After breakfast, the Stetson man and I both showered and got ready for the day. The limo picked us up, as it always did in Las Vegas, and the Stetson man instructed the driver to go straight to the Bellagio hotel. I thought this to be a bit odd, since all of his employees were staying there. I even asked him if he wanted to gamble somewhere a bit safer, where we wouldn’t be spotted in public together. He informed me that gambling was not on our agenda and that he had something else planned for the afternoon. Before I knew it, we were pulling into the Bellagio.
Once we got inside, he took my hand and guided me to the jewelry store. He told the gentleman behind the counter that he wanted to see Rolex watches for women. I must have had the most shocked look on my face. The gentleman started removing watches from the locked case. We would pick one up, I would try it on, and then we would discuss how each one looked. This went on for well over an hour. I had never had a man so interested in pleasing me with such an extravagant purchase. And it wasn’t even about the money. I was just enjoying the Stetson man’s attention and I felt very special.
Finally, we decided on a Rolex with diamonds around the face and the bezel. I loved it. It was by far one of the nicest gifts I had ever gotten. The gentleman rang up the watch and handed me the bag with the watch box inside—I was already wearing the new watch and felt like I was on top of the world.
We walked out of the jewelry store and I stopped to thank him with a passionate kiss. We kissed several times more after that. Suddenly, we felt like we were being watched. We were caught. Several employees were sitting on a bench not too far from us and had witnessed the entire kiss. I never did hear what was said on the plane ride home. But I knew that it was only a matter of time before this all came out in the open, and well before I was prepared to deal with it.