Alexis is filled with anticipation and anxiety, but still she tries her best to look natural as Tyler wakes up. She sips her coffee, “Good morning, baby.”
Tyler nods with his sleepyhead, he feels the tension in his step-mother but still, could this strange situation be some sort of dream?”
Alexis watches Tyler sit next to her, he looks forward out the kitchen window. Alexis is starting to feel regret, “well.. this is awkward, isn’t it?” She smiles at Tyler, hoping he’ll ease her suffering.
“Did my dad do this? Was that talk with him some sort of elaborate setup?”
“No honey. That would be cruel.”
Tyler nods & clears his throat.
“Your father told me that you expressed interest in his proposition.”
Tyler nods, “but are you cool with it?”
“Oh yeah.. you know he cheated on your mom and that’s why she left him. I knew about that when we started to get serious.” Tyler, “I knew my dad was a player when I was a young, but..” Alexis cuts him off, “you think the whole idea is ridiculous?” “Of course not. All I’m saying is that you wouldn’t have to do anything you don’t want to.” “I chose you” Tyler looks into his step-mother’s eyes, “you did?”
Alexis, “Of course. You’re such a handsome young man, and I always thought we flirted with each other. Those little flirtations were getting to be a little more bold and your father picked up on them. We joked about me having sex with you, but then I thought about it, and the more I thought about it, the better it sounded.”
Tyler nods, “I keep thinking about all the possible repercussions of making love to my step mom.”
Alexis, “Oh honey, you’re so sweet. We’re not going to make love, it’s just fucking.”
Tyler is shocked into silence.
Alexis continues, “And this opportunity comes around for us every year before our wedding anniversary. You know he wouldn’t get married without this agreement.”
Tyler looks suspiciously at Alexis, “How do you feel about him being with another woman?”
Alexis, “Fine, as long as there is no romance, no dinner date, and it’s just sex, just physical connection, then it’s ok with me.”
Tyler thinks about all the times his father has humiliated him by hitting on girls at his school, “what if he chooses one my friends, girls from my school?”
Alexis shrugs, “They’re grown women now, they’re all eighteen.”
Tyler, “But he’s twice their age. What makes him think they’re going to want to have sex with him either? Dad must look like an old geezer to an 18 year old girl.”
Alexis laughs, “your father is very handsome. Any woman would be happy to be with him.”
“I bet a hundred bucks he can’t land an 18 year old girl.”
Alexis laughs and shakes her head wishing that he would accept or deny her.”
Tyler, “Have you been with another man before?”
“Since your father? No. I have the opportunity to, but I’ve never taken it. Sex is different for women than it is for men, and I understand that. I’ve always needed an emotional connection with a man before I could feel a sexual attraction.”
Tyler wide-eyes listening.
Alexis continues, “Once I lied to him and told him I had an affair with a guy from a dating app. [shakes head at the absurdity] I went on a date with him, but I didn’t connect with him. It was so obvious I was nothing to him than another conquest..such a turn off. I sat in my car down the block and waited for hours until I pulled into our drive. I didn’t want your father to think that I ‘lost it’ now that I’m getting older.
“You’re stunning, you could have anyone. I’m just so.. surprised. I don’t know if you’re fully ok with this, even though you say you are. You’re basically allowing Dad to cheat on you once a year, and if I was married to you, I wouldn’t want to even look at another woman.”
Alexis smiles and kisses him on the cheek. She stays close
Tyler looks at her, he whispers “you chose me?”
Alexis nods and smiles, “if you’ll have me.”
“Are you kidding? I’d have you over and over again.”