Except from 'My Test-Drive Lover'
“Hi, I'm Aurora,” I greeted as bubbly as possible. “Can I help you with anything, miss?”
“Hmm,” the blonde blinked; her eyes were a deep blue-gray that I could get lost, in like a ship at sea in a deep fog bank. “Oh, hi. It's missus, actually. I'm Ashley, and that's my husband Hideki.”
“Nice to meet you.” Ashley. What a great name. Ashley and Aurora. We would sound so cute together. “So you're interested in the F12berlinetta?”
“Oh, no. Just browsing. My husband's going to take forever to make up his mind. He has to know every last variable before he can make a decision. I expect to be here a few hours.” She sighed, a look of resignation on her face. “But he just got a huge bonus, and he deserves this reward after all his hard work.”
Hours, huh. Perfect. “That has to suck for you though.”
She shrugged. “He's a great guy. He's just...”
“Well, no.” She blushed. “He can be...interesting, in the right circumstances. But he's not very, um, spontaneous. He has to plan out everything. And...”
“And what girl doesn't like a pleasant surprise?”
Ashley nodded. “Is that too much to ask? To have a little excitement in my life.”
“Nope.” I grinned at her. “Why don't we go for a test drive? Trust me, driving a Ferrari is as exciting as life can get. Well, outside of sex anyways.”
She gave me a weird look, and slowly said, “I don't know.” She glanced back at her husband.
“Come on, isn't this a gorgeous car?” I asked her. “Wouldn't you love to drive her?”
“I guess,” she shrugged, only sparing a glance for the F12.
“Oh, come on,” I smiled, grasping her shoulders, and turned her to face the side. She wore a light perfume, very flowery and very enchanting. “Look at how magnificent this creature is. She's a lioness, full of power. Ready to roar and show the world how amazing she is.”
“Well...” She shrugged again.
I took Ashley's hand, and placed it on the hood, guiding her over to the windshield. “Feel these gentle curves. As shapely as any supermodel. And she has power. She can go from 0 to 120 miles-per-hour in eight-and-a-half seconds. 740 horsepower purrs inside her, just waiting for you to make her come to life.”