Triple the Trouble

by Linda2



"Morning, Johnny."

"Morning, Roy."

"So, how’d it go last night."


"Did you go over to Tori’s for dinner?"


"Did you ask her to marry you, like you said you were going to?"


"Why not, what happened?"

"I just decided we weren’t right for each other."

"So, she turned you down?"

"No. I didn’t ask."

"Why not? Last shift all you could talk about was how perfect you were for each other."

"Well, we’re not."

"Why not? Did you even go to dinner?"

"Yeah, I went. Look when I got there she was dressed in a costume."

"So, it was Halloween."

"I know, but this costume. It gives me the shivers just thinking about it."

"What was it? A ghost? A monster? What?"

"No! She was a black cat!"

"Oh, that’s what made you decide?"

"No. I thought, okay this is just a costume. I went in and she said to go into the dinning room. We had a really good meal. I was feeling pretty mellow."

"And that made you decide?"

"No, I was all set to ask her. Then we went into the living room. It was horrible."

"What, what was horrible?"

"In the living room were black cats. Real live black cats. Not one, not two, but three real live black cats! I thought maybe they were just part of the costume. But they weren’t. They were her cats. She just loves black cats! I couldn’t be with a girl who deliberately has black cats running around. Can you imagine the bad luck? I mean with three black cats running around all over, constantly crossing your path…"

The end


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