Loan Some: Off-Off-Off Broadway by Rachel K. Barclay

Loan Some: Off-Off-Off Broadway by Rachel K. Barclay

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Previously… Aspiring actress turned undercover Loan Some employee, Beth, found herself on her first assignment: to pose as a dog owner and yell, “Objection!” at a dog wedding for animal rights activist, Eliza Eldridge. After sharing a heated and humiliating exchange with the most attractive man she’s ever laid eyes on, she discovered that she must sit next to him at the wedding. To add to the drama, he’s just revealed that he plans to yell ‘Object’ at the wedding too, but why…? 

Episode 4

A wave of panic surged through her chest. If this guy yelled ‘Objection’ before her, would her first gig with Loan Some be a complete fail?

He ducked his head close to her ear. “You do know who that is, right?” His eyes zeroed in on the woman in the black sun hat, who was pursing her red lips while thoughtfully surveying the crowd.

“No.”

“I knew you weren’t a dog owner,” he hissed.

“Excuse me? You don’t know anything about me.”

He rolled his eyes. “If you were really invited to this wedding, you’d know who Prudence is.” He looked at Beth expectantly. “Prudence? Owner of Pepper — a top-ranked Yorki, who is only second to Millie, the other Yorki up there — and also the evil operator of one of the most vicious puppy mills in existence? Ring a bell?”

“You’re yelling Object because of her puppy mill?” she asked with a frown.

“Don’t act like you aren’t planning on doing the same thing,” he accused.

“What? I’m doing no such thing!”

A crooked grin reemerged on his freckled face. “And I’m right.”

She crossed her arms. “Listen, I don’t even see how the wedding and puppy mill are related.”

He pointed to the pink-faced, nervous looking bow-tied man standing next to Prudence. “Mr. Barnes has agreed to allow Millie and Pepper to breed in honor of the wedding.” He lowered his voice. “And to also to rake in some major dough. Put the world’s two top-ranked Yorki’s together, you’re talking millions for just one flippin’ litter of pups, which will make Prudence’s puppy mill even more lucrative and popular.”

She looked toward the woman just in time to see her speedily marching toward them, a curious looking Yorki with a cocked head nestled under her arm. “What are you doing here?” she demanded.

At first, Beth thought she was talking to the man, and then realized the accusation was directed at her.

“Oh, I’m a guest of Millie’s” she quickly stammered.

Prudence’s lips twitched in suspicious agitation. “No….I know you.”

She had to admit that Prudence did look vaguely familiar, but she was almost certain they’d never met. She sank lower in her seat, tightening her grip on Roxie’s leash. “I don’t think so…” As the words spilled out of her mouth, a flicker of recognition swept across Prudence’s face.

“You’re that actor, who stole my sister’s part last year.”

Beth felt the air catch in her throat. The recognition clicked. She was staring at her arch nemesis, Sandra Chorviskosky’s, nose and eyes on a broader, more rounded, prettier face — her sister’s face.

“I didn’t invite you,” Prudence snapped. “Sandra!” she called.

Beth felt the blood drain from her face. How was she going to explain her way out of this one? Not only was she going to lose her job, she was going to have to face a gloating Sandra Chorviskosky, who would take morbid delight upon discovering her new role playing gig.

“Now wait,” a voice called. “I invited her.” ”Vote below on what will happen next or if reading by email click view poll.

 

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