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Last week James and Reva found themselves in a compromising situation. The lawyer finally broke down and once his mother went to sleep and the penthouse was quiet, he made his move. She’d been after him in a subtle way for a while and now the moment had arrived. His last words to her were, “Pleasure is behind this door.” Nifty, huh?

Excerpt: James turned away and reached for two tumblers, then offered the dish of chocolate and fruit, a treat to her green eyes and every part of her body as they sat on a bench covered with linen cloth, so cozy. A clink of the crystal, a sampling of snacks and his robe came off, his body displayed for a nano-second and the lawyer sank into the hot tub with a wave of his hand for her to join him while Reva sat there glued to the linen.

He said, “One last sip of this marvelous bourbon,Woodford Reserve is a favorite, caused her to giggle. “In my whole life, I haven’t had too many sips of this, except. .at the good restaurants I cooked at, maybe, but I never drank while working because it’s not allowed, and never while growing up.”

His hand reached out to her and pulled the silk robe to the floor while asking, “And why not?”

Reva stepped gracefully into the water to sink next to him, quiet, to think for answers to simple questions, she stared ahead. “You live a different life and  I’m a commoner from one of the non-touristy parts of a tourist area; in my circles you’re a king.

 

Her bare toes stirred the water, nails painted pink and she wondered if she revealed her past, what he might think and how valuable would a woman like her be to him coming from the sticks no matter how polished she’d become.

His voice, so kind, spoke through the heated haze in the room to ask,“You’re wondering if you can be honest with me and my answer is yes so give it a try and let’s see if we can cleanse the secrets between us and if not, it isn’t worth the way I feel for you. How about this: I go first because  I see something developing here: a future of love and growing old in happiness  so trust me, Reva and I will trust you.”

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Chef’s Surprise-a taste more

My friends, last week I finished on a high note. Reva saved Grans life by shooting a psycho in the knee when he almost sprawled on her delicate lap. James made a deal with the policeman; he would not use Reva’s name in the news, keeping her safe from notoriety. He used the words ‘his girls’ referring to Grans and Reva and called for his driver to take them back to the penthouse.

Excerpt:

“James, Reva saved my life twice and I love her because just like that, out came the gun from her fanny pack and I always thought she carried keys and tissue in there.

Reva started laughing, then crying and said,“I do have keys and tissue in there, dearest Grans, the gun is a just in case because we’re in New York and who knows so I’m very careful with you and me. Now let’s get you in the hot tub so you’ll feel nice and fresh and you will have a light dinner.”

 

After the weary mother finished broiled chicken and cut up vegetables, she seemed overly tired so Reva tucked her fresh and sweet in her big bed.

James stopped her in the hallway, tears flowed from his eyes,“I’m speechless, young woman; you stepped into our lives to change everything for the better.

“About the Lady Smith, Sir, I never should have withheld the information even though I’m a good shot with lots of training yet it’s your home and my responsibility.” The kiss came fast and swift stopping her speech of apology.

The kiss came fast and swift stopping her speech of apology.

“Shh, say no more and yes, you had no right to keep the information from me and now,” he turned away and then turned back, a twinkle in his blue eyes, “you might prefer my hot tub with a beverage and company.”

“Oh, Jim, you are a devil since showers are boring and by any chance are there rany chocolate covered strawberries to go with the champagne?”

“Strawberries, no, but I believe there are some chocolates hiding somewhere, some fruit and some tasty brown liquors, which I personally prefer to champagne when it comes to chocolate so I’ll see you very soon, all of you,” and then he lifted her chin to add, “Reva, pleasure is behind this door.”

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One night, she ran. For the bus to freedom and a new life. She had a plan, and a small box of cash.

With grit and determination, the young girl learned more than lessons at nursing college, the first part of her plan.

Someday, she would become a top chef, but for now, she’d claw her way up the ladder.

There is payback for every crime, and sometimes the payback is more than satisfactory.

 

 

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Chef’s Surprise; Continued

Last week a psycho escaped from Bellevue to crash through the bushes in Central Park whereReva sat with Mrs. Randall and right there, he almost fell on the elderly woman. Reva shouted for him to move away; when he didn’t, she stood in front of Grans and fired her Lady Smith to hit him in the knee. As he lay screaming on the ground, the women sat on another bench to wait for the police.

Excerpt:

“What happened here?” the policeman said as he removed the gun and Reva’s carry papers from her possession.

“Sir, we were just reading about this psycho when he ran through the trees and almost fell on Mrs. Randall’s legs. The only way I could save her is by shooting him in the knee.

“You seem very sure of yourself, Miss Mercer.”

“This is my job and I’m good at what I do but I’m sorry to had use my gun.”

“This is the escaped man and quite possibly he might have hurt Mrs. Randall and other women.”

James came running down the path where he almost fell apart to see his grandmother and Reva  in the middle of what appeared to be a crime scene. The officer explained the situation and said, “If it weren’t for her gun prowess, the guy might have hurt Mrs.Randall, she is your mother, right?”

James nodded, stared at his Chef, nurse and now wonder woman and thought fast to say ‘you remember when we met a while back when your daughter had some trouble; a vigorous nod responded from the cop.

“I would appreciate our name staying out of the paper, something like attack in the park stopped by an unknown woman.”

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Another taste of Chef’s Surprise

We’ve read different facets of Reva Mercer’s personality. Here’s another aspect of the girl from Grassy Key who stole Pa’s money, got a college degree and moved to New York City to compete with the top Chef’s, a woman in a man’s world. This scene takes place during Grans recuperation from a TIA and before she gets the surprise therapy dog.Grans tells Reva that her son, James is taken with her and she thinks Reva should have dinner with him. Grans also thinks her son has been alone way too long.

Excerpt:

Reva prepares to take her favorite person in the world, the kind Grans, for a walk and recalls their conversation; he’s been alone too long and so have I, but I’m the working woman from nowhere and he’s important; is it possible to begin a new life where I don’t have to use my body for favors?

Her Lady Smith feels just right tucked in her fanny pack along with her carry license; she’s a woman alone in a big city said her instructor

On this glorious afternoon, the women, one strong and youthful, the other elderly, were chatting away, moving along in Central Park when Grans suggested they sit on a bench to read the paper. Suddenly Grans cried out, “Oh my God, it says here a psycho escaped from Bellevue and is loose somewhere in this area. Reva checked the newspaper to see if the Breaking News was really this very day and in an instant, a rustling came through the trees behind them and a ragged man burst through, arms flailing to almost fall across Grans lap. She yelled for him to stay back to no avail and in one fast motion she moved in front of Grans and hit him in the knee, a perfect shot.

The police arrived moments later.

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One night, she ran. For the bus to freedom and a new life. She had a plan, and a small box of cash.

With grit and determination, the young girl learned more than lessons at nursing college, the first part of her plan.

Someday, she would become a top chef, but for now, she’d claw her way up the ladder.

There is payback for every crime, and sometimes the payback is more than satisfactory.

 

 

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Chef’s Surprise, Continued

Last week Grandmother Randall had a TIA saved by the bell by Reva’s intuition. James Randall, widower, has taken another look at the clever beautiful chef instrumental in saving his precious grandmother. He has asked her to remain in their household to watch over Grans and tend to meals.And then she has a spectacular idea.

Excerpt:

After lunch, while Grans napped and James worked in his at-home office, Reva knocked on the massive door; “Sir, I’m sorry to bother you, may I come in?”

The look on his face expressed complete delight; “Of course, what’s on your mind, my dear?”

She sat in the leather chair next to his desk so prim and proper and said, “I have an idea, of course, it’s not my first idea,” and she giggled then continued, “it’s my experience with eldercare, I’ve found that therapy dogs are incredibly helpful in making the patient blossom.”I’d so appreciate bringing in a well- trained therapy dog here for company.”

“Sir, you wouldn’t have to do work added to your heavy schedule nor share in the pup’s care because I will take care of everything and you may, if you choose, watch as your Grans spirits grow with a pet, a trained pet.”

“All right, I give in, a trial it is now I’m busy so go cook me something like my favorite Mac and Cheese done your way.”

She leaned over the desk, a bit of cleavage showing, and kissed his cheek; she thanked him and asked if he’d prefer his fancy lunch in the office. He waved her away to wonder why she had such a strong effect on him.

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One night, she ran. For the bus to freedom and a new life. She had a plan, and a small box of cash.

With grit and determination, the young girl learned more than lessons at nursing college, the first part of her plan.

Someday, she would become a top chef, but for now, she’d claw her way up the ladder.

There is payback for every crime, and sometimes the payback is more than satisfactory.

 

 

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More about Chef’s Surprise

Hi gang, last week, Reva had an intuition regarding Grans; something was amiss with the wonderful woman who opened the door to a better life for her. She raced down the hall to find the dear lady in the throes of a TIA, Transient Ischemic Attack, prelude to a stroke. Calling to the eldest son, she gave him a fast run down, informed him to call 911, call his good friend, Dr. Burns, and call an ambulance.

Excerpt:

When they arrived at the hospital, Dr. Burns stayed with Grans while the worried son arranged for a private room complete with flowers; Reva admired his love for his mother since she never had the pleasure of a Mom. She bustled around the eldercare floor, requested a cot so she might be in constant care of her dear lady and when the family left, she cleaned Grans lovely face and smoothed in with care expensive cream.

“Everyone had a fine time at the party and as for me, I’m tired so let’s get some sleep.”

“You did good, dear,” the dangerously ill Grans spoke in a garbled voice and soon fell asleep.

Dr. Max Burns spoke to James Randall in the hall; “You realize Reva saved your Grandmother’s life tonight.”

When everyone left, James called for a blanket to cover Reva and as he touched her cheeks, he enjoyed the sweetness of her soft skin.The next morning, while Grans had tests, James ordered breakfast for two; he asked Reva if she’d stay to care for his Grandmother and she said, of course.

She thought, I’m attracted to the handsome widower; already I love the grandmother and now I will get to know James Randall a whole lot better.

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One night, she ran. For the bus to freedom and a new life. She had a plan, and a small box of cash.

With grit and determination, the young girl learned more than lessons at nursing college, the first part of her plan.

Someday, she would become a top chef, but for now, she’d claw her way up the ladder.

There is payback for every crime, and sometimes the payback is more than satisfactory.

 

 

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Continuing with Chef’s Surprise:

Hi Gang: Monday 2/13 is my 86th birthday. Yes it is and I invite all of you to enjoy Champagne with strawberries dipped in chocolate sauce to celebrate with us. “nuff said.” Just c’mon over to celebrate this special day. And now for Chef’s Surprise.

Rags to riches, someone called this story. Last week Reva Mercer, degree in hand, made her way to New York City to compete with the best chefs in town; a woman in the world of men. The same dream came to her every night only this time her job turned out to be the head Chef in a fancy penthouse apartment in Central Park in the plush are of Manhattan. She laughed to herself; who’d a thunk little Reva escaped her past, went to Nursing College after learning to cook the hell out of great fancy meals.And what’s more, Clayton, the youngest son had fallen big time for her.

Excerpt: Tonight the occasion was Clayton’s partnership in the family law firm but the man who caught Reva’s eye had to be the father, a widower, handsome as all get out.

With luck, the elderly Grandmother found Reva with fine credentials and hired her on the spot. As she prepared the dinner, old thoughts ran through Reva’s mind; she’d never forget the afternoon she met Grans.

The head chef at Raos needed a break, so he said, and beckoned Reva who had been baking all afternoon, fascinated with the fluted rim on her special Key Lime pies. She hid her annoyance and blinked her flirty eyes at the boss to give him false hope.

“Take care of those two old ladies and do it now,” he said and the minute Reva’s green eyes connected with the older woman, she’d fallen for her because years of eldercare taught her to respect and show kindness. After taking the luncheon orders, Reva added a special sauce followed by a bonus for dessert, a sliver of her key Lime Pie baked just that morning. Before the ladies left, she slipped her business card to Mrs. Randall; a close friendship began that very day.

Now, weeks later after numerous meetings for lunch, Reva glanced around her surroundings where Grans invited her to be their guest for the evening complete with outfitting the young chef in evening clothes once she had overseen the kitchen staff.

After the splendid party, Reva had an intuition something was wrong with her dear hostess and she ran to Mrs. Randall’s room, heard moans of distress, rushed in and recognized a Transient Ischemic Attack in progress.

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One night, she ran. For the bus to freedom and a new life. She had a plan, and a small box of cash.

With grit and determination, the young girl learned more than lessons at nursing college, the first part of her plan.

Someday, she would become a top chef, but for now, she’d claw her way up the ladder.

There is payback for every crime, and sometimes the payback is more than satisfactory.

 

 

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