Lucien picked up the phone and said, “Hello, this is Lucien.”
No one answered.
Curious, Lucien set the phone down, then looked at the call display. The number was there, so he pressed call back.
“Hi, I just received a call from this number?” Lucien said.
“That’s odd. No one here called.”
“Huh. So you’re not looking for a Lucien?”
“Nope. But you sound nice, which is good.”
“Oh thanks,” Lucien said with a smile. “You sound quite friendly yourself!”
“Thank you! How are you today?”
“I’m fine. A bit sleepy, but you know how it can be.”
“I do. I didn’t sleep very well last night, I kept getting these odd phone calls.”
“Yeah, I had that the other night.”
“Very. Anyway, I guess there was some misconnection or something, so sorry to bother.”
“No problem! Hey, what are you doing tonight?”
“Umm…nothing, why?” Lucien asked.
“Some friends and I are going out for a birthday dinner, want to join?”
“Oh, happy birthday! And, umm…sure?”
“Great, it’ll be at La Trattoria. Oh! My name is Jamie, by the way.”
“Well, I’ll see you at La Trattoria then, Jamie. What time?”
“See you then.”
Lucien hung up, then wondered why he had agreed to that. Well, no matter, he thought. New friends are always of value.