Wow. No way! That could mean only one thing - he found her number in a phone book? Or was it Tracy who gave it to him? Or...
“Oh, hi!” Charlie smiled. “What’s up?”
“Hm...” Nigel hesitated and paused. Charlie was dying of curiosity! He was probably gonna ask her out on a date. Unlike some other guys. “I wanted to know... our firm is hosting an event. And I received and invitation for two...”
“Good for you!” Charlie turned the page just so it would make her sound occupied. It would make him think she was preparing for some serious exams. Well, she was actually supposed to be doing that, but it could wait unlike her call. “Wear a tie.” Charlie joked and her imagination painted her helping him to pick a tie. That could be fun...
“Well...” Nile, she could call him Nile, couldn’t she? So, Nile didn’t quite get her joke. “Ties are required. I just thought... Maybe you could join me?”
Now she was sitting in a huge hall filled with guests. In an evening gown wearing diamond earrings... no, diamonds were
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boring. Ruby earrings! She was surrounded by important people. Representatives of something and delegates from somewhere. It was so different from university parties. And it wasn’t even close to local garage bands concerts. This was cooler!
“Charlotte?” Nile’s voice on the other end of the line sounded worried.
“Ah? Yeah, I'll be there!”
“Well, this is great.” He was pleased. “Thank you. There is only one thing... Charlotte, promise me you wouldn’t drink too much and wear something without any prints.”
“Fine,” Charlie laughed. “See you!”
“I will call you later.”
He hang up. Now her work seemed even less important. She had to pick a dress. Something “with no prints.” God, he was so cute!