♔ THURSDAY 14, FEBRUARY
Happy Valentine's day you little socialites. It's no secret that not all of you lovely ladies have a date but don't worry about that. Throw away that half eaten ben&jerry's and turn off The Notebook because it's time to party! The Valentine's themed party will be held at HALL DES CHIC SOPHISTIQUÉ and the dresscode is evening wear. Enjoy yourself and have a drink but steer clear of taken men - you wouldn't want a scandal on your hands!
Daisy sat in her dorm with her laptop open and a bag of popcorn lying next to her. She was watching The Hangover, yes The Hangover. Not The Notebook or something sweet and romantic like that. She wasn't exactly into Valentine's Day. Daisy wasn't the most romantic person. Plus, she didn't have a boyfriend or even a guy to cry over because he didn't give her flowers on Valentine's Day. She was dressed in her Audrey Hepburn tee-shirt and a cute blue skirt that she had worn to class earlier that day. There was some big party for the socialites at the Hall Des Chic Sophistique, which Daisy had no intention of going to.
Just then, there was a knock on her door. She paused the movie and went over to answer it. Coleman stood in the doorway all dressed up. He wasn't holding any flowers or chocolates, thank goodness. Daisy would have freaked. They were best friends, nothing more than that. And if something ever happened to change that, she would be way too nervous. "Happy Valentine's day!" he smiled at her while inviting himself in, "Why aren't you dressed up? We are going to the party."
"Funny," Daisy said sarcastically as she tilted her head towards him, "I'm not going. I'm watching a movie, then have an essay to write."
Coleman looked at her laptop screen to see it paused on Zach Galifianakis's face, "The Hangover? That's not even a romantic movie."
"It's a hilarious movie," she corrected him.
He laughed and shook his head, "Whatever you say. But come on Daisy, I didn't get all dressed up to just sit here and watch The Hangover."
"I wasn't inviting you to watch The Hangover with me," Daisy joked.
"Oh you know what I mean," Coleman laughed, "Come on, go to the party. It will be fun, promise."
Daisy rolled her eyes and reluctantly walked over to her closet and pulled out a silver-y grey cocktail dress. Coleman left the room while she changed and then when they were both ready they left her dorm. Daisy was a bit nervous about going to this party. Most of the socialites weren't exactly fond of her. They weren't fond of her for stupid reasons though, reasons that don't ever pertain to her. It was all her mother's fault. Because of her mother's addiction it made Daisy seem dangerous. Coleman didn't know of any of this. He was new in town and Daisy felt it was best not to tell him. She didn't want him to judge her.
They arrived at the party, unintentionally looking like dates. Their clothes were somewhat coordinated and she was clinging to his arm for comfort. They headed straight for the food. Daisy was sucker for sweets and she nearly stuffed her face with the chocolate strawberries that were there. Coleman laughed at her and she just slapped him.
"You got something there," Aria said joining them and pointing to Daisy's mouth which had chocolate on the sides on it.
Daisy grabbed a napkin and tried to wipe off the remains of her chocolate strawberry while laughing.
"Nice greeting, Aria," Daisy said sarcastically with a quick smile after.
She smiled and shrugged her shoulders grabbing a chocolate covered strawberry as well, "I'm surprised to see you here. You usually skip out on the socialite parties."
"I could say the same for you," Daisy shrugged, "I got forced." She turned her head accusingly at Coleman.
Coleman put his hands up innocently, "It was not that hard. I basically had to ask, and you agreed. I think you just want to spend time with me," he joked.
Daisy rolled her eyes and stretched out the word, "Riiiiight."
"Aww," Aria started to say.
"No!" Coleman and Daisy said at the same time. They were not a couple. Not even close.
Aria covered her mouth jokingly.
The three of them talked for a little while longer. Daisy had her back turned to the party when Aria said, "Uh oh. Heads up Daisy."
Daisy knew that could only mean one thing. She inhaled deeply. She stayed back facing everyone. She felt a hand touch her shoulder. She furrowed her eyebrows but moved nothing else. She was right, it was Harrison. Of course. She was really hoping that their paths wouldn't cross that night. No such luck. Harrison George works for the newspaper where Daisy had been an intern at while in high school. Harrison knew all about Daisy's family, but he was still intrigued by her. It's been awhile that he has been going after her. He wants her to join him in living this high-society life. Daisy has no interest.
"Go away, please," Daisy said bluntly not even turning her head.
"Not even a hello? Daisy, at least say hello," Harrison's voice said as the hand from her should her lifted.
Daisy turned to face him with a fake smile on her face, "Hello," the smile went away, "Goodbye".
She tried to maneuver around him, but it was no use. He was really good at blocking her, "Dance with me, just once?"
"No," Daisy crossed her arms.
"Is this man bothering you darling?" Lily came up behind him. Lily had always treated Daisy like a little sister, which Daisy loved.
"I was just asking to dance with her," Harrison protested.
"And she said no," Lily tilted her head, "Go on now. Find some other younger girl to scare."
Harrison exhaled and walked off.
"Thank you so much, Lily. I thought he wasn't going to leave," Daisy said.
"Don't mention it," she smiled and then turned towards Coleman, "Why didn't you speak up? You're date was getting asked to dance by another man!"
"We're not..." Daisy started.
Aria cut her off, "They aren't together. They are very defensive about that." Aria gave Daisy a look and Daisy rolled her eyes while smiling.
Coleman spoke up, "Just for the record, I would have done something. I just didn't realize that was the 'Harrison' from all of Daisy's horror stories. I just thought he was some guy who didn't live up to Daisy's high standards of low class men."
It was then that Nora joined the group, "Hello," she greeted them politely shaking everyone's hand. Nora was one of the 'high-class' people that Daisy could actually stand. Daisy admired her ambitious attitude and going after her dreams even if it isn't what is the most practical in the family.
"Are you going to be singing for us tonight, Nora?" Lily asked.
Nora smiled, "Unfortunately, not. Well at least I didn't plan on it."
"Go for it," Coleman shrugged, "Why not?"
"Maybe later, it's too loud right now anyways," Nora promised.
At the end of the night Coleman drove Daisy back to her dorm. They gave each other a quick hug and a "Happy Valentine's Day" and parted ways. The party wasn't as bad as Daisy had thought it would be. Maybe she would go to another. That is of course, if Harrison isn't there.