The following day..
Tyler is watching the game when Cherie comes in. He knows Cherie well, he’s a great client of hers. When he visits her they share passionate moments, she gets into his head and knows exactly what to say to push all of his buttons, and the way she does her “special trick,” makes him weak; but outside of the Tokyo Spa, she is just Cherie, and he is just the neighbor boy. “Hi Tyler,” Cherie says cheerfully.
Tyler ignores her as his favorite team scores a first down, “YES!”
Alexis rolls her eyes and call out to Tyler, “Rude, Ty.” She turns her attention to her friend, “Sorry, you know how the boy gets when his sportsball game is on.”
Cherie nods, “ooh perfect your fireplace is on, let’s set up there. It’ll be warm”
“Woah.. what are you doing? You’re blocking the game!”
Cherie notices their mistake and apologizes, “Oh sorry Ty. we can set up in the other room.”
Alexis rolls her eyes sweetly, “Come on baby, can’t you watch your sports game in your bedroom? Please?”
Tyler turns the game off annoyed. He walks up the stairs and it dawns on him how unusual it is that Cherie is setting up a massage table in his home, in front of his step-mother. Does Alexis know what Cherie does for a living. He listens carefully as he walks.
Cherie grabs massage oil out of her purse and instructs, “Ok Alexis. You’re going to want to get in your uniform. If you don’t have anything pretty, you can borrow something of mine.”
Alexis looks down at her dress she handpicked from her closet. It was the sexiest dress she owns and she hasn’t worn it since college. She feels insecure and she sweetly asks, “What do you think the customer will want me to wear?”
“Anything skimpy, it will come off soon anyway.”
Tyler stops in his tracks. What did he hear Cherie say to his sweet step-mother? He turns around searching for the words, any words, just say something!
“What are you ladies… talking about?”