I had never felt this way before in my life. Not even with any of my previous girlfriends! It had been only a few days since I realized how I felt. When anyone (meaning Lexie) brought Dani up, I mentally freaked out, thinking that she had discovered my huge crush on her. Well, more than a crush…I had crushes on other women before, hell, I’d even loved other women before, but nothing had felt like this! It brought me back to how I first felt, when I first liked a girl. I tried everything I could to be around her, wanted to make her smile. Other girls would talk about boys, the way I thought about girls. It was then that I slowly realized I was a lesbian. Gosh, but I can’t imagine my life without her. Everything with us just…clicks. When I heard, or read about people calling their partner their ‘other half’ I always laughed. Sure, you love them, but you don’t need them, they aren’t part of you, so why would you call them your other half? I mean, it makes sense that I thought that, right? After all, I would still be thinking that if I hadn’t met Dani. She just gets me, in ways nobody else ever has. Lexie’s my sister, and she’s the best, but we don’t always see eye to eye. I try to see the best in people and make the world better, and Lexie’s just like people are people, sometimes they suck, sometimes they don’t, and what the heck could I do that would make any impact on the world, it’s huge, and I’m 1 of billions of people! She actually said this, or something like it, anyway. I just want Dani to be a part of my life. She’s probably straight, honestly, and I don’t want to ruin our friendship for the chance to have that tv-like romance! Ok, that tv-like romance sounds really good, but there’s like a 1% chance Dani would actually like me back, and, it’s TV, for goodness sake! Things like that don’t happen in real life.
“Adelaide!” Lexie yelled. “Your phone is ringing, and it’s really annoying me!” Before I could even get a word in, she kept going. “Also, why do you still have the default ringtone?”
I rolled my eyes. I, too, hated when other people’s phones rang me out of existence, but, really, who cares what ringtone you have? “Because I didn’t need to change it. It’s just fine! And…plenty of people have the default.” I snatched my phone from her hands, pressing accept.
“Miss Clemonte?” I heard.
“This is Miss Saile’s assistant. She wants to speak with you.” Why? I could think of no reason why Elle Saile would call me. Most people have to call her!
“Okay, sure.” I usually wasn’t speaking with assistants, so I had no idea what to say. ‘I accept the call’?
“This is Elle Saile speaking.” I scoffed (in my mind). Was she really being so business-like, she had to say she was speaking? If I get on some city council I sure hope I’m not like all of them!
“Yes, you called me?”
“Yeah. How are you going with the documents?” Oh, now she wants my help?
“I’ll get them to you by the end of the day.”
“Great. The protests are getting a little-uh-crazy.” At this moment, I was glad to be speaking on the phone, and not in her presence. You can’t see someone smiling through a phone. You can do many things, but that isn’t one. I had told Evan and Bay to keep going with the protests, and even though I wasn’t there for these last few, I had heard plenty about them.
“Well, that’s what happens when you try to exploit your citizens, Miss Saile.” I smiled. “Have a good day.”
I hung up, feeling pretty confident. Elle Saile may have more actual power, but she knew I was the one the people trusted. After all, who would trust people who tried to take their money to cover up their mistakes? Well, they don’t know that part, but they easily could…however, I’m not that kind of person.
“Well…” Lexie asked.
“It was Elle Saile. I need to make sure all my calculations are correct.”
Lexie groaned. “Ugh, her. That crappy one who made the crap deals?”
I had never heard the word crap used so much in one sentence. “She didn’t make the deals, personally, but yes.”
It only took about a hour to finish making sure everything was correct. Practically everything was, too. I was just able to get them a few more simoleons here or there. Yes, in some ways, Lexie was right…they were ‘crappy’ people. I’d say not the best, but still. I could have just kept protesting, yes. I could stand with the people, instead of trying to fix the problem from the inside. But, what are the chances they would have actually listened to us? Sometimes the only way the fix the problem isn’t to complain, it’s to actually fix it! Sure, there are times when all you can do is complain, like if you get the wrong order at a restaurant (and if the restaurant is any good, they’d fix your order). But sometimes, that just doesn’t work.
Elle Saile go back to me just before I was about to go to bed. Her email read,
Thank you. You’re a genius with all you thought of. This plan is perfect and I will do all I can to set it in motion. Sometimes it helps to be on the outside looking in. Yes, our food budget can definitely be considerably smaller. We almost never eat all the food brought daily, and we can deal without pastries for every meeting. We’re only the city council, not millionaires. That’s only the beginning. You have a bright future ahead of you.
Sent from my iPhone
I smirked at the ‘sent from my iPhone’ part. I guess nobody’s the that person who always writes on their computers. Everyone is only human, after all.
A/N: I was thinking of using blockquote for phone calls. What do you guys think? I could also do italics, or bold. Just something to differentiate between the phone call and actually speaking to someone would be nice, I think! 🙂