Flash Fiction Friday - Bait and Switch

Flash Fiction Friday (5 Minutes of frantic writing from a prompt.)
Today's prompt: The young executive stood in front of the large picture window, biting her nails.
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The young executive stood in front of the large picture window, biting her nails  So far, no one was suspicious, but Jessica didn't know if she would be able to fool Robert.

Her twin sister, Cassie and Robert had been having a flirty little law clerk/boss relationship lately and he might see right through her.

Jessica and Cassie had switched places before, to fool a teacher, take a test for one another, things like that, but this was different. Cassie's call last week was a desperate plea for help. She had sounded terrified when she begged Jessica to fly to New York and take her place at the firm.

She wouldn't tell Jessica what was going on, but she had said it was a matter of life and death and that she would be back in a month and explain everything. They had spent the next hour or so going over things in the office. Cassie filled her in on who was who and what clients needed what, then she had said she had to go and hung up abruptly.

Jessica had caught the first plane out, to New York City, hoping to catch her sister before she left, but no such luck. Now she was on her own.

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