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Not On Target; Open, if you dare (sorry notsorry for the pun)
Topic Started: Jul 20 2015, 12:19 PM (1,447 Views)
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((Scarlett McAfee, Start))

A focussed American girl went to the store, to find herself surrounded on all sides by things to buy.

Usually Scarlett took her time when shopping. But she wasn't shopping, she was going to buy something. There was no time to waste. She had it in her mind. She'd seen it last week and now she went into the store to find it and buy it. It could be gone, after all.

So Scarlett strolled through the store to go to location where she saw it last week.

...Fuck, it was gone.

Eh, whatever. While she's here, she could take her time to find something else. And if she found nothing that she wanted to buy, she could just go back home and finish doing her homework.

When she went through the store to check some stuff, she saw somebody she recognised from her grade.

"Hey, Blair!"

Blair, which tbh was a weird name, was on one hand really cool in science, on the other hand, she seemed a bit arrogant to Scarlett. But, eh. Arrogant people can be nice as well.

She smiled and waved at Blair in the distance. Just like the penguins from that movie. Ugh, what was the name of the movie?
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"Hey, Blair!"

A bit louder this time. Apparently, she didn't notice her. Or it wasn't Blair.

But she looked like Blair. Scarlett was pretty sure it was Blair. And that girl coughed. Blair coughed as well, often.

Maybe she was searching for something with so much concentration that she didn't hear it.

Scarlett then went towards the direction of her, slowly.
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Blair finally noticed her. And then there was also Irene.

"Heyo, Irene!"

Scarlett knew Irene, she was nerdy as well. Irene's sister, Asimah, also was. Oh god, that poem. It was just hilarious. Memories came up and she had to smile inwardly.

She noticed that Blair also laughed and coughed.

"Yeah, we know each other!"
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Blair's coughing was concerning. Scarlett should take care that she won't turn ill by getting infected.

"Yeah, Asimah wrote a poem for me, which was pretty amusing."

She had to smile. Irene said something about hitting up the town. She wondered what they'll do later.

"What're you two searching for, by the way?"

She looked at the tee Irene held. It looked pretty cool.
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Scarlett wanted to answer what she was going to buy, but then she was surprised by Blair's discovering of her tee. That was actually Irene's. Scarlett assumed that they were going to talk about the pink tee the next minutes. Let's see what happens.

Or listen. Looking around the room, drifting her vision away from the tee, she thought. She couldn't remember when she was that excited about something to buy...

Now she could: when she was younger she wanted some cool-looking shirt. She was really annoying her father about it, so he bought it to her. Silly thing is that today her former favourite shirt doesn't fit anymore.

And she doesn't care anymore, she has enough after all. Nowadays she wasn't that interested in buying something. If she has a cool shirt, she has it. If she hasn't, she hasn't. Anyway, it's more about post-materialistic stuff, right? Like her tap dancing or her writing or- hey that's a nice pair jeans.

She mentally noted to go in the direction after the discussion.
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They talked about Asimah or the tee or coughs or something like that. Looking back at the other two, Scarlett tried to figure out what the current topic is, so she might also talk with them, instead of staring in abstraction.

Lunch. Yeah, it was time for lunch soon. But was it directed to her or to Irene? Or both. Scarlett wasn't sure, so she waited for what Irene would say.
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A lunch with Blair would've been interesting, but Blair left. And she didn't even say bye to Scarlett. It's as if Scarlett wasn't here. Oh, well. Blair was busy or something. Still, it was kinda rude.

Once Scarlett got the Magic! song stuck in her head - and that wasn't a good sign as the song was an awful reggae song despite being catchy - she looked at Irene. "Oh, a thing with Cris?" She smiled broadly and raised an eyebrow.

As far as Scarlett knows Irene got a huge crush on him.
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"Oh, the smile? Nothing." Scarlett stopped grinning and looked around the store. Then back at Irene with the smile gone.

"Ohno. I do not practise on the field. I'm not interested in any sport there."

Scarlett quickly thought about what to say, what to add to the sentence.

"Do you play baseball?"

That seemed likely, considering that Cris played baseball.
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"Heh, you can never be too late, I guess." After all, Irene was a junior so she still had time in this school. It was kinda sad that the time in school is slowly coming to an end, but starting a new hobby is never a bad thing. "I might even be able to visit a game you might play some time!"

Scarlett was curious. Irene had a crush on Cris, who played baseball and she also started playing baseball.

"Sooo...this is how you and Cris met, am I right?"
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So Irene did join for Cris. When thinking of a situation where she did something, because she liked someone, Scarlett couldn't think of one where she'd have joined a club or something like that. Be nice, be helpful, watch something you usually don't like, listening to garbage, because friends like it, yes. But joining a club wouldn't make sense when she has no motivation of doing it. Like, she wouldn't have joined the ballett club for Danny, because honestly. Haha. Scarlett dancing ballett.

On the other hand, some people she liked didn't even know her and live far away from the town of Kingman. Like, Hollywood. And now that she thought about it, she'd definitely join a Hollywood tennis club or something like that to become friends with some celebs and stars. But she didn't think that's what Irene meant. A reason to not reply to the question she cannot answer properly and avoid it by shrugging her shoulders and then asking a counter-question.

"Oh, so you're experienced with baseball already, then. Then nothing can go wrong, right?"

Scarlett swung an imaginary baseball bat through the air.

"I never understood how to actually swing the bat. And how to hit the ball properly. Like, when I hit it, it just doesn't fly the direction it should. Or they just don't fly."

Ah, the troubles of PE Scarlett and baseballs that don't fly. Baseball sure is complicated.
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After Scarlett got lower, she said: "But if I swing now, the ball would fly over the bat, wouldn't it?"

She wasn't sure. But that's what happened most of the time. It either flew over or under the bat. She swung the bat again.

The balance of her whole body was on her front foot. That was something Scarlett could do easily. Scarlett had balance, Scarlett could tap dance. She swung the bat again.
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Scarlett then stood up again till her shoulders met Irene's hands. It was a silly situation right now, Scarlett realised. Learning baseball techniques in a store.

"Maybe...we can do the baseball thing later."

She looked around the store, hoping no one would see them. Scarlett had no intention of joining a baseball team, although the advice Irene gave would definitely be helpful. But on the other hand, it looked silly.
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"I still have to do my homework, later."

She dropped her imaginary bat and stood up again till she was at her normal height again.

"Though I won't need to take the whole day for that."

Scarlett wondered why Irene asked her that. Maybe she wants to hang out later?
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Scarlett had to think. What would speak against that? Nothing.

"Sure!", she said. "Where do you wanna go lunch?"

Kingman had lots of places where they could eat. Like, they could eat pizza. Or go to Cheryl's. Or to Diamondback. There are other places, too. Hopefully Irene decides, so she wouldn't have to. Homework can wait.
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"Sounds good", Scarlett said before following Irene. Scarlett had to giggle at the magical journey part.

Oh, she remembered that she wanted the jeans when she left the store. Whatever, they can wait.

((Scarlett McAfee continued in She also fuckin' writes and shit))
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