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The normal cool breeze that drifted in from the bay had abandoned them, taking with it any relief from the four day old heatwave. The forecast called for another three days of punishing weather. Tried of being couped up in her apartment she went about her Saturday normal routine. Zumba class should have been one of the normal items she should have skipped. Especially since the small gym didn’t offer a shower and the combination of exercise, ninety plus degrees and the walk home was causing her overheat more.

She had stepped into the doorway the future home of “gourmet ice cream parlor” for a break from the heat. Regretting not paying three dollars for bottle of water at the gym but she figured that she could make the seven block trek home without it. She was still three blocks away and the thought walking the shadeless streets caused another pool of sweat to travel down her back.

She closed her eyes, resting her head against the side of the brick, blocking out the tourist that were braving the heat.


She didn’t open her eyes right away, instead she savored the sound of the voice. That voice had been in many of her steamy dreams since she first heard it record store.

Finally, she looked at the body standing by her side, causally leaned against opposite the wall, outstretched arm offering her a cold dripping bottle of water.

“You know exactly what a girl wants.”

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Author’s Note:  Day 2 of the #XD7 Writing Challenge and I  have no idea where this is going.  I also realized while editing that I haven’t even named the two main characters yet. But there is only so much you can do in 250 words.