Or down a rabbit hole, depending on how you look at it.
Sun Nov 6, 2016 19:34

It took all Laila’s restraint to not ask Gia to stay behind but it would have looked so weird if she had insisted that. Gia was Sammy’s best friend, after all, it was just logical for her to be the one to go see what was wrong with Sammy. But to be left with Joella and Jax when Laila felt so stupid for ever thinking that Jax could have liked her? That was not an enjoyable alternative.

“So carrots,” Laila said feebly, trying to use anything she could think of to make what had all just happened seem like the usual. If she could act like she wasn’t falling apart inside, maybe Jax and Joella could act like they hadn’t just announced their relationship to the rest of them. They could just have a normal dinner and then she could leave up to her room and cry alone. “They’re pretty…orange.”

She trailed off kind of awkwardly. Yeah, she had no idea where she was going with that one. “I once saw a TV episode where a man turned orange from eating too many of them. That was weird. I didn’t think that was possible…”

  • This just all went down a black hole.Jax and Gia, Sun Nov 6 19:30
    Their reactions were the exact thing that he did not want with all of this. He just wanted fun and carefree. He just wanted to spend time with Joella and not think about anything else. He didn’t want ... more
    • Or down a rabbit hole, depending on how you look at it. — Laila, Sun Nov 6 19:34
      • This is mind-boggling.Joella, Sun Nov 6 19:50
        Joella had no idea what was going on. Why was everyone leaving? Why was she stuck here with Laila talking about carrots? Laila was so weird... How had she never picked up on this before? It would be... more
        • I'm going to pretend I'm dreaming.Jax, Sun Nov 6 20:00
          Jax was exhausted by the exchange that just happened. He felt kind of embarrassed by it all. He knew that Gia was happy for him because she had told him repeatedly do just go for it and he knew that... more
          • Laila was just passing Joella the carrots when she caught the look the older girl gave Jax and heard Jax’s response. They were reading each other’s minds now? If that wasn’t the most coupley of all... more
            • Please, let it be over already.Joella, Mon Nov 7 05:33
              Joella was rather alarmed when Laila started crying, and very very confused. She still wanted to leave the table but two too many people had already done that and she couldn't exactly leave Jax to... more
              • Why did this happen?Jax, Mon Nov 7 06:08
                Jax's blue eyes went wide as Laila burst into tears. He knew that Laila was fickle sometimes but he had no idea she was this sensitive about things before. It wasn't as though his frustration over... more
                • It had only been a small burst of tears, more from stress and fear than actual sadness--although anyone would likely feel very sad upon the discovery that someone they liked (and thought liked them... more
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