Rachel first spied him as a mirrored reflection in the ballroom. Jeffrey immediately recognized her enticing smile and crossed the room to join her. There was no imponderability in Jeffrey’s intent as he proceeded to rub up against Rachel, trying to scintillate her inner desires. In this age of openness, poise had taken a back seat, now a negligent twist in seduction. There was no longer a tangle between traces of lust disguised with a wink or seditious smile. The lack of dignity in Jeffrey’s constant search for a willing woman were outrightly displayed.

The bygone days of the supposedly unplanned rendezvous to catch a woman alone where everything seemed to surprise her as unwanted advances were now moot. Rachel openly invited Jeffrey with her body’s reaction to his closeness. The game was no longer hidden with shy glances, and the dance begun.