Janet and Diego almost kiss, when Charlene walks in to check on them.
“Nope and I’ve still got my pants on.”
“So you do! Good boy!”
“Did you need anything else?”
“Nope. I’m happy.”
“Fantastic.” He turned her around and shut the door behind her.
He’d barely gotten rid of her and was moving in for a kiss when someone else walked in. One of the girls from the concession stand brought Janet a soda, another came in with a box of Sugar Babies.
“Is this some sort of conspiracy?” he asked the girl with the Sugar Babies.
“You know, to keep me from kissing my girlfriend?”
“Oh, no you go right ahead.” She sat on the hassock, watching the movie from one of the small windows.
“With you here?”
“Don’t mind me.”
“Are you our self-appointed chaperon?”
“Nope. Charlene sent me in. I’m on break.” She popped a Sugar Baby in her mouth and offered one to Janet.
“We don’t need a chaperon. I’m not gonna do anything! Are all the women determined to keep me from getting a kiss?”
“Go ahead. I’ll ignore you.”
“Suddenly, I’m not as happy as I was ten minutes ago.”
“Funny how that happens,” the girl said, eating another Sugar Baby.
Janet couldn’t help laughing. Diego looked so disgusted and disappointed.
“Wishing your best friend’s mom didn’t work with you?”
“Regretting I ever got her the job, yeah.”
“That’s what happens when your best friend is a horny bastard, and you have a similar reputation,” the girl said. “And no, I didn’t sleep with him and we never dated,” she told Janet. “It’s unfortunate, because I think he’d be delicious. But our boss is pretty picky about employees dating.”
“And Charlene is pretty picky about enforcing it,” Diego said in disgust.
“So mistreated,” Janet said, patting his thigh.
He stared at her hand on his thigh and sighed. He was even more discouraged when he realized that her hand that close to his zipper and he didn’t even feel a tingle.
“Dammit,” he muttered.
The film drew to a close and the audience clapped. The house lights came up and they exited the theatre. The Sugar Babies girl got up to sweep the theatre. Diego figured someone else would come in to keep an eye on them, and he wasn’t wrong. Charlene came back in.
“Everything good up here?”
“Peachy,” Diego grunted as he set the film to rewind. “We weren’t doing anything, you know. All I wanted was a kiss.”
“That may be all you figured on getting, but it’s not all you want,” Charlene said. “I have a husband and six boys, four of whom are over twelve. I know how you think, and what your capable of. Which is why I have six boys,” she said in an aside to Janet.
“Is it too much to ask for five minutes of privacy to get one damn kiss? I haven’t seen her since this morning. I just wanted a kiss!”
He sounded so despondent, Charlene took pity on him. She patted his cheek. “But no funny business!”
“How? You’ve scared my gonads into submission,” he complained.
Charlene left, shutting the door behind her.
“I couldn’t even turn on a light right now,” Diego complained.
Janet took pity on him, too. She walked up behind him, hugging him around the waist. He fidgeted until he was facing her.
“Can I get that kiss now?” he whimpered
“Please. I’ve been contemplating withdrawal.”
“Me too,” he mumbled as his lips met hers.
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