Erin had no idea what she was getting into when she agreed to attend an old friend’s “Game Night”. Then again, she couldn’t really know as she wasn’t given any details. Her suspicions became aroused when she couldn’t get any information out of her friend. All she got was that she would have fun. So it was with no small amount of trepidation that she got ready on Saturday. Without knowing what kind of “games” were going to be played, she dressed conservatively. She figures that a knee length, maroon skirt combined with a white, off the shoulder top and flats for shoes should be just fine. Since it was a warm night, she decided to go without the pantyhose.
She pulled up to the house at a few minutes past eight in the evening. She knew she was late, but couldn’t help it, having been caught in traffic halfway there. As she exited the car, she noticed there were a lot of cars, parked in various areas around the house. Erin knew that her friend, Fiona, and her husband, Harold, were comfortably well off and their home showed it. The house itself sprawled out over a couple of thousand feet. From the looks of it, there had to be at least a couple of dozen people there already. She walked to the door and knocked hearing the music and voices from inside. The door swung open and there was Harold, dressed in brown slacks and a white shirt unbuttoned to his chest. Erin had always thought he was good looking, but the way he looked now, she could feel a wetness begin to form in her panties. Seeing her standing there, a smile spread across his face, and the wetness exploding, soaking her underwear.
“Erin,” he exclaimed, reaching out to grab her arm and pull her inside, “so glad that you could make it.” He let go of her arm only to pull her into a tight hug. Leaving one arm draped around her, Harold guided her into the living room. She looked around and saw no one else she recognized. Just as she was about to comment on this fact, she caught sight of Fiona, standing off the to side with a group of women. Evidently, Harold saw her also, because he steered her that direction. He spoke with a bright note in his voice. “Look who’s here, darling,” with a gentle nudge forward, he let go with his arm and almost immediately Fiona’s were around her. As Fiona kissed her warmly on each cheek, Erin took a whiff of her perfume and her knees went a little weak. She had always thought that Fiona was attractive, but just like her husband tonight, she was dazzling. She was dressed in a shorter than knee length dark blue dress that dipped daringly in the front to expose most of her creamy breasts. There was a slit up the side that showed her thigh off to a wonderful degree.
After the introductions were made all around, Erin began to feel more comfortable and talked to the people around her. At some point in the evening, she felt a drink being pressed into her hand, and sampled it, tasting the alcohol mixed with cola. After the conversation had gone on for a while, Harold came back over and whispered in Fiona’s ear. Listening carefully, she nodded in agreement and moved with him to the center of the room. With on hand on his wife’s elbow, he raised his voice to get everyone’s attention. Everyone quieted drown and Erin wondered what was going on. She didn’t have to wait long to find out.
“Ladies and gentlemen,” he spoke with an authoritative voice, “for those who have been to one of our gatherings before, we welcome you back. And for those who are hear for the first time,” he fixed his eyes on Erin and she felt the dampness between her legs return, “we hope that you enjoy yourselves, as much as we’ll enjoy having you.” Erin couldn’t tell, but thought that there was an odd inflection on those last few words. With a grand sweep of his arm, he continued, “and now, to the part you’ve all been waiting for!” Spontaneous applause broke out at the announcement and Fiona had to wait for several beats before she could continue where Harold had left off.
“Many of you know how this goes, but just as a refresher,” she moved over to a large bowl set along one wall, “everyone is going to come and get a poker chip from the bowl and whatever color you get, that’s the room that you’ll go to.” She reached in and drew a green chip, flourishing for the entire room to see, “so, who’s next?” Quickly, everyone lined up and began to draw their chips, an excited buzz in the air. From what Erin could tell, there were 5 colors of chips, red, blue, green, white, and black. When it came to her turn, she reached in and drew out a blue chip. She felt a slight pang of disappointment that she didn’t have the same color as Fiona, but her spirits brightened when she saw Harold was holding a blue chip also.
Slowly, the crowd began to disperse into the different rooms, Erin took her chip and followed behind Harold as he walked into a room marked by a blue piece of construction paper taped to the door. Inside, there was a poker table table set up in the center with chairs all around. Along the walls, there were couches sitting at the very edge of the light cast by the single light bulb hung over the table. Looking around the table, she saw there were already 4 people seated, 2 men and 2 women. There were only two chairs left, on opposite sides of the table. Looking closer at the table, she realized something was missing and, just as Harold was about to sit, she snagged his arm and pulled him to the side.
“Explain something to me, what exactly is going on here?” she whispered just loud enough for his ears alone, “I mean, I can tell that we’re going to be playing poker, but all I see are a deck of cards. There aren’t any chips. And why the separate rooms?” Confusion tinged her voice as she tried to figure it all out. Harold’s face took on a sly smile as he trailed a finger down her cheek and replied.