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Caitlyn raised an apple martini to her friends in toast. The two best friends a girl could have, they remained the only two people in the world that knew her secret.
She smiled. "To New Year's resolu--"
"Caitlyn, hon', it ain't even Christmas 'til tomorrow." Valerie smiled and downed another tequila shot.
Caitlyn squirmed in her seat, determined to get this out regardless of how uncomfortable it was. "I realize that, Val. But I have a resolution and I wanted you guys to be the first to know."
She swallowed hard, two sets of eyes glued to her. Which was a funny picture when she thought about it. A giggle bubbled up at the thought of eyes literally glued to her person. Maybe she'd had enough to drink tonight.
Caitlyn shook her head and refocused on her announcement. She'd done little else than think about her secret dilemma since the death of her mother four months ago. Making this decision scared her silly, and the announcement thereof, that she was stalling in a very deliberate fashion. She took a deep breath, and the entire sentence gushed out.
"I intend to divest myself of my stupid cumbersome virginity by midnight New Year's Eve or die trying."