Are you ready for this Mish?"
"Not really but it's too late to back out now."
I stood in a dark alley before a metal door shaking with both anxiety and the cold, waiting for the door slot to open and for the night to begin. I wouldn't admit it to my friend Simone but secretly I hoped we would be turned away so I could stop trembling so much and I could slink off home, pretending to be disappointed all the while.
Slink may have even been the wrong term to use in this case though. Perhaps clatter, clop, click or even stumble may have been more appropriate in these shoes.
I still couldn't believe that I was wearing inch high, stiletto heels. In fact, quickly glancing over my outfit tonight, I could believe that I was wearing any of it especially the short black dress, which was not only backless but figure hugging.
How did I get myself into this position!
It had only been earlier that same evening that my beautiful best friend and roommate came home early after one of her typical nightclub escapades bursting with excitement.
"David! David!" she called from the doorway breaking my introspective silence within our little apartment as the door slammed open. I was slumped on the sofa, beer in hand and feeling pretty relaxed already for this early in the night.
"You won't believe my news." Simone stated as she races into the longue room and bounced onto the coach beside me. I didn't even look up from my movie as I responded in rather a less enthusiastic tone than she may have hoped.
"What's his name this time?"
"No, no it's not a boy it a chance for us to make some good, no great money!"
That got my attention. I had looking for a job for almost a year and without money soon I would not only have to move out but return home to live with my parents.
That was something I dreaded even more than moving away from Simone. I sat up and turned my attention to her.
There she was - Simone, my beautiful best friend. I had always wanted it to be more that 'best friends' but unfortunately I just never seemed to find the right way or method to change our relationship.