Written by Tiffany Ball
Catriona Egan sat in her dressing room she was sharing with two
other girls in the Irish choral group she belonged to. To her
delight, they finally came to Baltimore, Maryland. She'd called her
friend Moya McMahon and let her know. Moya had asked if she could
bring two friends along to the performance. Cat had agreed, unaware
that it would change her life.
Moya, Meldrick and Mike walked into The Peabody's theater.
"How long have you and Catriona been friends?" Mike asked.
"Practically since we were bairns," she told him. "My parents took
us back and forth to Ireland as we grew up. Cat and I have always
kept in touch. You'll love her, I guarantee it."
Cat heard the MC announce her song and she walked onstage. She
scanned the crowd for Moya and her friends. She found them quickly.
Moya was sitting between two handsome men. Her hand was firmly
clasped in the hand of the black man sitting on the right side of
her. The guy was attractive, with a goatee that suited him. But it
was the blond man sitting on the other side of Moya that really got
her attention. Short blond hair and blue eyes that Cat lost herself
in. As she sang her song, she felt as though she were drowning in
his blue eyes.
Mike heard the MC announce that Catriona Egan would be singing and
playing the harp. He watched her come onstage, ready to see Moya's
childhood friend. His breath caught in his throat. This girl was
beautiful, with shoulder-length brown hair and warm brown eyes. Her
eyes met his and they stared at each other through her entire song.
After the concert, Moya, Meldrick and Mike went backstage to see
her. She came up to them and she and Mike hit it off instantly.
Meldrick noticed his partner being by Catriona's side the rest of the
evening. *That looks like the beginning of a beautiful friendship*