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girls talk #lunchtime

“Vanity rejects all healthy nourishment and lives exclusively on the poison of flattery.” as Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach once said. And so it was on a Saturday noon when Susan came to meet Sisley for lunch.

Sisley was still at the Spa to get a little beauty facial and manicure to be ready for tonight’s surprise that her fiancé Boyce had announced three days before when Susan called her on her mobile: “Sis, you won’t believe that, I have to tell you this. Can we meet in the city, I can’t tell you all that on the phone.”

 

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Sisley surprised: “Oh, Su, I didn’t know you are back, I thought you were still in Berlin. Chris had made a comment last week that sounded more as you would stay there for a little longer. But how wonderful you are in town.”

 “Oh, Chris, he made what comment?” Sue asked and continued. “This is why I need to talk to you, you won’t believe what he’d done. I’m still speechless and don’t really know what to do. But I can tell you.” 

“Well, yes. I’m here at the Bella Spa in the town center,” Sisley says excitedly. “but I need probably one more hour at least, Boyce had announced a surprise for tonight so I will rather be ready for whatever.”

“Then why don’t meet at the Tattu’s at a quarter past one?” Su asked

“Yes, that’s perfect, honey, it’s not far from here anyway, so see you there.” Sisley agreed.

Sisley rushing down King Street, trying to avoid any window shopping even her eyes spying a beautiful baguette bag in the perfect rose shade to match her shoes for tonight but anyway she’s thinking maybe she can get it later on her way back. Turning left into spring street passing Deansgate and finally turning into Fountain Street.

 

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She’s right on time and Su is already waiting at the bar winking at Sisley: “Sis, hey, oh how great to see you! Wow, you look wonderful” Sis: “Hey Su, lovely, great to see you, too. Yes, Bella Spa is always doing a great job, they are amazing.”

“Oh, that’s true,” Su said. “but for me right now I think I need a drink, that’s the best that will do”

“Well, honey, yes, let’s get some Martinis and then tell me what happened. Honestly, you look like a ghost has welcomed you for your return.” Sisley wonders.

 

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“A ghost? I wish it was just a ghost! But wht I saw was actually pretty real!” The two walk over to their table and Su continues: “Yesterday, I arrived at five and took a cap to my house. I actually came three days earlier as originally planned. And when I came in already the neighbor looked like me like what I was doing here but I had no time for explanation and got into the house. You won’t believe what Chris has done. When I came in all my pictures, from my families, kids, holidays, and other personal stuff were gone. All my decoration where taken off the walls, and when I went to the bedroom, I opened the cupboard and found a whole new collection of leather and all kind of black silicon.”

Sisley with open mouth nipping on her drink starring at Su: “Really, Chris?” Su nodding than shaking her head:

“Yes, Chris, this always so innocent but flattery Chris! And I can tell, you. All the time when he talked to me on the phone while I was in Berlin he always asked me things like if I don’t want to stay like opening a business in Berlin and every time I said I’m coming over he was like no I should do something on the house, really like he didn’t want me to come back here and I wondered why cause I had already sorted all the issues why I went over anyway.”

Sisley wondering: “So what did he do, he removed all your things?” Su was laughing: ” Yes, he removed all my stuff. So, I went over to the neighbor trying to find out what was going on. And he was like Chris had told him that I’m going to stay in Berlin that we had split up. The neighbor said he had asked Chris after he had seen him with another woman and I haven’t been here for months if anything was wrong.”

Sisley: “So he told the neighbor you had split up and would stay in Berlin, and got another woman? But he kind of didn’t let you know anything about splitting up? What was he thinking? You stay in Berlin and he gets another girlfriend did he think you wouldn’t find out?” Su finishing her drink: ” Don’t ask me what this man got in his mind. I have no idea. Maybe something like this was his idea. Yes.” The two sitting at the table shaking their heads.

The food arrives and really tastes delicious. Su: “Yes, well, man! What else to say. And of course, he confirmed the whole thing when he came home with his new accessory on his side. You should have seen his face. The woman acted like it was her home, not mine. I can’t tell you. I just kicked him out. I don’t know what to do now. I don’t intend to go back to Berlin, I don’t even know why Chris was thinking that. I have all my clients here, all my friends, my whole life!

But what would you do, would you give it another try, forgive it?” Sisley: “Forgiving it? Are you crazy? I think this totally crossed the line!” Su: “Yes, you are right! Oh, you won’t believe what I found in my flat all that shit that belongs to her.” Sisley: “Forget him, he had been seen with other girls all around town.”

Su: “Yes, I know this is not the first time, but they come and go.” Sisley: ” Yes, but you don’t really seem happy and this no, way! No one is worth your tears and the one who would be worth it wouldn’t make you cry.” Su: “Oh, well, yes, that’s actually true.”

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Sisley: “Why don’t you come down to London tomorrow, there is a great party at the river Thames tomorrow night, just to get out of your cloud, a change of scenery always helps. I’m sure there is some interesting man who might turn your head around and make you forget about your new wardrobe collection:” Su: “Oh, I already threw it all out, I packed all his stuff including hers last night. It’s all already out of my house. Actually, I really could need a little change, getting some inspiration and replacements to fill my empty wardrobe. As you once said, London is always a good idea.”

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Rooftop party

Bernhard standing on the rooftop just opening bottle champagne: “And ladies, how about a nice after midnight dinner, you two girls and me?”

 

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Nicole looking over to Sisley shaking her head. Sisley asking interested: “Oh, a midnight dinner, sounds interesting, how exactly does this look like?”

Bernhard: “Well Ladies, I have booked a suite here next to the radio bar, and we can order per room service whatever you like.” Sisley turning towards Nicole: “Oh, whatever we like.”

Nicole smiles: “Okay, than let me just have a look what they have on offer, you know I’m a huge Asia fan, don’t you.”

Bernhard: “No, I didn’t but yes, I also like sweet sour, it’s always a good idea, but take your time to make your own choice. But as I understand you girls are with me?”

Nicole smiling at Bernhard: “One, moment.” She grabs Sisley and the two, walk over a the Bar passing the VIP Lounge. Rob is still hanging there with his groupies not even recognising that Nicole and Sisley are on the party tonight. They just pass by. They both already had their experience with Rob Nicole actually left and Sisley remembers a hell of a night with Rob.

The two order some drinks and Nicole turns towards Sisley: “Well, I have an idea, we are going to join him, bind him on the bed, put on a blind and order some Asian girls and a butler. And then we go and have our own suite. What do you think?”

Sisley: “Well, are you crazy?”

Nicole: “We keep the butler there who makes sure it’s not going to wild, and that nothing happens that anyone doesn’t want.”

Sisley laughs. Nicole adding: “I’m not interested in a threesome, I remember the party with Rob, even not with him. Have you seen him, he didn’t even recognised you are here. I’m sure he also stays here tonight with his whole team. I am going to book my own suite now, and you can still decide who you want to spend the night with. So are you with me?”

Sisley: “Mmmh, I definitely won’t spend the night with Bernhard, he is so crazy, even having the idea of asking us. I can’t believe. But yes, let’s order him some dishes with a butler. Why not.”

The next morning Sisley and Nicole sitting in the hotel lobby taking time for an English Breakfast. At around eleven o’clock Bernhard joins the table: “Ladies, you are still here? I had an incredible night.”

 

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Nicole: “Oh, really? Let me guess sweet sour.” Sisley ads: “And I don’t want to know more about.”

Bernhard: “Well, a gentlemen enjoys and keeps quiet.” and with a grinning smile on his face: “And you girls having a traditional English breakfast this morning, I see. Well I prefer a French, croissant and a strong coffee.”

Sisley: “Sure. Why don’t you take a seat?”

Rob coming through the breakfast hall, stopping in the middle of the room, starring at Sisley and Nicole. Then walking over stopping at the table: “Nicole, Sisley you are here why didn’t you tell me?”

Nicole: “Yes, we are here, and we were here last night.”

Rob: “Oh last night, did you see me? Oh, yes you did, I can tell by your face, but it’s not your thing as far as I remember.”

Nicole: “Oh you remember, actually there was nothing to remember that included me.”

Rob: “Yes, exactly that morning was without you, you  were somehow disappeared.”

Bernhard throwing in: “Yes, that’s their speciality, they also, disappeared last night. But I won’t complain.”

Sisley: “Well, remember that sometimes not getting what you want can be a wonderful stroke of luck.”

Nicole agrees: “Yes, I found my Mr. Incredible just the night after. We are already engaged”, flashing her diamond ring toward Rob who replies: “Beautiful, sparkling like your eyes Nicole, I hope you invite me to your wedding, I will sing a song for you.”

Nicole: “Oh, really, you would do that? That would be amazing. But Sisley I see my stroke of luck and Bernhard’s but yours?”

Rob turning towards Sisley: “Give me a call next time you’re coming down to London and I show you a good stroke of luck that works out.”

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London is always a good idea…

Another story – life is sweet

Sue had had a date with Bernhard. Her silence and smile on her face said it all how this night must have ended or better said where.

As sweet as this morning had started in the arms of Bernhard, she knew there was nothing to repeat or to be continued.

But now she felt guilty somehow. Her husband had announced to come over for the weekend.

Apart from that she also knew that she wasn’t the only one, so this was just one of those one-night stands. But what was this?

Sisley came over to Tina’s desk explaining she couldn’t make it on Friday. Sisley happily explaining: “Oh, Tina, I will be in London at the weekend meeting my friend Nicole and you won’t believe who else will be there!”

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Tina Questioning: “Who, your rock star Robby?” Sisley replying: “No, you won’t believe it. Bernhard! He has a loft to be decorated and needs a designer. Well, he asked me if I had time to view it with him. He would love to hear my idea about it as he liked my style.”

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Tina: “Wow, now he gets on you!” Sue asking upset: “Your style?” Then immediately trying to hide her anger, the last thing she needed was her boss winding her up about last night or even worse, someone could make a comment about this thing to her husband. Actually, it was good not to meet any one of them as long as her husband was there.

With a sweet smiling face, she asks Sisley: “So you are going to spend the whole weekend in London?” And with a bittersweet underlying sound in her voice: “And who are you most likely going to spend the night with Bernhard, Robby or Nicole?”

Sisley replying: “Well, yes, as you see, London is always a good idea!”

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Sweet dreams

Sisley got home from the girl’s night out. Opening the door to her apartment, she heard the vibrating sound from her smartphone. Looking at her phone, the display showed another message from Ben.

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Showing a kiss picture and another one with a moon wishing a good night and sweet dreams. Sisley returns also a post with a kiss and a moon picture wishing sweetest dreams.

Ben replies: “Are you at home, now?”

Sisley answering: “Yes, just got back and ready to go straight to bed now. What about you, did you had an amusing evening, too?”

Ben replies: “I stayed in, watching some videos “How to get away with murder”, I love this series. I bought the whole last season!”

Sisley: “Oh, yes I like that, too, but only watched the first series, yet.”

Ben: “Oh, just another thing we have in common.”

Sisley replying ten minutes later: “Yes, one of the many. Sorry for the delayed reply, I’m just getting undressed….”

Ben immediately replies: “Oh, the thought of you getting undressed makes me smile.”

Sisley five minutes later, dressed again, now in her favorite sleep shirt replies: Well, I’m already in my sweet dreams sleep shirt, so you better close your eyes now and dream, dream, dream.”

Ben: “Sleeping? Now that you got me thrilled? I have expectations.”

Sisley: “Oh, expectations?” and replies: “Mmmhh.” Then sending another picture now a woman totally wrapped in chocolate and licking on her finger.”

Ben replies: “Oh, you are so cool, I LOVE chocolate.” It takes a while and he, too, returns a man covered in chocolate all over his body.” And the texting goes on for another hour.

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Now he is sending some music, dark pictures, and theatrical music finally saying goodnight with a kiss and another mail saying: “Don’t be afraid.”

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A night out & Whatever

Sisley: ”Oh, it’s Marc from the Newquay Weekend, I guess.” Mel answering: “Yes, exactly, and guess what else, he’s coming over for the weekend, there’s the Belushi’s opening party he is on the invitation list, and he’s asking me to join him. You want to come down and join us there will be many prominent people there I heard Madonna is on the guest list, too.

Sisley: “Wow, what a guest list, I will see. Is it Friday or Saturday?” Mel: “The party is on Saturday”. Sisley: “Well then I could make it, yes I will be with you, London is always a good idea.” Mel, cool than see you on Saturday.” Sisley puts the phone down.

Tina who was standing there listening the phone conversation with big ears: “Oh, guest list? Who you’re going to meet, your Robby? I thought we are going to the Bar One on Saturday. But this sounds like you will be in London next weekend?”

Sisley: “Well you heard right, we can go the week after. Or if you like tonight, I’ll be free. We could ask your Trainee Sue to join but please don’t ask the other girl the finance trainee. I took them the weekend to Liverpool and she was acting so stupid no matter what I suggested she always wanted to go somewhere else even Sue was bothered, and you know her. Normally nothing can disturb her patience but even for her it was too much.

Tina: “Well I promised Phil to learn with him for his examination but okay, I tell him we can do this tomorrow, then we can go to Bar One tonight.

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It’s a quarter past 9 pm and the three girls Tina, Sue and Sisley sitting in the Bar. Tina drinking her third Lager, Sisley just ordered a Gin Fitz and Sue is having a Pina Colada.

Jack passes the girls table giving a “bussi, bussi kiss” one on each of Tina’s cheek than looking at the two girls “Oh, hello ladies, I see you’re enjoying your drinks, but what’s a night out without meeting the right man?” He blinks to Sisley: ”So here I am!”

Sue rolling her eyes thinking ‘Oh, no! What kind of jerk must that be, making an announcement like that.’ Sisley smiling at Jack: “Well, we all met the right man already, Sue is married and her man comes over next week, Tina’s man is studying and I’m meeting my Mr Right next weekend in London.

Sue adding: “It seems like all the right man are somewhere else but here, so the question is who are you?” “Well, Ladies I’m the man who made the interior of Tina’s beautiful flat.” Sisley: “Oh wow, it’s really fresh and lively great color choices. You couldn’t leave the flower pattern out, could you? I actually thought, it looks just like an IKEA show room.”

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Jack: “Oh, thank you, yes she wanted something to lift up the mood for those many rainy days here up north but she still loves a bit tradition! Have you seen the kitchen and the bedroom by the way?” Sisley: “Oh, yes, it’s a bit a wild one, with some safari patterns.” Sue adds: “Yes, for whatever taste but mine.”

Jack turning towards Sue: “Why, do you prefer a more exclusive style for your taste with a bit more, leather and  as cold as you are, steel?” Sue answering: “I guess that’s none of your business, Jack!”

Jack: ”Okay girls I got to move on Jil is waiting for me she asked me to help her with some suggestions for a new interior for her new flat here in Manchester. So I will see how I can do my best to add some live to her new space. Was nice meeting you, ladies.”

Sue looking at Tina: “Who the hell is this, he talks like he’s the solution to any problem. Does he has a potency problem?” Tina laughs out loud: “Oh, Sue, you really hit home.” Sue: ”What do you mean?”

Tina flashing a bright smile then starts explaining: “It’s a while ago now, but when he had decorated my apartment the first time and the bedroom was ready he had spent the night there and we were going really wide but suddenly he was screaming like hell but not for pleasure. Anyway, the night ended that he had to go to the hospital.”

The two girls Sue and Sisley looking at each other, pressing lips together for keeping themselves from bursting into laughter than in a Chor: “What? Are you kidding” Tina replying: “You know girls I’m not the skinniest, light-weight.” Sue and Sisley rolling their eyes.

Tina adds: “Yes, it took him about six month to recover but now you hear all the woman how impressive he is and what great job he does. But you won’t ever see him with a girl-friend. So for a serious relationship forget him.” Sisley and Sue are going over to the Bar. Sisley:” Do you believe that story, how could this happen?” Sue giggling: ”Oh, she on top must be really a heavy job. But I don’t know, maybe she made the story up because she couldn’t land on him and he went for someone else.”

Sisley’s phone making a birdy tweeting sound. She received a whatsapp message from Ben a guy she had met on a wedding just a week before she had moved over to the UK.

She reads the message that is displaying a kissing couple another one with a romantic moon and below a text “I’m feeling better when I hear from you and kiss you Good Night.” Sisley looks up at Sue: “And here’s another one.”

Sue asking Sisley again: “What, do you really believe this?” Sisley still giggling and replies: “Whatever!”

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Back to work

A week has passed since the two girls had been on their weekend-trip Sisley had covered one colleague’s desk who went on holiday and she did really, well. She actually had enjoyed the past week talking with the customers and making the arrangements for the delivery.

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Even sometimes it got a bit harsh and busy like the encounter with Peter. Sisley had arranged a delivery for hazard goods, but the lorry was delayed and there was no valid permission for parking the lorry on a public street. The one that was arranged had now been expired.  Peter wanted that Sisley took the responsibility and would allow the driver to park the lorry at their estate. But Sisley simply had said no and Peter had finally agreed to it.

Ten minutes later Sisley’s phone rang, Peter’s boss: “I want to talk to the Manager David, now!” And immediately put down the phone. Of course, this was about the lorry with the hazard goods.
Ten minutes passed and the phone rang, again Peter’s boss: “ Sisley, I apology, I was very upset as Peter has no responsibility to make those decisions, but yes, after talking with David, you were right and it was up to us that the lorry had the permission to park. Please take my apology and I also want to say thank you for making the deliveries on time, you really did a great job and it’s great to work with you!”

Sisley replied “Oh well, Peter that’s okay, this was an explosive thing to handle, I felt the same about it, so a little heat in the air it’s okay and I’m glad to hear that everything else went well. No need to apology.” Peter: “Oh, thanks Sisley than I wish you a great week and I’m looking forward to working with you on the next orders.” Sisley replied simply by answering with a “Pleasure of the company” and put the phone down.

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Mike the Director came out of the office: ”Oh, Sisley what is defenestration in German.” Sisley: “Defenestration? This means “Rausschmiß”. David: “Defenestration, I don’t even know what this means in English!” Sisley: “This means to throw out something or someone out of the window or in some other context it can also mean the action or process of dismissing someone from a position of power or authority” Mike: “Oh, it’s always nice to have you around Sisley!”

Tina just coming around with a sharp look at Sisley “Oh, what a compliment, what did you do for him?!” Sisley’s phone ringing again, blinking with an eye on Tina then picking up the phone. Mel calling from London: “Oh, Sisley, you won’t believe who just called me, Marc, the guy from our weekend trip…..!”

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Road-trips

Now it is almost one o’clock. Sisley paddling back to the shore, interrupting Mel and Marc by asking them if they would also like to go for a snack or having a light lunch.

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The three go over to the little beach-bar where they order some tuna salad and sandwiches. Marc suggesting to Mel: “How about renting a car for the afternoon and go for a drive along the coast?”

Mel almost jumping in the air for happiness: “Oh, that’s a great idea, Marc! I would love that. Sisley what do you think we rent a cabriolet and let the wind blow the hair.” Sisley replying laughing: “Ah, well and playing Thelma & Louise? Nice idea. But no, I think you two should go for a joy ride on your own I will stay here do a little shopping, manicure and just enjoy the sun, chilling at the beach here.”

Mel: “Oh, well, yes that sounds nice, too. But yes, we will go for the car rental, don’t we Marc?” Marc replies with a smile: “Yes, cool. We can go there, right after lunch.”

Nick passing by and on his way back he stops at the table of the three: “Hey, guys, you have a seat for me here?” Marc: “Yes, of course, it’s yours, here sit down, Nick, you’re welcome.”

Nick replies: “Thanks Marc, so you enjoyed the waves this morning? I see your other friend made himself comfortable surfing in his own way in the sand, watching the Babe’s waves. But you guys had some good moments on the water, didn’t you?”

Mel: “Yes, and the afternoon we will go for a coast ride, we’re renting a car!” Nick: “Oh that’s a great idea! So what are you guys doing tonight, any plans?” Mel: “Oh, we don’t know but it probably can be late till we come back, I’m sure it won’t be before midnight.”

Nick: “So what are your plans for the evening Sisley?” Sisley replies with a smile on her face and a bright glance in her eyes: “Oh, I don’t know, just relaxing having dinner somewhere and chilling.” Nick: “Oh, well that sounds nice too, how about doing that together, would you like to have dinner here in one of the fish-bars? I know a great place with the best fresh fish one of those secret places.”

Sisley answers: “Oh, a secret fish-bar, you want me to show the best place in town tonight, how could I say no?” Nick: “Well, then I pick you up at seven, tonight at your hotel, okay?” Sisley agrees: “I’ll be there at seven o’clock.” The guys are finished with lunch and get up everyone goes there way.

Nine o’clock Nick and Sisley sitting on a corner table at Blue’s fish bar with an amazing view over the ocean and the little harbor. After the seafood plate and a bottle of champagne, they are waiting for a lemon parfait and mousse au chocolate. Sisley: “It’s such a beautiful place, one would not expect such a romantic scene here in Newquay.”

Nick: “Yes, it’s unusual for Newquay but I like this quiet place it gives you a moment in time, but the rest of the town has it’s very own flair, you’re right. But I somehow love this mixed atmosphere. I actually have my apartment on the other side, but also with an amazing view on the ocean. If you like and still have time after dinner I can take you there. It’s on top of this hill. You see the light over there?” Sisley nicking with her head: “Yes.” Nick:” It’s next left from it.

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Sisley gets curious and agrees. The two get the bill and take a ride with Nick’s motor-bike: Sisley sitting close to Nick her hands wrapped around his hip and it’s an amazing night taking the route on the coast, driving up the small hill, she feels like in a dream. Twenty minutes later they arrive. Nick stops the motor-bike in front of a huge white villa. They walk up the staircase. Nick takes Sisley on her hand and smiles at her. “Do you like my house?” Sisley is speechless they enter the hall which is designed in a modern Italian style and with a huge terrasse.

Nick opens the glass door and they step outside the balcony. Nick: “Enjoy the view, I get us a drink, I’ll be back in a minute.” Nick switches on some lights and music and comes back with some Martinis with lemon on eyes. Sisley still speechless: “Wow, this is a lifestyle, surfing all day and that’ where you’re living spending the nights? I’m impressed, this is like a dream.”

Nick: “Yes, I like making my dreams come true and right now I see another one standing right in front of me.” Looking at Sisley he puts his hand around her shoulder and gets close to her lips: “So you like to dream a little dream, then close your eyes.” And their lips meet, they start kissing passionately getting close together.” Nick holds Sisley tight and kisses her neck. Then he pauses: “Would you like to go inside? I would.”

Both move over, going upstairs and Sisley can’t trust her own eyes she feels so overwhelmed. Lying down on the bed she just closes her eyes, and they start rolling all night. In the early morning hours, they fall asleep.

It’s about twelve o’clock Sisley wakes up with a bird singing sound and a soft kiss on her lips, opening her eyes she looks into Nick’s big green eyes and a bright smile. Nick whispering in Sisley’ ear: “You’re ready for a new day?”

The jalousies open automatically and again Sisley can’t trust her eyes this is too good to be true Sun rays shine into her eyes and she looks on the blue turquoise ocean in a shimmering light. Nick has prepared a breakfast in bed including champagne and yes she’s ready for a new day smiling into Nicks face: “Yes, I’m so ready!” biting on her lips looking at Nick asking: “So, are you?”