Thursday, June 17, 2010

Absolutely Fabulous Friends

He drinks wine while she wipes the sleep from her eyes and puts on the morning coffee. He's slightly sozzled with that lame smile and ready to play grin. She doesn't mind because she loves having him around.

He reads to her and for her, he encourages her, he mentors her, he jokes with her he teases her and mocks her accent. He gives her lip and she reprimands him for it. They plan their road trips and share their thoughts. She likes to watch him move. He watches her cook. He dances like a retard but it makes her giggle like a schoolgirl. He falls off his chair and can't remember where his bruises came from but she knows because she witnessed it all.

She watches him clean, admiring that tight little ass . . .like Patsy's window washers with buns so tight you could bounce them off the wall!  But knows it's her daughter that he fancies. She loves the way he can eat a banana in three fell gobsful and how he gesticulates obscenely before squishing the creamy fruit between his pearly teeth.

Hers is an attraction of opposites both love and hate.

She hates the way he slurps noodles from the bowl and allows his cat to walk on the kitchen bench. She loves the sound of his reading voice and the talent of his writing. She hates the way he threatens to disappear but loves that he'll let her know. She hates that he can never be hers but loves his attention and flattery. She hates the way he gets distracted listening to Pandora but  loves the way he focuses and concentrates by licking his bottom lip with the underside of his tongue. She hates the way he corrects her on syntax and geography but she loves the knowledge he shares. She hates that he keeps talking while he's taking a leak but loves that he talks to her at all. She hates that he is the last to leave but loves that he is always the first to arrive. She hates that he is a virtual friend but loves that he is becoming a fast friend.

Still, when she falls, he cannot help her to her feet. When she cries, he cannot wipe her tears. When she needs a warm embrace he is unable to comply. When she needs the tension of the day rubbed from her weary shoulders he is not there to help.

No, he's not a real friend . . . YET. But he is her confidant, her mentor, her company in the small hours and she loves him for it but is not 'in love'. They are nothing alike and yet they have fun together.

And when the warmth of the night takes over on his side of this blue planet, and the Sandman kisses his sleepy eyes, they end their call and shut off their web cams as she wishes the world could somehow be smaller, he could be a little older and her morning would not be his night.

This is a Theme Thursday Post for "Camera". Please visit the others, I think this one is going to be fun!

31 comments:

Ocean Girl said...

Is this a true story?

The video is so 80s.

Brian Miller said...

hehe. i am sure he will love it...

kj said...

oh hells: it's a to-be-continued story. and you've written it quite well. i hope he is as sincerely smitten as she is.

love love always,
kj

Janice said...

A web cam relationship...sounds like fun and infinitely easier than those face-to-face-in the flesh ones. ;-)

Tom said...

aw...i know he 'loves' you too. and we all do!

Pam said...

This is great Baino! Well written!!! The camera subject has thrown up quite the creative challenge. Love what you've done with it!

AngelMay said...

Baino - this is really good. I loved it. Made my day that I took a minute to stop by! Glad I came -- and stayed.

Jill said...

Oh really? This is NOT enough...just a tid bit into this love affair with a camera in the center of it. DO TELL more...

Roy said...

Hmmmm... Love in the modern world - virtual courtship.

River said...

Webcam dreaming. Sweet.

Kath Lockett said...

Nice one.... next instalment due soon? :)

Robyn said...

Lovely piece of writing :)

I've also thoroughly enjoyed the blast from the past... Pet Shop Boys vid - thanks for that x

Susan at Stony River said...

Aw wow. The internet brings us friends but the touch of a button says goodbye -- wonderful and sad too.

Grannymar said...

I'm with the others - Next episode please! Great story.

VE said...

But with a webcam I'd actually have to do something with my hair...

nick said...

A wonderful description of the interplay of a relationship, the likes and dislikes, the compatibilities and clashes, the strange and annoying and attractive habits.

Carolina said...

Oohh, oooo, wow, gosh... hmmm. Yep. Love it. Well done. Hope it's not autobiographical, but on the other hand, why not! (And if it's not, the mere fact that we are all in doubt if it is, is a HUGE compliment to you!)

00dozo said...

Fabulous, absolutely! Great video pic, too.

Ms. Gibson said...

Wow Baino! *applause*
I love the idea of a Web Cam relationship for today's Theme Thursday!

i beati said...

I loved this a lot

She Writes said...

A mad crush? Web cam relationships are intriguing, no?

I wouldn't know, actually. I think I prefer a man in person over distance. But nice write.

Betsy said...

nice, Baino...we need another chapter!

Darlene said...

Fantastic! A Web Cam relationship is all I'm up to these days. Maybe I should give it a go !!!

laughingwolf said...

i smell a cougar on the prowl... gopher it ;)

Monkey Man said...

That show was a hoot. Love the BBC. My Theme Thursday is HERE .

JeffScape said...

That wine better be cheap Merlot!

PattiKen said...

Wow. Good one. A long-distance relationship via webcam, sensuous, seductive, and oh, so unsatisfying. And reading about this makes me feel a bit like a voyeur, ya know.

Ronda Laveen said...

Hmmm...who....hmmm...

Wishing you were closer together.

Megan said...

Wow, Hells.

unstranger said...

You excel Baino, superb writing. I used to watch the the series Absolutely Fabulous that the video clip song refers to. Those girls were seriously funny. Lumley in Particular. She recently took the side of the Gurkha former soldiers in their struggle for recognition with the British government. She is a formidable woman.

moondustwriter said...

Hmmm
skype has so many options

nice one dear Baino
I'm working on a short - same genre