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Jean (leans forward): Tell us more?
Elise: Yes, please?
Danielle: You guys remember how Jason broke my heart?
Elise: (rolls her eyes) Oh my god, yes! I thought you’d never shut up about him.
Jean: Elise! Swats her shoulder. Tact! it is our friend.
Danielle: She’s right, Jeanie.
Elise: See? (disbelieving) Wait, what?
Danielle (chuckles): Yeah, I was too hung up on the guy that took my virginity. Or, rather, that I gave it to.
Jean: Don’t let Elise fool you. She and I went through the same thing.
Elise (impatient): Yeah, yeah, old news. Tell us about Emma. Where’d y’all meet?
Danielle: We met in Tampa last month when I was down there for work. After a stressful round of meetings, I decided to hit a club. I was also hoping for a one-nighter to see if that would push Jason out of my mind. None of the guys that night caught my interest. Just as I was about to give up, she walked in. Her flame red hair caught my attention from the moment she entered the place.
Elise (impatient): Tell us: How is she as a lover?
Danielle (laughs): She’s between your guys, ladies. Our first two times together, it was slow, and tender. Our third, was wild and intense.
Jean: More details, please?
Danielle: No. I’d rather not.
Elise: Why not?
Danielle I’m shy. And it’s private.
Jean: Fair enough.
Elise (incredulous) What? How is that, Jeannie? She got to hear our tales, but we don’t get to hear hers?
Jean: That’s right. We respect each other’s choices, remember?
Elise (sighs): Yes. I’m sorry, Danni.
Danielle: It’s okay. Do you want to hear about our first date?
Jean & Elise: Yes!
Danielle: It was fun, and romantic. She handed me a present and said that it was for our date. It was too soft for jewelry, and too small for an outfit. I tore open the paper to discover a bag of balloons. Emma then told me I had five minutes to “ammo up”. We had ourselves a fun little water balloon fight. It’s a lot of hard work picking up the remnants of a thousand balloons.
Elise and Jean laugh and share a glance, causing them to laugh harder.
Danielle: We then went to De Grassi’s for a candlelight dinner. Between the appetizer, and entrée, she paid the pianist to play Clair de lune, then she pulled me to my feet for a dance. After dinner, we walked through the surf in the moonlight. (smiles)
Elise: Awwww. That’s so awesome.
Jean: I’m envious.
Danielle: Your turn, Elise. Tell us about your first date.