Thursday, November 1, 2012.
Zachary and Tiffany had just finished eating a simple lunch of turkey breast on wheat bread. They were sitting on the futon watching daytime television, one of the tabloid talk shows. It was the only channel that was legibly making it in.
The topic, as usual, was dealing with love triangles and other forms of infidelity.
There was one young man who was two-timing his overweight girlfriend with a skinny stripper and announced that he wanted to be with the stripper instead. His overweight girlfriend was devastated and reduced to tears.
Tiffany shuddered and began to rock back and forth.
Zachary kissed her and asked, “What’s wrong, sweetheart?”
“I can somewhat relate to that big girl on TV because I struggle with my weight and it makes me feel as if I am not good enough.”
Zachary wrapped his arms around her and pulled her into his chest as he planted several more kisses on her head, then spoke, “To me, you are so much more than good enough! Truth be told you are perfect!”
Tiffany’s eyes twinkled as she said, “Thank you, Zack. That means so much to me!”
Zachary continued, “For the record, I think you are the sexiest lady I have ever been blessed to lay eyes upon, weight included! Remember the other night when your lovely plump fanny was pressed against me and I held you by your perfectly thick waist as we cuddled?”
Tiffany smiled from ear to ear and nodded as she said, “How could I forget? I felt so loved that evening!”
Zachary continued, “To date, that was the happiest evening of my life. I know what will be an even happier night though: when we are wed and become known to each other in the Biblical sense of the meaning! As I am sure you know, I want you by my side forever!”
Tiffany began to pound Zachary’s face with kisses as she said, “I wish we were married right now, Zack. Because what I want to do with you wouldn’t be a sin and it would burn some calories to boot!”
“If it didn’t offend my God so much and presented the risk of me losing you, I would commit that sin with you and take joy in doing so.”
“Do you think God would cause us to split up if we had sex before marriage?”
“Yes. I do believe that with all my being. And not only that I believe the love between us would die and we would grow very bitter towards each other. With the utmost certainty, I don’t ever want that to happen!”
“I want you so much right now, Zack!”
“As do I, but we must needs resist these urges.”
“Why don’t we go for a walk, then? I can get some exercise and I won’t feel so fat.”
“That’s a good idea! May I hold your hand while we walk?”
“Of course, Zack!” Tiffany said giggling.
With that, Zachary grabbed his keys then they walked out of his front door, down the stairs, and hand in hand they walked the grounds of the apartment complex.
They were walking for a few minutes, happily holding on to each other, when one of Zachary’s neighbors began to stare them down.
It was a contemptuous middle-aged woman named Katy Luzerne.
She didn’t like Zachary for various but unjustified reasons and seeing him so happy, especially with a pleasantly plump young lady such as Tiffany Taylor, filled her with an unjustified rage.
Zachary ignored the staring as he told Tiffany, “The third of the month falls this Saturday, which means my disability check is deposited Friday, which is tomorrow. So, after, my bills and rent are paid, how about I get us each something nice.”
Tiffany smiled and said, “Thank you. That’s so sweet of you, Zack.”
Zachary continued, “It’s the least I could do. After all, I considered myself tremendously blessed that you are my lady. So aside from me buying you some sexy clothes, when we go thrifting, think about what you would want. When we go inside from our walk, I will write up a budget.”
Tiffany replied, “I would like some art supplies so I can paint some more. I want to visually create some scenes in your stories.”
“I feel the utmost honor hearing you say that and I cannot wait to see you paint your beautiful creations!”
Zachary and Tiffany held each other close as they continued walking.
Suddenly Katy shouted, “Zachary Moore, you and your girlfriend better quit the inappropriate behavior before I call the Sherriff’s office.”
Tiffany began to get extremely nervous.
Zachary stood up to Katy and said, “I don’t know what you are talking about.”
Katy then said, “Y’all are walking too close to each other. Some children live in this complex and shouldn’t have to see that.”
Zachary looked at his G-Shock and said, “All the children are in school at this hour.”
Katy replied, “Yes. And you should be working at this hour instead of living off the government.”
“I injured my back in the shipyards, therefore I am disqualified for any employment.”
“That’s bull****! If you can have a girlfriend, then you can hold down a job. Y’all are going to make babies and suck up even more resources. No wonder this country is in the shape it’s in.”
“I don’t appreciate that filthy language in front of my girlfriend. Nor do I appreciate your ignorant statements. Now either you leave us alone or I am going to contact the Sherriff’s office, myself. You are harassing a disabled individual, which constitutes a hate crime.”
The manager, thirty-something Rochelle Hughes, came out of her office after hearing the conflict.
“What is going on here?” She demanded.
Zachary replied, “As usual, Katy is harassing me and now my girlfriend.”
Rochelle looked at Katy and asked, “Why? Just why?”
“They are acting inappropriately on the grounds of the complex and I am afraid that the children will see them.”
Zachary explained, “She thinks we are walking too closely together. Even if that were indeed inappropriate, all the children are in school at this hour.”
“I don’t want to see them either. His girlfriend is too fat to be seen walking like that.”
“Well then don’t look at them,” Rochelle bluntly stated, then continued, “They are doing nothing wrong. Furthermore, they can press charges on you for harassing them and I will testify to it in court because I heard it myself.”
“I hate this trashy place! Years ago things were way different.” Katy said angrily.
“No one is forcing you to stay here. Furthermore, many on the waiting list would love to have your unit.”
Katy angrily stormed off.
Rochelle then said to Zachary and Tiffany, “Don’t worry about her, she’s just a busybody. If she continues harassing y’all, don’t be scared to call the cops.” Rochelle paused, then continued, “Zachary, you have a lovely girlfriend and I know you have wanted one for a while.” She then introduced herself, “I’m Rochelle Hughes. What’s your name?”
“Well, Zachary is a very sweet young man and definitely a keeper. I’m sure he will make you very happy.”
“He already does.”
Zachary blushed as boldly as a beet and grinned from ear to ear.
Rochelle then said, “Well, I have to finish up some paperwork, but y’all have a blessed day and let me know if I can help with anything else.”
“Thank you!” Zachary said.
“It was nice meeting you,” Tiffany added in.
Rochelle then went back to her office.
Zachary and Tiffany continued walking for exercise around the complex.
Zachary put his arms around Tiffany and said, “I am dreadfully sorry for what my neighbor spoke about your weight. Just know, that I think you are beautiful, in fact, the most beautiful lady my eyes have ever witnessed. And, just know, that you are perfect for me. Katy, on the other hand, is ugly as sin in my book and frankly speaking I cannot accurately describe her and maintain a Christian vocabulary. Not only would such speech offend my God, but I also refuse to use it in your presence because I revere you tremendously!”
Tears filled Tiffany’s eyes as she softly kissed Zachary and said, “Thank you, Zack. That woman made me feel so horrible when she commented about my weight and how I shouldn’t be seen in public showing any affection. But you made me feel better.”
“Well, I shall take it a step further, with your consent, of course, and shower you with even more affection? I take great joy in showing you off to the world and letting everyone know that you are mine because I feel tremendously blessed that you are my lady!”
“Oh, Zack! I am at a loss for words except that I think I love you!”
“I love you as well, Tiffany! And despite my many attempts at eloquence, I wrestled in my mind and heart with telling it to you, as I didn’t want to scare you off.”
“I could tell you love me, Zack, by how you treat me, I can also feel it in your touch and your kiss!”
“If you’re comfortable with it, let’s show the world that we love each other.”
“Of course, Zack!”
With that, Zachary and Tiffany began to heavily express their newfound love to each other on the grounds of the apartment complex, in every way that a loving couple could do so, while remaining clothed and virginal. With exceeding passions, they fired kisses at each other, with each kiss landing right on target. They held each other tightly strengthening their emotional bonds, with no regard to who was looking. This went on until they heard the school busses pull up and they decided to go inside to write a budget and prepare dinner…