Rainbow Snippets – 12 October 2019

Happy weekend, Snippetteers! This week has been more hectic than usual for me, and pretty sad too, in that my much-loved car that I’ve had since 2013 has been deemed a total loss by insurers. Any of you who didn’t know, I was hit by another driver three weeks ago. There wasn’t that much damage to my car, but the car is 25 years old and the repairs were going to be more expensive than the car is worth. My pride and joy, so I’ve been pretty down about it. But I’m going to see a potential new car today, so if I like it, I should be able to bring it home next weekend. Watch this space!

This week’s snippet is more from Favourite Toy 2. Since last week’s snip, Remy has become Dean, Casper and Ryan’s housemate. Ryan went out and tried a one-night stand in an effort to get back in the game, but he decided it’s not for him.

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I enjoyed it, but when I left to catch the tube home, I wondered why I’d bothered. It had been good, but it didn’t leave me feeling satisfied. Tension twisted my gut and I had an unwelcome urge to get in the shower as fast as possible and scrub his smell off me.

I leaned against the shower wall, eyes closed under the tepid spray, and questioned myself. Was it about Danny? I felt guilty for enjoying myself with someone else, even after all this time? Would he be angry with me? Upset? I shook my head. Danny wasn’t like that. We’d been together only a short time, but I’d known him pretty well. If he could speak to me now, I knew what he’d say. Something along the lines of “Don’t be lonely. Find someone to make you happy. Life’s too short. Don’t waste a moment.”

“Damn it,” I muttered. Maybe serial dating was a better idea after all.

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8 thoughts on “Rainbow Snippets – 12 October 2019

  1. Sorry about the car. Any chance of getting a salvage title (I think that’s what it’s called) and fixing it up yourself?

    Poor Dean. It can be really hard to move on after a loss — of a lover, a friend, a pet, even of a car.


    1. I was offered salvage value but it’s less than total loss value. It would only have paid for part of the repairs, plus the car is 25 years old and needs other work too. I was planning to change it in around 18 months to 2 years’ time, so after weighing up the options, I decided to change the car now.


  2. So sorry about your car! I sympathize…I had an Olds that I treasured until someone did a U-turn in front of me and I the grill was smashed to bits.

    Poor guy…he needs to figure out who he truly wants and needs


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