“Can I count on you arriving around seven? Act surprised. Marc doesn’t want him to suspect a fix-up.” She picked up her coffee cup, ready to leave.
“Okay, I can do surprised, especially since this was sprung on me. Why did his fiancée leave him?” If the reason was horrendous, she reserved the right to bail.
Lynne stood in the doorway. “Oh that, decided she wanted to be a man. In fact, she’s already started the process. Instead of being Erika, she’s now a short, slight man going by Eric.”
Tonya watched her friend leave wondering if a natural disaster might get her out of the date. Michelle’s voice cut into her reverie. “Woo wee, sounds like a real winner. A man that causes a woman to rethink her options enough to become a man is no prize.”
Even though Michelle’s words mirrored her own thoughts, she felt the need to defend the unknown man. “Oh it could be she always felt that way. It wasn’t until it came down to getting married that she actually evaluated her feelings about wanting to be a man.” Her explanation sounded feeble to her own ears.
Her co-worker snorted, looked up, waggled her eyebrows, and then, added, “I’m sure you’ll find him fascinating.”
Yeah right, and you weren’t eavesdropping either. “Who knows, he might be a charmer.” She doubted it. “Besides, Marc is a chef.”
Lynne’s husband was an executive chef at one of the trendier restaurants in town. In the end, she’d be more like a bee landing on a delicious flower for a free meal as opposed to meeting another bee.