A Special Toy for 2015
“What’s this?” I eyed MTM over a square box. Maybe I blushed at the picture on the front.
Curved handle. Multi-speed buttons. Attachments for that “special place.” Tubes of “accessories.” A charging cradle.
“It’s waterproof,” I squealed. “You mean, I can even use it in the shower???”
MTM whipped out his most indulgent pose.
You guys know the one.
“Anything to make you happy, Dear.”
“You know what would make me happy? Let me do it to you.”
MTM dropped the last of his clothing and backed into the shower. Curtain thwacked against tile. “No! NO! That’s YOURS. I don’t want to have anything to do with it.”
I found him under running water, his ears plugged with his fingers and his eyes squeezed shut. I flicked the switch and felt the thing vibrate in my hand. “Oh, come on. It’ll be great.”
“You use it, and I’ll watch.”
“So, that’s the way you want it, huh?” I chirped as I put the thing there. And there. And THERE. The standard places.
He watched my expression release and grabbed my hand. “Let me try it.”
Ointments and lubes made for slippery plastic. The Clairsonic clattered on tile, still spitting its pulse. “OH NO!” I shrieked, slipping through exfoliant-tinged water in a race to the drain. “It’s supposed to make me young again.”
MTM tipped my wet chin toward his. “I’ll take you any way you are.”
And he did.
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