Alexis glanced at her computer screen. She had received a few emails in the last couple minutes, none that she really wanted to answer. Glancing at the clock, she saw that it was 2:45. She was only 5 minutes walking distance from ‘The Long Ride’, but she figured with everyone in town on Fridays, it would take her 15 minutes to get there.

She clicked off her monitor and decided to call it a day. Unfurling her feet from under her, she slid her feet back into her black Christian Louboutin pumps. Her one weakness was beautiful shoes: Choo, Blahnik, Louboutin, Weitzman, Dior, her closet was filled with designers from all over the world. She planned her outfit around the pair of shoes she was craving that morning. Valerie always teased her that if it weren’t for her shoe collection, she would have no vices. Alex didn’t drink too much, had only ever tried a cigarette once (it made her choke) and didn’t gamble.

She finished tidying up her desk and walked out of her office.  It was a beautiful spring day, and she couldn’t wait to see who was out and about.