Forget Me Not
Mary E. Lowd
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Copyright © 2005 by Mary E. Lowd
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His confidence drew her to him. The gleam in his eye said "I can take on the world," and she believed it. Here was a man who could not fail. She was fascinated, and her fascination endeared her to him.
Michael introduced them, but neither Joan nor Leland bestowed a second glance on Michael all night. Their eyes and conversation were reserved for each other.
Five months later, Joan and Leland were living together in a penthouse apartment downtown with a view of Mount Hood, functioning smoothly as a couple. Michael came over for dinner every second or third night. Their home was his second home, and he was best friend and confidant to each of them. Proud of his role, he boasted loudly of having introduced them. He couldn't find a girl of his own, he'd say, but he sure could find them for his friends, couldn't he? Leland would concur, but Joan would just smile and get Michael a second drink.
"When are you doing the parents thing?" Michael asked one night. "I know you're thinking of getting married..."