My sister helped me pick out a more appropriate blouse, its funny the larger blouse made my breast forms seem smaller, “Ok” she said ”Im going to let your hair down and use a little more eyeliner.”
“Sit on the desk let me take your picture,”
“This skirt is too short, it rides up when I sit like this, why do I need my picture taking?
“Well, while you were changing I set up a Facebook, instagram and twitter account for Brianna, and we just need a few pictures, Im using this one as a profile picture”
I asked if that was really necessary, but she said, “Do you know any girls that dont have those things? Im sorry “Brianna” but we are only just getting started,” I was thinking maybe I had bitten off more than I could chew, and was just about to tell my sister when there was a knock at the door, “ Ok their here” she said.
“Who's here?” I asked
“Our dates of course, dont worry they are friends of mine and they are both gay so you will be ok pretty girl, lol, dont forget your phone we need lots of pictures tonight”
My sister introduced me and told them I was her cousin in town for a while, and did they know any clubs we could go to, I shot a look that could kill at my “cousin”
(A club really? Is that a good idea?)
Diana passed me a purse and a jacket, as we walked out of the front door I felt the breeze on my shaven legs, it was incredible, if you have never felt it I cant explain just how nice it was, Matt was my “Date” and Geoff took hold of my sisters arm, as we walked down the street Matt had to hold on to me, he looked at me and asked “Are you ok sweetie? you walk as if this is your first time in heels” If only he knew.
By the time we had walked to the club I was walking a little better, Matt and Geoff entered the club first it was obvious this was the club they had visited more than a few times when everyone at the bar shouted their names much like “Norm” from CHEERS.
Diana and I walked over to a table while the boys got us a drink, “Do what I do” said Diana, I watched as she took off her jacket and folded it neatly and put it on the seat next to her, then she placed her purse on top of her jacket, I followed her movements exactly and since the boys hadn't come back with the drinks I asked her why I had to follow what she did?
“Its a trick we women use when we dont want unwanted attention from other men, Matt will sit on your right now because your things are to your left, if he is right handed he wont be able to feel you up without reaching across your body, its not something you will have to deal with tonight but in the outside world women have to watch everything they do, now cross your legs”
I was thinking is she for real or is this the way women, all women have to think? I was getting an insight as to how it really is for them, this would all be good stuff for my article, but inside I was puking...
The boys came back with our drinks and I started to relax a little, my voice was pretty good but it was getting better as the night went on, Matt was a lovely man, he was a gentleman, he never touched me, which was one of the things I was thinking he might do during the night, I felt completely comfortable, until....
The night progressed Matt obviously had to take a bathroom break I myself had had a few drinks too, Diana was having a nice time, she was up dancing with Geoff so they didnt notice I was alone.
Dave, A large hulk of a man came over to the table, “Wanna dance” he said gruffly
“No thank you” I answered, “Its just a dance” he said, I looked over at Diana, but she made no eye contact with me, I looked at this giant of a man standing there with his hand held out to me, I was petrified, he just stood there, after the longest minute of my life I took his hand and he led me to the dance floor just as Matt came back from the toilets, if I had just held out for another thirty seconds I would have been ok.
Just my luck, as we got to the center of the dance floor the music changed to a slow dance, he held out his giant hands and I became enveloped in his much larger frame, I saw Diana walk past me to the table, not even noticing me in this strangers arms, his grip was intense, I could barely reach his shoulder with my left hand he was so tall, while his right hand held my waist pulling me into him, I could feel his manhood against my leg, I have never been so scared in all my life.
I was about to faint, I could feel my legs turning to jelly, another ten seconds and I would be on the floor, I didnt notice at first but the giant that was Dave turned, I saw Matt ask the giant if he could “cut in” Matt didnt wait for answer he just took my right hand and waited for what seemed like minutes, but was actually only seconds for Dave to release me from his grip, Matthias hold of me now, It felt strange to feel safe in a mans arms but I wont lie, thats how it felt as Matt walked me back to the table.
“Omg” said Diana “Im so sorry, I took my eyes off you for a second, are you ok?”
I looked her straight in the eye, and said stuttering, I-I-I wasnt sure before how important this article was before, but I am now.
That was Brianna’s first brush with Harassment.
It wouldnt be the last.