Randy leaned back comfortably in his wife’s body. It felt so good to be a woman even if for only a short while. He watched Elly from across the room adjusting to his body. Or was it nervousness? Who knows? All Randy cares about is the week he gets to spend in Elly’s body.
“Stop pacing, Elly.”
Elly came over in Randy’s muscular body and sat in front of him as he leaned back in the wicker chair. “Sorry.”
“Something bothering you?” Randy chalked it up to nerves, but was beginning to wonder.
“Kindof,” Elly fidgeted. “You know we still have two days left in each others’ bodies.” Randy nodded. “Well, we have the time set when we go in to TG Incorporated and switch back.”
“Of course I do,” Randy said. “I set the appointment. We have a sixteen hour window to switch back or we stay as we are. We turn in our tickets, we step in the swapping chamber and the computer does the rest. No big deal. Been done thousands of times before around the world.”
Elly bowed her head. “What’s wrong?” Randy touched Elly’s cheek with his feminine hand. “We can always have another week in each others’ body once the waiting period is over.”
Elly shook her head. “You don’t understand. I lost the tickets.” It was hard for Randy to watch his body cry.
Randy was stunned. If they did not have their tickets they couldn’t switch back and if they missed the sixteen hour window they were stuck forever switched! Randy tried to remain calm and comfort his wife at the same time. They searched the house high and low to no avail. Finally the day came and the tickets were still AWOL. Then the sixteen hour window elapsed and Randy comforted Elly, “It will be okay. I can live in your body. I love you no matter what.”
Elly kissed Randy. When Randy left the room Elly pulled the tickets from her pocket and burned them.