erry pointed out I wouldn’t be alone and Laura said the bozios (her not so affectionate name for the mafioso) couldn’t fight their way out of a wet chippy wrapper. “We get in for free? Can we wangle free drinks?” Kerry asked. Laura said she’d see what she could do. Though my initial thought was ‘the cheek of it’ I was impressed she seemed to be thinking of my safety.
I nearly didn’t see her. You see I was expecting ‘Laura Tomboy’ not Laura fucking miniature catwalk model. I was in the office upstairs and was looking out over the club, not particularly for her, but you know at the young people enjoying themselves; when I saw her.
I stormed straight down the stairs and grabbed her arm. That was a hindsight moment, as she gripped my wrist, flicked it upwards and reduced me to my knees before she realised it was me.
“What the fuck you doing?” I rounded on her when I had regained my feet and some face.
“Sorry boss, I didn’t know it was you!” she said entirely contrite.
“I don’t mean that!” I said then motioning her attire I said, “what the fuck you doin’?” She was wearing a tiny little silver dress; these high heeled brown suede shoes that had laces around her legs all the way up to her knees and she was sexy as hell.
“Boss, it’s my night off.” She said a little indignance creeping in.
“You look like a girl!” By now I was furious and the more I looked at her the angrier I got. Her eyebrows shot skyward as she motioned for me to move closer to her so she could tell me something in confidence.
“Boss, it’s my birthright; I am a girl!”
“Go home and get changed!” I demanded. She laughed. Just then her stance completely changed and looking behind me she yelled something I couldn’t understand before jumping into some Asian guys arms.
To make matters worse the guy looked like he had just stepped off the catwalk in Tokyo or Beijing or somewhere, and as he pulled her into him the look he shot me said I know this irritates you. He was right. I was exasperated.
The man took hold of Laura’s hand, who swung round. She ensured she had her back to him as she introduced him as Chen something but she mouthed ‘Fat’. The guy put his arms around her stomach and started nuzzling her neck. The look on her face told me two things, one she wasn’t enjoying it and two she was listening, he wasn’t nuzzling he was whispering. ‘I need to learn Chinese.’ I thought. Lauren said something back, bowed and started to pull me away.