This week with Arlene and Jeff:
...Eileen looked first at one, then the other. "This is way beyond an apology, ladies. I'm beginning to be a little concerned. Oh, I really enjoyed our visit at the restaurant, and yeah, I wanted to continue our talk, but why should the Wainwrights insist on their driver making certain a total stranger gets home safely, no matter how late? Things just aren't adding up. I need to know what's going on, or I'm out of here."
A jolt of worry surged through Kathy. She couldn't just blurt out that they were looking for another wife for Bill. At this point, she couldn't even tell her that both she and Jill were Bill's wives. She could just imagine how Eileen would react to that little tidbit of information.
Jill reached over to put a hand lightly on Eileen's, and in a slightly teasing voice, "We're not here to seduce you, or kidnap you, although we do have an agenda." Then with a voice a little more serious, "Please let us tell you about it in our own way. But first, we need to get to know each other - all of us. You, of course, are free to leave any time you wish, but we implore you to stay and chat with us. We both sincerely believe it would be to your very distinct advantage to do so."...
Have a goodun;