Ready for the continuing of the last post? This is shorter than the first one – did you know that post, if I counted right, had ninety-five photos in it? (wow) This one has (if I counted right) only fifty-seven! :-)
~told in the POV of Chloe!~
It all came back to me as soon as I shot open my eyes. I was “adopted”, and I lived with six other awesome roommates!
Nobody else was up. Maybe I was the only morning bird?
I jumped out of bed and pulled my slippers on. I was ready to get breakfast, and get going. Today was one of my adventurous days – like I said yesterday to the girls, it depends on the day – sometimes I’ll be quiet and be working on a good story I’m writing, or I’ll crave adventure and be out and about.
“I thought I would be the only one forever!” Laughed Ellie. “Want to get some breakfast?” “You bet!”
Ellie showed me around the tiny kitchen, and she said to feel free to look in the fridge for some breakfast muffins or something. Ellie and I were more alike than I had assumed – we both liked adventures, we’re get-up-and-go people, and we don’t spend too much time on elaborate breakfast’s.
Ellie put down two plates on the tiny, temporary table. (Only two can eat at a time – luckily for use everyone wakes up at different times, with Jasmine being the last one up, so she usually eats alone :-( now that they’re an odd amount of dolls here.)
That was devoured quickly.
“Right!” I answered. We wanted our outfits to be a surprise to one another, so on the count of three, we’d view each other’s outfits.
One, two, three!
“So do you!” I laughed. “I love your style!”
Josefina was the next one up. “Ellie! Chloe!” She gawked at us, a bewildered look on her face. Was it really that odd that we’re smiling around each other for once? She also seemed a little bugged, but right then, I didn’t exactly know why.
“We made up,” I echoed.
“Sure thing,” Josefina smiled.
“So, plain and simple. Ready to give it a try?” Ellie asked me as she gave a brief example on how to ride their horse.
“Okay,” I answered much more bravely than I felt.
This is it, I wrote my autobiography in my head. My heart was pounding wildly, but I pulled myself up on the horse with confidence. I can do this! Rang in my head.
Oh, this was awesome! The horse was getting unstable, and starting to neigh nervously. The drama! The action! THE ADVENTURE!
Action and adventure were the last things I was thinking about.
That was amazing!
I just got bucked off a horse!
I could barely breathe, and I must’ve pulled a muscle in my back, but I was smiling all the while. Best adventure yet! I got bucked off a wild horse (not that wild, but hey, you gotta have the most drama ya can) and got the wind knocked out of me!
“Yeah,” I choked breathlessly, grinning. “That was awesome!”
“You look a little dizzy. Wanna lie down?” Ellie asked, concerned.
“Actually, I just might take you up on that offer,” I agreed, my breathing shaky.
You know what? I glared back. A playful glare, but still a glare. We’re sworn enemies! This is amazing! The drama, the action, oh gosh!
I nearly died, but I survived. My greatest foe ever, Gingersnap, was now making it her personal mission to hate me forever! And I must defy the stereotype and prove to her I’m not bad! I scribbled down everything my mind wrote in my notebook, grinning. I just lived an incredibly epic adventure, and this will be the greatest book yet!
~Now written in the POV of Josefina~
I have a way with animals. They calm me, and help me. I calm them and help them. We’re kindred spirits. As I rode on my horse, Gingersnap, she was silently communicating everything to me, and I talked to her.
“My BFF isn’t hanging out with me anymore – only that new girl, Chloe. It’s making me jealous, and I can’t help myself. I miss my BFF, and I can’t stop myself from being mad at Chloe for hogging her!”
“Plus, Chloe is ridiculous. I mean, did you SEE the outfit she wore when she tried to ride you? How stupid! She doesn’t know a thing. And, Ellie and I just became BFF’s this year, and now she’s ditching me!”
“Oh, well, some girls got it, some girls don’t,” I smiled with fake politeness. “Maybe you should leave riding to the professionals.”
“Well, you know, I was thinking about maybe trying to again when my back gets better. When she bucked me, I think I pulled a muscle when I landed on my back. I want to get better at riding however, and eventually become friends with Gingersnap,” Chloe put out.
“Wow! I love your determination. You’re so adventurous!” I told her, gasping. Chloe’s face grinned a little more. “But you know what? In all my years of riding, I’ve learned that you bond better with the horse when you have a minor injury. The horse senses your hurt, and automatically wants to help. And just like that, you become besties!” I lied. “You should practice today. I was just riding with her, and she’s in a GREAT mood!”
“Ellie told me she had to cancel with you – she had business to take care of -um – and, bonding with a horse works better on an empty stomach anyways. You really should go try now!” I fibbed again.
“Um, okay?” Chloe stared after me a little, then slowly turned around, talking to herself in a weird novel-sort of way about conquering fears and riding wild horses…?
“She told me she didn’t want to eat lunch with you anymore – she wanted to go and get to know the other’s better, so she left.” I told her deceptively.
“Oh…really? Did, she, um say exactly why she didn’t want to eat with me?”
“Um, I believe she said something about you being so rude to her yesterday and she didn’t want to hang out with you really, you know, she’s a little weary of you. Besides, haven’t you spent enough time with her already? You know, I kind of miss it just being you a me,” I laughed nervously. I’m a terrible fibber!
“Tonight I was thinking we could have a BFF movie night – you know, just you and me?” I asked. Ellie smiled. “That sounds great. I’m so glad to hang around people who really like me,” she added with a touch of sadness. Her eyes seemed faraway for a minute, thinking about Chloe, very confused.
To be continued!