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- Posted: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 03:09:00 +0000
I'm here:at home // I'm going here: to the square // I'm feeling: curious about these paintings // I'm with: noone at the moment
The paintings had some brilliant detail. There was one she was considering buying. It was an oceanic beach scene where the seagulls were flying overhead and the waves lapped the shore. You could see every feather on the birds' bodies if you looked close enough. "How much is this?" she questioned the man at the booth. "A-twenty dollares," he said, a twinge of an accent showing when he said dollars. Her lips twisted into a thoughtful whisp of a smile and she shook her head. "I'd love to buy it, but maybe later if it's still here," she said. The man just shrugged and tended to another customer nearby. Beatrice didn't truly want to trek back to her home to put the painting away and didn't really think she absolutely needed it. Besides, she didn't have the extra money to spend frivolously. You only earned so much from being the owner of a hot springs.
"Good morning Bea! Happy new year!" Beatrice turned around and a bright smile lit up her face. "Oh! Henny! It's so good to see you!" She let herself be hugged and embraced the other girl right back. Henrietta was her closest friend and she went to the girl to confide all of her troubles. She was probably the nicest person Beatrice had ever met. When the other woman asked about Henri, she shook her head with a smile. "Well, I've given him a few dollars to keep him busy at the stalls. I don't know how long he'll stay in the square though . . . He knows he's supposed to stay here, but as soon as he sees someone he's gone." She shrugged her shoulders. "Kids! What can you do?" Beatrice chuckled and gasped, stooping to the ground and carefully reaching out to pet Mira. "Aww, such a cutie! Henri has always wanted a puppy, but Lord knows how long he'd play with it until he'd get bored of it. If he's still interested when he's older I just might get him one, but I don't know yet," she said, scratching the puppy behind it's cute and floppy ears. Beatrice stood again and looked at the flowers in the basket. "And how pretty! You always take such good care of the flowers, no wonder they always look so beautiful," she commented in a heart-felt manner.
Beatrice fixed her friend with a small, quizzical look. "What are you up to today? Just enjoying the festival or do you have something big planned?" She was just wondering, knowing that she herself would be doing the first and then possibly taking a hot springs bath to end the day.