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Paul and Sandy have been dating for three months, and this is their first weekend away together; the relationship is still in the groove: both parties still on their best behavior, teeth brushed and flossed, sex interesting and creative - well constructed narratives of their respective pasts.
Paul loves Sandy's hair, her long legs and her tits like perfect champagne glasses, and Sandy loves Paul's humor, his intellect, the way he looks at her when they make love, but as they motor along Highway One to their weekend destination in Carmel, Paul feels the old familiar pain - the tug in his gut.
Did you hear that? the urgency in his voice almost palpable.
Hear what? she asks as they speed along the winding road that hugs the vast blue Pacific, and after a brief discussion about what could possibly be making that sound he hears in the trunk - Sandy still stubbornly deaf to the noise - Paul pulls the car to the side of the road with the assurance to Sandy that perhaps something has simply shifted in the trunk and he will check it out.
Paul heads to the rear of the car, and as he opens the trunk he lets rip a fart of extraordinary force and length with a estimated decibel level of approximately one hundred and thirty-three.
Everything okay? Sandy asks as Paul climbs back into the driver's seat
Everything's fine, Paul smiles and winks at her as he puts the car in drive.