Tuesday, 29 January 2013
3:3 The Tables Have Turned
"Are you coming over after work today?" Madison asked.
"I'd love to, baby, but I don't think I'll be done til late and you have school tomorrow. I'll see how it goes, but if I'm not done by nine I'll come tomorrow." Madison looked upset at this information. "I'm sorry Madi, but we need the money, and this fundraiser is busier than anyone expected, we've been told to stay til midnight at the latest, but I don't think it will die down anytime soon." Madison nodded.
"My boss is watching, Madi. You need to buy something or let me serve the man behind you." Madison smiled and ordered herself a cinnimon donut. She paid for it and went to find a table.
"Hey, you're the teen mother aren't you?" Madison rolled her eyes. She had no idea who this woman was, but the whole town seemed to recognise her as the underage mum.
"Yes." She sighed, taking another bite of her donut, trying to finish it sooner so she wouldn't appear rude by walking off halfway through. She didn't need rumours spreading saying she was the rude teen mum as well.
"Well, you're not fat at all! My friend said that you'd got really fat and couldn't lose the weight after the baby was born. How is the baby? What's it called?" Madison was confused as to where the rumours about her weight came from, but was glad nobody knew her sons name.
"She's called Violet." She lied. The more she could do to give Luis a normal life, the better.
"That's a pretty name. Is she a fairy too?"
"No, she's a human like her father."
"Aww, do you live with him?" Madison shoved the last of her donut into her mouth, tired of the questions and out of lies. She stood up.
"No, I don't want to talk about the father." The woman gave her a knowing look and nodded. Obviously assuming the father had run at the first sign of responsibility, and Madison politely said goodbye and walked home, texting Geoffrey on the way "Sorry I didn't say bye. Woman gossiping bout me. C u 2moro love u xxxx"
"Fallen out with you? For me to fall out with you, we'd have had to have been friends. We were never friends." Trisha laughed a little, and Taylor rolled her eyes.
"How are you finding being an aunt? I bet your nephew is a little sweetie, but keeping you up at night."
"Look, I was just making small talk! No need to go crazy!" The remark was meant to calm her down, but Trisha could sense that it only made the fairy more angry.
"What was that about?" Taylor asked, pointing to the tattoo. Trisha shrugged.
"Fairies have wings, witches have familiars."
"Familiars are pets." Taylor was confused now.
"Not always. It isn't always practical to have a black cat following you around, is it? Especially when you don't want everyone to know you're a witch. Do you really think we all go around in pointy hats, riding broomsticks and making potions in cauldrens?" Taylor blinked. It made sense. Childrens stories and folklore made people think one thing so that the witches could blend in and live normal lives if they wished.
"Ow! What the hell are you doing?"
"What? I didn't do anything!" Taylor thought back to a second ago, she'd felt only a slight tingle, but it was definately how it had happened at the shop with the vampire the day before. She'd just hurt Trisha.
"I don't think you'll be bothering me again." She smiled at the witchs' unconcious body. Proud of herself, she left and headed home.
"Oh, Madi..." she trailed off, wondering whether to explain herself or not. Madison looked up from her notebook briefly.
"Morning, Taylor. Are you ok?" She looked back to the work infront of her, but couldn't concentrate anymore.
"Um, not really. Do you have time to talk...?"
>:D Well, that seemed like a good place to stop...
No, seriously though, the scene where they talk is too long to add on, and although after she left Trisha's was a good stopping place, I felt evil and wanted to leave you all hanging.
Also, I meant to put this on the last one:
Mz Bratt - Falling Down
This music video shows a different side of teen pregnancy. I intend it to be a kind of disclaimer, as I realise the issue of teen pregnancy may be recieved as 'adult' and I don't have the adult content warning on my blog. The music video obviously also deals with adult situations, and is sad, but is there to show I am in no way glorifying teen pregnancy as it very rarely ends up like Madi and Geoff.