From “A Night at the Opera,” the third story in Virtual Harmony and Other Short, Sweet Romances
A case of mistaken identity almost ended my chance at true romance before it even had an opportunity to bud.
It all started when Sandy offered me tickets to the opera. She’d hung her arm over the partition between our cubicles and waved a ticket enticingly. “Please, Olivia. It’s totallysold out. Jack and I would exchange them for another night when we both could go, but there aren’t any available. You’ll be doing me a real favor. If you don’t go, he says there’s a girl at his office that wants to. I knowhe’ll be safe with you.”
I glanced up at my friend’s expectant face. I’d never been to an opera, and the idea of dressing up like Cinderella did have a certain appeal. Not to mention I would get to meet her boyfriend. She’d raved about how Jack might be the one, and as her best friend, I felt duty bound to check him out for myself.
Taking the ticket, I said, “All right I’ll go. This could be fun. Thanks.”
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