Fiona Patterson was about to give up on Benjamin Brooks. He’s always late! They were supposed to meet for a romantic night in the park, and he didn’t show up. She got tired of waiting and went home, and then he showed up at the park.
He finally came on home, and before she had a chance to yell at him, she found out why he was late. He’d stopped at the jewelers to pick up the engagement ring he’d ordered.
An engagement ring!
Yes, he proposed, and Fiona didn’t want to wait. They hurried off to find a judge and got married right away. After all, they’ve been living together so it wasn’t anything to make a big deal over. Fiona was tired of listening to her mother go on and on about how sinful it was.
Is Fiona happy now? No, not really. Well, yes, she loves Benjamin, but he’s still always late. He’s late to work. He’s late getting home. He’s late getting up. He’s not making much money either, but neither is she. They’re broke. Bills are coming due again soon, and Fiona’s a bit concerned. Things will get better, of course.
And what of Jonathan? She hasn’t seen him since he broke off their relationship. He told her then that he really loved his wife and wanted to make her happy. Well, Fiona told him a thing or two! And now, Jonathan, guess what! She doesn’t need you anymore. She’s got a husband, and by the way, he’s much better at keeping her satisfied that you ever were.
Things might be getting a little awkward with the music group from the Academy of the Performing Arts. Fiona Patterson hosted the group and performed a few cello pieces for them, and she had a hard time deciding whether she liked Jonathan Evans or Benjamin Brooks the most.
She flirted with them both, and she’d almost convinced herself that Benjamin might be the one for her.
At first, she was even worried that Jonathan might get a bit ticked off at her for breaking things off with him.
But then she heard from friends that Jonathan Evans is a real player — and not just where music is concerned.
Apparently he’s chasing after — and sleeping with — any girl he meets. “He was only using you,” is what her friends are saying. That explains why he hasn’t called recently.
How dare he treat her that way. How dare he toy with her emotions. Fiona doesn’t like the idea of being used, and she’s going to get back at Jonathan. But how?
Call in the cavalry. In other words, Benjamin Brooks.
Reverse psychology. That’s what it’s called. She learned about it in one of her classes. She’s going to use that old trick and play hard-to-get.
Fiona’s going to cool it with Jonathan for now and pretend she now longer cares. She’ll flirt with Benjamin and spend more time with him. She’ll even parade him around on her arm a bit so that Jonathan will take note.
Yes, jealousy can be a girl’s best friend when she wants to win back a man’s attention. It wont’ be long until Jonathan calls and things between them really heat up again.
Oh, what fun it is! Jonathan’s summer is hotter than he ever imagined it would be. He’s got Kat Phillips dangling on one string, and now Fiona Patterson is hot for him, too.
What about Benjamin Brooks and Fiona’s little fling with him? Apparently, like Jonathan, she doesn’t want to commit herself to anyone too soon. She wants to live a little, as she puts it.
Jonathan invited her over, they chatted a bit, and she turned on the flirtatious charm almost at once. It wasn’t long before she was dragging him off to the bedroom for an evening of woo-hoo.
Afterward, they talked about music! About string instruments and theory! What a gal. She even asked for his advice on her performance techniques. He truly enjoyed the time he spent with Fiona, and that makes her another good contender for the “official girlfriend” title.
Now, what’s a man to do? Well, how about spend a little time with yet another young lady? He’d still like to get better acquainted with Hattie Mae Richards. Sounds like a good plan to Jonathan.
Another year of school is over, Jonathan Evans is excelling in all his classes, and now it’s time to turn his thoughts to love. Or lust. Either one works for him. He just wants to find the right girl.
There’s Kat Phillips, of course, although she’s been a little cool toward him since she accused him of flirting with Fiona Patterson. Hey, he’s a guy, and guys tend to flirt back when girls start flirting with them, and yes, she flirted first.
But, if Kat wants to play hard-to-get, maybe Fiona would be a little more, uh, accommodating. She’s been seeing Benjamin Brooks, but it’s not like they’re really committed to each other.
There’s also Hattie Mae Richards. That gal has got the curves! She’s a bit on the shy side, it seems. Rather a prim and proper sort.
What’s Jonathan Going to Do?
He’s going to play the field, that’s what. He’ll spend a little time with each of his prospects over the next few weeks, and it’s going to be a hot summer. He’s even started composing a song called Hot Summer Nights. He’s ready for a little excitement in his love life.
Jonathan’s not the only one who’s having fun this summer. Fiona Patterson is living on Cloud Nine.
Does anyone use that expression any more?
She decided it was time for a little romance in her life, so at the last music recital she started flirting — with every young man she saw.
She flirted with Tom Henderson. She flirted with Jonathan Evans, although Kat Phillips gave her a lot of dirty looks. Well, Jonathan flirted right back! She flirted, too, with Benjamin Brooks, and that little flirtation turned into a more suggestive conversation which turned into a date at The Bluffs, which turned into a wild time doing the woo-hoo in the bushes! It was wild, it was crazy, it was wonderful!
Fiona’s still got her eye on Jonathan Evans, too. After all, a girl shouldn’t give her heart to the first fellow who comes along. If she can get Jonathan alone without Kat Phillips around…well, that could lead to more fun times.
Why not? She’s young, it’s summertime, and life is meant to be enjoyed. She intends to do just that!
Is Fiona going to stir up problems?
Or could she be the one Jonathan is really looking for?