On a night out, Laurie, an assistant director of marketing at an investment bank on Wall Street, meets a bouncer in the West Village and asks him for a random kiss to end her joyful night. That silly request leaves Laurie wanting more; she ends up spending a night with the bouncer, an experience that produces for her an amazing feeling never felt before and worth sharing with Barbara, her best friend. Barbara convinces her friend to forget about the bouncer, but later Barbara reveals a secret of her own. Their lives become a roller coaster ride that only truth can stop and bring real love to light.
Born in Haiti, Elie Jerome started writing poetry when he was 13 years old after the death of his mother. Writing became his escaped route. In 2004, he began working on his own biography. After writing many unfinished stories, Elie published his first book: “I Dare You To Try It” in 2015. His goal is to allow his readers to connect and even to believe they will meet one day the characters he creates. With an unique and easy read style, he gives the readers vivid stories that are breathtaking, fascinating, full of twists, and mind-blowing. Read him once and become his fan forever. Stay tuned for his second novel: "This Is Life (C'est La Vie)" coming in Summer 2017.
In this bubble, Laurie challenges the bouncer to do something. Read and you will find out.
I Dare You to Try It
“No, No. That’s enough,” the youngest woman replied.
She managed to stay still, but deep inside she was fighting with a feeling of guilt and a strong desire to do it one more time. No one understood that answer from the youngest woman. The kiss was wonderful, but the eyes of the gentleman were killing her heart softly. He knew how to communicate with his eyes. God blessed him with brown eyes circled by a blue and yellow line as if he wore contacts.
The mother of the youngest woman took her daughter’s left arm and said, “Come, come.” She paused and then insisted, “Give him a second kiss.”
People may say many negative things about love, but it will remain the most beautiful sensation and strongest emotion ever felt. Love opens the sky, makes the sun shine at midnight, stops time, and cures all wounds. Love is paradise and love is God.
It was like in a movie where everyone knew his or her roles. The street was quiet. Perez and Tatyana did not say a word. It seemed like time had stopped and no noise could be heard, like there was no sin on earth. A soft breeze blew in the street and carried a smell of peace and harmony.
Perez pulled his co-worker over to the corner of the building and away from the camera as the youngest lady moved toward the gentleman for another kiss. They exchanged love and desire without pride, hesitation, or fear. Love is so simple it does not need years to be felt. It is so sweet it can transform a lion into a lamb.
The gentleman held the youngest woman’s hips, smiled at her, and then he looked at her eyes for a couple of seconds like he was hypnotizing her. She trembled, sank, and she melted in his arms. What a sublime moment. It reminded him of the moment when Neo in Matrix Reloaded had to kiss Persephone for the key. However, this kiss represented not only the key for a possible friendship, but it also brought love back to the gentleman’s heart.
They kissed for almost two minutes. That kiss could be considered as the kiss of the century. The youngest woman satisfied more than ever, smiled, and walked toward her house. Her mother and the other woman followed her. Only love can make one weak in one kiss and strong after the next kiss.
The gentleman followed the beautiful stranger and asked her, “May I have your number, please?”
“I am sorry. I can’t give it to you,” she replied.
“You asked me for a hug and kiss for your mother, I gave it to her and her friend. Don’t disappear like that. I want to see you again.”
“Don’t worry. You will see me often because I always take this path to go to my house and the manager of The Flow is my friend.”
“Can I have an email or business card or something else?” the gentleman insisted.
“I live in the area. You have seven days to find me,” the youngest lady challenged him and continued to head toward her house.
He’d gone from Matrix to James Bond. Only his heart could help him find the youngest woman in that short period because he worked as a bouncer only on Friday and Saturday night. The gentleman shook his head and could not believe that she did not give him her phone number, but instead gave him such a difficult mission.
The mother’s friend of the youngest woman came to the gentleman. She understood that mission was impossible for him, so she offered some hints. “I am Anna. Her mother is Carlette and her name is Laurie Lugbowskovsky. Remember her name. Laurie Lugbowskovsky, Laurie Lugbowskovsky. That’s a name you should never forget. She works for Pelito & Co, an investment bank on Wall Street.”
The mother of the youngest woman, Carlette Lugbowskovsky, motioned toward the gentleman and hugged him. Then she thanked him, held his face, and said, “She goes to Butterfly every Friday. It’s another bar down the block. She lives at 634 Thompson Street.”
Both Anna and Carlette did their best to help the bouncer find the youngest woman. However, he could not remember such a name because his body was on earth and his mind on Venus. The gentleman felt like a boxer who was knocked out and could remember nothing. Anna and Carlette left and followed Laurie. The gentleman regained his post and acted like nothing happened.
“Oh yeah, that’s the way you do it guys, huh?” Tatyana demanded.
Perez wanted to get lucky as well and hoped that Tatyana would make the same request as the youngest woman did. He tried to play innocent and pleaded, “We do talk to women, but nothing like that happened before.”
Tatyana kept her eyes on the gentleman as if Perez did not exist for her anymore. A strong desire to taste the gentleman’s lips came over her right away. She stood less than five feet away from him, but she did not know how to request a kiss from him. She feared rejection and her intuition told her that the gentleman would not kiss her after tasting the lips of that beautiful young woman. Tatyana was consumed by the regret of not being the lucky one while she was the first who came and talked to the bouncers. “That’s why you never say a word. You are quiet and smart. You have your special way to catch a female.”
The gentleman smiled at Tatyana, acknowledging in his mind that her comment was true.
A taxi came and Tatyana waved her hand to stop it. Perez asked her to keep him company for a little bit. He also told her he would drop her off wherever she wanted. She declined his offer with a head movement. Perez opened the door of the cab for Tatyana, trying to think of any magic words to convince her. However, she did not take her eyes off of the gentleman and hoped that he would ask her to stay for a few more minutes. Perez whispered words to her, but none of them seemed to penetrate her ears.
The taxi driver honked. Tatyana desperate, sighed, and got into the car. She told the taxi driver her destination and left the place without even saying one word to Perez.
“You should follow them man. That’s how you can fuck them bro. Those white chicks are like that. They get drunk and then they fuck with whoever pleases their eyes,” Perez suggested after regaining his post by the doors beside the gentleman.
“I know man.”
“You would have a good time man. That bitch is hot. Damn! They like you bro and you would fuck the mother also man, or all three. I wish it was me bro. I’m telling you man,” Perez continued with an ironic smile.
Perez underestimated the gentleman. He might have a lot more experience in security than his co-worker, but not in women. Silence and a smile are the most effective tools to show innocence and hide one’s capabilities. The Bible says answer the fool with wisdom, and a smile was the best answer that the gentleman could give to Perez.
Although Perez’s assessment sounded foolish and crazy, he was right. The gentleman should have chased them because it was the perfect moment to strike. Good time at a restaurant with family, a couple of drinks, felt tipsy, kisses on the way home, and happiness was all over the place. The youngest woman was turned on and the mother ready to grant permission to the gentleman who could be covered by Perez during his absence. Crazy things may happen everywhere, but not like they do in New York City. Welcome to the Big Apple.
Perez went inside the bar to make sure that everything was fine with the customers, but most of all if anybody else had been watching the epic scene. The gentleman thought about what Perez had just told him. After a long night standing and trying to maintain order within a place full with people who drank and smoked, one deserves acknowledgement. As a single man, there could be no better reward for a bouncer than having a woman who wanted to spend the rest of the night with him in her bed or somewhere else. The gentleman stared blank over the street and replayed in his mind the amazing moment he’d just had.
Certain things happen once in a lifetime. When opportunity comes, one should acknowledge it and take advantage of it. Like in a game, if you score once, you can score many times. It doesn’t matter the duration, how and where a man has sex with a woman as long as it is done safely. Once a woman gives the green light to a man, he should speed up. The first time is what matters.
Perez returned quickly and demanded, “Are you going after them or not?”