Spring Recruit…rekindling that old feeling coming March 3rd
Coming March 3rd from Rebel Ink Press Spring Recruit
For offensive lineman Daniel Jefferson, spring ball was enough of a hassle, but setting the stage for recruitment with some of the top high school juniors before they were swamped in the fall had been Arista University’s way of staying ahead of the curve. His charm and quiet command of situations had caused the coach to tap him to be a tour guide for a few years as he convinced nervous parents that their son’s could turn out as successful as he had.
Lauren Turner was anxious about returning to her alma mater, but when they asked her son to come for a visit he was so excited to check out the campus and work out with a college level program she couldn’t refuse the visit. As memories of her time on campus overwhelm her, the tour guide Daniel only brought back the desire she always found for the strong protective men that played the line.
When Daniel saw young looking Lauren, the last thing on his mind was their age difference. She didn’t fear the massive lineman and with a brush of the back of their hands, they both felt the electrical charge. But how could a woman old enough to be his mother ever see him as anything but a child?
Daniel listened as Marcus recanted all he’d discussed with Dr. Lister but all Daniel could focus on was finding ways to brush against the back of Lauren’s hand as they walked next to each other. One minute longer and he’d have sewn up a night with her. He could feel how much she wanted him, but her kid was in the way. She was ashamed of her feelings and he could see that, but age had never been a deterrent for him.
They entered the music building and he took them into an auditorium. The red velvet seats on both the main floor and balcony all seemed to have worn fabric that Lauren lovingly ran her delicate fingers over as if the fibers told her a story. She wasn’t afraid of his size, but then again looking at the picture of her husband, she was used to a man of his stature.
“Is that you, mom?” Marcus asked as he looked at the blown-up pictures on the wall.
It was. Younger, but he could see the same beautiful face. Her hair was down and her eyes were closed because she was singing a song. The costume was a black lace covered bustier and fishnet stockings with a garter, everything was covered, but well defined.
“I played Velma in Chicago. I can’t believe they used that picture. I was in a dozen plays and musicals and they use that picture?”
Lauren’s face was the most adorable shade of dark pink as she looked at her son who’d moved on to other pictures.“ I don’t look like that anymore if you’re thinking…”
“You’re a professional actor.”
Lauren turned to the placard by the picture highlighting her accomplishments following graduation.
“I was. Then I had a kid. I get a few roles once in awhile. Not like then, when I was young and beautiful.”
“I’d love to see you in that costume again.”
“You’d need to stitch me in it and use the jaws-of-life to get it off.”
“Trust me Lauren, getting it off wouldn’t be a problem.”