Predictably, Brandy’s virtual love interests, Jeremy and Jacob, also were identical. She met them both on "Date a Double," the premium dating sight for twins. Today for the first time, the four of them—counting her own imaginary twin—planned to meet face-to-face at a Starbucks.
As she drove into the coffee shop’s parking lot where they agreed to hook-up, Brandy began to felt feverish and clammy. It’s one thing to roleplay at home, she thought to herself, but Jeremy and Jacob will never believe Ginger took ill at the last moment and skipped this long-anticipated rendezvous.
Regardless, Brandy forced herself to enter the Starbucks, order a latte, take a seat, and wait for the brothers’ arrival. Suddenly, she heard footsteps behind her and turned to meet an approaching figure.
“Hi! I’m Jeremy. Are you Ginger or Brandy?”
“Oh? Where’s Ginger? I’ve something I gotta confess to both of you.”
“Though eager to meet you and Jacob in person, she had an anxiety attack before we left. Still, she insisted I come here alone.”
“I’m sorry to hear that,” Jeremy sighed.
“Jacob’s my imaginary twin brother—useful for roleplaying on social networks like Date a Double.”
“Humm, I see,” Brandy replied, feeling a bit uncomfortable and at the same time, relieved with her situation.
“You seem quite nice, Brandy.”
“I suppose, Jeremy, although—"
Jeremy interrupted her. “I’m sorry if the words that passed between you and Jacob—who doesn’t exist—hurt you. I never should have written them.”
“I’ll live,” she smiled, looking deep into her coffee to hide embarrassment.
“One final thing, Brandy.”
“When you get home, please tell Ginger, your sister, that I think we’ve got chemistry, and look forward to meeting her in person.”