7:00 am // First day of school
Alicia woke up to the sound of her alarm clock. It wasn’t the best way to wake up, but the blaring alarm clock reminded her how much she was going to miss waking up to the fresh smell of Spanish spices and the warm breeze coming in from her window. No she was back to reality, back to life.
Alicia sat up in her bed with her sleeping mask still on. Hoping that maybe if she thought long and hard when she took off her sleeping mask she would be back in Spain. But to no avail she took of her sleeping mask and was still in Westchester, back in her room. She sighed and took her phone to cut off the alarm, which lead to her slumping back in bed once it was off.
Alicia took the phone and checked all her social media to see if anything drastic had happened while she was asleep. Scrolling through Instagram and Twitter she saw nothing. Or at least nothing of interest so she went to Spotify put on her first day of school playlist and got out of bed.
She walked into her bathroom and cleaned her face and took a shower. While she was putting on her makeup her phone began to ring playing some Shakira song Alicia never knew the name of but liked the beat. She walked over to her nightstand where her phone was and picked it up to look at the screen. Alicia saw the pretty blond that she recognized as Claire on her screen. She wasn’t surprised that Claire was calling her, probably to try to fix the problem with Massie before school. Alicia knew this wasn’t something that could be fixed with some simple Claire magic.
She clicked the green button to pick up the video call.
“Hey Claire” Alicia said while braiding her hair into two pigtails while she sat in her bathroom. That was what she did when her hair was damp.
“Hey Girly. You are looking gorgeous this morning.” Claire responded with her happy go lucky smile. That is what Alicia liked most about Claire she was still Claire even after living in New York of six years.
“Thank you, but it’s nothing new. You are looking Ah- May-Zing as well.” Alicia Said pausing from braiding to re-brush her hair.
“Thanks. But I called because…” Claire paused nervous to finish so Alicia finished for her.
“Massie.” Alicia responded
“Yeah. She was talking about the conversation you guys had yesterday and I really don’t want to start the first day off on a bad foot so I was thinking you could come by Massie’s before school.” Claire said with a hopeful gleam in her eye’s.
Alicia wanted to say no but she just couldn’t because as much as she didn’t want to admit it Alicia didn’t want to start the first day of school off on the wrong foot as well. And the drama would Massie wasn’t something that would make the first day of school great. So she gave in and said “Okay I will.”
Claire gave a beaming smile and said “Great I am coming early to so it will just be me, you, and Massie.”
Alicia smiled but inside she felt that this wasn’t something she was prepared to do. “See you there.” Alicia said and then clicked the end video button.
Alicia got dressed in the perfect first day of school outfit. A denim shirt that she got from Spain with her heels and a Scarf she tied around her neck.
She skipped breakfast and just grabbed an apple. She couldn’t face Massie on an empty stomach.
Alicia walked out the door and saw her limousine waiting for her. The Driver opened the door for her and said “Morning Ma’m.”
“Good Morning.” Alicia said to her Driver. “Can we stop by Massie’s house please.” Alicia said once the Driver got in the car.
“Yes Ma’m.” The Driver put the key in the ignition and pulled off of the Rivera estate.
After a while Alicia pulled up into Massie’s driveway. Alicia took a deep breath and texted Claire
Alicia: Hey i’m outside. R u hr?
Alicia waited for Claire to respond then she heard the ding of her phone and checked the message.
Claire: Yeah i’m cming outside nw.
Alicia didn’t bother to respond because once she looked up towards Massie’s massive brown oak doors Claire was walking towards Alicia’s car.
Claire opened Alicia’s door and said “Hey.”
Alicia responded with a simple “Hi.” her head was buzzing with so many thoughts to say anything else.
Claire said “Alright come on.”
Alicia wondered how Claire could be so hopeful and better yet how she convinced Massie to meet her. Well it was to late to have those thoughts because she was already here.
Alicia stepped out the car whipped her hair over her shoulder and walked towards Massie’s house with Claire.
Here we go.