The day had been a longer-than-normal one. Elena swore just based on the number of patients she’d seen that the full moon was approaching. And so when one of her fellow residents had invited her out for a round of drinks, she’d gratefully accepted. The gathering didn’t last long; everyone else had somewhere to run off to. A dog to walk, a boyfriend to return home to, and on and on until Elena sat by herself at the bar, nursing a beer. She didn’t really want to go back to her empty apartment just yet. Jeremy was in art school in Rhode Island, her Aunt Jenna and Uncle John in Virginia still, and medical school had taken priority over maintaining any sort of long-term relationship. So she sat, reveling in the bustle of the bar, enjoying the music and studiously avoiding catching anyone’s gaze. She really did not want to have to deal with some guy looking for a hook-up just then..