The Rebound List – Deleted Scene

I’m starting work on The Rebound List #3, ‘Stranger’, and with it am thinking about what’s to come. This scene has been left out of Silver Fox and I’m not sure it fits into Stranger either so I may just skip it. Anyway, hope you enjoy it as a little teaser ๐Ÿ˜‰

โ€œThatโ€™s how you said it, in that context?โ€ Sallyโ€™s eyes are wide, chin about to hit the floor. โ€œYou didnโ€™t seriously tell Craig youโ€™re quitting right when he was about to figure out whether to ask you on a date? Thatโ€™s cold, no thatโ€™s downright evil!โ€

โ€œUmm, wellโ€ฆ Better out than in?โ€ I shrug, trying to hide the stabbing embarrassment that overcomes me every time I replay the conversation in my head. Sheโ€™s right, that was absolutely terrible. I should learn to think before talking.

โ€œYou are as tactful and subtle as a rhinoceros at times. Damn!โ€ Sally looks like she might burst into laughter, if only she could remember to breathe.

โ€œFuck, I donโ€™t know. Letโ€™s talk about something elseโ€ฆโ€

โ€œFine. Damnโ€ฆ No wonder he didnโ€™t take it very well though. Next time, please talk to me first, OK? Iโ€™ll tell you what to say and how.โ€ She leans forward and grabs the bottle of Merlot from the table, refilling our glasses.

โ€œSo, Becks. Remind me whatโ€™s next.โ€ Sally ย scoots closer to me and slides my glass back in my direction.

I show her the pad. Two entries crossed out, two remain.

โ€œOhh, I like the sound of that!โ€

Iโ€™m not convinced and lean back against the sofa, taking a sip.

โ€œYeah, I guess.โ€

My tone mustโ€™ve tipped her off because she pats me on the arm reassuringly.

โ€œSeriously, that one will be the easiest yet. Weโ€™ll go out together, I can be your wing-girl. Or whatever. Perhaps we should go to a club. Wait!โ€ Sal smacks the armrest of the sofa with her flat hand.

โ€œIโ€™ve got the perfect plan! Four words: New – Yearโ€™s – Eve – Party!โ€

I sigh and let the idea sink in. Pick up some random at a party? Thatโ€™s so not me. But then, thatโ€™s the whole point of the list, isnโ€™t it?

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