ok, sorry it's taken me so long to finish the story, but i had to get some details straight first. we wouldn't want me to have to resort to silly exaggeration, now would we? luckily, MS came in for lunch today and i quizzed her about the entire conversation....
our stunned protagonist stutters a confused, "who's this?"
"who's this?" the voice on the other end asks incredulously, "you called me. what do you mean, who's this?"
"uh, well, i was just expecting the voicemail to pick up. i was going to leave a message for zach braff."
"well, here i am."
"really? is it really you?"
a good 30-40 seconds of girlish shrieking ensues. then, "are you still there?"
"wellmynameisVSandihadthiswholemessageplottedoutabouthowyouandiaremeantforeachother, andhowmuchilovegardenstate, andyou. iloveyousomuch.
"well, VS, i have to say that you sound like a really smart young woman."
"do you realize that you are talking about me in the third person while you're on the phone with me?"
a few seconds of boyish giggling ensues. "i'm so flattered."
"okay, thanks for the tip."
"well, it was great talking to you, but i have to run. thanks for the call. bye."