Alex Popov sat in her large law school classroom listening to the professor talk about the First Amendment. Normally she’d be interested, but today she was distracted. Before class started, she’d gotten the phone call from Black & Ryan offering her a summer internship. This was huge. No more interviews and no more job hunting pressure. Going to Washington, DC had always been her first choice. New York was fine for law school, but she didn’t want to live there permanently.
She looked down at her watch and was relieved class was almost over. She had big plans --the first of which included going to visit Matt and telling him her news. He’d told her he’d be studying all afternoon, but he’d understand this interruption. The demands of med school were rough, but Matt was at the top of his class. His determination was just one of the many things she loved about him.
By the time she reached Matt’s apartment, she was bursting with excitement. She didn’t even bother knocking and used her key to open the door.
“Matt,” she called. No one answered so she walked through the living room and then toward his bedroom. “Matt, I have big…”
She felt like she was in a bad dream. Matt lay naked in his bed with her study partner Jasmine on top of him.
She stood stunned. Her mouth went dry, and she couldn’t find any words.
“Alex,” Matt said. “Let me explain.”