‘I love you!’
Charlene longed to hear those three words, but after nine months of going out with Mark, she was still waiting. She loved Mark, and many times she had almost blurted the words out. But she worried he would freak out and run. So many had in the past. Mark had been single since his wife died 4 years ago. She knew she had to go slow.
‘Valentine’s day. I’ll tell him then,’ Charlene planned.
‘Go get yourself some sexy underwear,’ her crazy girlfriend Nicky had suggested.
That’s how Charlene found herself for the first time in a sexy lingerie shop. More of a cotton brief girl she never understood why something ten times smaller cost ten times more.
‘Can I help you?’ the beautiful young shop assistant enquired.
‘I’m just browsing’ Charlene muttered.
Didn’t stop the assistant. ‘Can I offer you a measure?’ she asked. ‘So important to wear the right fit or you will never feel comfortable.’
Two minutes later Charlene was in the change room being measured every which way.
‘Is this for a special occasion?’ the assistant asked.
‘Yes it is,’ Charlene replied without elaborating.
‘You’re a standard 14C. Let me show you a few of our special items.’
Before Charlene knew what was happening, the assistant led her to the far corner of the shop. The mood was ‘special occasion’. A large ruby red electric candle sent flickering shadows onto the exquisite lingerie making the pearls and sequins sparkle.
‘How about this one?’ The assistant held up a black lacy one-piece. ‘Try it on if you like it.’
Charlene had to admit it was a big step up from her usual big cotton briefs, but wondered how she would ever get to the bathroom in time with that on.
As if the assistant read her mind she held up the crutch area ‘easy access too for emergency visits to the bathroom.’
Charlene blushed. What does this young woman know about emergency? Her bladder turned into a roaring faucet as soon as she put her key in the front door.
‘Or maybe a set like this one?’ the assistant suggested removing a burgundy lacy bra and knicker set from the rack. ‘Made to hold everything in place.’
With gravity pulling her body parts in the wrong direction, and a sweet tooth adding to the roundness of her maturing body, Charlene liked her bits being held in place.
She struggled to get the items on in the change room, but with the help and praise from the assistant she finally looked at herself in the 3-way mirror. At first only for a few seconds, avoiding the full inspection. Then with surprise. Even with her cotton brief underneath she had to admit she looked damn good. She stood straighter and noticed even her eyes sparkled. She felt proud and looked straight into her own eyes in the mirror.
‘I love you! I am buying this for you old girl. Happy Valentine’s day Charlene.’