"Of course, of
course." Jasper said, the soft lines around his eyes crinkling at
"But maybe we can make
it a double date." Lita said.
"I don't know about
that," Pullo said, "double dates seem kind of
"Amen." Jasper said as
Lita threw a pillow from the sofa at him.
"So does dinner and a
movie." Lourdes cracked.
Pullo turned slightly
to face her. She raised her eyebrows, smiling and took a large
swig of her drink.
"Not a fan of
tradition?" Pullo said.
"Oh I'm a big fan of
tradition," Lourdes said, "don't worry, I'll still let you pay
Jasper and Lita
started laughing. Pullo put his hand on Lourdes' knee and gave it
a squeeze. She smiled at him, taking another sip of her
"I could use a
refill." Jasper said holding up his empty
"Yeah me too." Pullo
said standing up and walking away with him.
Lita moved closer to
Lourdes. "Let's go outside and have a smoke." She said grabbing
Lourdes' hand. They went out by the pool and flopped down on some
beach chairs and Lita lit up a joint. "Well it's official, our
boy Pullo likes you." She said passing it to
"Mm-hmm." Lourdes said
taking a hit. "I guess the date gave it
"Pullo get's along
with everybody, but he doesn't like many people. He likes you. I
"So you think I should
go for it?"
"Yes I do." She said
smiling, white teeth everywhere.
Lourdes nodded her
head in agreement, but she wasn't sure if this was over the top,
it was bad enough what she was doing with
"So," she said, "your
friends are a riot, I love them already."
"They love you too."
Lourdes said. "They're always a sucker for a pretty
Lita laughed. "Why is
that?" She said.
"Well you know how it
is with men like that, it's not that they want to be a girl, they
just want to be with them." Lourdes took another hit and passed
back to Lita.
"The pretty ones."
"So Alexsander is a
friend of your boyfriend's?" She asked changing the
"My sort of boyfriend,
"How does that work,
because you're either with someone or you're
"We have an open
"But I'm assuming that
open door doesn't extend to his friend."
"You would be
"So you two are
sneaking around?" Lita handed her back the joint. Lourdes took
one more hit and put it down. She was becoming too talkative and
for some reason it was too easy to tell all of this to Lita. But
it was as if she read her mind.
"Oh you don't have to
worry, I'm not going to tell any of this to Jasper or Pullo," she
said, "trust me, I believe in a woman's right to free assembly by
any means necessary." Then she leaned in really close and said.
"Jasper and I aren't what we seem to be."
Lourdes studied her as
she readjusted her sparkling black headband. She wondered if she
was talking out the side of her mouth or if she was being
Lita lit the joint
back up. "Besides," she said, "I think you should do him
bad as Albear!" Lourdes said. They started laughing. The buzz was
taking over and Lourdes could feel herself becoming higher.
"Apparently, nobody seems to care that an extreme line would be
crossed." Lourdes said.
"You're not living
life if you're not crossing somebody's line." Lita said laying
back on the chair. "So how long is it going to be before you tell
me, that all these guys are your secret way of rebelling from the
fact that you're really a lesbian?"
started laughing. "Honestly?" She said. "I enjoy a smoking hot
girl every now and then, but babe, I can't get down with the
kitty. I'll always pick a dick over a
Lita sat back up to
face her intrigued. "Is that so?" She said.
"I feel like we're on
the same page about a lot of things." She
"I like you
"Right back at cha'."
Lourdes said taking another hit.
"So...do I rate
smokin' hot on your girl list?"
Lourdes lost her hit
and started coughing. "Okay!" She said to Lita. "No more drugs
Lita laughed and lay
back down. "You know, a lot of women say that they are sexually
attracted to other women and in the end, they almost always go
back to a man, it's easier than admitting what you really
"That's true." Lourdes
said. Lita looked, waiting for her to elaborate, so Lourdes went
on. "Most people in our generation have grown up in a
traditional, hetero-sexual household. We're programmed from a
early age to think the American way. Wife, husband, meat and
potatoes, dog, cat, kids, and a white picket fence. We spend so
much time preparing in our mind and hearts for the engagement,
the wedding, for the house, the husband, the fairy tale life.
It's all too much to undo for a lot of
Lita sat back up not
knowing what to say.
"But that's not me."
Lourdes reiterated, shaking Lita out of her thoughts. "As fun as
it is to be intimate with a girl for my private memories later
on, I'll never feel the way for a girl that I feel for a
"Maybe you just
haven't found the right girl." Lita offered.
"I was never looking."
"Are you looking for
the right man?"
"I would say that I'm
looking for Mr. Right Now."
Lita started laughing
again. "Yeah." She said. "I do like you