Chapter 18 – Charla Temprana De La Mañana
“Thought I’d find you out here,” Georgia said pushing herself into a sitting position on the bench next to Remus who was drinking some water.
“Trouble sleeping,” he sighed.
“Mm, I’m just a morning person,” she said before gesturing towards the sleeping form of Sirius and Faith who were snoring loudly, draped over each other. “Can’t say the same for them.”
Georgia looked at him for a moment.
“How long have you been a werewolf?” she asked out of the blue.
Remus coughed on his water. “Wait, what makes you think that?”
She smiled as his deteriorating composure. “Don’t worry Faith didn’t spill, I don’t think she even knows. You see a while back I worked as a secretary at Our Lady of Mercy Hospital for a month or two and came across so many cases of lycanthropy that I can usually just tell about a person.”
“Oh. Since I was a kid,” he said dropping his head.
“Bummer,” she sighed then added noticing his shamed look. “I’m not scared of you. And the little comments I made about you at the airport are still true. I got nothing against werewolves.”
He nodded sadly.
“Look,” she said grabbing his chin and jerking his head upwards to face her. “The werewolf thing doesn’t turn me off but the whole ‘I’m a danger to others so I should be left loveless’ crap does.”
He smiled. “You are one strange girl.”
“It’s just part of my charm,” she smirked releasing her hold on him.
“I’m drowning in footwear,” Sirius mumbled rolling over so that he was hugging Faiths leg.
“Maybe we should continue this conversation in my room, so that we don’t wake them and ruin a beautiful moment,” Georgia suggested nodding toward their sleeping friends.
“Ok,” he said following her as she led him to her room.
“What are you doing?” he questioned as she reached into a draw and pulled out a camera.
“Pfft, like I’d pass this opportunity up,” she scoffed snapping a shot before tiptoeing into her bedroom.
“And what have you two been up to?” Faith asked as Remus and Georgia walked out of Georgia’s bedroom at eight o’clock the next morning.
“Screwing,” Georgia shrugged as she grabbed the piece of toast that Sirius was about to eat out of his hand.
James chocked on his juice.
Remus, who had turned a little pink just shook his head, “She’s kidding, we just talked.”
“Uhuh,” Faith smirked, knowing perfectly well they had probably only talked.
“Scared of it G?” she asked innocently.
“Me? Scared? Pfft, don’t make me laugh. I am fearless there is nothing that would be able to sc-AAAAAARRRRRRGGGGHHHH!” she screamed jumping up onto the bench and grabbing the spatula.
“What? What is it?” Lily asked panicking.
“KILL IT!” Georgia cried pointing with her spatula at something on the cupboard.
“What I don’t see it!”
“KILL IT! KILL IT!” she continued.
“Oh you mean this?” Sirius asked pointing towards a tiny spider.
She nodded her eyes scrunched shut.
Sirius scooped it up on a magazine and let it out of the window.
“Spiders?” James said disbelievingly. “Georgia the incredibly BRAVE!”
“Shut up,” she mumbled climbing down.
“Ok so here are the keys,” Georgia said handing them to Lily.
She was off to work and decided to take a cab so that the others could “see the sights.” She had chosen Lily for chauffer because Remus and Faith couldn’t drive (well the latter not well anyways) and Sirius and James didn’t even really know what a car was let alone how to operate one. That and Lily was the most responsible.
“S’later guys,” she said as she exited the apartment.
“Let’s ride!” Faith said leading the way to Loretta.
“Turn right here,” Faith said.
She was directing Lily to a diner where they were going to eat lunch after a morning of sightseeing.
They pulled up into a large driveway where there were lots of girls skating around wearing red t-shirts that exposed a lot of midriff and red and white striped shorts.
“Hey losers,” came the voice of Georgia as she skated up to Loretta. “What y’all want to eat?”
“You got a job at Benny’s?” Faith said staring open-mouthed at her friend.
“Uhuh,” she nodded. “I work here in the morning then I have a job at a telemarketing place in the arvo.”
“Right,” Faith smiled. “Nice outfit.”
Georgia skated back a little and held her arms out as she twirled.
“I’m hungry,” Sirius whined.
“Ok, what’ll it be?” Georgia said pulling out a notepad and pen.
“Five lots of spicy Buffalo wings, three large chili-fries, two lots of onion blossoms and five sodas,” Faith ordered as Georgia scribbled it down.
“Okey dokey!” she smiled before skating off.
A few minutes later she returned with a couple of large paper bags.
“How much?” Faith asked.
“Nah, it’s on the house!” Georgia smiled.
“REYNALDS!” came a shout as a rather large man came waddling over. “WHAT DID I SAY YOU CAN’T JUST GIVE FREE FOOD TO WHOEVER YOU WANT!”
Georgia just rolled her eyes, “Whatever Mr. H.”
“DON’T GET SMART WITH ME!” He cried. “IT’LL BE YOUR JOB!”
“LIKE YOU’D FIRE ME!” she yelled back at him. “YOU’D LOOSE ALL OF YOUR BUSINESS!”
They continued to yell at each other until he finally gave up, huffed indignantly and stormed back inside.
“Nice to see you get on so well with your employer,” Faith commented as she tore a strip of meat off of a buffalo wing.
“I’m just going to go for a walk,” Faith said as she pulled her leather jacket on and opened the apartment door. It was the following day and since Georgia’s job wasn’t until the night they had basically been sitting around all day relaxing.
“WAIT!” Georgia shouted.
“What?” Faith said impatiently.
“Oh no you don’t,” the purple-haired girl continued. “Don’t think I don’t know what you’re up to!”
Faith arranged her facial features to one of confused innocence. “I do not know what you are talking about.”
“I’m sure, take Sirius with you.”
Faith groaned as Sirius jumped up from the couch and followed her out of the apartment and down the hall.
“Where are we going?” Sirius asked.
“Well you see there is this guy and it has sort of become a tradition of ours to basically reek havoc on the other,” she explained as the walked down the road until they got to a small shop before walking inside. “This is a hardware store,” she explained as they made a beeline directly for the back. “I’m just going to get a couple of things and then we are going to say hello to my little friend.”
They walked up the aisle until Faith found what she was looking for. She grabbed some long tubes of something and two gun-like mechanisms.
She paid and they left walking for half an hour before entering a deserted street. She vaulted over a wire fence and Sirius scrambled over behind her.
“Amateur,” she scoffed rolling her eyes.
She handed Sirius one of the things she had purchased.
“Ok what we are going to do is basically seal him in,” she explained. “You pull the trigger and run it along the insides of the doors and windows,” she showed him how to apply the glue. “You take the front and left side and I’ll do the back and right side and for all that is good on this earth DO NOT BE SEEN!”
He nodded his head and she ran off to the back of the house and began sealing the door.
Half an hour later she came to the front of the house where Sirius was finishing a window. He smiled and dropped the glue gun into the bag she held out.
“Are we done?” he asked.
“Not even,” she smirked before reaching down and picking up a couple of small rocks and tossing them at the house.
“OH ERIC!” she called tossing another rock.
She stopped when a man appeared in the window. He was sickly looking with blonde hair and a pointed face. He reminded Sirius of Malfoy.
Eric’s eyes widened furiously as he caught sight of Faith. He reached out and attempted to open the window, obviously to start verbally abusing the pair. He looked down when the window wouldn’t open then up at Faith. She smiled maliciously and pulled a bottle of the glue out of the bag.
Eric began swearing and cursing but all that Sirius and Faith could hear was some muffled noises. The two looked at each other when he disappeared.
“Where’d he go?” Sirius asked.
“Dunno,” Faith replied.
The grin re-appeared on her lips when he stepped in front of the window again but it faltered when she caught the smug expression on Eric’s face.
She looked at him confused for a minute before a distant sound reached her ears.
“RUN!” she shouted grabbing the bag of glue and Sirius’ hand before sprinting to the front fence again. She manages to hurl the bag over and vault the fence as the sounds of sirens drew near.
“Fuck,” she muttered as she pulled Sirius over and the pair of them ran as fast as they cold down the street. Faith pulled Sirius into an alley and they ducked into the back of a shop. They bent down behind the shelves until they got out into the open then ran out of the shop and up the street.
They continued running only stopping when they made it back to the apartment where they burst in slamming the door shut and sliding down to a sitting position with their backs pressed against it, panting heavily.
“That was close,” Sirius said, his breath still heavy.
“Too close,” Faith agreed.
A/N - hey there ladies and gents! i really need to get writing coz i only just finished chapter 19 (had a bit of writers block) and if the queue for validation remains at one day then it'll be up by sundy and i'll have nothing to give you! then it'll take ages for chapter twenty to be up and well you know what'll happen then! so i swear to you on my mother's grave (god forbid something fatal should happen to her) that i will sit up late tonight and write chapters 20 and 21. see that is how much i love you all. thanks for your endless reviews. so in full tradition i should expect some more for this chapter! love ya :o)