It was late August 2004 when my wife’s brother Art got engaged. Art, who I’ve known since he was thirteen, is a great guy. Their engagement party was an afternoon affair starting at 5:00 pm and held at a local Holiday Inn.
At the time, my wife Lenora and I had been married for seventeen years. We had two children aged sixteen and thirteen, and we both worked. Our marriage and sex life were about average with the usual Friday and Saturday night standard action… At the time we were just getting by financially, so we didn’t go out too often so when we got invited to parties and weddings, we made it our business to have a good time.
In 2004 Nora was in her early forties. She’s a brunette, about five feet three inches tall, with shoulder length thick dark brown hair. She has an average build with a nice chest and a nice round ass. The party was casual.
Nora wore a lightweight sleeveless black dress that had a deep V neck. The V neck was joined in the front by a gold chain that held the top together. It came up to the middle of her thigh. She had bought it for exactly this type of affair; a summer party where she wanted to look good but didn’t want to dress too casually. As it was summer she didn’t wear stockings and on her feet she wore slip on open toe black shoes with 2-inch heels. She wore black lace panties and she wasn’t wearing a bra but the dress supported it. She looked pretty hot.
When we first met 20 years earlier, our time together was great. We met in the summer and being in our twenties, we drank and partied all the time with our friends. We didn’t have a care in the world and we had a ball every weekend. We mostly drank and hung out at clubs but at the occasional house party, we would smoke pot. I didn’t know it at the time but when Nora smoked pot her personality would change drastically.
Once the pot took effect on her she initially would get really horny and very sexually aggressive and started right in wherever we were. Then she would get shy, embarrassed and inhibited…it was the craziest thing. Suffice it to say she stopped smoking pot altogether. I tried to get her to smoke a little when it was just the two of us but she didn’t like the way it made her feel after so I stopped trying. She hadn’t smoked pot since her twenties and stayed away from it.
Now this engagement party was a lot of fun. Being it was at a local Holiday Inn we weren’t far from home and didn’t have to drive to far. We had rented a room there because we wanted to have a night out and my parents were watching our kids.
Art’s fiancée Sara was Spanish and she had a very large family with lots of cousins coming to town to attend the engagement party. Many of her cousins rented a number of rooms in the hotel also because they were from out of state.
The party began and the place was rocking and everyone was having a great time. It was held in one of the large rooms the hotel uses for conferences. It was a pretty big room with an open bar and food at different stations all around. The food was really good too. The party was scheduled from five until nine. All the talk during the party was that when the regular party ended, the room parties would begin. It was going to be a long night.
When we go to parties like this Nora and I are not joined at the hip. We hang out all over the place. I was bouncing around drinking and talking with different groups. I would hang at the bar with Art’s friends for a bit or stop at my mother in laws’ table for a while. Nora was doing the same. She was hanging with Sara and her family wanting to make Sara feel like part of the family.
As the party progressed and everyone was feeling good I was drinking with a lot of Sara’s cousins too and having a good time. Every so often some of the cousins would leave and go to their rooms to get high. Remember this is 2004 and you could still smoke in hotel rooms. They were younger guys and they invited me up to the room to smoke, and since it was a party, I partied!
Before I left to smoke, I went to check on Nora. I saw she was still with Sara and a group of Sara’s female cousins and they were dancing and yelling and having a great time. She was pretty drunk at that point but so was everyone else. She was enjoying herself.
Because they had a large group, they had adjoining rooms. And most of them were on the same floor. The room where we went to smoke was one. We went back to the party room and got back into it. Our drinking continued. I was getting blitzed and stopped smoking but started slowing down my drinking.
It was about eight o’clock and decided to check on Nora. I looked around and saw Sara but didn’t see Nora. I went over and asked Sara where Nora was and she told me Nora went up to the room to smoke with a few of her cousins. Everyone seemed to be high! I started to get a little curious and then thought of Nora’s smoking in the past. And then I started getting very nervous and paranoid.