“Elise Champion, may I introduce my best wedding planner, Reva Kelly.”
Time to turn on the charm, I thought with a sparkling smile. I reached forward with my bandaged hand. Elise Champion recoiled in horror.
“Dear God! What’s wrong with you?”
“Elise, please. You’re causing a scene.”
Her voice at full volume, she continued. “I demand to know what’s wrong.”
People stared. My smile faltered, but Mr. Perrine calmed her down. I put my hand hastily into my lap.
“I do apologize,” I mumbled. “I had an accident yesterday.”
“A slight altercation with the sidewalk,” Mr. Perrine smiled. “But Reva gave it hell!” He chuckled and winked. With a shrug of his shoulders, he apologized to me.
“Excuse me a moment,” Elise stood stiffly and walked to the restroom.
© 2018 Dellani Oakes