There was minor amount of wandering, mostly just checking out dildos until the Electrician arrived. Then we covered some ground as a troupe, until the Bard needed a rest and I wanted a glass of wine. We headed out the door and I bought enough tickets for her to get a bottle of water and me to get a class of wine.
I walked up to the aging geriatric bartender, who must have been 70, and whom I remembered from last year’s IML.
“What do you want, sweetheart?” He said with an unmistakable Chicago accent.
“I’ll have the Cabernet Sauvignon.”
“Well, are you French?”
“No, I just drink a lot of wine.”
“You say that very well. Like you're French.” He repeated it back to me saying it almost the way I had, rounding his mouth on the final syllable of Sauvignon. I smiled and the Bard and I took the super-secret elevator down to the sixth floor for a quick break.
There was chitting and chatting while I waited for a phone call that never came. Fortunately I did see the text message that had come in.
Faust: I’m here. So much leather.
I fired off a quick shot that I would be down in a second, climbed off the couch (a corset does not always make it easy to be graceful), and took the super-secret elevator down to the first floor.
Faust: By the Starbucks.
I walked through the see of Leathermen having drinks at the bar downstairs and found Faust ordering a coffee.
“Oh, gods, coffee, yes; I’ve barely had any.”
“Look at you all dressed up,” replied Faust. I supposed I was all dressed up. Between the devil horns, bracelet and my new corset, I was feeling pretty well equipped. Now I had some serious shopping to do.
“All right, I’m going to get a coffee, then we must hurry. I have dildos that need buying.”
We finished our drinks quickly and headed up to the toy store.