beautiful:A week after the threesome, Ben invited me to Canberra again for the annual classic car show. That year, we drove down wit h Jack and a friend of theirs. It was the first time I had seen Jack since the threesome, but it was not awkward in the slightest, and even the three-hour drive to Canberra was fun and filled with laughter. When we got there, we headed straight for a long lunch in the sun, and I started to have few cocktails. We had a very big night out planned for that evening, which I was told I had to look ‗ very hot‘ for, so I started getting ready at 6pm and had a break from drinking so that I didn‘t end up a drunken mess. To this day, I‘m not really sure what ‗ very hot‘ means , but I think it means a very short skirt, very high heels and a very tight top.
beautiful:After turning on the shower, I went to grab my toiletry case from my bag, but it was not there. I frantically search ed the hotel room and the car, but as it dawned on m e that I had left it at home on the bed, my heart started to sink. I felt physically sick. Everything I needed to get ready was in that bag. Everything from a toothbrush, to all my makeup (although Ben hated me wearing makeup I still obviously wore primer, foundation and conceal er), to sticky tape to tape my dress, to perfume, to a hair brush. There was no way on this planet I could go out any where without the contents of that case. As it dawn ed on me that, like his birthday night, I would be letting Ben down, I started to cry.
beautiful:Up until that point, Ben had been laughing and joking, assuming I was over reacting and just bei ng dram atic, but as soon as I started to cry he grabbed his iPad and checked to see i f the shops were still open. They were not. He rang the reception of the hotel and found out there was a twenty-four- hour chemist open in the city. So, when Ben offered to drive me to the chemist, I accepted through sobbing tears. After first overreacting and saying I could not possibly replace everything that was in that bag from a twenty-four-hour chemist and crying that I would not be able to go out, I began to calm down and think things through logically.
beautiful:Forty-five minutes and $250 lat er, I was back at the hotel room getting ready. After two hours , I stepped out of the bathroom with long straight hair (thankfully I had packed my hair straightener s), the tight pink dress Ben had wanted me to wear to his birthday meal and my new Jimmy Chooshoes (I was a little better at walking in them now but still not that great). When Ben and his friends said I looked exactly the same as I did before I went to the chemist in sobbing tears , I knew they were lying from the looks on their faces and I knew that was the best $250 Ben ever spent, because regardless of how I looked, I felt amazing. I think Ben learnt a lesson too that night; it was not about how I looked, it was all about how I felt. That night was one of the best nights I‘d had in a long time. I didn‘t get stupidly drunk, and Ben was so well behaved we managed to stay in the same bar all night without being kicked out. I don‘t think I could have been any happier.
beautiful:By the time we left, we had only been in Canberra for a little over twenty-four hours, and I literally could nt walk, as Ben and I had had sex twelve times. A record for m e, but thinking about it, probably not a record for him.
‗It‘s not about how you look on the outside, it‘s about how you feel on the inside .‘ — Unknown.