Photo Stimulus Story – Road Trip!

[I never did finish this one.]

It was January. Christmas had long since passed, and so had New Year’s, which left three young ladies without any events to look forward to, which instead forced them to either lay about and do nothing, OR, they could plan something for themselves.

And that was precisely what Tansy Plaskett chose to do.

Cartoons were fine, in her opinion. They provided hours of mindless entertainment, which was wonderful. But she wanted to do something. And not just any something. And not just any something. A special something. Something fun.

So after two phonecalls, she had effectively created a plan for the best day ever.

It took Lilac Vulbar exactly six minutes to arrive at Tansy’s place. She was the only one out of her friends who could actually drive, which was perfect for Tansy’s plan.

Lilac was perfectly content with spending her vacation reading and relaxing, two things she rarely got to do. Although, she was not objected to spending a fun day with her underclassman. She wasn’t sure what Tansy had in mind for her ‘fun day’, but she had sounded excited enough on the phone.

She knocked once before Tansy swung the door open, startling her.

“Where you waiting at the door?” Lilac asked, taking a moment to compose herself.

“Yes.” she said. “Did you see anyone else around?”

“Anyone else like who?” Lilac narrowed her eyes. If she had invited that no-good, annoying pest to come along, she was leaving.

“Miss Jeanne,” Tansy looked around as she spoke. “I invited her to come along.”

“The angry girl in the grade above you?”

“Aw, she’s only grumpy,” Tansy proceeded to grab Lilac’s wrist and drag her inside.

Tansy’s house was exactly how you would imagine it. The walls were a light pink, and were decorated with shelves that held flowers, porcelain animals, and pictures. The furniture was minimal – a coffee table with lace, and a few beanbags for contrast.

“I brought these,” Lilac addressed the container she held in her hands. “I baked cupcakes last night and I figured you would enjoy them.”

“Sweet!” Tansy took the container as she marveled at her unintentional pun.”Thanks!”

Lilac smiled as she nodded. She found her charming.Sometimes. She opened her mouth to reply, but she was rudely interrupted by a sharp series of knocks.

“That’s Miss Jeanne!” Tansy hurriedly put the container of cupcakes on her coffee table.

“Hey!” came a rough voice from the other side of the door. “Tin-teeth! I hear you in there, open up!”

Lilac cringed as Tansy grinned, galloping over to open the door.

Lilac wasn’t sure what she expected Jeanne to dress like, but she was mildly surprised. She wore a red T-Shirt that look a size or two too big, and long, black pants, decorated the pockets down the sides. The colours, Lilac noted, matched her hair and face quite well.

“You’re here!” Tansy twirled once, causing her skirt to twirl with her. “I’m glad you accepted my invitation.”

Jeanne leaned out the door and send a bullet of spit into the garden. “I was bored. My parents went out sailing today. Said they needed some -” she raised her arms and air-quoted, “alone time”.

Jeanne’s parents owned a boat club, and went out on their boats often, leaving Jeanne to her own devices.

“So I called at the right time!”

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