- My friend, Eve, was dating a great guy named Rick (handsome doctor from Beverly Hills) and wanted to introduce me to his brother. However, my sixth sense told me to not do it. I explained to myself that at that moment, I didn’t have the time or the desire. Instead, I offered my best friend to meet him. They met, they clicked, and they liked each other instantly. They were compatible in each and every aspect from sex to signs of horoscopes, from viewpoints on everything to food and drinks. Let’s call them Ann and Dave.
Dave came from a wealthy family and had an amazing job. Ann was very hard working, but she came from another country without money. She did not have a rich family or good connections. Her only assets were looks, brains, and a strong desire to study and work in order to accomplish a better, happy life. The only difference they had was a national background, but it didn’t seem like an issue or a reason for a break up.
Ann and Dave became inseparable best friends and lovers. Dave introduced Ann to his family and everyone seemed to like her instantly. After they were together for a year, Dave lost his high profile job. Ann was there for him from the first minute.
At the same time, things between my other friends, Eve and Dave’s brother, Rick, weren’t going that well either. Even though they were in love, Rick was seeing her as fun and was searching for someone more accomplished and rich to settle down with.
Three years flew by; Ann and Dave fell more and more in love. At the same time, Rick broke up with Eve and married Beth (“I don’t care how I look”, but accomplished Stanford graduate doctor). Beth hated Ann on the spot, because Ann was beautiful, lovely, fun, and especially because Dave was deeply in love with her. Dave still didn’t have a job and refused to ask his family for help so Ann and Dave learned how to live on a shoe string budget.
Dave decided to “pop the question” before Valentine’s Day. He was so excited when he went to his parents to discuss it. “It’s not going to happen,” was his mom’s verdict, “she is illegal and her ex boyfriend is in the mafia.” “There are plenty of other fish in the sea,” said his sister who had pretended to be Ann’s best friend for years. She also didn’t hesitate to accept Ann’s gifts on each and every holiday. “We have to check her background in an embassy first,” said Dave’s father. “Also, she is poor. All she can offer is her mediocre salary.” “We are coming from different national backgrounds,” Dave’s parents tried to convince him.
After Ann called me that night in tears, I honestly thought that the break up was on the way. I didn’t want to upset her, but I was patiently waiting for her to pack and come cry on my shoulder. I was ready to help her heal a broken heart. However, things turned around unexpectedly.
Dave really loved Ann. He stood up for her. He went against his family’s will. He bought a beautiful ring and proposed. He told his family that they have no other choice but to accept Ann. Otherwise, they would lose him forever. Dave behaved like a real man.
Two weeks later, Ann found out that all the rumors came from Beth because she wanted Ann out. Beth was jealous because neither her degrees nor her high paid doctor practice could bring her and Rick closer. Each and every person who knew Rick admitted that he looked lost and unhappy. He didn’t have sparks in his eyes like he used to have with Eve.
Who said that life does not usually turn into a fairy tale? Dave made his parents apologize to Ann. The wedding day is set. Ann is looking for the wedding dress and after I saw her trying one out, I have to admit that she will look like a real Princess who found her Prince Charming. Oh, and Dave found a great job. They will be living happily ever after!