Jessica find osing your whole identity enjoyable?
Thu Apr 11, 2019 20:16

Jessica jumped, too, at the sound of another human voice, and while she did not outright scream, she did gasp a little before she regained her composure. What there was of it to be regained. She still felt as though she were dancing the Charleston on the deck of the Hindenburg, but she thought she managed to keep her wobbling mostly confined to her head.

"I think so," said Jessica. "I think I must have fallen asleep in here right after we got back - it's really tiring, riding that wagon all the way back from Georgia," she lied, or at least half-lied. Every word was true, but none were the actual reason why she had fallen asleep on the sofa. "I'm sorry if I surprised you. What time is it? And - I'm guessing you can't sleep?" she hazarded, noting the dimness and the distinct lack of other people around.

She wanted to curl back up under the ugly blanket - it was never properly warm or cool, depending on which it should have been, here; that was a difficulty of heating with fire and cooling with...stone walls, as far as she could tell - but lying down and covering herself up would be rude, so she sat up straighter and pushed the blanket all the way away. It was rather hideous anyway....

God, she was absurd. She didn't have a plan, she didn't have much of anything, but she had opinions on prettiness! Of all the useless things for someone who would never preside over a cosmetics company!

  • Enjoy the ride. Felipe De Matteo, Thu Apr 11 16:54
    Felipe was going around doing his very best to be a decent person. It was important to his family and he was important to his family and his family was important to him and . . . well, it just seemed ... more
    • find osing your whole identity enjoyable? — Jessica, Thu Apr 11 20:16
      • No, I find gaining a new one enjoyable.Felipe De Matteo, Fri Apr 12 16:30
        Felipe wasn't sure why it made him so uncomfortable when Jessica pushed her blanket aside to talk to him. It was like she was about to stand up really fast and he wasn't sure what he was expected to... more
        • I liked my old one rather well.Jessica, Sun Apr 14 15:01
          "Oh, no," protested Jessica when Felipe apologized for waking her. "I woke up a minute ago, you didn't wake me up." She looked at his book as he held it up. The light was not bright, but she thought... more
          • Adventure awaits, my friend. Fear not.Felipe De Matteo, Sat Apr 20 15:43
            Felipe beamed at Jessica when she said she wouldn't mind some food, and held up a finger to tell her to wait just a moment. Bounding back up the stairs in his socks, making as little noise as... more
            • ...Friend?Jessica, Sun Apr 21 20:54
              Jessica had to admit, she was slightly impressed by the sheer variety of food Felipe managed to produce from his room at a moment's notice. It was almost all sweet, one way or another, but it was... more
              • Absolutely!Felipe De Matteo, Mon Apr 22 17:04
                OOC - Italicized dialogue in Spanish unless otherwise noted. IC - Felipe supposed it made sense that there were people from other parts of the world who had had mango. He suspected it wasn't half as... more
                • So my new identity has friends. That’s good.Jessica , Tue Apr 23 06:07
                  ”Yes, ” said Jessica, thinking back on trips she had taken with her father and willing herself not to cry yet again. It grew so tiresome, crying, and she would exhaust her stash of eye cream before... more
                  • I can't guarantee the plural, but you've got me. Felipe De Matteo, Mon Apr 29 21:06
                    Felipe nodded, understanding. He and his sister hadn't fought when he'd been home for the break, but they didn't always get along either. "I wouldn't normally say such things," he murmured, prefacing ... more
                    • It's a good start.Jessica, Tue Apr 30 19:39
                      "I wouldn't normally say such things." There was a slightly discomfiting phrase. Jessica felt a flash of anxiety. What about finding out that she had had a fight with Mara - someone who Felipe knew... more
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