I took the bus to the Strip and arrived early enough to change into my outfit in a restroom at the Forum Shops at Caesars. I couldn't get dressed at home since I didn't want my mom to know where I was going, so that's why I had to do it there. I was dressed to kill in a retro ensemble: a black Mad Men/60s-style dress, pearl jewelry, red stilettos (the same ones I wore on Halloween with my nurse's outfit), nude stockings with seams up the back, and a red pea coat. I wanted to dress the part because I know he has an appreciation for all things vintage. :-)
I passed the time by people-watching and listening to music. The anticipation was killing me - it seemed like forever. When the time came closer, I walked across the street to the Flamingo where he was staying. I wasn't used to wearing such high heels for a substantial period of time and my feet were already hurting. I didn't care, though. All I cared about was seeing him again. I waited for the remainder of my time at the food court. Once I got the text from him informing me what the room number was, I went upstairs to meet him.
I had to navigate a long, winding, labyrinthine-style maze of hallways until I finally got to his door, which was the very last one at the end. At least it was isolated enough that we would have privacy. ;-) When he answered the door, he gave me a hug and kiss. I joked that I would "punish" him by making me walk all that way. He had Sinatra playing on his iPod in the background and offered me a glass of red wine. I was breathless from my "pre-workout" and delightedly sat down to relax and have a drink with him.
He dressed in a charcoal gray suit with a black tie. He looked dashing, elegant, and sophisticated, even more handsome and sexy than when I first saw him. In typical Capricornian fashion, he wore a unique set of cuff links made out of vintage typewriter buttons. He said he had a romantic gift for me behind his back. He revealed a pink flamingo novelty pen that was absolutely adorable - I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. I also had a card and a gift for him inside a red and white polka-dot gift bag. I saw it at Barnes & Noble and thought it was funny, knowing he would appreciate the joke. I gave him a book called Las Vegas: Then and Now, which has before-and-after pictures of how the city has changed within the past hundred years. Needless to say, he loved the book.
We sat down on the couch and sipped on our drinks, exchanging sexy banter and passionate kisses in between. He put his arm around me and I rested my head on his chest, contented and happy. It was so romantic that we almost didn't want to leave. However, we were both famished and we took a cab to the Peppermill, the "mystery restaurant" I surprised him with. On the way over, I couldn't find the clasp to buckle my seat belt. Let's just say Smith had a lot of fun trying to help me find it. ;-)
The Peppermill, for those of you who are unfamiliar, is one of the last true vintage Vegas restaurants that has not met the fate of the wrecking ball. It has been around since the early 70s. Many movies and TV shows were filmed there. We went inside the Fireside Lounge for some cocktails before dinner. The décor is bright pink and blue neon with comfy, plush sofas and a big, circular fireplace.
I had a Manhattan and Smith had a merlot. There were nuts on the table and we fed each other some. I spilled a little bit of my drink on my leg and he "cleaned" it up for me. ;-) We talked about my business and other things. He also cracked me up with his wicked sense of humor. Whenever we get together it seems like we never run out of things to talk about. He was always attentive to me, held my hand, and embraced me. He made me feel special, like a real woman.
After a while, we decided to go in to have dinner. As we exited the lounge, I got a little too tipsy and ended up talking to this lady that I thought was Smith until I turned around saw him walking a few paces behind her! Don't ask.
We were seated at a booth and I ordered a club sandwich with onion rings. Smith ordered a different sandwich with fries. Once I sobered up, we continued our flirtatious conversation with more kissing in between. Being with him is so comforting and warm. It's easy to forget that he's a companion - I feel like I've known him forever. For dessert we shared a dish of yummy crème brulee. We seductively fed each other bites of it, including a delicious strawberry. Even if we ended up at In-N-Out or some other fast food place, it still would have been sexy.
After we finished dinner, we walked outside and I showed him the last of the old school neon left on the Strip where the Riviera and Circus Circus were. An Asian lady stopped us and asked if we just got married! :-D
I started laughing hysterically.
She smiled and asked me, "What's so funny?"
I struggled to get the words out. "I don't know, it just seems like a funny idea to me, that's all."
I was tempted to tell her the truth. "No, ma'am, I just rented him for the evening," but I wisely held my tongue. I wonder what her reaction would have been! I can only imagine. ;-)
Smith laughed too and remarked, "I guess we look that good."
We crossed the street to Circus Circus and caught a cab back to the hotel. On the way over, I hiked up my dress a little. He caressed my leg and I got a thrill thinking that the cab driver may have been watching us. It was fun to give him a preview of coming attractions, which I know he very much enjoyed looking at. ;-P
I can tell you we had a most decadent evening, full of some intense and passionate moments. Again, Sinatra played in the background, which added to the romantic, seductive, and erotic mood. We had a lot of fun together. He broke one of my pearl earrings, but I forgive him for it. ;-) I also got to "model" my sexy nurse costume for him. He also pampered me with a soothing massage and we took that shower that we didn't get to have on our first date because I "punished" him.
Before I was about to leave for the evening, we held each other as we stood in front of the window. I saw our reflection in the glass and thought about how happy we looked. We gazed out at the adjacent hotels on the Strip. I said to him (actually, this is kind of a promise) that I would be rich, someday he would be my "kept man", and I would buy him whatever he wanted. He joked that he wanted that neon globe outside Harrah's. I quoted Jimmy Stewart from It's a Wonderful Life by saying, "I'll get a lasso and pull it down for you."
He walked me down to the elevators and kissed me goodbye. Although I would miss him and we only had six hours together, it was one of the best dates I ever had. I know we will get together in the future for many more fantastic engagements. Being with him is like a special treat I give to myself to escape the trappings of everyday life, knowing that our time together is heightened and different from ordinary existence, like a blissful dream you never want to wake up from.
As I was walking to the bus stop, I heard Sinatra music playing from the speakers at Bally's. It definitely made me smile. :-)