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Western North Dakota Romance Novel, Chapters 39 & 40

Chapter 39

Cheryl quickly drove back to the Arbuckle Lodge in Gillette where she had already checked into a hotel room earlier in the day.  She was upset about her date being ruined, but she was more concerned about losing her security clearance.  You are not supposed to take a gun into a bar, even if you have a concealed weapons permit, but she had one in her purse, and she had taken it with her into the nightclub.  Knowing this, she had made sure to get out of the nightclub as quickly as possible, before the police arrived.  Now what she had to worry about, was if the person who got hit by Tracy, was going to try to press criminal charges.  Cheryl was worried about the nightclub security cameras and the witnesses.  Cheryl wondered where, and how many, security cameras were there, and if her Subaru or its license plate would show up on a security camera video.

Cheryl knew that if a person or a nightclub security camera had even a glimpse of her getting into a light green Subaru wagon, the police would then be able to look at the city stoplight cameras at about the time she left that night, to get her license plate number.  Cheryl was imagining now, how her yearly interview with the Air Force investigator would go, “You were involved in an assault in a bar in Gillette, Wyoming, with a Mr. Tracy Fisher.  How did you meet this Mr. Tracy Fisher?…In your most recent questionnaire, you did not disclose any membership in an internet dating site.  When did you enroll in this internet dating site?  How many men did you contact on this internet dating site?  How many men contacted you on this internet dating site?  I will need you to give me your username and password for any and all internet dating sites that you have enrolled in or participated in for the past ten years.”

Cheryl had worked at military facilities for the past twelve years, and at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming for the past four years.  She was always so careful, and always so careful about who she associated with.  She could not believe that she had been so stupid to let this happen to her.

In her hotel room, Cheryl took off her shoes, pants, and turtleneck, revealing her new black silk panties and bras.  She had not wanted to let Tracy come back to her hotel room, that is not how she had wanted this date to go.  She would not admit to herself that this is something she wanted, she would only allow herself to think that this was a remote possibility.  What should have been, or could have been, Tracy undressing her like he was unwrapping a present, was instead Cheryl climbing under the covers alone, and hiding herself.

Chapter 40

Tracy left Gillette quickly, and tried to get as far away as possible as quickly as possible.  He wasn’t sorry about what had happened.  He was sorry that his date had ended sooner than he wanted it to, but he was not sorry about what he did to the white trash man.  He would not have handled it differently if he had it to do over.

Tracy did not see any point in calling Cheryl this night.  He might call her late in the morning on Sunday and ask her if she was O.K.  He was not ready to ask her out on another date.  He did not know where to meet her for another date, or what to do on another date.

Tracy thought that Cheryl was pretty and nice enough, but he did not get much information about Jews.  Other than not acting as irritating as most women, Cheryl did not act that much different than other people.  He thought that the time and effort that he had spent on this date might not have been worth it.  It had forced him to buy some new clothes, and to study Jewish religious practices, traditions, and customs, which he would later need to know when he moved to New York City.  The new clothes that he bought at Herbergers, he would get to wear at Amber and Cory’s wedding that was coming up soon.

Western North Dakota Romance Novel, Chapters 35 & 36

Chapter 35

Tracy thought that Cheryl was so sophisticated, so elegant, he had never seen a woman wear a Shetland blazer, or a Cashmere turtleneck.  The waitress asked Cheryl what she would like to drink, and Cheryl said ice tea, unsweatened.  This was a relief to Tracy, it saved him from having to order wine and being asked for his ID.

Cheryl asked Tracy what he had been doing at work, he replied “Oh, mostly working in the office, getting information to the work crews in the morning, then ordering parts, equipment, and material.  Receiving equipment and material when it comes in.” “You don’t work on oil rigs?” she asked.  “No, I used to deliver equipment and material to the oil rigs though.” answered Tracy.

Tracy explained that his father Tom Jr., and his grandfather Tom Sr., had done oil field service work in Belfield during the oil boom from 1978 to 1983.  Back then, TnT Oilfield Service did some work for most of the drilling companies and most of the oil companies.  Then when the oil boom went away in 1983, there was very little work in Belfield.  His father and grandfather had to do all different kinds of work to make a living, but they still owned a lot of equipment.  They hauled hay, they hauled machinery, they dug basements, they dug septic systems, they demolished buildings, they built barns, they did welding, and they still did a small amount of work in the oil field.  When the oil boom came back in 2006, TnT was already being used by the oil companies, and TnT was remembered by the drilling companies, so they got very busy right away.

Part of why Cheryl was asking Tracy about work, was to listen to him speak.  She was liking him, but in listening to him speak, he did seem kind of youthful for a 30 year old.  She wasn’t about to do or say anything to disrupt this date though, not yet.  Tracy realized that he had been talking about himself, and that he hadn’t asked about her.

He asked Cheryl about her work.  Cheryl replied that she worked at Warren Air Force Base, and that she did administrative work.  Tracy did not want to inquire further about Cheryl’s work, because he did not want to hear about purchase orders, invoices, time sheets, and work orders, that’s all the women in the TnT office talked about all day, every day.  Luckily, they were both interrupted by the delivery of their dinner salads.

Tracy asked Cheryl if she had any hobbies. Cheryl replied that when she was young she used to ride horses.  She used to snow ski.  She used to play tennis.  She sometimes goes shooting.  Tracy said, “Shooting?”  Cheryl said, “Yes, target shooting.”  She continued, saying that she goes to the gym in the morning several times a week, and that she goes hiking in the summer.

Cheryl asked, “How about you?”  This is what Tracy wanted to talk about.  He said that he played piano, guitar, and mandolin.  Every member of his family could play an instrument.  He learned from his father, grandfather, and brothers.  He could read music, he sometimes wrote music.  He said that he would have liked to have had more music lessons and more time to spend on music, but his father had him doing farm chores instead.

Cheryl asked Tracy if he was in a band.  This was always irritating to Tracy when someone asked him this, he thought of most bands as being a joke in the simplicity of their music and lyrics.  When he was talking about composing music, he meant composing music for an orchestra.  He knew that Cheryl was likely not going to understand what he was talking about, no one ever did.  So there was certainly no point in trying to talk to Cheryl about musicals at this time.

Soon their steaks arrived.  It was unlikely that Tracy and Cheryl were going to have an immediate connection, because they were both rather anit-social people in many respects.  Cheryl was grateful that Tracy was not trying to get her drunk, and that he was not making any sexual innuendos in any way.  Tracy was pleased that Cheryl was not nearly as irritating as most women.  Both of them feeling not irritated by the other, they were at ease with each other.

Chapter 36

After some more conversation as they finished their dinner, Tracy asked Cheryl if she would like to go dancing after dinner at the Boot Hill Nightclub.  Cheryl said that she did.

All the servers and patrons at the Prime Rib Restaurant and Wine Cellar had been polite, pleasant, and cordial to Tracy and Cheryl.  They had had a nice dinner.  Tracy told Cheryl where the Boot Hill Nightclub was located, what it looked like, but to go ahead and follow him over there.  Tracy made sure that Cheryl got to her Subaru and got it started, before he went and got in his truck.

When they arrived at the Boot Hill Nightclub, Tracy walked over to Cheryl’s car to get her, and they walked in together.  Because Tracy was nicely dressed, which made him look like he was at least 25 years old, and he was accompanying a very attractive woman who was also very nicely dressed, there was no request for ID from either of them when they entered the nightclub.  If Tracy had been asked for his ID, he would have explained that it was in his work truck in Belfield, and if they would not have let him in, they would have gone some place else.  However, Tracy wasn’t going to push his luck, he would just order Coke for himself to drink.

Tracy and Cheryl went and sat at a table not far from the dance floor.  A waitress came and asked Cheryl what she would like, and she said a Coke, Tracy said a Coke, and the waitress went away from them thinking that they were both weird.

It was about 8:00 p.m. and not completely crowded yet in the nightclub.  There were four other husband & wife, boyfriend & girlfriend couples already there when Tracy and Cheryl arrived.  There were a lot of waitresses, bartenders, and bar backs on duty in preparation for the nightclub getting very busy and crowded after 9:00 p.m.  All of the waitresses and the female bartenders got a good look at Tracy and Cheryl.  They thought that Tracy was very handsome, and that Cheryl was very lucky.

The waitress and bartender women could tell that Cheryl was much older than Tracy.  This often happened in Gillette.  In Gillette, Wyoming, there was a smaller oil boom going on than in Belfield, Dickinson, Watford City, Williston, and Minot, but there was also a shortage of women in Gillette, due to so many male workers moving there.  The ratio of men to women in Gillette was probably 2:1.  Attractive women who were older could date who ever they wanted because they were probably being courted by ten men.  Conversely, young men, if they wanted a date, would have to consider women between the ages of 17 to 50 years old.

That night at the Boot Hill Nightclub, they were having a country & western band, but when the band wasn’t playing, there was good dance music on.  Right after the waitress left Tracy and Cheryl, the Brooks & Dunn song “Neon Moon” came on.  Tracy took Cheryl by the hand to the dance floor ten feet away, and pulled her to him, but not too close.  Cheryl wanted to go with Tracy, but she was so unused to someone pulling her anywhere, that she was stiff and tense.  “Neon Moon” is a nice, mellow, slow song, that is easy to dance to…

“When the sun goes down
On my side of town
That lonesome feeling
Comes to my door
The whole world turns blue

There’s a rundown bar
Cross the railroad tracks
I’ve got a table for two
Way in the back
Where I sit alone
And think of losing you”

At first, it was foreign to Cheryl, someone holding her, and moving her around.  Cheryl could dance, but it had been a long time since she had danced with anyone.  Because Tracy was much bigger, taller, and stronger than Cheryl, it was unnoticeable that Cheryl was not completely yielding, Tracy moved her where he wanted her without any difficulty.  Cheryl quickly realized that it was O.K. to let Tracy move her around, he wasn’t clumsy, he could dance well, and he had a very good sense of rhythm.

It is fun to watch people sometimes.  Though the waitresses, bartenders, and the other couples had other things to do, they each watched Tracy and Cheryl dance.  The tall, handsome, confident, expressionless young man, led this nice looking hesitant woman around the dance floor until she was smiling and happy.

Western North Dakota Romance Novel, Chapters 31 & 32

Chapter 31

Tracy and Cheryl messaged each other back and forth for a couple of days.  The only time that Tracy sent a message or replied to a message was in the evening after he got home from work.  Cheryl, would send and reply to messages both before and after work, though she knew that Tracy would not get back to her until that evening.

Tracy got in the habit of not ever writing anything that would in any way reveal that he was only 20 years old, not 30 years old, that he lived at his parents’ house, and that he was not Jewish.  Every day, Tracy researched and studied Jewish beliefs, figures of speech, culture, and religious practices.  He went over and over these things that he learned in his mind.  It came to the point, that from time to time, he began using Jewish figures of speech at work, to the administrators, his sister, and to the crew workers.

Soon, it came time where Cheryl wanted to exchange telephone numbers and talk on the telephone.  Tracy explained that he would only be able to talk after he got home from work.  In order to not be overheard by his brothers or sisters, or worse, have them yell at him in his room while he was on the telephone with Cheryl, Tracy had to go out and get in his truck to talk on the phone with Cheryl.

When Cheryl thought that she could hear a truck engine running in the background, she asked Tracy where he was, she thought that he was at home.  Tracy answered that he was home, that he lived on a farm, he had to go check on the horses and cattle, that he preferred to sit out in his truck and watch the animals, watch the sun set.  Cheryl thought that this sounded very romantic, that Tracy was very responsible to get home from working all day, and then go look after the farm and the animals.  She also thought that he must be very successful and have money, to be both the operations manager of a company, and also own and operate a farm.

Cheryl asked more about the farm.  Tracy said that it was his grandparents’ farm.  Cheryl began to ask in a round about way if it was all his.  Tracy replied no, that other family members had a stake in it.  Cheryl asked how big was the farm.  Tracy answered that it was four sections.  A section of land is one mile by one mile, one section is 7oo acres.

Tracy did not mind answering Cheryl’s questions.  He understood that women want to know what you have, they are curious, they want to know.  But in the questions that they ask, you can tell a lot about them.  They ask about what they care about, what they don’t care about, they don’t ask about.  So Cheryl could ask him as many questions as she wanted, for every question that she asked, it answered one or more questions that Tracy had about her.

After the small talk and chit chat, Tracy asked Cheryl if she would like to go out to dinner with him on Saturday in Gillette, Wyoming at the Prime Rib Restaurant & Wine Cellar.  Cheryl said, yes, she did.

Chapter 32

Tracy had to leave Belfield at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in order to make it to Gillette, Wyoming for his dinner date with Cheryl at 6:30 p.m.  Tracy had been to Gillette, Wyoming with his father many times during his childhood to pick up construction equipment, to drop off construction equipment, to buy a horse from time to time.  When Tracy became a teenager, and got his driver’s license, that was just when the oil boom was getting started.  Tracy’s father began sending him on his own, down to Gillette with a Dodge 3500 dually and a long gooseneck trailer to pick up oil field equipment.

The dinner date was at the Prime Rib Restaurant & Wine Cellar on Douglas Highway.  If he could get Cheryl to go, he wanted to take her dancing after dinner at the Boot Hill Nightclub.  Tracy was not nervous or anxious, this was easier than when he was a young teenager driving a big truck and big trailer by himself to go pick up equipment in Gillette.

Tracy had gone through the car wash with his silver Dodge diesel 2500 mega cab 4×4, and he had made sure that everything that didn’t need to be in the truck was taken out, and that it was clean inside.  Tracy was wearing his new black dress shoes, new dark blue Carhart jeans, black dress belt, long sleeve white dress shirt, his new Pierre Cardin dark grey wool coat, and no hat.  He looked very handsome, and he could easily pass as being 25 years old, but he didn’t quite look like he was 30.

Cheryl was more nervous than Tracy was.  She had only been to Gillette, Wyoming once or twice.  Cheryl had called the Arbuckle Lodge on Thursday to make reservations for a hotel room on Saturday, she was not going to try to drive back to Cheyenne, Wyoming on Saturday night.  But she was sure not going to tell Tracy that she had a hotel room reserved in Gillette, she did not want him coming back to her hotel room.  That is not how she wanted this date to go.  She was looking for a serious relationship, and hopefully marriage.

Once Cheryl knew that she was going to get a hotel room, she thought that she would like to drive to Gillette, and get there at about 3:00 p.m. to check into her hotel room.  She would then go and see where the restaurant was, and look inside.  Then go back to the hotel, and take a shower and get dressed.   She would bring a couple of different outfits, and decide what to wear when she arrived in Gillette, depending on how cold it was that evening.

Cheryl had spent some of her time looking forward to this date, buying some new clothes, getting her hair done, buying some new cosmetics.  She even bought some new lingerie.  Just in case she thought, she might as well she thought.  Cheryl took her mint green color Subaru wagon to get washed and vacuumed at the car wash.

Cheryl had spent some of her time worrying about this date.  At times she was very angry about this date, was this guy going to show up and be some horny 20 year old?  Some times she was fearful about this date, was this guy Tracy some kind of serial killer?  Cheryl made sure to bring her.38 caliber Bersa semi-auto pistol that she usually carried in her purse.  And she wanted to check out the restaurant before the date to make sure she could park where she could be seen,  and she wanted to see if she would be able to excuse herself to the bathroom, and leave through a side door in case Tracy was very creepy in person.

Western North Dakota Romance Novel, Chapters 29 & 30

Chapter 29

When Tracy got home to his parents’ house in Belfield, and got out of his truck with his shopping bags from Herbergers, his younger sister Tamara was watching him through her bedroom window.  She met him in the hallway as he climbed the stairs and said, “Did you buy clothes to wear at Amber and Cory’s wedding?  If I would have known you were going to Herbergers, I would have gone too, I need to get something to wear.  Why didn’t you tell me you were going?”  Tracy didn’t say anything.  Tracy knew, and Tamara knew, that the last thing either of them wanted was to go shopping together, Tracy was too uptight and impatient.

Tracy went into his bedroom, shut the door behind him, put his shopping bags down, and checked his messages.  He did have a message from Cheryl, it said, “Before I send you any photographs, there is something that I want to know.  You wrote that you are 30 years old, but JDate.com says that you are 20 years old.  I need to know, are you 20 years old?”

Tracy thought about it for a minute.  If he hides his driver’s license, and says that he left it back in Belfield in a company truck, Cheryl will not have any way of knowing how old he is.  Besides that, he’s not Jewish either, he can’t let her know that either.  If she did find out, what’s the worst that could happen?

Tracy sent a message to Cheryl that said, “I am 30.  Here are some additional photographs of me, as you requested.”

Cheryl read Tracy’s message, and looked at the photographs that he had sent.  She saw him sitting behind the desk in his office.  She saw him standing beside his truck.  That was a really big, new , expensive truck.  Cheryl thought, “There is no way that he could be 20 years old, he could never buy or afford a truck like that if he was only 20 years old.”

Cheryl then sent Tracy several photographs of herself.  She looked very attractive to Tracy in these photographs.  Both Tracy and Cheryl were happy this night.

Chapter 30

After work at Herbergers, Rachel and two of her coworkers went to Don Pedros restaurant to eat.  Don Pedros restaurant is brightly lit, with booths along the walls, and tables in the center of the dining area.  Rachel and her two friends were seated at a booth at the middle of the far wall.  Not long after they were seated, Rob and a young lady were seated at a booth on the opposite side of the dining room.

Rachel had enough time to clearly watch the girl that Rob was with.  She was clearly a simpleton.  She was wearing an inexpensive light pink dress, and she was all smiles, very pleased to be on this date with Rob.  She looked like a dork.  Besides that, Rachel already knew who she was, she worked at the costume jewelry store in the Prairie Hills Mall.

Rachel felt sorry for her.  Rachel knew that this girl was not very smart.  She might actually really like Rob, she probably did.  This girl probably had no idea what Rob was like, and what she was getting into.  She would just be used by Rob, and inevitably be hurt.

Rachel was not jealous of this young lady, she felt sorry for her.  Rachel knew that there was nothing anyone could say to her to warn her about Rob, she would just have to learn the hard way, that Rob was just using her for sex.

As for Rob, Rachel was beginning to dislike him more and more.  Yes, she had had sex with him, several times.  It had seemed like something she had wanted to do at the time, but now she didn’t know what she had been thinking.  From the reaction of her friends to Rob the other night at Applebees, she could see that somehow women found him attractive.  That night, she even wanted to see him, she went and got his attention at the bar that night so that he would come sit at her table.

After she and her friends each smelled women’s perfume on him, they each realized that he had recently been with some woman.  Although this made Rob seem more intriguing to her friends, it made Rachel feel put off at first, and then later disgusted.  After Rob left their table that night, Rachel’s friends had all been talking about how many housewives Rob probably has sex with while working as a driver for United Express.

As Rachel drove home alone from Applebees that night on old Highway 10 back to Belfield, she felt stupid and disgusted.  If many women were attracted to Rob, and apparently they were, and Rob was having sex with any women that would let him, it was really stupid to like Rob, or to let him have sex with her.

This night, when Rachel got done eating with her friends at Don Pedros, and had to drive home alone back to Belfield, Rachel made up her mind that she didn’t want to have anything to do with Rob ever again.  He just uses women for sex, he will have sex with any women who will let him, he will probably never stop being like this, and she could never trust him.

(The characters in this novel are fictional, and are not based on real or actual persons.  The events in this novel are fictional. Any resemblance to real or actual persons, or actual events, is entirely coincidental.)

Western North Dakota Romance Novel, Chapters 25 & 26

Chapter 25

When Tracy  got home from working at TnT Oilfield Service all day, the first thing that he did was check to see if he had received any messages from JDate.com.  He did!  The woman that he liked in Cheyenne, Wyoming had messaged him back.  She wanted to know more about him.  Where did he work?  What did he do?  She asked if he could send her a couple more pictures, pictures tell a lot about a person she said.

Tracy did not mind answering her questions, he was glad that she was interested in him.  He wrote that he worked for his father’s company, TnT Oilfield Service, that he was an operations manager.  Sometimes he worked in the oil field at oil well locations, but most of the time lately he worked in the company office.

Tracy had some digital photographs that he had taken of cattle guard installations, containment barrier installations, and Ajax motors that he had repaired and installed, and he uploaded those and sent them to her.  He said that tomorrow he would send her a couple of photographs of himself, if that is what she meant that she wanted.  Could she please send some photographs of herself, she only had the one profile photo, and what was her name?

Tracy sent her the oil field installation photographs partly to stall.  He did not want to send her any photographs of himself that had been taken in the past because he was worried that he would look too young.  He had written in his profile description of himself that he was 30 years old, not 20 years old.  She was 36 years old and she would not be interested in him if she found out that he was only 20.

Tracy wanted her to send him more photographs of herself.  Her one photograph showed that she was very attractive.  Her profile said that she was 5′-8″, athletic build, never married, no children, non-smoker, social drinker, bachelors degree, professional.

Chapter 26

Cheryl was waiting for Tracy to send her a message that evening.  She was glad to see that Tracy did in fact work for TnT Oilfield Service, and that this was his father’s company.  When Tracy had first sent her a message, apparently using his real name as his user name, she spent over an hour trying to look him up on the internet, and saw that Tom Fisher owned TnT Oilfield Service in Belfield.  Where Tracy worked, what his job position was, and the photographs that he sent of the oil field installations, all made sense and seemed to be true.  She did not want to seem over eager, so she intended not to reply or send him any additional photographs of herself until the following morning.  Also, she was going to have to dig up some photographs of herself, or possibly take some.

Cheryl was happy to be involved in this preliminary date activity.  She was looking forward to driving to Gillette, Wyoming on a Saturday afternoon to meet Tracy for a date.  She was thinking about what to wear, would it be cold then?  Maybe she should buy something new to wear.

It dawned on her that she had not resolved whether Tracy was 20 years old like JDate.com said, or was he 30 years old like he wrote in his description.  Could it be that he mis-typed “1993” instead of “1983”?

As Cheryl looked for photographs of herself to send Tracy, her mind was more and more working on the subject of whether Tracy was 20 years old, or 30 years old, until it came to the forefront of her mind, and she became angry.  “Fuck!, what is that pervert up to!  I swear, if I drive all the way up to Gillette and find out that he is 20 years old, I will cut his balls off!”

Cheryl went and sat on her bed, trying to calm down and settle down.  After about five minutes of thinking things over, she resolved that if Tracy was 20 years old, she was not going to cut his balls off.  That would not be appropriate.  If somebody did something like that every time a 20 year old man did something stupid, there wouldn’t be any adult men.  Maybe he has high hormone levels.  Maybe he read somewhere that women in their mid-thirties are the most horny.  I guess that I am supposed to be his “cougar”.

Cheryl became angry again.  She was not about to be anyone’s “cougar”.  If Tracy turned out to be 20 years old, Cheryl planned on telling him to get a hotel room.  Cheryl planned on persuading him that she liked Sadism & Masochism, for him to get undressed and let her tie him to the bed.  Then she was going to leave him there, naked and tied to the bed, to teach him a lesson.  This is what she thought about before she went to sleep that night.

(The characters in this novel are fictional, and are not based on real or actual persons.  The events in this novel are fictional. Any resemblance to real or actual persons, or actual events, is entirely coincidental.)

Western North Dakota Romance Novel, Chapters 23 & 24

Chapter 23

Cheryl Rosenfeld was a melancholy person.  Years had passed with her living in Cheyenne, Wyoming, feeling lonely and alone.  She would have liked to have met someone that she was compatible with, but she never did.  Realizing that her life was passing before her eyes, she wanted to try to do more, and make more of an effort to meet someone.  That is why she created a user profile on the internet dating site for Jewish people, JDate.com.

Creating her user profile on JDate.com had initially given Cheryl some hope.  But when she did a search for men in her area, there were very few men, and they were men that she could tell just from looking at their photograph, that she was not interested.  She was even more depressed when these men began sending her messages.  She did not want to communicate with them, or deal with them.

It was a big surprise to her when she checked her messages one morning and she saw the photograph of a very handsome man from Belfield, North Dakota, Tracy Fisher.  He looked like the actor Warren Beaty when he was young, only bigger, 6′-1″, athletic build, never married, no children.  At first, Cheryl thought that this was too good to be true, this must be some gimmick from JDate.com, a fake profile created by them in order to make her not lose interest and remain a member.

Cheryl re-read all of the profile information for the user Tracy Fisher.  There was some discrepancy between what JDate said his age was, 20 years old, and what Tracy wrote about himself in his description, saying that he was 30 years old.  Everything else was very appealing to Cheryl.  She thought there must be something wrong, he is too good looking, maybe that isn’t his real photograph, I bet that isn’t really how he looks.  I wonder why he used his actual first and last name as his user name?

Before Cheryl was going to reply to Tracy Fisher, she was going to try to find as much about him on the internet as she could.

Chapter 24

Cheryl spent about forty minutes before work, and forty-five minutes at lunch, looking up Tracy Fisher, Belfield, North Dakota, on the internet.  On the good side, she was not able to find any record of any criminal activity for Tracy Fisher. But she was not able to find out very much information about Tracy Fisher at all.  There was a construction company owned by Tom Fisher in Belfield, but there were more than several companies owned by the Fishers in Dickinson.  It came to the point that she felt she had just better message Tracy back, and ask him some questions.

That evening when Cheryl got home from work, she sent Tracy a message acknowledging that she had received his message, and that she wanted to know more about him.  She wanted to appear that she was just being civil and polite in asking him about himself, but she actually wanted to catch him in his lies.

If Tracy seemed truthful enough, she would not mind driving the three hours to Gillette, Wyoming to meet him for a date, which is what Tracy had proposed in his very first message to her.  He would have a four hour drive to get there from Belfield, North Dakota.  She wouldn’t mind meeting him far away from where she lived in Cheyenne.  She would not have to be at all concerned about someone she knew witnessing her on a possible fiasco date.  She thought that she would probably get a hotel room so that she would not have to drive back to Cheyenne that night, but she wasn’t going to tell him that.

(The characters in this novel are fictional, and are not based on real or actual persons.  The events in this novel are fictional. Any resemblance to real or actual persons, or actual events, is entirely coincidental.)