Olivia nodded at Steve’s offer of directing her to the best take out places. Not that she ate out too often, she preferred to cook for herself and others. Mostly to keep up her physique, her muscle tone in particular, and because her body felt much better in general eating freshly home cooked meals with fresh produce. Perhaps if Ethan gave her money for groceries she could cook for all of them.
Her brows raised as Steve began to tell her of his work stressors. So he was more technologically inclined. Olivia wasn’t tech savvy, she could do what she needed to and that’s all she preferred to do. Technology was tedious, tedious in a way that made her want to pull her hair out with how time consuming and fickle it could be. “ I would be glad to have the next day off too if I were to be in your shoes. Dealing with technology in that form is nothing but a raging migraine.” She deadpanned while taking another bite of her pizza. God it was so good.
Olivia’s eyes had managed to stay dry, even when Steve offered his shoulder to her. Inwardly she was grateful for his empathy but if she were to show her thankfulness with more words than she could muster, she feared tears would threaten to fall. “Thank you.” On another note, Olivia was glad that Steve was seemingly laid back and on the same terms of becoming comfortable living with one another. Maybe the reality was that he was going to be adjusting just as much as she was. The only person that had it easy was Ethan, who was still snoozing on the couch dispose their chatter.
At the mention of siblings, particularly a younger sister, Olivia’s eyes lit up with excitement. If only she had the benefit of having a younger sibling, more so a younger sister she could poke at and dress up. “You have a younger sister?”
The words came out of her mouth before she could think, “You should invite her over sometime! I’d love to meet her! You’re so lucky.” She smiled, this time with more ease than the rest of her smiles had been the last month. Somehow the knowledge he had a younger sister made her more at ease, despite that he didn’t live with her long, at least there wasn’t much to worry about now. Well except for her keeping her makeup and other whatnots out of the bathroom. She had a habit of strewing her things about the house without realizing she was doing it.
Her brows raised when he suggested they go out somewhere. She was new to the area after all so maybe it would be a good idea for her to familiarize herself with her surroundings. Maybe some of the neighbors kids would be attending the same high school as her too. That was another hassle they had to go through the past month and Olivia was perfectly happy with doing anything to distract her mind from the ‘new kid’ nerves. “I’m open for doing that.” She paused, “I’d love to go out and explore the area to see what it is you two do here for fun.”
“Or, we could go to the mall, is there even one around here?”
At that point Ethan woke up, apparently a female voice and the implication of shopping was what startled him. “Oh Jesus you’re not talking about going to the mall are you?”
Ahh, his expression said it all. The impending doom of hours of waiting while she debated over what outfit she’d chosen would end up in her closet was written all across his features. “If there is one, sure.” Olivia said, finishing off her slice of pizza, “You don’t ha-ve to go-“ She exaggerated before shrugging, “Steve and I can just go.”
“Uh, no.” Ethan said flatly before up rather slowly to make his way to the kitchen for a slice, or two of pizza. “I’m not letting you drag my friend into that sort of hell.”
“Seriously, Steve you have to watch her. She’ll trick you into doing things and you end up wasting five plus hours of your life.”