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Isabella Marie Swan ✴ "Stella" ([personal profile] self_composed) wrote2012-09-15 03:29 pm

if you eat the food of the dead, you can never leave hades, so i guess that wasn't hades

Bella still brings her lunch most of the time. Today, she is chipping away at the leftovers of the pasta monstrosity her father made when left to fend for himself. She has not yet had a chance to talk up Hilary's cooking because it would have seemed cruel in the aftermath of the... meal.

It's actually pretty edible after she added all that garlic and butter.

Jessica sits with her, and Angela, and then Mike; Eric's with some other friends today. There's an empty chair to her left; Angela's on her right, and the other two face them.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-15 10:39 pm (UTC)(link)




There is no longer an empty chair to her left.

"Hi, Bella," says Alice as he deposits his tray on the table. His lunch is almost entirely cafeteria-sourced, with the exception of a mysterious opaque Tupperware container.

He bears no more visible injuries than he did yesterday, nor does he have the stiffness of movement that might indicate extensive non-visible injuries.
edgeofyourseat: Smiling, conspiratorial or challenging. (⑷ wanna try?)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-15 10:48 pm (UTC)(link)
"Got it in one," he says cheerfully. "Hi everybody. I have no clue who any of you are." He opens the container and slides it towards Bella; two slices of cake rest within. "Want one? Compliments of you know who."
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-15 10:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"Nice to meetcha." He waves his fork vaguely at the three strangers and then pounces on his lunch, exhibiting absolutely none of the table manners he did last night.
edgeofyourseat: Grinning, maybe licking lips. (⑴ you say bark I say bite)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-15 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
"That's 'cause it only happened last night," Alice volunteers between noms.

...While technically true, this is perhaps a tiny bit misleading.
edgeofyourseat: Grinning, friendly. (⑵ extraordinarily nice)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-15 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yep," Alice concurs, brightly.
Edited 2012-09-15 23:05 (UTC)
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-15 11:11 pm (UTC)(link)
Bella is a wise, wise person.

Alice, on the other hand, is demonstrably fond of pissing people off.

"Whassamatter?" he inquires of Mike, cocking his head with slightly over-exaggerated innocence.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-15 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Alice still isn't finished the main portion of his lunch. Without breaking eye contact with Mike, he nudges the container bearing the second slice of cake in Bella's direction.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-15 11:22 pm (UTC)(link)
"Y'welcome," he says cheerfully. "Looked like you could use it."

And back to his inferior cafeteria food!
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-15 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
The cake is immensely delicious!

Alice doesn't miss it, though. There's more where that came from. And taunting Mike and pleasing Bella are both more than worth it.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-15 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
He grins.

"Sure, that'd be fun."
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-15 11:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Alice leans over to watch Mike's progress towards the garbage can, then straightens to accept his Tupperware back.

He is really not trying to be subtle about the taunting, is he.
edgeofyourseat: Lurking. (⑻ out of the doorway)

[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-15 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Alice answers her look with an unconcerned shrug.

"I don't even know where that is," he contributes.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-16 12:01 am (UTC)(link)
"Cool," he says, shrugging again and opening his bottle of juice. "I mean, not that scenery is my favourite thing in the whole wide world, but it's okay."
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-16 12:06 am (UTC)(link)
"Hi," says Alice, waving at the newcomers. "You've sure got a lot of friends," he adds, turning to Bella. "I didn't accidentally drop in on the popular crowd, did I? Because that would be tragically hilarious."
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-16 12:09 am (UTC)(link)
"I'm pretty sure there's not a football player left at this school who can look me in the eye without trying to punch it," Alice muses.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-16 12:12 am (UTC)(link)
"Yep," he says brightly. "Glad you noticed."
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-16 12:16 am (UTC)(link)
Ooh, good one. Alice grins behind his juice.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-16 12:20 am (UTC)(link)
Alice glances sideways at Bella and grins again.

He doesn't say 'I love you', but he thinks it pretty loudly.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-16 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
Alice, not being finished his juice yet, stays right where he is.
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[personal profile] edgeofyourseat 2012-09-16 12:28 am (UTC)(link)




He grins.

"I could tell you that," he says with a wink, "but I'd have to kill you."