“We're late. Get a move on. Oh, come on, you can't back out now.” Cherry nudged her boyfriend. “It will be fun, we'll enjoy it. How often do we get a chance to dress up like this?”
The fancy dress birthday party was being held at Clancy's; a licenced club on the north side of town, that had been rented out for the occasion.
Sam had gone dressed as a fireman, and Cherry a nurse. It was Sally Ling's party; Cherry's boss who had arranged the party. She'd wanted to do something different for her birthday, to show her employees that she wasn't the dragon they all thought.
At the door they were greeted by a maid, who checked their invitation and pointed Cherry and Sam in the direction of a room where the party was taking place.
“Most of the others have arrived,” she said. “You'll be given a welcome drink and there is a bar. Food and music will come later. Eat, drink and enjoy. The host will be down shortly.
“Mmm,I'll have to get you a french maid outfit,” said Sam. She's gorgeous!”
“Shh. She might hear. I recognized her in a flash as my boss.”