I glanced over at Estelle after having been swept up in all the commotion of Lauren, Vega and Gratia saving us all with an airship. She looked really proud of everyone, she looked at me with the same wide smile even though I didn’t really do anything. But that’s when I saw it.
She was proud, of course. She was also dressed as a pilot, but without the requisite hat.
She directed my eyes to Lorena Negasi, standing there holding her weapon, grinning even wider than Stella and, of course adorned with a pilot’s cap. Immediately my eyes darted back to Stella who was laughing a little looking at me. I looked back at Lauren as the simulation ended and the scenery faded.
No she wasn’t.
I ‘decided to stick around’ waiting for everyone to leave the classroom, the entire time sitting at my desk staring at Stella who was walking around with a skip in her step picking up garbage from her cupcakes she had distributed to the class. As the last few students departed and it was just me and Stella left in the room she threw the wrappers in the garbage facing away from me.“Stel-“
I started, but before I could even finish she whipped around, that same goofy grin on her face.“I killed it today!”
She said, rushing up to me and embracing me in her arms. “I was so nervous!”
She said she was shaking from all the excitement. “Y-yeah, Stella, everyone knew you’d do well.”
I responded, not expecting the openness right from the start. “But that doesn’t excuse you and Lauren!”
I said separating her from me and looking at her. She still wore a smile, albeit a guilty one as she scratched the back of her head. “I got taken up in the moment, I was basically a hostage!”
She said laughing, walking away from me. “Where do you think you’re going?”
I called out as she ran to a side room. The skip in her step seemingly amplified even further. “I’m changing back into my sexy teacher outfit!”
Now, I know Stella to be a bit of a rule bender. I know her to not love the idea of authority what with our father. But damn it Stella you cannot just call it your sexy teacher outfit. “Come on Stella, don’t you think you’re trying a little hard?”
I called out to the changing room. What use did a Survival class have for a changing room anyway?“Yeah right Bianca!”
She shouted back hastily. “She made a nipplecake!”
… “Pardon?”“She made a nipplecake!”
Okay. I did hear you. “What is that?”
Instant regret flowed through my very being.“Her cupcake was made into a nipple and then she did stuff to it while staring at me.”
Ohmygod.“Yeah okay that’s- Jesus Stella.”
I felt my face flush, just what the hell kind of force of nature was Lauren?
Stella emerged from the changing room looking as if she hadn’t just flown through a simulated monsoon. I was always annoyed she could do that. Just turn on being perfectly well kept. She immediately made her way to me with a brush and before I could protest she was sitting up on her desk brushing my hair. “Oh you laugh and poke fun…”
Stella said, gently running the brush through my hair. “But I didn’t take Lauren on some kind of love cruise, that’s straight out of the Bianca Nuit – Heiress Extraordinaire playbook.”
I felt my face re-flush just as it was beginning to return to normal. “I didn’t invite him! He was just there and he thought I was a murderer!”
I protested trying to turn to face her, but the brush prevented me as a sharp pain made its way to my head.“Yeah I know – what luck, meeting Adonis the super spy on a cruise ship and circumstances force you into the bond girl role of your dreams.”
Stella said, lowering her face so that it was beside mine. I didn’t look – I already knew that she had a shit eating grin on her lips. “I don’t even think we’ll get to know each other. I don’t think we have any classes together.”
I said somewhat sorely. Stella just giggled and continued to brush my hair.“Yeah… I’m sure you’ll see each other plenty Bianca.”
She said sweetly, “there – all done!”
She put the brush on the table and hopped off. “Okay you be good now! I’ve got to go run some errands!”
She said taking off with a fair amount speed. “Hey Stella! We’re not done talking about your whole hot for teacher phase! Do you know something about Jericho?!”
I shouted out but before I could finish she was waving and altogether, gone.
I took a deep breath. Stella is totally falling head over heels for that girl, it’s so weird. How are we even related?
I took a second before leaving the classroom to use the changing room Stella had just used. I saw an array of outfits she had prepared, presumably for future classes. “Jeez Stella at this point you might as well be asking her out on a date in front of the whole class.”
I said to myself. I quickly threw on my Practice outfit, an athletic crop top, some leggings and a pair of runners. But I was probably going to ask Gratia to help me practice whatever it was I did in Grimm Studies. I had tapped into… Something, I just don’t know what.
I left Survival and made my way to practice, I was looking forward to having another class with Gratia – she was always a good training partner because she would never go easy on you. Sangue was in that class too and she seemed pretty nice.
I made a mental note to check in with Luke and Skye later on as we hadn't spoken much today.
Sender: Lil Miss Perfect
Recipient(s): Skye Blue Skye True, Mid-Intensity Human
Body: Hey kids! Gonna pick up some dinner for everyone tonight so we can meet up after classes <3
Thank me later,
Lots of love,
P.S. Any requests????
After sending out the text I took a spot by myself in the classroom, there was still some time before classes started so it seemed like I was one of the first to get there. Instinctively I started to warm up for when class would start.