written by Debbie Williamson
"Well Cupid," said Torn Heart. "Tomorrow is the big day."
"Yes," said Cupid. "Tomorrow I travel the world to pierce the hearts of many. You seem awfully excited, Torn Heart. Don't tell me that my journey may begin with you."
"You know that I am in love with Melanie," said Torn Heart.
"All I need is a little help from you, my good friend, to sway Melanie's heart in my direction."
"My friend," said Cupid. "I can only pierce the hearts of those who are truly in love. I don't doubt that you are in love with Melanie. It's her love for you that I am concerned with."
"If I was just given a chance," cried Torn Heart. "I know that Melanie could love me. Is there nothing that you could do to help me?"
Cupid was in an awkward position. There really wasn't much he could do to help his friend. If Melanie would only declare her love to Torn Heart, then Cupid could pierce the two and they would live happily ever after. However, Cupid knew that Melanie would never declare her love for Torn Heart. Yesterday, he had overheard a conversation between Melanie and her best friend, Stacey.
"I love Cupid," Melanie told Stacey.
"What am I going to do?" Cupid thought to himself. "I've got to get those two together, somehow. I can't have Melanie. I am to spread love with my arrows. I can't fall in love myself."
"Maybe I can do something," said Cupid aloud.
Cupid left Torn Heart's apartment and made his way through the City of Love to Melanie's apartment.
"Oh Cupid," blushed Melanie, as soon as she opened the door. "I am surprised to see you today. I wasn't expecting you until tomorrow."
"Look Melanie," said Cupid. "I've got to talk to you. Things can't go on the way they have been."
"Cupid!" gasped Melanie. "What on earth are you talking about?"
"I overheard you talking to your friend Stacey yesterday," said Cupid.
"Stacey!" exclaimed Melanie. "Oh yes! I was telling Stacey how much I can't wait for tomorrow to come. I told Stacey how much I love you for doing this for me."
"Yes," said Cupid. "As I was saying, this can't go on. Melanie, I know that you are in love with me, but I can't ever acknowledge that love. I was put on this earth to help people who
are in love. I can never fall in love with anyone, ever."
"Oh you silly fool," laughed Melanie. "It's not you whom I want my heart pierced for, it's Torn Heart!"
"Torn Heart!" exclaimed Cupid, who was relieved and quite embarrassed at the same time. "Oh my!"
The next day, Cupid, pierced Melanie and Torn Heart with his most special arrow. The very next week, Melanie and Torn Heart were married, with Cupid being the best-man. Melanie and Torn Heart lived happily ever after in the City of Love.