❧Location: Park View
❧Time: Late Morning
❧Time: Late Morning
Being back home in Sol City brought on daily waves of nostalgia for this actress. The past few years were incredibly rough, being constantly on the road and filming the last season of 'Last One Standing' could wear out the best of anyone. Astoria was still processing the ending to a life-altering chapter in her life. If it wasn't for the role, she wouldn't be standing in her new, unnecessary four bedroom home in Park View; she owed everything to it. The fact that she had to brain storm what to do with the extra space was a luxury she never thought she would have. Originally she had it planned to have a guest room for her family, and the other two for whatever recreational use she could come up with. It almost crossed her mind to get a roommate, but the possibility of unwanted personal information exposed on social media scared her.
Astoria only continued to appreciate her luck in life as she searched through her clothes, looking for a specific deep purple, lacy dress. With her house still in disarray from the move, the clutter made looking for her favorite outfits difficult. Even after hiring a moving company, there is just so much she wanted them to touch. "Ah!" The cheer met with a smile as she held up the disappearing dress. "There you are! Now what time is it..." Slate grey eyes scanned her surrounding area for her iPhone. Moving some clothes around on her bed, she was able to find it under a pair of jeans, with unread message notifications popping up on her screen. "Oh hell, I'm late."
❧Location: The Coffee Pot
Astoria pulled into the parking lot, her mauve hair tossed around from having the windows down. It wasn't often that the weather was warm during the winter, so like everyone else in the city, she wanted to take advantage of it. Pulling her visor down, she took a last look in the mirror to fix her hair before turning off her black Audi. She didn't bother trying to hide her face today; even though she was a relatively famous actor, people often were too intimidated by her darker appearance to approach her. Astoria climbed out of her car, black purse in tow and fingers clicking away at her phone's keyboard.
To: Joshie Russo
I just parked, where are you?
Clicking send as she pushed her car door closed, she stored her phone away in her purse. Astoria slid on her sunglasses, excitement to see an old high school friend. The fact they had kept in contact all these years was astonishing to her. Many of the people she used to go to school with had tried befriending her since her sudden rise to fame during her Junior year, but Josh was the only one that didn't seem to care for her status. Josh had shared a few classes with her throughout their student career, and they never actually talked until their senior year projects when they were assigned as partners. Back then, it would have never occurred to her that Josh would be the only person from her youth that she would still be talking to, especially when he was head-over-heals for the one-who-shall-not-be-named. When they had split, Astoria pushed her friendship on the boy, knowing what kind of incredible pain he must be enduring. That was what made their friendship solid.
As Astoria walked up to the quaint cafe, she pulled her phone back out to check for messages. Nothing. Shrugging, she took a peak into the Coffee Pot, looking over the patrons for a familiar face. 'Did I get the place right?' She questioned herself, scrolling up through her text messages to double check she had the right cafe. Coming to the conclusion that she was actually early, Astoria went through the doors of the tiny coffee shop, scoping out a table in the back.
To: Joshie Russo
I'm sitting in the back
Astoria wasn't the one to be ashamed of double texting. In fact, she might've been the most annoying person to text because of it. Having an iPhone made it easy for her to treat the text messages as instant messages. Placing her phone and glasses down on the wooden table in front of her, she decided to take in the new atmosphere. Josh was the one to recommend The Coffee Pot to her, and she could see why. The casual, laid back atmosphere made the cafe almost relaxing to be in. She could see the happiness in the employees, and the satisfaction in the customers' faces as they took their first sips of their steaming drinks.
It didn't take too long for a couple to start eyeing her. She assumed they recognized her, but was grateful they decided to keep to themselves. Not that being spotted or fans asking for her autograph bothered her, it was just that she was here to be left alone.