Friday, June 30, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 11

“I can’t believe she’s been released already,” said Charlie, feeling his heart sink. Now he had no way to find her, Claressa might bend the rules for him a bit, but there was no way she was going to give him Amorette’s home address. He thought about the crazy way Amorette had acted and needed a reason to get his mind off of her. “Claressa, I know you’ve got all kinds of privacy laws to abide by and I’d usually never ask you to break the rules for me….” He paused.
“But,” encouraged Claressa.
“I’m just curious on what she was on,” said Charlie. “She called it Cupid’s Arrow, but I’d never heard of it before. Can you at least tell me what kind of street drug she was using so Greg and I know what to look for in the field?”
“You know I’d tell you if there was a new drug on the street if I could Charlie, but honestly, and this stays between us, all her labs and tests came back clean. That’s why we let her go. There were probably fumes in the warehouse that she was sensitive to and it just made her lightheaded and unable to think straight.”
“You know, that makes a lot of sense,” said Charlie, feeling an overwhelming sense of relief that Amorette wasn’t a druggie. “Hey, Claressa, thanks for the information. Please tell Richard I said hi. We’ll have to get together and grill out soon.”
“Let’s make it happen,” said Claressa. “Talk to you soon.”
Charlie clicked end on his phone and wondered how he was going to find Amorette.
“Amorette,” he said out loud and loved the way her name felt on his tongue.
“Hey Charlie,” Greg poked his head into the bunk room.
“Yeah, I’m coming, breakfast,” said Charlie absentmindedly.
“No,” said Greg. “The guys say you have a visitor in the bay.”
“Oh, okay, thanks” said Charlie. He walked back through the kitchen as the fire fighters were coming in for their breakfast. He had no idea who would be coming to visit him so early in the morning, but all the fire fighters seemed to give him winks or weird smiles, confusing him even more as he walked through the short hall and into the large garage that held the fire trucks and ambulance.
As he walked toward the opened garage doors he heard his fire chief talking to someone and as he rounded the large fire truck, he couldn’t help but smile when he saw Amorette.
“Well,” said the chief to Amorette, “I’m really glad you’re okay.” He looked to Charlie and gave him a small smile. “I’ll let you two talk.”
Charlie grinned at Amorette as the chief left. He stuck his hands in his pockets as an overwhelming feeling of shyness came over him. Amorette seemed to be searching for words herself.
“We weren’t formally introduced the other night,” said Charlie, finding his voice. “I’m Charlie Spencer.”
He held out his hand. Amorette took it and shook it gently. “I’m Amorette. I just wanted to say thank you for getting me to the hospital safe and sound. I’m not sure what happened, but the nurses told me I was acting a little love sick over you. I hope I didn’t make you feel uncomfortable.”
“Not at all,” said Charlie. “So you’re feeling okay?”
Amorette nodded. “Yes, the doctors found nothing wrong with me so they sent me out into the world.”
“Well, I’m sure your family is thrilled that you’re safe,” said Charlie, digging for more information. He couldn’t help but hope she wouldn’t mention a boyfriend or husband.
“I don’t have any family,” said Amorette. “I mean, I don’t think I do. Everything’s still very fuzzy after the other night. Did I happen to say my last name or where I lived? The doctors think it will come back eventually, but right now I’ve got nothing.”

“They let you leave the hospital without knowing where you lived?” asked Charlie in disbelief.

**Give Me Love is taking a little hiatus while I spend some quality time with my family up north. Part 12 will be posted on July 18th.**

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

~~~~ Pearls History & Lore ~~~~~

Pearls ~ The Stone of New Beginnings ~





One early Chinese myth related that pearls fell from the sky when dragons fought amongst the clouds. Another myth said that pearls originated as raindrops swallowed by oysters. In one ancient tale, a boy found a miraculous pearl. When placed in a jar with just a bit of rice, it filled the jar with rice the next day. After his neighbors found out about this, they tried to steal it. The boy swallowed the pearl to protect it. As a result, he became a dragon. To this day, Chinese artworks often depict dragons guarding pear
In many ancient Asian cultures, the smooth wholeness and seemingly “magical” appearance of pearls in such lowly lifeforms as oysters indicated the presence of divinity. The pearl represented the journey of the soul or spirit along the path to perfection. In ancient burials, mourners placed pearls in the mouths of the deceased. Since pearls apparently contained the principles of life, they hoped they could assist the dead on their journeys beyond. Mourners also decorated burial gifts and clothes with pearls. This seemingly ritual act may have started as a practical act. Pearls were among the first materials used for beads. Their natural bead-like shape made them easy to use for decoration and yielded lovely results.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 10

He smiled and let out a chuckle himself, “All right Mrs. Charlie, we’re going to get you onto the gurney and take you to the hospital.” He looked down at the arrow, Amorette still clung in her hand. “But you’re going to have to leave that prop here, we don’t allow anything sharp in the rig.”
He reached for it and Amorette instinctively jerked it away, causing the tip of arrow to slice Charlie’s palm. Charlie flung his hand back and looked at it as if expecting to see a cut or blood, upon finding no wounds, he looked at Amorette.
Her head began to swirl again as Charlie stared at her. For just a moment they were the only two people in the room and Amorette had to fight the urge to reach up and kiss him.
“Charlie, let’s go,” said Greg. “We’re already going to have a mountain of paperwork and I don’t want her puking in the rig. Let’s get her to the hospital before she starts coming down.”
The homeless man stepped over. “Ma’am, I’ll keep your arrow for you. I promise I won’t let anything happen to it. You can come back and get it any time.”
Amorette, head still spinning, felt the sincerity in his voice and somehow knew he spoke the truth. She carefully handed the arrow to the homeless man.
Charlie stood and gently helped Amorette to her feet as Greg pushed the gurney closer to them. The gurney had been folded up halfway, resembling a chair more than a bed. Amorette sat down and Charlie carefully buckled her onto the gurney, as he finished the strap across her lap he gently took her hand and rubbed his thumb over hers. “You’re going to be okay. I promise.”


Chapter 5


Charlie paced around the fire house. It had been a couple of days, but he couldn’t seem to get the girl from the warehouse out of his mind. He had always been good at separating his feelings from the countless calls he went on as an EMT, but this time seemed different. Every time he thought about her his heart raced with the knowledge that he needed to see her again.
As he walked through the kitchen, Greg hollered at him from the large stove, “Breakfast is almost ready, you know how it is around all these fire fighters, don’t go too far or you won’t get any bacon.”
“Save me a couple of pieces, will ya? I need to make a phone call,” answered Charlie.
With a nod from Greg, Charlie walked around the corner and into the bunk room. He was relieved to see it was empty. He dialed the nurse’s station at the hospital and smiled when a nurse he knew answered.
“Good morning, Claressa, it’s Charlie Spencer. How are you today?” greeted Charlie.
“I’m doing great, Charlie, how are you?” she answered.
“I’m good, but I’m hoping you can help me out.”
“I’ll try, what do you need?”
“We brought in a couple of nights ago, no name, but blonde curly hair. She was high on something. Do you know who I’m talking about?”
“Oh, yes, Amorette, lovely girl,” said Claressa. “She did great and was released this morning. She’ll be fine. Nice of you to worry about her. We all get so jaded in our line of work, nice to know someone cares.”
“I can’t believe she’s been released already,” said Charlie, feeling his heart sink. Now he had no way to find her, Claressa might bend the rules for him a bit, but there was no way she was going to give him Amorette’s home address. He thought about the crazy way Amorette had acted and needed a reason to get his mind off of her. “Claressa, I know you’ve got all kinds of privacy laws to abide by and I’d usually never ask you to break the rules for me….” He paused.

“But,” encouraged Claressa.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

****Native American Animal Symbol ******






June 21 - July 21
Woodpeckers are usually the most nuturing of all the Native American animal symbols. The consummate listener, totally empathic and understanding, the Woodpecker is the one to have on your side when you need support. Of course, they make wonderful parents, and equally wonderful friends and partners. Another proverbial feather in the Woodpeckers cap is the tendency to be naturally frugal, resourceful, and organized. In a nurturing environment the Woodpecker is of course caring, devoted, and very romantic. Left to his/her own devices the Woodpecker can be possessive, angry, jealous, and spiteful.


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Friday, June 23, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 9

She looked at the arrow and her heart ached. She just wanted a little bit of love, just a taste. Her mind raced with excuses she could use to justify her actions with the elders and then it hit her. She would use Tris.
He was a powerful cupid and the elders wanted to keep him happy. He had made it very clear that she would make him happy. She would find her love in the world of the mortals and when it was over she would promise to couple with Tris. He would have his cherubs to carry on his bloodline and she would only be banished to a life with Tris instead of in the outer world.
Before she could change her mind, Amorette reached up and pricked the tip of her finger with the golden arrow. A thick red drop of blood oozed out of the wound and Amorette felt her head spin as she fell back onto the mattress and the world went dark.


Chapter 4


Thoughts of a barren wasteland filled Amorette’s mind. She felt as if she were swimming through a pool of drabby grey clouds.
“Miss?” A voice filled her head and she fought to find the source.
“Come on Miss, that’s it, just open your eyes,” the voice continued to speak in a gentle voice, like a father trying to wake his child from a nasty nightmare. “You’re okay, Miss. Just open your eyes.”
Amorette squinted her eyes open and was met with a dazzling pair of blue eyes. Her heart leapt for joy as a euphoria wash over her in a wave of warmth and excitement.
This is love, she thought, but her head seemed to swim in a turbulent sea as pain rushed through her temples. She felt drunk and hungover at the same time.
“Miss?” fingers snapped at her and she focused back onto the dazzling blue eyes. The warmth came back and the headache faded, but the drunk sensation stayed.
“I love you,” said Amorette, reaching up to caress his cheek. “Let’s have babies.”
The man looked over and Amorette followed his gaze to what looked to be a homeless man.
“What’s she on?” asked the blue-eyed man to the homeless man.
“I don’t know,” said the homeless man. “I just found her sleeping on my bed like Goldilocks and thought I better call the EMTs.”
“It’s cupid’s arrow,” answered Amorette, reaching up to caress the blue-eyed EMT’s cheek. “We’re destined for love.”
The EMT looked to his partner this time. “Cupid’s Arrow? Is that a new street name for ecstasy or something, Greg?”
Greg shrugged. “I’ve never heard of it, Charlie. We should take her in. No telling what the new drug is laced with.”
Charlie nodded and looked at Amorette. “Can you tell me your name?”
“Mrs. Charlie,” she said with a giggle.
He smiled and let out a chuckle himself, “All right Mrs. Charlie, we’re going to get you onto the gurney and take you to the hospital.” He looked down at the arrow, Amorette still clung in her hand. “But you’re going to have to leave that prop here, we don’t allow anything sharp in the rig.”
He reached for it and Amorette instinctively jerked it away, causing the tip of arrow to slice Charlie’s palm. Charlie flung his hand back and looked at it as if expecting to see a cut or blood, upon finding no wounds, he looked at Amorette.

Her head began to swirl again as Charlie stared at her. For just a moment they were the only two people in the room and Amorette had to fight the urge to reach up and kiss him.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 8

Amorette gave Gerwyn an ornery smile. “I bet you say that to all the women you try to pick up in the bar.”
Gerwyn laughed lightly. “I have to admit, I don’t pick up women in bars very often, but if there’s a beautiful lady, I make it a point to let her know I think she’s lovely. But I have to say Amorette….” He gently brushed a hair off her cheek. “I get the feeling you’re not like other women. I know I’ve just met you but there’s something about you I just can’t put my finger on. All I know is I’d like to get to know you better.”
Amorette’s heart raced as she looked into Gerwyn’s eyes. She knew they were pretending for Todd’s sake, but she couldn’t help but long for someone to speak to her as Gerwyn was. She wanted someone to be drawn to her, to believe in a connection before they even met. Her heart not only desired it, but needed it.
“Wow,” said Todd, breaking Amorette out of her thoughts. “That was amazing. Holy cow, I’m a straight guy but I totally want to give you my number.”
Gerwyn grabbed his drink and sat back in the booth. “See it’s not about pickup lines, it’s about talking to the lady like a real person, like you’re genuinely interested in her as a whole, and make sure you are before you talk to her or she’ll see right through. Women are not fish to be caught, they are someone you can share your soul with.”
Amorette stood, her heart pounding so hard it threatened to burst right out of her body. “I’m sorry I have to go.”
She didn’t wait for a response from Gerwyn or Todd, but ran out of the bar. She looked down the street, hoping to find some place to hide. She knew her friend would come after her. Gerwyn was a cupid and a gentleman, but she didn’t want to talk to him. She didn’t want one more person telling her that love was something that cupids weren’t allowed to have. She couldn’t stand the thought of her oldest and dearest friend acknowledging the thing her heart most desired was impossible.
She spotted an abandoned warehouse and bolted down the alley to it as she heard Gerwyn call her name.  As she approached the building she noticed one of the doors had been pried open a little, she shimmied inside and hoped that Gerwyn hadn’t seen her and if he had that he would be too big to get through the opening.
She wandered away from the door, hoping to find a spot away from the door where she could just think and not hear Gerwyn looking for her. Walking into a back office she found a mattress on the floor. It looked dusty and worn, but she didn’t see any questionable stains. She sat down and sighed heavily. She knew she shouldn’t have run out on Gerwyn like that, but she also knew she could explain it to him later and that he would not only accept her apology but understand.
She pulled a golden arrow out of her quiver and fingered it gently.
She thought of everything Gerwyn had said to her during Todd’s lesson. Pretend or not, Gerwyn had made her heart stir in a way it never had. She knew she wasn’t feeling romantic for her friend, but for what his words had represented.

She looked at the arrow and her heart ached. She just wanted a little bit of love, just a taste. Her mind raced with excuses she could use to justify her actions with the elders and then it hit her. She would use Tris. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

~ ~ Pearl History & Lore ~ ~


~Pearls ~ Pearl  " Ocean Magic "I am the symbol of integrity, purity, and grace.  If you choose to live with intensity, commitment and love, then I will be your symbol of self- awareness, for I effuse you with emotional growth and readiness.




People across the globe have prized and harvested pearls for at least 6,000 years. Evidence of pearl cultivation goes back to at least the 13th century CE. The search for the perfect pearl has continued for centuries. In ancient times, the expense of perfect pearls gave rise to a curious spell for increasing wealth. The caster would select a particularly fine pearl, infuse it with the desire for riches, and then throw it away into a rubbish heap. The idea behind this sympathetic magic practice was that someone who could throw away pearls was rich indeed.
The rarity and expense of pearls also contributed to some common expressions still used today. In The Bible, Matthew 7:6 admonishes against throwing “pearls before swine,” wasting what is valuable on fruitless endeavors. We still commonly refer to precious advice and counsel as “pearls of wisdom.” In the millennia before perliculture, pearls were very hard to find and harvest. When wisdom is given, treasure it like a rare pearl.
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Friday, June 16, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 7

“Beauty isn’t everything, that’s for sure,” said Amorette.  
“Says the drop dead gorgeous blonde,” Todd said with a smile. “I know you’ve got to be tired.”
He looked at Amorette with expectations, but she just shook her head in confusion. “Why?”
Gerwyn reached out to stop him, but Todd said it anyway, “Because you’ve been running through my head all day.”
“I don’t get it.” Amorette looked at Gerwyn, her brow lifted. “Is that another one of those pickup lines you were telling me about?”
“I’m afraid so,” said Gerwyn. “See Todd, those cheesy lines are never going to work. It’s hard for a woman to take you seriously because those lines do not come from a serious place. Now, Amorette and I are going to pretend that we don’t know each other. Up until this moment, I’ve been paying attention and so I know she’s a kind, interesting soul and someone I would like to get to know better. Todd just pretend you’re the bartender.”
Amorette scooted away from Gerwyn and looked in the direction of the door. Gerwyn had never used her as an example before and she found herself excited to see what he had to say. Gerwyn was a cupid, but he seemed to understand the mortals more than most cupids, even Amorette. She now understood it was because he practiced what he was preaching to Todd and paid attention to how the mortals acted both in and out of love.
“Hello,” Gerwyn said to Amorette.
“Hi,” she replied, looking at him.
“What are you drinking? It looks good,” asked Gerwyn.
“Whiskey sour,” Amorette replied, taking a sip, doing her best to act uninterested in Gerwyn.
Gerwyn signaled to Todd as the pretend bartender. “Could I get a whiskey sour and another for the lovely lady, please?”
“She is lovely, in fact …,” said Todd, playing his role as the bartender. Gerwyn put his finger to his lips signaling to Todd that his role as the bartender should be a silent one.
“Thank you,” Amorette said to Gerwyn as Todd placed pretend drinks in front of them.
“My pleasure,” he said as he extended his hand. “I’m Gerwyn.”
Amorette took it as she said her name. Gerwyn shook her hand ever so slightly and then smiled as he gently rubbed his thumb over her hand. “It is a pleasure to meet you, Amorette.”
“Likewise,” said Amorette.
His smile grew and he chuckled at himself, if Amorette didn’t know any better she would have sworn he made himself blush as he said, “This is going to sound like a total cheesy pick up line, but do you come here often?”
Even though Amorette knew it was a pick up line, she couldn’t help but laugh with him. He was being so relaxed and vulnerable, that she could see why a girl wouldn’t roll her eyes at the line. It didn’t hurt that Gerwyn was incredibly easy to look at. Mortals weren’t the only ones who notices his flawless mocha skin and his eyes the color of chocolate. He kept his head cleanly shaven, which accented his broad jaw line and phenomenal cheek bones
“Actually, I do,” said Amorette, answering his question. “It’s got great atmosphere, it’s not too loud, and the bartender’s a nice guy.” She gave Todd a wink, causing him to genuinely blush.
“This is my first time here,” said Gerwyn, “and I have to admit I really like it, especially the company. I hope I’m not being too forward, but you are an extremely beautiful woman.”
Amorette gave Gerwyn an ornery smile. “I bet you say that to all the women you try to pick up in the bar.”

Gerwyn laughed lightly. “I have to admit, I don’t pick up women in bars very often, but if there’s a beautiful lady, I make it a point to let her know I think she’s lovely. But I have to say Amorette….” He gently brushed a hair off her cheek. “I get the feeling you’re not like other women. I know I’ve just met you but there’s something about you I just can’t put my finger on. All I know is I’d like to get to know you better.”

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Native American Animal Symbol

If you were born ~
May 21 - June 20 
Your Native American Animal Symbol is the Deer or Stage ~





This Native American animal symbol is the muse of the zodiac. The Deer is inspiring lively and quick-witted. With a tailor-made humor, the Deer has a tendency to get a laugh out of anyone. Excellent ability for vocalizing, the Deer is a consummate conversationalist. This combined with his/her natural intelligence make the Deer a must-have guest at dinner parties. Always aware of his/her surroundings, and even more aware of his/her appearance, the Deer can be a bit self-involved. However, the Deer's narcissism is overlooked because of his/her congeniality and affability. In a supportive environment the Deer's natural liveliness and sparkly personality radiate even more. He/she is an inspiring force in any nurturing relationship. Left to his/her own devices the Deer can be selfish, moody, impatient, lazy, and two-faced. 


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 6

“Excuse me, sir,” said Gerwyn, stopping the man. “Care to join us for a drink?”
The man looked around before pointing to himself in confusion.
“Yes, you,” said Gerwyn, holding up his hands in a peaceful gesture. “Look, it’s nothing weird. We just want to talk and if you don’t like what we have to say, you get a free drink, and we’ve just wasted a little bit of your time is all. What do you say?”
The man shrugged and came over. Gerwyn stood and shook the man’s hand. “I’m Gerwyn and this lovely lady is my friend, Amorette.”
“I’m Todd,” said the man. “Gosh, you guys have some odd names.”
“They’re old family names,” explained Gerwyn, “and ironically they both mean love.”
“Why is that ironic?” asked Todd.
The waitress brought over three drinks and placed them on the table.
“Thanks Kerri,” said Gerwyn with a wink. Kerri the waitress smiled and winked back before attending to her other tables.
“Wow,” said Todd, “you didn’t even have to order.”
“That’s because I’m in here all the time and Kerri not only knows me, she likes me,” stated Gerwyn. “And the reason our names are ironic is because we would like to help you find love.”
Todd held up his drink and let loose a little chuckle. “Well I barely know you and I like you, so I get it. Thanks for the drink man, but I don’t need any help in the love department. I’ve got it handled.”
“Do you?” asked Gerwyn with a tilt of the head, “because Todd, one of the reasons Amorette and I like to frequent this bar is to people watch and we couldn’t help but notice what happened with woman at the bar.”
Todd’s cheek flushed. “Not my best moment.”
“Look,” said Gerwyn, “you want some pointers I’ll happily give them. If you don’t then we can just sit here, enjoy our drinks, and talk about anything else.”
Todd leaned in close. “Can I be honest?”
“Of course,” said Amorette, “you’re among friends here.”
“This is very weird, but I actually could use some help. I have no idea how to talk to women,” confessed Todd.
Gerwyn rubbed his hands together and smiled. “Good, okay, first things first pay attention. Don’t be a stalker and stare at her, but watch the woman with her friends and other people. See how she acts with them. Most women will either be totally comfortable with their friends or they’ll be trying to put on a show making sure the whole room knows they’re the pack leader. Now, I look at you Todd and I see a real guy. Not some jerk trying to make sure the whole room is watching him, just a decent man looking for a lady to settle down with eventually. You don’t have time for a show, you want the real deal.”
“True,” said Todd nodding with excitement. “What do I do if the lady catches me looking?”
“Just give her a little smile,” said Gerwyn. He looked at Amorette and gave her the slightest of smiles, but she felt her stomach flutter at the simple gesture.
“So let me tell you,” continued Gerwyn. “You dodged a bullet when that woman walked away. She wasn’t showing her true self. Sure she was beautiful, but we watched her chastise one of her friends, to the point that the friend had to excuse herself to the restroom because she was so upset. So pay attention and make sure the girl is worth your love.”
“Beauty isn’t everything, that’s for sure,” said Amorette.  
“Says the drop dead gorgeous blonde,” Todd said with a smile. “I know you’ve got to be tired.”
He looked at Amorette with expectations, but she just shook her head in confusion. “Why?”

Gerwyn reached out to stop him, but Todd said it anyway, “Because you’ve been running through my head all day.”

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Pearl ~ History & Lore





Pearls, 
especially Freshwater varieties, can occur in varied and unusual but beautiful shapes. However, soft white lustrous orbs, more commonly found among Saltwater, have become an idealized standard. Of course, this shape strongly evokes The Moon. Not surprisingly, many cultures have made lunar associations with pearls. These connections are further reinforced with The Moon’s symbolic association with the watery domain where pearls are born. In ancient Vedic texts, the pearl is born of The Earth’s waters and the heaven’s powers, fertilized by a flash of lightning. It’s considered to be the daughter of The Moon. In Western cultures, the pearl has astrological associations with the planet Venus. Like pearls, the goddess of love came from the sea.

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Give Me Love ~ Part 5

Amorette pulled out an arrow and looked it at longingly. “Well you’re going to have to. It’s not like I can poke you with this and make you love me in the way I desire.”
Tris lowered his brows. “Don’t do anything stupid, you know the punishment is banishment.”
“It’s a silly rule,” stated Amorette as she shoved the arrow back into her quiver.
“Even silly rules have to be followed.”



Chapter 3


The waitress brought over another round of drinks and Amorette thanked her before sliding backing into the cushioned seat and letting out a loud sigh. “This day, ugh.”
Her friend, Gerwyn, followed her lead and she rested her head on his shoulder.
“Come on, now,” said Gerwyn. “It can’t be that bad.”
“Any afternoon spent with Tris lecturing me is that bad,” said Amorette.
“He can lecture all he wants,” said Gerwyn. “The elders have been very clear, you don’t have to couple until you’re ready and if you’re never ready Tris will just have to deal.”
“I’m afraid ‘dealing’ is not a strong suite of Tris’s,” said Amorette. “He’s going to bug me until I agree out of sheer exhaustion.”
“He’s probably counting on that,” Gerwyn said with a sly smile.
“Why couldn’t I be coupled with you,” Amorette whined. “At least I like you.”
“Oh girl, you know you love me,” said Gerwyn giving her a wink.
Amorette gave him a smile. Gerwyn had been her oldest and dearest friend since they were cherubs. They did love each other, but it was the kind of love shared between friends that became family.
“I do,” said Amorette. She leaned forward and looked around the room. “Guess we should get to work.”
“Oh yes, we’ve got to meet those quotas,” said Gerwyn sarcasm dripping from his voice. He picked up his drink and pointed it towards a guy at the bar, trying to hook up with a girl. “See that right there is why we’re needed. He’s a good guy, but he’s got no game.”
“And how do you know so much about game?” asked Amorette. “It’s not like you pick up women on a nightly basis.”
“We’ve been doing this for centuries and you’re telling me you haven’t picked up on what lines work and what doesn’t?” asked Gerwyn.
“I don’t usually listen to their words, but their auras,” explained Amorette.
Gerwyn smiled. “You are an old soul Amorette, even older than we actually are.” He nodded his head in the direction of the man again. “He’s just asked that gorgeous woman if it hurt when she fell out of Heaven.”
“And of course she’s looking at him all weird, because that doesn’t even make sense,” said Amorette.
“Oh, but it does,” Gerwyn said with a smile, “because she’s an angel.”
Amorette rolled her eyes. “And that’s why she’s walking away. I get it and you’re right, he has no game.”
“So let’s do what cupids should do and help him out.”
Amorette’s eyes grew. “So you’re going to hit her with an arrow so she’ll like him?”
Gerwyn chuckled. “No, I read the auras too and that match would be a disaster for him. She would lead him around on a string and he would do anything she asked, without question.” He shook his head. “No, what I’m gonna do is teach him how to talk to a woman, but I’ll need your help.”
“Okay,” said Amorette with a smile, “Sure, I’ll play your ‘game’.”
The man starts to walk by their table towards the door.
“Excuse me, sir,” said Gerwyn, stopping the man. “Care to join us for a drink?”
The man looked around before pointing to himself in confusion.

“Yes, you,” said Gerwyn, holding up his hands in a peaceful gesture. “Look, it’s nothing weird. We just want to talk and if you don’t like what we have to say, you get a free drink, and we’ve just wasted a little bit of your time is all. What do you say?”