"Tell us about your boyfriend, Grace," Maria teased. "You did have a high school sweetheart, didn't you?"
"What did he look like?" Silvia inquired.
"He was just an average guy."
Lucy's drink was served and she took a gulp. "Next question, how old were you when you lost your virginity?"
As Grace opened her mouth, someone behind her spoke. "She was sixteen."
She recognized that voice and turned to find Andy standing behind her.
"What are you doing here?"
"Grace, aren't you going to introduce us?" Lucy said, standing.
"He's not worth an introduction." She turned back to the table.
"I'm Lucy Marlow and you are?" She extended her hand and took his.
"Andy Granger, Grace's high school sweetheart."
"And, apparently the man she lost her virginity to," Lucy said, still holding his hand. "Would you like to join us? We'd love to hear stories about our Grace."
"No, he wouldn't." Grace stared at Andy.
He apparently got the message. "No, I can't. I just wanted to stop by and say hello." He pulled away from Lucy's grasp and walked back to the bar where he joined his buddies.
"Pity," Lucy said, watching him walk away. "Grace, he's hot as hell. Was he that good-looking as a teenager?"
"We parted on bad terms, so I'd just as soon not talk about him."
"We understand," Silvia said.
"Now wait a minute. So, you have no interest in him?" Lucy asked.
"Then, you wouldn't mind if I went over and talked to him?"
Grace knew that meant Lucy would do everything she could to get him into bed tonight. But, what could she do? She had no claim to him, and, as soon as this weekend was over, she didn't plan on ever seeing him again. "Not at all. Talk to him all you want."
That's all Lucy needed to hear. She jumped up and sauntered over to the bar where Andy sat with his buddies.
"I can't believe you let her do that," Maria said. "You know what she has in mind."
"I have no feelings for him."
"That's not how it looked when you heard his voice behind you just now."
Grace looked over at Andy. Lucy already had her paws on him, rubbing his thigh, and his buddies looked like they were ready to pounce on her if given the chance. As she was turning her attention back to the table, she glanced at the door. "Look, James is here."