Just the way you are

Just the way you are

Status: In Progress

Genre: Romance

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Status: In Progress

Genre: Romance

Summary

When Martin Drew’s brother dies, he leaves him his house and a small printing business where he meets Kate, one of the workers who suffers from body dysmorphia. One night at a pole dancing club he meets one of the dancers, the beautiful confident, Oasis. Even though they are totally the opposite of each other, Martin begins to fall for both women but will he stay around when he finds out they both have secrets that his new friends he makes in the small town they live in, already know about.

Summary

When Martin Drew’s brother dies, he leaves him his house and a small printing business where he meets Kate, one of the workers who suffers from body dysmorphia. One night at a pole dancing club he meets one of the dancers, the beautiful confident, Oasis. Even though they are totally the opposite of each other, Martin begins to fall for both women but will he stay around when he finds out they both have secrets that his new friends he makes in the small town they live in, already know about.

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Submitted: May 29, 2017

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Martin Drew stood by his office window squeezing the bridge of his nose, it had been a long month. With the sudden death of his brother, Dominic, he’d moved to the small town of Longfort where his brother lived to arrange his funeral. Two weeks after the funeral at the reading of his brother’s will, Martin found out that his brother had left him his house and small printing company.

After spending time going through the books, Martin realized the business was doing well but there was room for improvements. Also, the modest three-bedroom house that his brother had left him needed some work on it but he was prepared to spend some money on improving it.

Martin planned that in six months he could sell the house and business for a profit and move back home. He felt that the next six months were going to be the longest in is life. Longfort was a small town in the north, it was a quiet place where everyone knew each other. There were only a couple of pubs and one nightclub in the town, he’d never been so bored in his life.

Spending the first week at the printing business wasn’t too bad for the first three days. Margret, a large married lady, who had a smile that would light up the darkest of rooms was efficient, friendly, and helpful. Then for the other two days of the week, there was Kate, she may have been as efficient as Margret but she wasn’t as friendly. Martin felt a little uncomfortable around her, she only spoke when she was spoken to and rarely made eye contact.

In the few days he’d spent with Margret, she’d told him her life story, asked him about his life and spoke fondly about his brother. Kate had said she was sorry about his brother but had shown no interest in him or told him anything about herself.

The sound of heavy rain hitting the window snapped him out of his thoughts, he glanced at his watch. “Thank god.” He muttered it was nearly time to leave. He just wanted to go home, have a few beers, and try and get some work done on the house.

“I’m leaving now.” He heard Kate shout through the door, then heard her running down the stairs to leave the building. Martin shook his head, she couldn’t even be bothered to go into his office to tell him she was going home, he’d never met anyone as bad mannered as her in his life.

He went to close the window and laughed, Kate was running across the car park towards the exit, she didn’t have a coat with her.

Martin checked that all the doors were secure before he left the building and went to his car that was parked in the garage attached to the building.

Driving out of the main gates, the rain was so heavy he could barely see the road ahead. As he slowly drove down the road he could see Kate in the distance walking home, she was drenched. He suddenly felt sorry for her, he thought if he offered her a lift home then maybe she would be a little friendlier towards him at work.

Martin pulled his car up beside her and opened the window. “Do you want a lift home?” He called to her.

Kate side glanced at him. “I’ll be ok.” She called back and carried on walking.

“Don’t be daft, you’ll end up with flue just get in.”

Kate ran across the road and climbed into his car. “Thank you.” She said moving her wet hair from her face, I live about a ten-minute drive from here.”

“Ok, just point me in the right direction.” Martin smiled as he began to drive away.

“Just carry on until you come to the lights then turn right, that’s my street but I live at the bottom of it in the flats.” She half smiled then looked ahead of her.

There was an awkward silence in the car as they drove towards Kates street. Martin was close to pulling up and throwing her out of his car, it was either that or try and start a conversation. “So, Kate, what do you do on the weekends?”

“I work.”

“Oh right, where?”

“I work two days for you and the other five in a care home.”

Martin was surprised. “So, what do you do for fun, if you work all the time?”

“Nothing.” Kate shrugged. “I’d rather work, I need the money.”

Martin pulled up at the lights and glanced at Kate, she was still staring ahead. “Tell me its none of my business if you want but what do you need the money for?” He curiously asked.

Kate huffed and crossed her arms over her chest. “Your right it isn’t any of your business.”

“Ok, that told me.” Martin laughed, the lights turned green and he turned the car to the right. He saw from the corner of his eye, Kate laugh a little.

“Can you see those flats in the distance?” She pointed ahead of her. “That’s where I live.”

They drove in silence for the rest of the way. When they pulled up outside the flats, Kate climbed out of the car then leaned in. “I need the money for plastic surgery.”  She closed the door and ran towards the flats.

Martin watched her enter the front entrance to the flats, he couldn’t understand why she wanted plastic surgery, he thought she was a pretty girl. He turned his car around and drove back up the street, instead of turning left at the traffic lights to head for home he drove straight through by mistake and noticed just ahead of him, a flashing sign advertising a pole dancing club. He’d never drove that side of the town before so didn’t know it was there. He thought he’d go home and get showered and changed, then he would go there for the evening, it was a better idea than what he had already planned for the evening.

 

Two hours later Martin drove back to the club. When he entered the dimly lit bar, just ahead of him on the stage a scantily dressed woman with long brown hair and huge breasts, danced around the pole swaying her hips to the loud music. He bought himself a beer and leaned against the bar watching her finish her dance. The audience of men and a few women wolf whistled her, she leaned over the stage enjoying the attention of men slipping money into her bra and thong. He asked the barman for another beer and took his drinks to a small table in the corner of the room just as the next girl was being introduced. The crowd went wild, cheering and wolf whistling before she even came on.

“You're just in time.” The man on the next table shouted to him.

“For what?” He curiously asked.

The man laughed. “You’ve never been here before?”

“No, the first time,” Martin answered.

“Well, you’re in for a treat.” The man grinned. “Oasis is on now.”

“Oasis?” Martin laughed.

“The man nodded. “That’s what we all call her in here.”

“Why?” He asked

“Believe me all the men would like to find where she lives and spend a night drinking her if you know what I mean.”

Martin sat down and leaned forward against his table to get a better view of the stage. A young woman walked on the stage with waist length blue hair, wearing the highest heels he’d ever seen, her lacy bra and thong were the same blue as her hair. Marilyn Manson’s Tainted love played as she spun round the pole and climbed up it and held her tiny frame upside down, she opened her legs into the splits then gripped the pole with her legs and slid down it. Martin was mesmerized with her as she held onto the pole, gyrating her body around it, then slowly spun around the pole until her body was on the floor, she crawled towards the edge of the stage swaying her backside, sending the crowd wild. They all wanted to give her money, she teased them a little then crawled backward to the pole. Her moves became bolder as she threw herself around the pole.

Martin’s heart raced, he’d never seen anything like it, he wanted to meet her and wondered if she did private dances. If she did, he wanted one.

 

 


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