Stolen Narrative Lezlee Cruises With Chad

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Born in the stagnant swamplands of Southern Louisiana, Lezlee Boudreaux quickly learned that her only way out of Crae Butte, LA was marriage. Similar a to well-written country song, Lezlee found herself pregnant and on her way to the altar. Luckily, Lezlee's one night stand happened to be with Lieutenant Governor Hattie's only son. Although she was married to one of the richest families in Jackson Parrish, Lezlee knew her place in the family hierarchy and it was certainly scraping bottom.To the members of the community, she was the perfect trophy wife; thanks to the fabricated past masterminded by her mother-in-law, Blythe Myrtle Hattie. Lezlee had a style that was considered "inferior" most standards, often too "sultry" and decidedly "inappropriate." To cope with her unhappy marriage and family life, Lezlee used her attractive, lean tan body, long blonde curls, and Pepto Bismol lips to ensure that she was the only thing on every mans' mind when she entered the room, married or not. To her social circle, this proved the point that money cannot be equated with class.After several years of an unhappy marriage, two of Lezlee's most endearing friends arranged a three day cruise in order to try to get Lezlee to leave her alcoholic, workaholic husband. A woman's retreat of sorts that could be used for "testing the waters" as one those friends so purposely stated. Of course looking back and reading between the lines, it's safe to presume this was because they too were probably after her husband for themselves. The cruise after all was a singles cruise and Lezlee certainly was indeed not single, yet.Although Lezlee's marriage stayed on the rocks, she always remained loyal, knowing where her meal ticket came from. Little did she know, this would soon change. The first night on the ship, Lezlee met what she believed to be the most charming man, named Chad. Chad had those physical traits women often desire, relatively tall, good looking, and an olive colored skin tone. He also had an intoxicating aroma, a mans scent, not one easily duplicated; it was a distinctive smell that reminded her of a mixture of oak aged bourbon and Louisiana Dogwood. His drawl was most decidedly southern, with an uneducated tone that reminded her of kinfolk back in Crae Butte.With the persistence of her friends she accepted Chad's invitation to dine on the ship's fine cuisine, have cocktails under the moonlit sky, with finally ending up in his room for a nightcap. Throughout the night, Lezlee kept throwing back Jack Daniel's miniatures. She drank them like water, being it was the only alcohol she could sneak on the ship and drink quickly hiding them from her friends, to try to numb the pain of the unhappy marriage she carried with her.By the time they reached the door to Chad's room, Lezlee was extremely drunk, so much so she didn't realize what a complete prick Chad was. Of...

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