This story isn't the most interesting but I am just trying to establish stuff.
Free Day- Halloween
date: October 31, 2011
hair: in retro style curls under a sailor hat
makeup: eyes- same as bottom photo, lips same as top right photo
wearing: a sailor sequined dress, miu miu glitter pumps, a sailor hat, and a mcqueen clutch
where: anya’s basement
with: anya, lyla, andi, and other friends
I had arrived early to get ready and help her set everything up. I opened the door to Anya’s house and saw her parents sitting on the couch.
“Hey Mr. and Mrs. Graye,” I said to them.
“Well look. If it isn’t Miss Daisy. I feel like it’s been forever since we’ve seen you,” her dad said. I always loved her parents. Unlike mine, they were warm and supportive.
“Yeah I wish it was different. You know how senior year goes though.”
“We do. After seeing Anya’s brother go through it and now her...”
“Are you guys doing anything fun tonight?” I asked.
“Just passing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Maybe turn in early after that so nothing special.”
“I do feel like it is a slower Halloween for everybody this year. I guess that is what happens when it lands on a Monday,” I shrugged.
“Hi Daisy,” Anya said as she walked down her staircase. “Lets get ready in the basement.” I said goodbye to her parents and we went to downstairs. “What are you supposed to be anyways?”
“A sailor,” I pulled out my hat and put it on. “Ta-da.”
“Cute. I found some cat ears from four Halloweens ago. Some year we need to do something besides finding a dress in our closet that we can turn into a costume.”
“We are going to be in a dark basement. Costume wise, we’re good for now,” I told her as a put on eyeliner. “How many are coming?”
“I think seven. I figure we’d watch the Omen and the Exorcist if everyone is up for it. No knew stuff. It’s all baby stuff nowadays. Plus I’m in a satanic movie mood.”
I gave her a weird look, “You might want to keep those thoughts to yourself Anya.” She just laughed back at me. “What do you think?” I asked as I finished off my makeup with some red lipstick.
“Hot. Someone you’re trying to impress tonight?” Lyla flashed in my head but I couldn’t tell her that.
“Draw some whiskers on me and then we’ll go set up the movies,” Anya said.
It was about one in the morning. We had gone through the first two movies and now we were a half hour into a Nightmare Before Christmas. I could never figure out if it was a Christmas movie or a Halloween one but after having my hands over my eyes for the first two, I welcomed the change. Most everyone had fell asleep or gone home after the last movie. The only ones awake were Cameron and some girl her brought (the two were in the basement bathroom doing god knows what) and Lyla and I. As Andi had said she would, she brought her along.
“I’m surprised we’re still up. Getting up for school tomorrow is going to be helll,” I whispered to her trying to start a conversation and still be quiet so Anya and Andi who fell asleep on a pile of blankets on the floor wouldn’t wake up.
“Lucky me doesn’t have school,” she said back.
“Oh. Are you home-schooled?” I asked, confused.
“No. I graduated last spring.”
“Are you going to college?” She hesitated for a moment so I added, “Sorry if I’m prying.”
“You’re not. It’s all good. I’m not in college right now because I’m saving up money for now.”
“That’s smart,” I commented, though truthfully I never imagined a world where people didn’t go to college right after high school. It seemed everyone did. “So if you graduated recently, why haven’t I met you before?”
“I grew up in Pittsburgh but I moved out to live with my aunt in the summer.” We started watching the movie again. I was split in two at the moment. I loved knowing things about her and hearing her voice but how awkward is it that I like her? Thank goodness she couldn’t read minds.
“I like your costume, by the way,” Lyla said, breaking my train of thought. She gave me a little salute like one would give a sailor. I smiled at her. Maybe my smile was a little too wide but oh well.
“Yours too. A pin-up was a good idea.” She wore a tight polka dot dress that went to her knees, pumps, a retro hair style, and bright red lips just like mine.
“Shush,” I heard Andi groan from the follow and then she threw a pillow at us.
“Whoops,” I giggled. “We’ll shut up,” I told Andi but she was already back to sleep. Lyla and I gave each other a look and then turned our heads back to the movie. Halloween turned out to be better than ever.