Contrary to what her family thought, Cami did not spend every dime they gave her on clothes and partying. Yes, she did buy a brand new wardrobe, but those clothes, shoes, and matching accessories were considered investments in her future prosperity.
Cami needed those man-catcher outfits in order to snag a rich guy since she was determined to work only if she absolutely had to. Fortunately, the parties she attended didn’t cost her a thing. They were all thrown by people with money. Plenty of money. And from all walks of life.
At those parties, Cami went out of her way to impress the men there with her sexy new body and her equally sexy new wardrobe. Unfortunately for her, though her looks attracted many a rich man, her materialistic conversation soon repelled them.
To appear to be less of a gold-digger than she actually was, Cami used the rest of her seed money to buy a nice car and rent a nice place to stay. She wanted the men that she snagged to think that she had money of her own, thereby relaxing them enough for her to then seduce them out of theirs.
The car was relatively easy to get. Though it was a BMW, it was previously owned and so Cami had enough cash to buy the blue vehicle outright from a used car lot, forgoing any background credit checks.
Finding a nice place to stay proved to be harder to come by for Cami. Having a felony on her record, she quickly realized that most apartment complexes simply did not cater to ex-cons. The insurance companies of those dwellings came with strict regulations. Renting to felons was one of them.
Frustrated by her apartment search, Cami went down to the front desk of the luxury hotel she currently resided in and arranged for a weekly rate. That was all fine and well at first. But as May quickly turned into June, Cami eventually had to start thinking about employment.
Her funds were running too low. The price of gasoline, food, and lodging were running too high. On top of all that, Cami still hadn’t snagged a rich man yet. And every time she asked around about Millsap, she was told that he was out of town on business. In fact, she was told that again just today when she went to the club looking for him.
I got to do something. Maybe even trade this car in for a cheaper one, Cami thought, leaving the hotel for yet another dreaded trip to the grocery store.
There was no more eating out for her. That ended just last week. Now Cami only ate out when she had a date. And even those were becoming few and far between since she wasn’t putting out so easily these days.
Had Cami suddenly developed higher morals?
Not really. It was more like she didn’t want to ruin her chances with Millsap by being too promiscuous around
My body needs a rest anyway, she thought, planning to give it one while she continued to wait on her chance with Millsap.
An added incentive to wait for the man she really wanted revolved around the disappointment Cami recently encountered with the only man she had slept with since coming back to
Although she enjoyed all the attention, the fancy restaurants and shows he’d taken her to, and the extra cash in her purse, she had not enjoyed having sex with
The man couldn’t even kiss right, Cami mused, recalling how
Yuck! Cami frowned at even the memory of
Cami might be a gold-digger, but she was one that enjoyed sex just as much as she did money. Having learned from Delia’s experiences with E-Blade, she was not about to subject herself to a sexually frustrating relationship. No amount of financial security was worth that kind of prison.
Cami had spent enough time locked up. It was time to be free in every way. Which explains why she took her car to a different car wash now and never answered
On the way to the store, it started to pour down rain, completely matching the depressing mood of the blue BMW owner. Cami turned on the windshield wipers just in time to see a drenched woman changing a flat tire in a church parking lot.
If I didn’t know any better I’d say that was
Nah, that can’t be
© 2008 by Suprina Frazier
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