Dance on Landmine
In This First Installment of A Trilogy
Michael Bryan, a mechanical engineer and an automotive business owner, a part time portraitist; an American living in foreign country, is entangled in a romantic relationship with the wife of a top client, Sheikh Hassan Feisal, an emirate crown prince, and a politician. Even in the face of predictable mortal consequences, Michael, like a drowning man, the more he tries to extricate himself from the torrid affair, the deeper he falls into it.
The very first day Zainab met Michael, in the company of her husband, an unusual vector of affinity was built between them. When he visited them at their home weeks later with a business proposal, but had come along with an awesome portrait painting of her husband which he had made as a gift for him, she knew there was more to his visit, and decided she must warn him to keep his distance away from her to avoid him meeting the sad fate of the few men before him, who’s unpardonable crime was their overtures for a relationship with her, but also because, silently, she was falling for him. She traced his residence a few days later to further forewarn him about his little game. Everything went as planned until before her departure when their true mutual inner feelings, which couldn’t be suppressed and contained anymore, took over the atmosphere and made them act like wild cats as they devoured themselves in a steamy sexual episode. Deeply she regretted straying away from her marriage that night as she cried her eyeballs out. But once the guilt had waned, she accepted that it was the best sex she’s ever had, and that she was undeniably in-love with him. She found herself back at his residence less than 48hrs later, gave a grotesque reason for coming, but a page of sexual incontinence was opened and taken to unbelievable places.
Zainab is shocked her escapades are filed back to her husband. She’s remorseful, but determined to save her husband and the emirate family from national ridicule, and her lover from imminent mortal repercussion. She moves ahead with her plot, but the episode slips out of hand and redirects the drama to something deeper…
Sheikh Feisal sits back to watch the lovers unknowingly dance on his snare, which navigates her to him for judgment, but her lover to self-destruction; but their resilience...