2 Works in Judy Hale/Lorna Harding
I know Jennifer is not without her appeal, my Teddy bear certainly had his head turned. But she’s a tease, you know? Always has been. What you need is a closer.
"“She’s never going to give you what you want.”
Judy jumps at the closeness of Lorna’s voice to her ear, oblivious to her presence what with her present pining staring.
They’re having a picnic, to celebrate, well, Judy’s not quite sure but Lorna insisted, and Jen is bandaging Henry’s knee after a tumble on the playground, and Judy might have like, a thing, for Jen in maternal-mode.
She could probably sell the argument that the wistfulness is about her own losses, but Lorna looks like butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth, so Judy opts for ignorance.
“Jennifer,” Lorna waves a hand dismissively. “I know she seems like a friend-of-Ellen, and god knows I warned my Ted about that, frigid as she was, but she’s relentlessly heterosexual. I’d know if it were otherwise.”
Judy chokes, but manages not to pass out.
“It’s not- I’m not-”
“Of course you aren’t, dear.” Lorna smiles, in the practiced, humorless way of PTA presidents and church ladies. “But for what it’s worth, I’m much more open-minded. You are, after all, very pretty.”
(or: Lordy smut with a jen/judy denouement.)