It Happened at Boot Camp – The Bet . . . Final Scene, Act One, Take Four by Bronagh Mc Ateer
The Bet . . . Final Scene, Act One, Take Four
I lost eight pounds! I hopped up from the bed and danced wildly around the room. This night deserves to be a night of celebrations. Coming to a standstill, I suddenly remembered the bet. I had to win it, the thought of having to clean for the next six months appealed to me about as much as another week at boot camp.
Rushing back to the bed, I grabbed the iPad as an idea took form in my head. I opened my email from Dreamboys and clicked reply. "Change of plan, the venue has been moved toÉ" This was the perfect plan, I would clear it with Judy and get her to spread the word. With two hunky men, there would be no way that Lulu would be able to turn them down. Tonight would be her feast after the famine. Hitting send, I rushed downstairs nabbing Judy before she darted out.
"Judy" I called before quickly telling her my idea for the party.
"Normally we wouldn't do that", she said in a professional voice "But as it's a special occasion, I can't object. Obviously I would have to supervise". She licked her lips hungrily.
"If you can get everyone in the main room, around 8, we can kick of proceedings".
I dashed back to the room, just in time to hear the toilet flush and Lulu to reappear with the hot water bottle clutched tightly to her chest.
"Change of plans. We are staying in tonight. Having a little shindig to celebrate coming out the other end"
She looked surprised
I eyed my suitcase wondering what to wear. Then I remembered my outfit for our first dinner there. Sorted. "Come on, it will be fun"
"How can it be fun?"
"Who knows what the night will bring" I said mysteriously. "Start getting ready, we have to be in the main room for 8"
Grumbling quietly, she began to root through her clothes. Quickly I got changed into the dress which felt surprisingly loose around the waist.
Lulu turned around and looked at me in surprise
"It's a party" I said.
Trooping downstairs, we were greeted by music and the ladies doing shots with Judy.
"You're' here" she slurred "Finally, your guests have arrived", her arm pointed in the direction of the toilets
"Guests?" Lulu asked just as Lucas and Brad made their entrances
Ripped torsos gyrated towards us and the ladies screamed in delight.
This was it, I thought mentally clapping my hands gleefully. The bet was mine, as Lulu began to run a hand over Lucas's chest or was it Brad's? Anna sidled up beside them and began to dance along.
Three hours later
"Yes yes oh God, yes!" I threw the pillow over my head, hoping to block out the screams that was coming from the room beside me. Meanwhile Lulu was out for the count beside me.
That's right Lulu was beside me
It was Anna who was having the ride of her life
I lost the bet.