Eddie had barely knocked on the door before it swung open. Hank was standing there with a big grin on his face. “Hey buddy, how are you doing? So glad you could make it tonight,” Hank motioned for Eddie to enter the apartment. “Can I get you some wine? A beer?”
“Beer would be good,” Eddie replied.
Molly emerged from the kitchen carrying a beer, which she handed to Eddie. “Do you want a glass, Eddie, or just the bottle?” she asked.
“The bottle’s fine.”
Molly headed back into the kitchen, while Hank sat down in an easy chair and pointed toward the sofa, signaling Eddie to take a seat.
The two men chit-chatted for a few minutes before Molly came out holding a tray full of sliced roast beef, which she set on the dining table. “Hank,” she said. “Please bring the sides out.”
Once everything was on the table, the three sat down and proceeded to eat and talk. Eddie learned that Molly was a receptionist at a dentist’s office and Hank was a pharmacist. They had been married for about three years, the second for both.
When they asked, Eddie told them that he got divorced about five years earlier, the result of almost constant travel for months at a time due to his job as a systems consultant.
Their dinner and discussion was pleasant and Eddie appreciated the companionship for a change. When Molly got up to start clearing the dishes, Eddie asked if he could help, but Molly insisted that she was fine taking care of it on her own.
Hank and Eddie moved back into the living room and sat back down, Hank in his easy chair, Eddie on the sofa.
“So Molly and I like to relax and watch TV after a nice dinner like that,” Hank said. “Would you care to join us?”
Eddie glanced at his watch; it was just past 10 p.m. Except for sports, he rarely watched TV, so he thought it might be something nice to do for a change. “Sure, I’ll stay for a little while. What do you like to watch?”
Hank got a wide grin on his face. “Molly and I have a penchant for getting naked and watching X-rated movies.”
Just as he completed his sentence, Molly walked into the living room wearing nothing but her winning smile.
written for today’s one-word prompt, “penchant.” But when I published it and then checked on the Daily Prompt site, this is what showed up:
So I’m going to repost it and see if that does the job.