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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Tantalizing Tuesday - The Bath

Hello there. So sorry I didn't take part in the last two weeks. I had trouble finding a picture that inspired me. Think I was too wrapped up in my current WIP that I couldn't think past it.

Anyway I am here today and I have a little confession.  I have gone WAY over 200 words. In fact double.

I can make up for lost time right? I have to apologise but the picture really spoke and I had to go with it. I hope you don't mind?

The picture was taken from Pintrest.

This is the picture:

“Hey babe, how’s it going?”  

Lottie looked up from the kitchen table and just stared at her husband. Could he not see the contents of their toddler’s dinner all over the floor, table and no doubt, her hair?

“Fine, just another day at the office,” She said in a flat tone. Not to be rude. It was her way of keeping a lid on her emotions otherwise she just might break down and cry from sheer exhaustion alone. She stood up a greeted him with a kiss. “You ok?”

“Yeah I’m ok. Hey little man,” he said as he bent down to place a kiss on their son’s forehead. “You look like you’re enjoying that dinner.”

“He might enjoy it more if he actually ate some.”

Matt placed a hand on her shoulder and rubbed it lightly. “I’m just going to get changed,” he said and kissed the top of her head.

Typical, she thought. Yeah you go get comfy, I’ll clean up and sort out our little man. She knew she was being irritable but couldn’t help the bitterness that clouded her better judgment.

With toddler on hip, she climbed the stairs to their bedroom and froze at the sound of the bath running. He’s taking the piss she said to herself. What she wouldn’t give for a bath right now.

She laid Jayden on the bed and began to remove his clothes.


She heard Matt call but chose to ignore him. She didn’t want to argue about him having a bath, but she feared she would explode if he spoke to her.

“Lottie.” His call was relentless

“What?” she snapped. “I’m trying to get J ready for bed.”

Matt entered the room and came over to her. “Come on,” he said pulling her with him as he scooped Jayden into his arms. He stood in front of the bathroom door with a grin on his face that Lottie couldn’t help but smile at.

“Ta da,” he said pulling open the door. Lottie gasped at the bath, rose petals, candles and wine.

“I thought you could do with one.”

Lottie’s eyes filled with tears. Tears of guilt for all the nasty things she thought about her husband. Tears of love for him for noticing she needed to re charge.

“You go get in, I’ll sort little man into bed and then, I’ll join you,” he said flashing her another mischievous grin.

I hope you enjoyed it. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.

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Well that's all from me. I'll be back next week. Until then, take care.

Jessica xXx


  1. Oh, JP, who among us has not been in that same position? I loved your teaser and it was so heartwarming, who cares how long it is? It makes us feel better and feel like having a bath with our man.......xo

    1. Nothing like a good soak to work away the troubles of the day. Thanks so much Muffy xx

  2. Aww, a slice of real there, eh. Just lovely xx

    1. Oh yes lol very real for me lol thanks very much Doris xx

  3. A very sweet scenario, worth going over by a few words. :)

  4. Beautifully written and very romantic

  5. AWwww. I so know those feelings :) love it

  6. There was no way to shorten that. Great teaser, full of emotion