Victoria had never been good at keeping a secret. Especially someone else's secret. Especially when it was one as juicy as this. But she'd given her word, and that had to count for something. Didn't it?
But it was a good secret! No, she mustn't tell!
Victoria pondered the consequences of breaking Karen's trust for what seemed like the hundredth time.
The phone rang. The caller ID indicated that it was Vernon, Victoria's brother. If anyone would need to know the secret, it would be Vernon.
The moment of truth had arrived. Victoria answered the phone hastily and skipped the formalities.
"Vernon, your girlfriend Karen's name used to be Kenneth. Goodbye."
She slammed down the phone and instantly cursed herself. The tears flowed soon afterwards.
Things were about to get very awkward.