♫ The Ice Is Getting Thinner - Death Cab For Cutie.
[Firstly let me apologise for being such a terrible mod. Events+ Challenges for Jan will be up soon.]
28/12- MINI CHALLENGE: Since Christmas is sadly over, we'd like to see how you style the old and much loved Christmas sweater. Wear your favourite holiday themed outfit down to Central Park Ice Rinks for some fun on the ice.
"This itches." I said frowning slightly as i starred at my reflection. Christmas sweaters are the bane of my existence , well atleast right now they are.
Ashton smirked from the doorway. "Well you have a visitor so try to keep the scratching to a minimum , i don't want your skin all over MY apartment." he said putting on emphasis on the fact the apartment was his even though clearly it screamed Rachel.
"Haha. Who is it.. Oh Rory hey." I said walking out of my room. His appearance in the apartment through me off. We had not talked since he went away for Christmas , even then it was uncomfortable. It consisted of an awkward i'll miss you and unemotional kiss goodbye. Our relationship was on thin ice. Pun intended.
"Hey Rach." he said standing up and dusting the no existent dust off his pants , "How was your Christmas " he asked shoving his hands in his pockets and looking down.
I shrugged , my Christmas were never magically , they were always rather plain pretty much like a normal day but with one or two presents and more food. "Normal i guess." I said after a few moments of silence , i had forgotten he was looking down.
"Did you get my present?" he asked looking up now , I shook my head, "No i don't think so. I didn't see any gifts with your name on it. Maybe it got lost in the post." I said hopefully. Even though we weren't going strong together , I still cared about Rory. I cared about him a lot actually but apparently a lot wasn't enough. Atleast not for me.
"Yeah maybe. We could go down to the post office and check if you want." he said biting his lip. "I'd really hate for it to stay lost forever. Especially because it was for you." he said a smile barley creeping onto his face.
I sighed , I was meant to be at the ice rink half an hour ago but me and time's we would never get along. We were enemies like Batman and The Joker , Arthur and Mordred , Louis and Taylor. Me being the good ,noble, sassier and more stylish options.
"I have something on for the show today." I said frowning when i noticed how Rory's smile dropped and his whole demeanour changed. "But we could before hand , just pop in to the post office and then go ice skating at central park" I said sounding more like a suggestion, "It would be good for us to talk you know. We have alot of catching up to do." I added.
He nodded before his cell phone rang , like it always did. I wondered if he turned that thing off for Christmas or was he still working. Why did i even wonder, Rory was always working?
Moments after the phone call he looked over at me with an all familiar look. It was the look i always get , the look that says i am put work before you. Again.
"Just go Rory , It's fine." I said with a sigh. "I am running late anyway. I'll go to the post office tomorrow." I said shaking my head.
He sighed shoving his phone back into his pocket frustrated. "Tomorrow how about we have dinner. It will be at my house." He said "I'll even cook your favourite." he added well pleaded with me "I'll turn my phone off. I swear you will have all my attention." he said.
"Sure. We can do that." I said tiredly, "Dinner sounds great." I said smiling weakly. He nodded making a move to leave but turning around to look at me and sighed as he left.
"You okay?" Ashton said walking out of his room. I nodded , "I should get going , I have to show of my itchy christmas sweater."
"And you are wearing only that?" he asked looking down at my outfit. I nodded "What's wrong with it? I knew i should have added some sort of hat. Do you think that red beanie would look cute with this?" I asked my thoughts a mess of what i should have done with my outfit and what to do about Rory.
"No that is the problem. The problem is you would freeze." he said smirking a little. "Even with your beloved tights."
"Shut up. I was going to wear a coat don't worry."
He nodded , "Well i will come with you. I meeting someone there later." he said grabbing his own coat.
"Is it a girl?" I asked , my voice sounding a lot high than normal. That was odd.
"What no. What could i be jealous off?" I said with a huff , "I was just wondering so i know whether to stay at Laura's for the night or not." I said walking towards the door.
"Sure thing Rachel. Sure."