The Friend Trap

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“I am a online marking rep for a marking agency. I also co-own a boutique with my sister. Which we design the clothes for.” She said as she looked over henni again and was taking in everything about her. This was one of the mean girls that every school had. It was time to take her down a few notches. Christian also could feel the wave of pain that Henni was going o bring with only a few words. He shook his head behind her knowing that his friend Gabe’s girl had brother this on her own. He wasn;t to fond of Abby on her own. She was worse when she had other women there. When Chris made these plans she had not been invited.

“Online marketing? “Henni asked, “ Oh Christian told me about you. Your in graduate school for it.”

“Yes. I am.” She said as she tossed her hair to the side.

“I thought it was something else that you decided to do that because that is something most people don’t have a degree for yet you think you have to have a masters in it.” Henni laughed. “Such a waste of time and money. I mean they literary have apps that do your job.”

“But they don’t get the same thing.” Abby stuttered. “I handle then all personally.”

“As you feed their information into an app and you get the credit. It’s really a good scam.” Henni said and she could see the other woman was going to blow up. “As for the store you all have I would be careful about calling yourself designers.”

“But we do.” Abby stated.

“No you buy them off a discount store overseas and then resew the labels to whatever you have.” Henni said. “I looked at the store before I came here. Always willing to buy from a smaller business and also if it was good I would forward the info to our older sister who is a designer with her own label and company. However I had been on that famous discount site earlier in the day. I saw the same clothes. The exact same shirt. So call it whtever you want it doesn’t change the fact you are a reseller and not a designer.”

“How dare you!” Abby started to scream.

“How dare I what?” Henni asked as she looked around, “Tell you the truth. Pop your bubble and tell you sorry that you aren’t right? How dare you go after someone you don’t know at all and tell them that they don’t know what they are talking about. Sorry the fact is Christian and I are twins. I know people have a hard time with it but it is true. I am a doctor. Guess what I am only twenty two. Figure that one out.”

“If this is going to be here for the night I am leaving!” Abby stated.

“You weren;t invited in the first place. “Christian said.

“No.” Henni said as she looked at her brother. “I’m going.”

“Henni.” He said as he watched her start to walk away. She felt the eyes on her. Christian and another man from the group walked after her. Christian looked over at Gabe’s cousin Mack who was also going towards his siter with a grin.

“Dr. Hanson.” Mack called out and she stopped for a second. “I know you don’t know me personally but I do believe we have talked a few times. Detective Mack Paulin.”

“Emailed.” She said as she looked at him. “We have.”

“We are actually working on the case right now.” Mack said.

“I forgot about that.” She said with a smile. “I guess we are.”

“I will have to drop by the hospital sometime this week to get a copy of the files you have.” He said.

“Anytime.” She said. “Anyways I over stayed my welcome. Your date is wondering why you are over here.”

“I am not here with anyone.” Mack said as he grinned and put out his hand. “I will see you sometime soon.” She shook his hand and as their palms touched an awareness went threw her in a way she had never felt before. His eyes met hers for a moment and then they both dropped the handshake. She smiled and then turned to continue back. Her brother stood there for a minute more looking at the other man who looked at him. “Your sister is rather imporessive.”

“She is.” Christian said and then he looked back at his sister walking out the door. If he ran he could still make it to her. So he tried. He caught up to her at her car. She was taking off the lanyard and putting it on the seat. She started her car but was letting it cool down a bit as the weather had turned balmy. “You know you don’t have to leave.”

“You know if I stay it would be like that all night. Plus it looks like half your group is leaving as it is.” Henni said as she looked at the building.

“What?” he asked as he turned and looked. His friends were leaving and moving on for the night without him it seemed. “They weren;t even supposed to be here.”

“Chris, Thank you for trying but I will stick to being by myself.” As you see I am not fit for human contact.” She said with a soft smile. “I don’t fit in with girls like that. I can’t be one of the followers who worships them. That isn’t who I am.”

“Henni.” He said as he looked at his siter.

“You said you would leave me alone for a few months. I am going to hold you to that.” She said with a grin. She got into her car and with this over with she thought she might be able to get some work done for the weekend and maybe have one day to herself if she went in and did it now. It wasn;t like she had anywhere else to be.

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