I wasn’t feeling so great today, so I’d retreated to my room to rest a bit before heading to the lunch rush in the cafeteria. Just as I’d worked up the nerve to leave again, though, I opened the door to my room and thump!
…Wait, there wasn’t a wall for it to bump against, was there? A peek behind the door revealed it had bumped against something much more intimidating…
Sorry! Sorry! Oh my god are you okay?!
I-I’m fine! What the hell was that? Watch where you’re going!
She glowered at me as she regained her balance on those spindly legs. There wasn’t any way I could’ve known she was there, of course, but it didn’t seem like arguing with her would do any good.
S-sorry… Um… what were you doing?
I was thinking.
And, uh, pacing around apparently…
Is that a problem?
N-no of course not–
Before I could finish my sentence, she pushed past me and stalked off down the hallway again. I followed after her for a bit, a little peeved at being constantly interrupted. But she walked faster than any person I’d ever met!
Hey, could you slow down a little…?
I’m the one wearing heels. You catch up.
You’re also ninety percent legs…
She stopped and turned around with a patronizing sigh.
…What do you want?
I just wanted to, like… talk to you? Hang out? That’s a thing people do, you know! But you keep running away from me like I’m a rabid dog or something!
I’m not running, I simply have no particular interest in “hanging out,” with you or with anyone.
Really now? I thought I saw you talking to Yusra for quite a while at supper last night…
Hmmmmm… Why’s that, I wonder?