The beginnings

She just stood there, starring at me with that look that i knew so well…I was trying to guess what she felt, it may be anger, pain, dissapoindment…A few days ago she was telling me her story, we were crying together when she fond out that the man of her dreams was nothing but a lie. It happends all the time when you’re having a virtual relationship…people are not what they seem to be…I said those words with all the compassion and regret i could feel for her.And now…

Finaly, she broke the silence:

-You know what, is your life…you can do whatever you want…but Aly, you do that all the time!

-What do you mean? What am i doing all the time?

-I know you for…how many years? 10? Or more? Every time someone is telling you not to do something, you just jump on! And you know what? Maybe you should be more wise this time. You’re 28 and acting like 15 sometimes…

-Look, i was just curious about…I read all i could find about this game…

-Is not a game! she interrupted my speach, Aly, don’t do that, is evil, is devil’s creation! You said you read about…did you heard how many people got hurt for “playing” Second Life? Do you know how many relashionships has been broken? People fall in love there, Aly, i know i did it…And look at me now, you like this? You wanna feel this pain?

-I wont take it so seriously, believe me. I dont even have time, running this agency is more that i can handle…I just wanna see how is it…After all, i can always close the acount, if i dont like it.

-Oh, you’ll like Second Life! You’ll wake up only when is too late…And Peter? Did you even think about him?

-I will tell him all about, is not a secret…You know, we have a very open relationship…

-I know he loves you, enough to do whatever you want…Maybe you dont realise how much he helped you…are you ready to throw away all? And for what? For being curious? God! Alicia, you’re sometimes like a spoiled princess…

-Ok, i know is your pain who’s talking now. I think i heard enough…Maybe we’ll talk some more when you’ll be in a better mood.

-Aly, please, forget this! Talk to Peter, he’ll tell you the same…You’re on your way to hell and you don’t even realise…

With these words, she left my office, without even saying good bye. The day was about to be over, i overlooked on the preparatives for the next casting…It’s almost 3 years since i stopped being a model…sometimes i miss the glamour, the cat walks, the excitement…Of course, my work now is much more important…

I stopped in front od the mirror to check my make up. One final touch of blush and it’s perfect…

One hour later my first Second Life account was already created.

(to be continued)

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