Or maybe I’m the one who’s been hiding out…?
I’ve been hiding out too, don’t worry.
Cindy was the first person that Lacey was actually going to meet. Sure, she had seen others around school, but everyone avoided each other or acted like they hadn’t seen the person they bumped in to.
Lady had to admit it, she was nervous. She had ran through the route to the little cafe a million times in her head, but was still certain she would get lost. Then she would be late and flustered and embarrassed and Cindy would end up hating her, then she would be back at step one; reaching out to other people around the school, trying to talk to someone.
Lady pulled on red shorts and a faded blue shirt, how patriotic. She tied her hair in a loose bun and quickly pulled out her side fringe then mussed up the bun, trying to make herself look as casual as possible. As Lacey walked out the door, she grabbed her cell and slid it into her pocket. Running down the two flights of stairs and out the front doors of the school. She realised she had probably over-estimated how long it would take her to get there. She slowed her pace and looked around her, figuring that she might as well take it all in if she was going to be living there, no matter how short the time period.
Within five minutes, Lady was there and stepped into the dim cafe, breathing in the cool air. She had surprised herself, arriving three minutes early and not taking any wrong turns. After subtly surveying the room, she realised Cindy had not yet arrived. She sat at a table near the window and quietly awaited her acquaintance to come along.
It was odd, she was making so many new friends of late. First Meg and Belle, and now Lady. Cindy was used to people hating her because of her sisters. To people thinking she was weird because she was so quiet. Hopefully this meeting would go as well as the others had. Pulling on a light pink summer dress and pushing her hair back with a black headband, she headed out the door. It was a bit overcast today, but she didn’t mind. Some days were sunny, some days were not. She took them as they came.
She knew the route to the cafe relatively well because she had been there several times before. Carefully opening the door, she heard a now familiar dinging above her announcing her arrival. Smiling as she saw Lady, she made her way over to the girl. “Hello Lady. How are you today?” She said, quietly, still a bit nervous.
“What if she hates me? What if she thinks I’m stupid.” She thought to herself, her face falling a bit. She did this a lot, doubted herself.
“You are not the only hopeless romantic in this room”, Meg said smiling. Since her ex-boyfriend, Meg had once again started to dream about ‘true love’ and ‘Mr. Right’, just like she had done before she met her now ex boyfriend, whom had been perfect at the time. But when Meg looked back, she realized that the guy had been very far from perfect mr. Right. It wasn’t really even love they had had. But Meg was more than happy, that it was over and that she was free to search new love. Maybe the next boyfriend would be better than the last. At least she hoped so.
Cindy’s laugh was a bit awkward, but Meg smiled to her to tell her that it was okay. “Oh, don’t worry. It’s a good habit really”, she replied. Better than mine used to be; drughs and parties and hanging out with wrong people. But that Meg didn’t told to Cindy, who seemd to be so much innocent to be told things like that. “You should have seen one of my friends room back at home; you couldn’t even open the front door!” Meg told laughing. And it was true, the girl never let anyone in. She was always outside with her friends which included Meg also.
Meg’s smile grew when Cindy said it looked fantastic. She was very pleased to herself that she had done something right. “I’m glad you like it”, Meg said smiling: “I love to have almost anything in my pizza. But not olives, I don’t like olives.”
“I think we’ll get along very well then.” Cindy smiled warmly and pushed all negative thoughts to the back of her head. She was going to enjoy this night with Meg, she’d made a friend and her step sisters couldn’t take that away from her. Cindy seriously doubted they could if they tried, Meg seemed like the kind of girl who didn’t take anything from anyone. Meg wouldn’t stand for her stepsisters behavior. The redhead seemed to be a lot of things Cindy wasn’t, brave, strong, stubborn. The kind of girl who stood up for herself. Maybe Cindy could learn a thing or two?
Nodding and contemplating the pizza topping choices, she laughed and smiled over at the older girl. “I suppose I could have worse habits. Like crashing cars or being a messy person.” Rolling her eyes she thought of Drizella.
“I don’t like them much either, so I guess we’ll just have to leave them be. I do like Pepperoni though, with lots of cheese, oh and mushrooms.” She smiled and started grabbing the items and throwing it on the pizza. Layering lots of cheese with the pepperoni and then putting the Mushrooms on top.
Belle waited for Cindy out by the rose bush where she started reading. Belle knew Cindy would find it. She was so excited, that she ended up there about twenty minutes early, but she couldn’t help it. The fact that Belle might be making a friend was exciting and made her smile.
Cindy was excited to be making so many new friends, it really was a change from her old life. Wandering around she found the library pretty easily, and there sat Belle by a rose bush reading. Belle was probably one of the prettiest girls Cindy had ever seen, it made her feel a bit like a cow but she was used to it.
“Hello there Belle.” She waved at the older girl and gave her a small smile.
lacey-lady-darquette-deactivate asked: I've heard that there's a really nice cafe in town? Or just somewhere around school, I don't mind
Oh I’ve heard of it too! We could go there, that’d be nice.
lacey-lady-darquette-deactivate asked: Yep, that's good with me. Where do you wanna meet?
Uh, I don’t know. You pick?
lacey-lady-darquette-deactivate asked: Sure, I would love to hang out with you! Just tell me when, or my dorm is number 308
How about tomorrow afternoon?
bellebaroque asked: Would you like to come with me to the library tomorrow? I'd love your company!
You would? Well that’d be fun!
lacey-lady-darquette-deactivate asked: Hey, I'm Lacey, but call me Lady. I only just got here and I'm looking for something to do, haha. I just wondered if you were free any time soon. or know someone who is?
Oh, hello! I’m Cindy, it’s nice to meet you. I guess I’m pretty free…I mean if you want to hang out with me.
I know there are quite a few other people around who would be fun to hang out with too.
Meg closed the door after Cindy had stepped in. Her room was pretty normal dorm room with way too little space. But Meg had made it pretty personal, she just hoped that she could keep her room that way. There were posters of almost everything; sexy men, different bands and movies, cities like London and New York, even some food posters in the ‘kitchen’. Yup, she had all crazy stuff on her wall.
Cindy put the movies she had picked up next to her laptop. Meg checked them and was happy to her choises. “These are great! Sleepless in Seattle is one of my alltime favourites”, Meg said happily. “I like the others too.” This would be fun!
Meg then noticed that Cindy was starting to clean. Like actually clean her room. It wasn’t that messy, was it? She then walked to Cindy and took her hands into her owns. “This is our sleepover. We are supposed to have fun; not to clean my room”, Meg said smiling but seriously. “If you promise me not to start cleaning now, I promise that when we have our next sleepover, my room will be cleaner”, she then said.
Cindy mentioned the pizza, and Meg smiled. It felt really good to have a friend like Cindy who saw always the positive in every situation. Such a nice girl. “Yes, the pizza. I didn’t know what you would like to put on the pizza, so I have almost everything from mozzarella and pepperoni to tuna and olives”, she told her and walked her to the tiny kitchen (if you could even say it was a kitchen, so small it was).
“Well, I’m glad you like my choices. The Princess Bride is one of my all time favorites. I’m a bit of a hopeless romantic.” Cindy said, blushing a bit. She really was though, she was in love with being in love. Not that she had ever had a boyfriend before, but she loved the thought of it. Someday she wanted to fall in love, meet a nice guy and just live happily ever after….but that was really just a daydream. She would probably never get to fulfill that dream though, end up living as a maid forever.
Cindy looked up suddenly as Meg took her hands. She hadn’t even realized she was cleaning. Laughing awkwardly she looked up at Meg. “Sorry, it’s a bit of a habit of mine. I do it constantly, your room isn’t that messy.” She smiled. Cindy was really getting to like Meg, this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Walking into the kitchen with Meg, Cindy looked down at all the amazing pizza toppings. “This all looks fantastic Meg! I love pepperoni and pineapple on mine, what about you?” She said, reaching for the red sauce to start putting it on one of the pizzas.