Lisa watched as the two men took off in their bright red jeep. She smiled and waved till the jeep was just a blur on the sun-kissed horizon.
She loved sunrises.
She began to hum her favorite song and walked back into the cottage. switching on the music she began to dance. A slow seductive dance. Slowly she dropped her gown and winked at the picture at the mantel piece.
The three of them. Best friends.
“Freedom at last . I am glad we could get away all by ourselves Danny, She can be very taxing at times” , Peter affectionately hugged his lover but his tone clearly showed the disgust he felt for Lisa.
“Hmm.. yea ” , Danny returned the smile.
“You seem distracted, buddy” Peter glanced at the man he had loved for so many years.
“No way, I am cool” Danny Checked himself and gave that heart stopping grin.
Peter kept his arm around Dan as they drove on the long winding mountain road. Nothing unusual.
The two reached the lake in an hour . It was their favorite place .
Peter’s favorite place.
Slipping out of their clothes they slid into the cool waters and lazily floated taking in the picturesque surroundings.
It was a vacation Danny had meticulously planned for Peter.
Danny got out of the water first and began to arrange the lavish spread Lisa had prepared for them.
He took out the glasses and poured the drink.
The last drop created a ripple in the still sparkling liquid. He watched the tiny blue waves as they slowly faded into the colorless ness of the drink.Peter walked out of the water looking like Adonis .
He took the glass and raised a toast . ” To Freedom and Love ” Peter said loudly and finished the drink in one shot.
In fraction of a second he was gone.
Danny swirled his glass with a strange smile on his lips .
“To freedom and love ” He echoed his lover’s words and watched the virulent liquid from his glass create larger ripples in the stillness of the lake.
Lisa looked at the watch and smiled.
Even best of the friends have secrets.
All is fair in love and war.