THE FLIRT

THE FLIRT – By Dean O. Arutoghor

Message on ‘Rush Hour Crush’ page in Metro newspaper on a Monday:

Blond, bearded man always in sharp suits on the 7:50am Tonbridge to London Bridge train every morning. We exchange glances often. I think you are hot. When are you going to ask me out? The tension is killing me.

Petite Brunette (really long hair and always in pencil skirts and high heels).

Two days later:

Petite Blonde in high heels, can you be more specific with your description. I suspect you are referring to me but there are a few of us men that are bearded and in sharp suits on that train. Blond and bearded gentleman.

Another message the next day:

The fact you are replying to this means you know it’s likely to be you. Ok, additional information: You often sit in the first carriage and have a cute scar just under your left eye. Maybe you can tell me how you got that over coffee?

Petite Brunette (really long hair and always in pencil skirts and high heels).

Message on Friday:

Lol. That sounds like me alright. Was just a bit confused. The only petite woman I know in that carriage that fits your identity wears a wedding ring. Is that you and are you not married?

Blond and bearded gentleman.

Storried The Flirt

The following week, on a Tuesday:

Hi Blond, bearded and sharp-suited gentleman, no I am NOT married. Divorced three years ago but kept getting harassed by men whenever I took it off so it was easier to keep it on. If you are definitely not in a relationship then we are free to play ;). Your move.

Petite Brunette (really long hair and always in pencil skirts and high heels).

A year later (Front page report in Metro):

A husband was yesterday convicted at the Southwark Crown Court of grievous bodily harm against his wife and her lover. Stephen Hall is said to have attacked his wife, Tracey Hall, and her lover (whom she met on her daily commute to work on the Tonbridge/London Bridge train) with a cricket bat after he burst into the hotel room he had traced them to. It is claimed that Mr. Hall had suspected his wife of been a serial cheat in their seven years together but this was the first time he had caught her in the act. There is no suggestion that her lover, Oliver Walker, knew she was married. Stephen Hall had first become suspicious that his wife might be cheating again when he noticed that over a period of one week, the ‘Rush Hour Crush’ section from the Metro newspaper had been torn out before she handed over copies she normally brought back for him on her way back from work. Mr. Hall ran a thriving business from home until the incident…

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THE FLIRT

By Dean O. Arutoghor

Message on ‘Rush Hour Crush’ page in Metro newspaper on a Monday:

Blond, bearded man always in sharp suits on the 7:50am Tonbridge to London Bridge train every morning. We exchange glances often. I think you are hot. When are you

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