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Week 06: Paisley & Trinity

(going skiing)

“My God, why is this so expensive?” Trinity asked.

“It’s not expensive.”

“Not for you,” Trinity argued.

“Trin, we wanted to go skiing. I specifically remember you telling me that you want to somehow replace that ski instructor I was with all those years ago that I’ve already forgotten about.”

“Yes, at the resort where there would be a bed and a fire and maybe a beer for me and wine for you, snob.”

Paisley laughed a little and said, “I got lift tickets. We have to use them, or you’ll be even more upset because we wasted money.”

“One day to use the lift for both of us was four hundred dollars.”

“Are you going to be like this the whole trip?”

“I was like this when you made me buy ski gear I don’t need.”

“You needed goggles and a helmet, and your coat wasn’t good enough,” Paisley argued. “Plus, I wanted to get you better pants.”

“Shouldn’t you want to get me out of my pants, not put me in them?”

“I’m checking us into this ridiculously expensive resort, and then, you’re going to get out of the clothes you’re wearing now and get your annoying little ass on the giant bed I made sure we’d get.”

Trinity stopped pulling the roller bag over the ice in the resort parking lot.

“And then what?”

“Then, I’m going to take a relaxing bubble bath with the extra expensive bubbles I bought us just for this trip.”

“Am I in there with you?”


“What? Pais!” Trinity pouted as she started pulling the roller again.

“Fine. You can join me, but only if you stop complaining about how much things cost so I can enjoy this trip with my girlfriend.” Paisley turned to her. “Because I really want to enjoy this trip with you, Trin, and you know I never splurge on things like this.”

“I know. I’ll stop. But are you really going to make me go up a mountain?”

“Yes. And if you’re lucky, I’ll let you feel me up on the ski lift.” Paisley wiggled her eyebrows at her.

“How will I do that? You’re going to be wearing the thickest clothes I’ve ever seen in my life.”

“I believe in you,” Paisley winked at her.

They walked into the resort, where Paisley checked them in, with Trinity staring down at the piece of paper the front desk agent had Paisley sign that showed the room rate and the resort fees, which were ridiculous. She didn’t say anything, though. She just smiled at Paisley because she did know that Paisley didn’t spend money frivolously like this - she really loved Trinity to give them this first big relationship trip. 


Paisley looked up at her after handing the paper back to the woman behind the desk.

“I love you,” Trinity said.

“I love you, too,” Paisley replied, looking surprised that Trinity would say that. “When we get upstairs, I’ll draw us a bath. Sound good?”

“Sounds perfect,” Trinity replied with a smile.

The Misperception
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