HOUSE CALL

Elena sat nervously paging through her magazine for the tenth time while her husband, Tom, said, "Try to relax, babe, he'll be here, don't worry, it's not even eight o'clock yet!!!" "I know," she replied with a shiver, "but I've looked forward to this day for so long I just hope nothing goes wrong to spoil it!!!" "What could possibly go wrong," Tom asked softly, "everything's set!?!" "What if he hates me," she replied fearfully, "I mean what if I don't excite him!?!" "You're nuts," her husband replied quickly, "he's gonna adore you, hon, now just take it easy, all right!?!" After giving her husband a small smile she replied softly, "Okay, baby, I'll try, but it won't be easy!!!" Elena actually began reading one of the articles in her magazine, so she kinda got lost in thought, when out of the blue the front doorbell rang, practically making her jump out of her skin while whispering hoarsely, "There he is, you answer it!!!"

Tom chuckled under his breath while making his way to the front door, and he had to admit that even he was a little edgy about the whole thing, so after taking a deep breath he pulled open the door and said, "Hi, you must be, Lincoln, I'm Tom Noble, please come in!!!" Lincoln Collier stepped into the foyer of the Noble's house and after extending his hand said, "It's nice to meet you, Tom, nice place you've got here!!!" "Thanks," Tom replied after shaking Lincoln's hand and leading him into the living room to meet his wife, "Elena, this is Lincoln Collier!!!" "It's nice to meet you Elena," the large black man said while flashing a million dollar smile, "and believe me, your pictures don't do you justice!!!" "Thanks, Lincoln," she replied while turning six shades of red, "you're not so bad yourself, say, how about a drink!?!" "That's a good idea," Tom replied quickly, "why don't I get the drinks while you two get better acquainted!?!" "That's fine by me," Lincoln replied, "how about a bourbon on the rocks!?!" "Okay, one burbon on the rocks coming up," Tom replied, "and your usual, babe," he asked Elena!?! "Uh, yeah," she replied while givng Lincoln the once over, that will be just fine!!!"

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