suits the band is wearing. They look hideous."
Amy looked over and frowned. "I don't think they look hideous. Their music is good, no"?
Rosemary didn't reply as that style of music didn't appeal to her either.
Suddenly the music took an upbeat and Amy's partner Mark grabbed her and pulled her toward the dance floor. Martha went to get another drink leaving Rosemary alone at the table. Her eyes pulled her over to that band member. She didn't know what it was about him that drew her to him but she watched him play and after they finished they took a break. He disappeared behind the stage.
Rosemary sighed wishing that she could leave. There was too many people and they were all too loud and it wasn't even near midnight yet. She made a promise to her self that she would sneak out before then.
Rosemary ended up dancing with a few fellows that Martha had found. She didn't like who she got saddled with. He smelled funny and he was sweating. As soon as the music was over she left him and went to hide by the stage were it was a bit dark. She took a drink with her and sat down.
There was a slow song playing and she felt eyes on her again. It was blue suit boy. They stared at each other and she thought that he mouthed out something to her but wasn't sure. Then an announcer came on saying they were getting close. Rosemary jumped to her feet. This was her cue to get out while the getting was good.
She saw Martha dancing with another guy and the couple dancing as well so they were busy and wouldn't see her.
The cool night air washed over her body giving her relief from the stuffy hall. She sat down on the step for a while to finish her drink. Then she was going.
"Can I join you?"
Rosemary startled.
"Sorry, didn't mean to come up on you like that."
It was the blue suit boy. "Can I sit out here with you? It's getting hot in there."
She nodded. He smiled and came and sat on the step a little piece away giving some space between them. That made Rosemary feel a little more comfortable.
"I'm Harry by the way. I noticed you when you came in with your friends. Having a good time?"
Rosemary nodded to be polite. "I'm Rosemary," she replied. She didn't want to say that she didn't want to be here.
He smiled again. She liked his smile. Her eyes cast down to those shiny shoes. "You have some polished shoes there," she said light heartily.
He grinned. "Polished them myself." He pulled at his pant leg as if he knew the pants where too short but let go of them knowing it wasn't going to help.
The music started up again. She looked at him. "Are you not suppose to be in there?"
"I have a few seconds to get back. Come with me?"
She started to shake her head. He extended his hand out to her. "Come on, it's the new year. Have to ring it in style. No fun by yourself. Come ring it in with me?"
She laughed as she looked at his blue suit with white socks and shiny shoes. Harry knew that she was laughing at what he was wearing.
"Come on, it's not every day that you get to bring in the new year with a guy dressed like this. What you think? Come?"
She sighed and took his hand and they went back in just in time for him to start playing the last song of the night before they did the countdown to the new year.
Rosemary stayed not too far from him as they played.
Then the count down started. She admitted it was fun and when the balloons fell and the new years song struck up she found her self singing along with Harry.
After the song was done, they looked at each other and Harry very bravely leaned over and quickly kissed her. "Happy New Year Rosemary!"
He smiled and she couldn't help but smile back. "Happy New Year Harry!"
The new year started off better than the way the year had ended for Rosemary. Harry and Rosemary spent the rest of the night together celebrating the new year. He even got a chance to dance with Rosemary while the band played.
Rosemary even liked his suit with his white socks and shiny shoes.
 
 
 

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