The Truth About Fairy Tales
“He did what?” Destiny almost choked on her lemon iced tea. The straw she’d been sipping on fell from her mouth, rolled across the table and finally landed on the floor.
Lila looked at the straw, suddenly embarrassed that she’d spilled last night’s events to Destiny. “Want me to get you a new straw?”
“Talk,” Destiny demanded. “Now.”
“But your straw…”
“Don’t change the subject, Lila.”
Lila sighed. She knew she was trapped. “Ricky told me we were going Dutch to the movies so he could buy me a great dinner. I had just bought my movie ticket when he handed the employee a buy one, get one free ticket. Needless to say, he got in for free.”
“I can’t believe him!” Destiny exclaimed.
“Oh, it gets worse. Much worse. At dinner he kept telling me to order anything I wanted – price was no concern. And for Ricky? He certainly spared no expense. He was chowing down on some glazed goose.”
“How is this bad? Sounds to me as if he redeemed himself.”
Lila ignored Destiny and continued speaking. “Ricky asked for the bill to be delivered and then he excused himself to use the bathroom. He never returned. I sat there for over half an hour. Thinking that he had fallen ill, I had an employee check the men’s bathroom. Turns out Ricky escaped through a window. I had to pay for both our meals on my credit card.”