WEEK 41: I can’t

Prompted by: AnRo

The crazy author says: I’m having mad withdrawals now that Slim & Izzy are done. No joke. So to NOT make myself feel any better cuz apparently, I enjoy self-inflicted torture, I’m taking a perfectly angsty prompt and turning it into a cute and fluffy little romance scene for ya…

I frown at the Heineken. Disgusting turpentine-type shit right there. “I didn’t order this.”

The bartender smirks and walks away without a word.

“No, I did.”

I shiver at the deep, rumbly, fuck-me-now voice and stare down at my Vodka Martini. Shaken, not stirred. Classy James Bond-type shit right here. “I don’t drink beer.”

“I noticed.”


“It’s not for you.”

Okay, fine, I’ll bite. “Who’s it for?”

“Me.” He grabs the bottle and takes a swig. “You have a great ass, by the way.”

I try to hold back a grin. I can’t. “That stuff tastes awful.”

“It really does,” another swig, “and you really do.”

Okay, fine, I’ll play along. Might as well since I’m already blushing. Given, it could be the alcohol. “Is that all you noticed?”

“Of course not,” he chuckles. “Only the first thing.”

“Ass man?”

“By default.”

Yeah, I bet.

“But ass aside, you’re still jaw-droppingly gorgeous.”

It isn’t the alcohol. I’m definitely blushing. Did he actually just say that? “You’re not too bad yourself.”

“Not too bad, huh?”


“How would you know?” he chuckles again.

The sound is even sexier than his voice and damned if my toes don’t curl.

“You haven’t looked at me yet.”

I take a sip of liquid courage. I need it to calm my nerves before confessing, “I’ve been looking all night.”

He’s quiet for a moment.

Is he surprised? Because he shouldn’t be.


I take another sip. I’ll need a refill soon. “I like what I see.”

“You do?”

Obviously. “Mm-hm.”

“What do you like?”

Biting my lip, I reply in a single breath, “The muscles and the tats and the really sexy smile.”

“Is that all you noticed?”

“Of course not.”

“What was the first thing?” he asks.

“Your eyes,” I answer. It’s the truth.

“And the second?”

“Your wheelchair.” Also the truth.

He goes quiet once more.

Is he worried? Because he shouldn’t be.

“Does it bother you?”

I finally pivot around on my barstool. Well, damn, he’s even sexier up close. I meet those insanely blue eyes and smile. “What do you think?”

He smiles back, complete with panty-melting dimples. “I’m guessing not.”

“Good guess.”

What’s the prompt for next week, guys? 

Make suggestions below. 7 words or less.

24 thoughts on “WEEK 41: I can’t

  1. Omg!mistress Ann! That was amazeballs! And totally not what I’m used to from you (well kind of lol) absolutely loved it!
    I dare you
    (It just popped into my head for some reason lol)

    1. Ugh, Lady Ember…

      This was so freakin’ cutesy I may have thrown up in my mouth a bit 😛 For reals, though, glad you enjoyed our departure to the light(er) side LOL

      And dig the prompt! Thank youuu!!


  2. Oh, warm and fuzzies…yes!!! And don’t worry, I know you’re not staying on the Light Side for long.

    Prompt: Don’t beg.
    “Yo, sunshine!”

  3. Hi Ann!!!!

    I bleed
    click, click, bang!
    It felt too good

    Sorry, kinda threw a few out there for you to choose from…or not, lol

  4. Ok, see now I loved this! Rainbows and unicorns and happy fluffy stories are my jam! Maybe this one will have to be continued too?? 😂 Fat chance. I know.

    1. Dear Miss Beth,

      I’ve received your feedback and am happy to inform you that your wish is my command.


      P.S. Probably just for a few weeks, though 😛

  5. Yes, I can see why you said things got a little sappy here. Thank God for the smutty talk and the wheelchair-bound beau stuff! That certainly added some of your usual grit. 🙂

    Which puts me in mind of a possible story-angle. Would you ever consider doing a “wounded hero” who had cybernetic implants? I mean, we’re actually scratching the surface of that right now. Not long before seamlessly integrated electronic limbs become commonplace.

    1. Gotta have some smut if we’re going for syrupy sweet, eh? 😉

      Yep, I’ve actually written heroes sporting cybernetic limbs before. Nothing that ever developed into more than a few scenes but I totally would consider a legit story in the future. And yep, current tech is already on the cusp of Armitage III type-stuff. I’ve watched some crazy amazing Ted Talks about this. Anyhoo…

      Gonna PM you instead haha!

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