Elise rolled her eyes when Madison came in drunk as possible. She wasn't a nice drunk either. She thought back to her birth mother and shivered before walking behind the stand to try and better ignore her. She would have just left, but with Emily at the helm of some crazy scheme, she had to be here to speak against it. Emily was not a person Ellie could trust.
She quickly put her nose in a book and lost herself in the words. She couldn't hear the girls talking and chattering, and she really didn't want to. Right now she was lost, and she loved it.
"That's quite impressive, Jessica. But, is the new weapons in response to something...?""Thanks! It kind of is. I just found myself a bit outclassed and thought it was a good idea to try new things, broaden my horizons a bit!"
Jess didn't want to talk much about the Hound. It was Madison's personal business. She wasn't going to blab secrets that she was trusted to keep by a friend.
"... Hey girls, waaaaaaassup,"
Jess had been excited to see Madison again, she felt closer to her, like a real friend. However she showed up hammered, and wasn't the cool kind of drunk. It was especially uncool when she called out "supporting Claudette" even though she was pretty sure Claudette paid her way too. "Mads, chill. Like, I get things can be rough, but coming here hammered and picking on your friends isn't cool." She was not at all happy with her at that moment. She half considered bringing up the Hound fight just to sober her up, but decided against it.
“Jess, have you ever considered using a normal weapon? Like a gun? I thought America was all about guns…” She paused before shrugging. “Well if you need target practice, I’m sure we can put an apple on Emily’s head!”
Jess laughed at the mention of putting an apple on Emily's head, it helped her cool off a bit after Madison's little show. She couldn't say it was a horrible idea, at least in jest. "Well, guns are loud and I don't know if I have the skill to imbue things I can't see yet, so it'd just be a gun. I'm in this to fight evil apparitions, not to get caught, and not to kill people. Though the apple on Emily's head is a different story." She chuckled again. Even Maya wasn't all that bad honestly. She wondered if the messes everyone had gone through had possibly strengthened the kinship around here a little.
Though with things like secrets and kinship on her mind, it brought her back to Molly. She was not currently ok, and through the week, Jess had planned to bring it up with the girls. "By the way guys, if Molly shows up, there's something you have to know. She's not really Molly right now, she's currently possessed by some Apparition. I don't blab secrets usually, but I don't owe that Apparition anything."
She crossed her arms and leaned against an old stand. "She's not gone though. According to the bastard, he plans on leaving when her soul is strong enough. I wonder if any of you know how to speed up that process so we can kick this asshole out of our sister." This was a Coven, time to start talking like it. Jess hoped this may also sober Madison up as well.
"That depends, sugar," Taylor started. "You're not gonna dissect me or anything if I say yes? I dunnooooo... you look like a secret agent."
"Or an alien. Must be from Mars or something if you can walk around here with that on, sugar."
"Ha, no I won't dissect you. I'm also not an agent, but I guess that's what an Agent would say. As for the jacket... I just feel a bit attached to it is all. It was hot out there, but a bit better in the AC." She spoke naturally to the pretty girl. She seemed a little sarcastic as the conversation went on, but she wasn't bad.
Ashley was extremely grateful to Vashti as she bit into her blizzard. The tangy sweet flavor danced around her mouth and reminded her of her family. She was depressed, because she could
see them any old time, but they'd never believe she was their daughter, so she just kept her distance instead.
"Hello, new friends. My name's Herik Cletis. Are you the new members of the Coven?"
Holy shit this dude was a giant. Also, a dude. She thought witches were girls. She nodded at him all the same though. She just needed some answers. Then Vashti went nuts, completely drooling over the guy. Ashley could see how he could be good looking, but Taylor was a bit more her cup of tea. Or Elise, but what were the chances of finding her at all? She was who knows where now, so Ashley wondered if it was worth even waiting. A part of her definitely wanted to though. To make up for all of those lost days of hanging out, watching tv, walking through a park. Ellie wouldn't recognize her anyway.
When Ashley snapped out of her day-dream, she saw another hottie standing at the table now. Long dark hair and pale skin. The questions weren't directed especially to her, so she waited to hear what Vashti had to say.