In Chapter 4 - Bikes and brothers, Jason collected his old gym equipment from the family home, because gyms were closed as part of the state Corona lockdown. In this chapter we meet a new character.
Jason took his gym equipment home and set it up in the garage of their unit. The garage was small, so Jason could only use his weights when the car was out of the parking area. Today he started his workout when Colleen left for work. The garage had no windows that could be opened so Jason left the roller door open for fresh air while exercising. This meant he was visible to all walking past.
He noticed passers-by would slow while walking past but not stop or say anything. After a while it was obvious some women and a few men were taking a slow wander past his makeshift gym, so in an effort to seem friendly Jason decided to say hello to people passing by. The first were two school-age girls who simply got all giggly and continued walking. Jason thought that might put an end to their fun. The next person he spoke to was a young woman who returned his hello and paused to introduce herself, “Hi I’m Joanna.”
“Pleased to meet you Joanna, I’mJason, do you live in this block?”
“Yes, my husband Paul and I live on the second floor.”
“I don’t think I’ve met him.”
“Probably not, he’s a naval officer so he’s away a lot.”
“That must be difficult for you being without him so much.”
“Yes, I do have many lonely nights.”
“I’m sorry to hear that.”
“Yes, many people say that to me.” then as she approached Jason. “Tell me how did you develop such big chest muscles?”
“A lot of exercise and good diet; muscles require a lot of protein you know.”
“Yes that’s it.”
“I just love meat myself. Do you mind if I touch your pecs and see how hard they are?”
“No, not at all go ahead.”
“Oh they do feel good, so hard and smooth; nice tan as well Jason.”
“Thanks, you look like you spend a bit of time at the beach yourself.”
“I do go sometimes, but usually alone, it would be much more fun with someone else. It would be nice to have someone to rub on my sunscreen.”
“You could ask a girlfriend to go with you.”
“I suppose so, but I would prefer the strong hands of a man on my skin. Now Jason I was just noticing these abs of yours.” She said as she allowed her hands to move down from his chest. How do you get them so well defined?”
“Well, it’s a combination of different forms of crunches.”
“You know, I’ve heard of six packs.” then as her fingers rippled over Jason’s abs. “But I can count eight. I’ve not seen that before Jason. You must work really hard at it.”
“Well, I do try to do it every day, if I have time.”
“Could you show me how you do these crunches?”
“No problem.” Jason then threw a towel on the floor, lay on his back and began sit-ups. As Joanna knelt down beside him she said. “Let me straighten out that towel for you. Oh I can see better from here how they flex when you exercise them. Do they get hard when you do that?”
“Feel for yourself.”
“Oh they feel really hard and look so sexy. You certainly are an attractive man Jason. I’ll bet you get lots of admiring looks when you go to the beach.”
“I have noticed that, it makes me feel that all the hard work is worth it.”
“Jason, I’ve just had a really good idea. When you finish your workout, how about we go down to the beach and work on our tans?”
“Sure, I’m just about finished, but I don’t have a car.”
“I do, so that’s no problem. How about you come up to my apartment when you finish and I’ll have some cool drinks ready. We can have those before we head off to the beach. I’m in apartment 15.”
“OK see you soon Joanna.”
Jason finished his workout, towelled himself and decided not to bother with a shower as he would wash off the sweat in the surf. He locked the garage, and went via his apartment to change into his speedos and get a clean shirt and towel.
Joanna, wearing her bikini, greeted him with a peck on the cheek and ushered him to the lounge room insisting he sit on the sofa.
“A beer Jason?”
“That would be great, thanks.”
Joanna returned from the kitchen with two beers and sat on the sofa beside Jason.“Oh, you’ve put on a shirt, now I can’t see those beautiful muscles of yours. Here, let me pull it off for you.”
Jason felt a bit uncomfortable but innocently let Joanna do what she wanted. “Now that’s better, I was feeling a bit underdressed. Now we’re both ready.
“Ready for what?” questioned Jason.
“Um...er... for the beach, silly boy.” and sat closer to Jason.
“So, when will your husband be back from his naval duties?”
“Not for a couple of weeks.”
“What does he actually do in the navy?”
“Oh I don’t know really, just sailor stuff I suppose; he doesn’t talk about it much. But let’s talk about you. What do you do for a living? I notice you are usually around here in the day time.”
“I’m a barman &waiter, so I usually work at night.”
“That’s nice, do you get good tips.”
“Sometimes, but I don’t work in a restaurant I work at a pub and sometimes private functions.”
“Like weddings and such?”
“No, not weddings, mostly cocktail parties for women’s groups”
“Ah, I’ll bet you are their favourite waiter, but pity they can’t see this beautiful body of yours at these cocktail parties.”
“Oh they do, that’s one of the reasons why I work out so much. You have to be in good shape to be a topless waiter.”
“Topless, I’m impressed.” Joanna stood up faced Jason, stepped closer and sat on his knees.
“Joanna! What are you doing?”
“I just want to have a closer look at your nipple rings. They look very good on you. Did it hurt much when you had them pierced?”
“It did initially, but soon settled down.”
“Does it hurt when I do that?” She said as she reached out and gave the rings a little tug.
“No, it’s Ok.”
“Do you have any other piercings?” she asked as she looked down.
“No, this is all. Why do you ask?”
“It’s just that some men have other parts pierced. You know what I mean don’t you?”
“Yes, I do Joanna. Are you thinking of a Prince Albert?”
“Exactly, I’ll bet you have the right equipment to show it off to best advantage.”
“That’s getting a bit personal Joanna. Besides I hear it is very painful.”
“I’ll bet a big strong man like you could take it.”
“Perhaps I’ll think about it. I might be able to work it into a great routine.”
“What do you mean?”
“I didn’t tell you, that as well as serving topless I’m alsoan exotic dancer.”
“Oh you are a bundle of surprises aren’t you Jason?”
“It’s just my job.”
“Jason” she said breathlessly, “There’s something I’ve always wanted to do.”
“What’s that Joanna?”
“This” she mumbled as she took one of Jason’s nipple rings into her mouth, tongued his nipple and then bit it gently.”
“Hey, stop that!”
“Sorry, did I hurt you honey?”
“No, but you are getting a bit too familiar Joanna. Besides, I thought we were going to the beach.”
“I prefer the taste of salt from your strong body and besides, I don’t think we are supposed to go to the beach during this, stay at home, order.Instead of plunging into that cold water, wouldn’t you rather plunge into me Jason?”
“Certainly not! I’m in a committed relationship, it wouldn’t be right.”
“I didn’t ask you if it would be right or not, I asked you if you’d like it.”
“If you put it that way, then...um...NO and stop playing with my words.”
“Honey, it’s not your words I want to play with. I’m not an intellectual, I’m more carnal.”
“Fuck it Joanna!”
“No, no, that’s not what I meant.”
“Oh I think you did.”
“I certainly didn’t, I was just expressing my shock at your proposal.”
“Now who’s playing with words?”
“I’m not interested Joanna.”
“Oh I think you are. Those Speedos don’t hide much Jason.”
“That’s enough Joanna, I’m leaving.” Jason stood up quickly, causing Joanna to fall backwards. “Sorry, let me help you up.”
He then put on his shirt and left the apartment, slamming the door behind him, while Joanna fumed.
As she sat on the sofa she picked up Jason’s towel, sniffed it and smiled.