LOCATION ⤑ Bistro
TIME ⤑ Evening
INTERACTING WITH ⤑ Arthur [Boyfriend], Julius [Childish Asshole]
FEELING ⤑ Super hungry. Why does food have to smell so good?
They sort of had things backwards, didn't they? Bedding one another, then going on a date? Well, it would have been nice if it was an actual date, but with Julius along as the crooked and squeaky third wheel it felt more like babysitting. Having Arthur take her hand again felt nice, almost making the day worth it. Almost. Fortunately, Arthur would unintentionally rescue her from any of Julius' further antics by cozily sitting next to her. Eva's nerves felt shot at this point, Arthur giving her a much needed comfort as he rested his hand on her thigh, though she couldn't feel too happy. In truth she was actually nervous about...everything. Julius was just another worry added to the slowly growing mountain of stress she already had. Because being technically homeless, possibly orphaned, and knocked up just wasn't enough, was it? Her stomach protested her thoughts, insisting that she look at the menu with Arthur so she could eat already. Hunger was taking charge now, demanding that she take everything, and it took a lot of restraint to not ask Arthur to get multiple plates.
Maybe if she just pretended Julius wasn't there, she could actually enjoy herself. But that was a very optimistic and naïve thought to have even for her, and sure enough, she felt his foot near hers. By some miracle she hadn't reacted, though she did take her eyes off the menu to look at him, as if asking 'Really?' even though she didn't say anything. He played ignorance, his eyes on the menu, and Eva let out an irritated huff. Great, so not only did he feel he had claim over her body, he was just going out of his way to annoy her. Whether it was spite or the fact that she was getting cranky from not eating, she felt like she didn't want to just take it. For the moment, she was safe enough that she knew he wouldn't be able to properly retaliate without Arthur noticing. Taking full advantage, she looked at Arthur, smiling sweetly as she placed her hand on his, bringing it up and placing a gentle kiss on it. As she was about to place it back down, her other hand came to her face, turning forward and raising her head like she had a sneeze incoming. Letting the fake sneeze out, she put a lot more force into her kick than she probably should have, driving her foot right into Julius' shin. "Oh!
" She let out a gasp, as if realizing she had kicked him on accident. "I'm so sorry! It sort of just came out,
" She smiled at Julius as she placed Arthur's hand back on her lap. That'll teach him to keep his hands off her. She placed her head on Arthur's arm, lazily eyeing the bistro's options. The only reason she had yet to fall asleep was probably because her stomach insisted on eating, but she felt she could fall asleep right then and there.
Ah, there was that unfamiliar Alexander again. Gigi actually had no idea how to properly respond to his compliment, though as she followed him to his car, something he said caught her attention. Sunday? Not that she had any issues with staying up all night, she had done it plenty of times before, but now she was genuinely curious to know what Alexander had in store for them. As she stepped into the car, she felt her phone go off in her pocket. As she went to pull it out, she found herself hesitating. Whatever it was, it could wait until tomorrow. Though she supposed it could have been Alyssa, she figured she'd rather not say anything until the end. However it would end, if he was planning to keep her up all night, she supposed a progress report wouldn't be a bad idea. She exhaled slightly, her chest having that weird feeling again, although this time she didn't feel as nervous. Maybe it was her personally resigning to the fact that this was probably going to be the last chance she had to do something normal like this. A depressing thought for sure, though she pushed it to the back of her mind as Alexander reentered the car.
Meanwhile Alyssa was nursing her knee. She hadn't gotten injured from the fall by some miracle, though she had banged it against the car door as she had scrambled in. But that wasn't enough to deter her, as she would pull out the compact binoculars she had swiped from her dad's collection. Pulling a twig and brushing some leaves out of her hair, Alyssa laughed at Jacob's barrage of questions. "Anticipation was definitely in the air, and I got zero protests--okay, only one protest as I helped her get ready, so I'm pretty sure she's excited,
" She answered Jacob as she decided to steal a look into Alexander's car, watching the back of their heads. "She seemed kinda down at first, but she perked up once he was at the door. Well, not really, Gigi doesn't 'perk' like normal girls, but believe me, she's probably doing cartwheels in her head,
" She remembered their earlier conversation, and she put her binoculars down for a moment. "Alex has some real restraint, she was super disappointed he didn't go all the way earlier. I'm wondering--
" Her thought was cut off by her phone ringing.
" Helene's voice came through, and Alyssa rolled her eyes, deciding to put her on speaker as she would continue to observe Alexander's SUV. "You rang?
"Yeah, way to return my call hours later,
" Alyssa scoffed, immediately deciding to punish her friend for ignoring her. "You're too late, Gigi's already on her way with Alex to their date.
" Helene's screech was so loud that Alyssa was genuinely surprised the glass around them didn't shatter. "They're on a date?! An actual date?! With each other? When? Now? Are you sure that's not some clone taking Gigi's place?
Rolling her eyes for a moment, Alyssa decided to let Helene suffer a little. "I called you to help Gigi with the 'Helene Etoile Makeover', but oh well, I just sent her in as she was,
" She lied and got a sentence full of French words she didn't know. "That's what you get for picking your 'buddy' over your friends! Again!
"Don't be so dramatic, Aly,
" Helene warned her, resulting in a very tense, awkward silence. After a moment, Helene seemed to have calmed herself down, though she took a deep breath before continuing. "Oh well. Guess you don't need me, so I'll catch you later~
Alyssa hung up, mildly irritated, though she looked at Jacob. "Alright, then, how do you think this is going to go?
" She asked him.