Bbbbzzzz. Bbbbzzzz. Bbbbzzzz. Beau's phone vibrated on the counter top. Nikki couldn't resist.
c u soon(:
Four years of marriage had come to this? Confront him now or allow him to keep digging a deeper hole?
Nikki walked to the back bedroom, where Beau was getting dressed. "Wow, new white shirt?" she asked. "Got a hot date?"
"No, babe," he laughed. "This is the same old shirt. I just added a half cup of Super Iron Out to the washing machine. I let it soak for about five minutes, then resumed the normal wash cycle. Look, this thing is like new. I'm telling you, not only does this stuff remove hard water stains from toilets, tubs, sinks or about any other appliance, it also cleans rust stains from clothing. The dingy brown is gone. The sparkle has returned. You like?""
"Yeah, looks kinda hot on you. Where we going? Maybe dinner and dancing? Just the two of us? You know how I like a night out on the town."
"Oh, sorry babe. I made plans with the guys from work. You know, a few drinks, talk a little business? You've got to put in the time to make the climb. You know how the corporate ladder works."
"Taking one for the team, huh? You don't know how much I appreciate that, dear. I've been meaning to take care of a few projects around the house anyway. Maybe I'll make a date tonight with Super Iron Out."
"Yeah babe, you know of a rusty sink or two," he chuckled, still primping in the mirror.
"And a dirty husband," she mumbled, under her breath.
"I said, I've been wanting to try Super Iron Out on that softener too. The iron from our hard water has left some serious rust build up. You think it can handle the job?"
"Yeah, I'm telling you, Super Iron Out is the best rust remover. This stuff is awesome, just like your husband."
"Would I lie to you, babe?"
...To Be Continued.