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. He also meets one of the dancers at the local pole dancing club, the beautiful confident, Oasis. Martin begins to fall for both women, but will he stay around and choose which one he wants to be with 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. He also meets one of the dancers at the local pole dancing club, the beautiful confident, Oasis. Martin begins to fall for both women, but will he stay around and choose which one he wants to be with 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: September 24, 2018

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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 older 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 his 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 Kate, she only spoke when she was spoken to. He would catch her staring at him then she would quickly turn away when he looked at her, and she never made eye contact with him when he spoke to her.

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. All Kate had said was that she was sorry about his brother but had shown no interest in him or told him anything about herself.

The sound of heavy rain splatting against the window snapped him out of his thoughts, he glanced at his watch, it was 5 pm. “Thank god.” He muttered it was time to leave. He just wanted to go home, have a few beers, and try and get some work done on the house over the weekend.

Hearing the office door close then footsteps running down the stairs leaving the building. Martin shook his head in disbelief. Kate 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.

Martin huffed a little laugh as he checked the window to make sure it was secure. Kate was running across the car park towards the exit, she didn’t have a coat with her.

After checking all the doors and windows were secure before he left the building Martin 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 walking home and she was already drenched. Suddenly Martin 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.

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

“Don’t be daft!” Martin called shaking his head, Kate was soaked, her long brown hair looked like rat’s tails and her clothes were clinging to her. “You’ll end up with flue, just get in.”

Kate stopped walking and turned to face him, her shoulders slumped as she crossed the road and climbed into his car. “Thank you.” She mumbled 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.

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

There was an awkward silence in the car as they drove towards Kate’s street. The only sound was the rain beating against the car and the wipers squeaking across the windscreen. Martin thought he’d try and start a conversation. “So, Kate, what do you do on the weekends?”

“I work,” Kate answered not looking at him.

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.

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

“Ok, that told me,” Martin laughed. The lights changed to green and he turned the car to the right.

“Can you see the apartment block in the distance?” Kate pointed ahead of them. “That’s where I live.”

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

Martin watched Kate enter the front entrance to the apartment block shaking his head in disbelief. He couldn’t understand why she wanted plastic surgery, he thought she was a pretty girl.

Martin 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 driven that side of the town before so didn’t know it was there. He drove into the car park to turn his car around thinking to himself, when he got home he’d 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 and at least he’d have some company instead of being on his own.

 

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 drink 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 at the next table said to him.

“For what?” Martin curiously asked.

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

“No, it’s 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?” Martin curiously 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.” The man grinned.

Martin leaned forward against his table to get a better view of the stage. A young woman walked on the stage with waist length electric blue hair, wearing the highest heels he’d ever seen, her lacy bra and thong were the same color as her hair. Marilyn Manson’s Tainted love played as she spun around the pole, she climbed up it and held her tiny frame upside down, she opened her legs into the splits then gripped the pole with her thighs and slowly 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. Oasis kneeled, gyrating her hips as she stroked her hands over her body teasing the crowd for a while then slowly crawled backwards to the pole. Her moves became bolder as she swung herself around the pole.

Martin’s heart raced, he’d been in pole dancing clubs before but had never seen anything like Oasis. He wanted to meet her and wondered if she did private dances. If she did, he wanted one.


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