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Wrapping

It sat in front of her, wrapped in shiny, gold paper. With a little red satin bow perched on top. It sat in front of her, like an obedient little girl.
Go on, open it.
She stared at it.
Go on.
She had never been given a gift like this before.
Aren't you curious?
Sometimes her gift would come in a plastic bag.
Oh, c'mon. Open it.
Sometimes it'd just be handed to her. Unwrapped and naked.
Don't you want to know what I got for you?
But often, nothing.
If you don't open it, I will.
She couldn't take her eyes off it.
A hand drew the little box away from her and started to peel the layers of wrapping. She looked away, somehow it didn't feel right to stare.
Stripped of its sheltering, the gift was thrust in front of her.
Like it?
Shiny, ornate, pretty, nude. A jewellery box or something equally unnecessary. She wished the mystery had lasted a little longer.
Love it.

Comments

Shyam said…
Hey, glad you're over your technical probs! All okay now? How's the oung 'un?
:D Loved this one. Can so relate
yeah more often than not its the idea that intrigues :)
post said…
wow. i liked the sensuality of this.
Rubic_Cube said…
mmm... a lingerie.
Suze said…
ah! loved this!
Mahadevan said…
-Stripped of its sheltering- what a beautiful phrase! The thrill is always in the waiting and not in the denoument.
Ravages said…
foreplay's always better than the act, apparently :))

Needless to say, I liked this piece very much :)
ashok said…
its very much like reading ur stories...wished the mystery had lasted a little longer!
post said…
'foreplay.'

perfect word. :)
Deepa said…
lol..."Awesome" is an understatement.:-)
Rajesh said…
will wrap it nexttime. Awesome!
Anonymous said…
Very cool design! Useful information. Go on!
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