She was the most beautiful woman George had ever seen. And in the "lost years" before he experienced the transformative powers of Z Tea for Man, George would never have been able to bring himself to utter a simple "hello" to her.
The first time they met was like coming home for George. He was able to look directly into her eyes and feel a deep connection. Wendy never looked away from George's gaze, and her confidence was mesmerizing.
You can imagine how shocked he was to learn that she too had suffered most of her adult life from what she called her "fictions"—numerous health problems and a fear of intimacy that seemed to doom every relationship she tried to have.
She saw herself as painfully shy, frigid, and passionless. The thought of having a conversation with a man, especially someone she'd only just met, would have been impossible.
But George's new friend, the mysterious stranger, had shared the gift of Z with Wendy many years earlier. In Wendy's own words, her life "bloomed"—literally—as George's had just begun to.