May 11th: Tea is said to be nourishing and a home remedy for sickness. Since it’s more like winter than spring right now with all the rain, stop by the meal room for a piping cup of hot tea while you work. Afterwards, stop over to Starbucks for a pastry… or two.
"Ahh, I could use a starbucks right about now.." Says Colbie as we wait in line for coffee.
Haven and Cass giggle in unison and pull out their starbucks cards. I look up at the menus and try to decide on what to order while I pull my gloves off and shove them into my Chanel tote. I can barely focus on anything because of my brief conversation with Max yesterday. Not only had I talked to him, but I had lied to Ryan about it. I was already anxious enough, and now this was just piling on top of everything.
I decide on a venti chai tea with a warm chocolate croissant, while Cass gets a tall one equal latte, Haven a venti cappuccino, and Colbie a grande coffee- black, and a blueberry muffin.
After ordering the drinks we sit down and wait for them to be prepared at a small table beside the window.
"God, the weather just sucks lately." Says Haven in her normally cheery voice.
"Agreed." Replies Colbie, taking a bite of her muffin.
"Well that's why we have starbucks to pull us through!" Jokes Cass, pulling her phone out to call Gia and Mina to meet us.
I look off into the distance, silent, as I pull off a piece of croissant.
"Phoebe, are you alright?" Asked Haven.
"Yeah, uh, fine. I just have a lot on my mind." I nod.
"Oh, with the baby and all?" She asks quizzically.
"Sure, yeah." I lie blandly.
The other girls at the table all begin to look at me funnily.
"I promise guys, I'm fine. Okay?"
The girls nod and finally our drinks are called out. Colbie and Haven go to pick up our drinks for us while Cassandra and I sit, waiting for Mina and Gia.
I glance up unconsciously at the now long line for starbucks, when I spot a familiar face in the crowd.
I knew exactly who it was immediately. "Max?" I whisper.
"Huh?" Asks Cass.
"What? Nothing." I say, smiling and shaking my head.
What is he doing here? Did he follow me here or something? It was some coincidence.
I covered my face with my hand and began to sip my warm chai tea.
"Phoebs, are you sure you're okay?" Asks Colbie.
"Do you need to use the bathroom, are you nauseous?" Questions Cass.
"I'm fine guys! Really." I reply, accidentally speaking quite loudly.
"Maybe I should just go home." I say, getting up after a moment of awkward silence.
"But Mina and Gia are ten minutes away," Offers Haven.
"It's fine, I see them practically everyday." I pick up my bag and pull my gloves back on. Grabbing my venti chai tea, I push my chair back in and head towards the door.
"Phoebe? I knew it was you!" Max turns around and gets out of line to hug me.
He looked the same as usual. Gorgeous blue eyes, white smile, and an adorably messy stubble on his face.
"How are 'ya? I called you yesterday, but-"
"I know, I kind of skipped out suddenly."
"/Who/ is /that/?" Whispers Cassandra flirtatiously.
"Wow, you really are... pregnant." Sighs Max, looking down at my large belly.
"Heh, yeah." I say, touching my stomach. I felt a small kick and I smiled.
"Well, I'll call you sometime, then?" He asks, giving me almost a puppy-doggish look with his big blue eyes.
"Oh, I don't-" I pause, feeling the usual wave of baby nausea coming over me.
"I should really go,"
"Got it." Max nods.
I give him a little wave and walk out without saying goodbye to the girls. I knew that they would be questioning me about this sooner than later.
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