by Cristiano Caffieri
Penelope Simpson-Rowe was rich, beautiful and socially connected. Everyone thought she had everything a girl could desire and she did, that was until the day she found her boyfriend Danny Cooper f*cking her best friend.
She couldn’t believe a man she’d given sheltered to while he studied for his law degree; a man she’d given her virginity to; a man she’d blown off more times than she could count, would betray her and make her look a complete fool in front of her friends. The situation was made somewhat worse by the fact that they were doing it in her apartment, in the very bed they had spent so many intimate moments together. When she caught the pair naked and performing s*xual calisthenics she went berserk. She grabbed a riding crop from the top of her dresser and started to beat their ass’s until they screamed for mercy.
After a few minutes of ferocious slashing she let Mary Beth, her one time trusted confident, grab her clothes and run out of the building. She did not extend the same privilege to Danny. He was forced out of the door in the nude and she later threw most of his belongings out into the street while he shivered down below.
The next day he sent her roses, tried to speak to her on the phone and even arranged a singing telegram but as far as she was concerned it was all over. However, she still had the need for revenge. If Danny’s best friend Freddie Wooten had have been in town she would have offered herself to him for an evening of carnal adventures but he was skiing in Davos.
Just before dinner, that first night night alone, she decided to go to Peregrines, one of Danny’s favorite haunts, to see if some of his colleagues from college were there. Unfortunately the only ones she saw were accompanied by their girl friends or were so stoned on something or other that they could not serve her purpose. Feeling quite down in the dumps she left the bar.
Before she reached her car she was approached by a man requesting a couple of dollars for a meal. He wasn’t the average panhandler, in fact he was reasonably dressed, sounded quite educated and apart from the fact that he needed a shave he wasn’t bad looking.
“I’m sorry to bother ma’am but I haven’t eaten for a couple of days.”
She looked at him for a few seconds before she replied, then she said, “Hop in the car and I’ll take you for a meal.”