Blacktress is meeting her friend Shante Shannon for dinner at The Village Idiot, a gastro-pub on Melrose. For the first time in history, Blacktress is on time for a social outing. Shante calls to say she is stuck in traffic coming from the west side, and is going to be late. Go figure.
While Blacktress waits at the bar for her friend to arrive, she catches the eye of Brandon Henry, a thirty something in a button down and jeans. She buys his line. He buys her a Lemon drop martini. They engage in casual flirtatious banter.