- Posted: Sat, 03 Dec 2011 04:42:59 +0000
Aria Marie Peterson
- Aria made sure to keep her neutral expression in place when Alex flashed her a charming grin. The first part was easy, she'd been taking, singing,dancing and acting lessons long enough to know that she could hold a certain pose, facial expression or note as long as she focused. What she had no control over was the way her heart gave a joyous lurch and started fluttering. It was silly, just because he was cute and a relatively (ok make that very) good kisser her heart went into righteous palpitations just being near him. She didn't want that, right now she wanted to be mad at him for a while. Why shouldn't she? He'd kissed her speechless and then he'd regretted it right afterwards and taken off to get drunk as skunk and left her hanging. With no explanation or reason. It stood to stand that if a guy liked a girl then he kissed her and hugged her and made her feel special. And Alex did those things, maybe not the hugging or the kissing (until tonight..) but all those other things? He'd always done that for her. She had no clue if it was because he was just being a nice guy or if he liked her. Tonight though she'd thought, she'd believed for just a moment that he'd liked her. And as daunting and as terrifying as it had been she could have sworn she'd heard the hallelujah chorus in background while he'd kissed her senseless. And then he'd just ran away. Did those kisses mean anything to him? Or was she just being a girl and making all of this up?
The cheerful ding of the elevator pierced through her haze of confusing thoughts and she turned to see Callie stepping into Alex's apartment. Aria's neutral expression morphed into something warmer and more kindred as the other girl set her proffered drinks on the table along with Aria's small stash of beer and the treasured bottle of peach schnapps which was silently calling her name. That would put a stop to the noisy babble of thoughts and it'd put her in the partying mood. or if not a partying mood then a dancing mood at least. She let out a surprised yelp as she was suddenly dragged outside onto the balcony along with Alex and Callie. Her first reaction was to pull herself away from Alex and out his range-her heart was doing that weird jumping with excitement thing again- and move onto the other size of Callie. After that was said and done her attention was drawn to dazzling upper view of the city. She let out a soft chuckle hearing Alex's teasing words in Callie's direction. "Awww..if I didn't know any better I'd say our friend Alex sounds just a little jealous. Of a nice view and some inanimate objects. Now that makes sense." she quipped with a low chuckle before stiffening slightly. Crap, she was supposed to be mad, she wasn't supposed to be teasing him or making silly jokes. I had to stop doing that-an ugly feeling slithered it way through me as he placed a kiss on Callie's cheek. Sure it was friendly..but honestly! How the heck could he kiss one girl on the cheek but flip out over kissing her?! Needless to say her mood dropped back down again after that little incident. She stayed relatively quiet making noncommittal sounds as she vaguely listened to the talk.
Alex and Callie had just went inside to great the other incoming guests when Aria's phone emitted a faint chirp. She started in surprise before pulling it out of her pocket and flipping it open. After reading the text she felt somewhat guilty. She'd just assumed that Holly knew where was Alex's place was heck she'd assumed everyone knew. Maybe that's why the rest of their little group had yet to show up. Or maybe they were having a grand old time at that pretentious Snowflake Ball. Whatever the case she didn't hesitate to send a quick text back to Holly.
Message: Hey! I was wondering where you were, I thought you'd changed you mind about this awesome party of yours. So far its in low swing but I bet it'll pick up once you're here.
Here's his address See ya soon!
Aria was wincing long after she'd sent that text. Dear lord, she'd sounded overly excited in that text. Which in a way she was but that had nothing to do with the ongoing party so much as her ever increasing urge to drink one straight shot after the other from her peach schnapps bottle. Anything that would make tonight's events disappear and quit replaying in her head was good thing right now. She tucked her phone back into her pocket looking up as Alex leaned against the door way asking her to come in. "The party might be fine. I'm not so sure I could say the same about the host." she answered coolly as she slipped past him.
That was mean, she was more than aware of that but she didn't really care. She had a right to be mean didn't she? She didn't bother looking back at him as she made her way through the group of dancing (read: grinding) party goers to the table where all the proffered booze had been laid out for who ever wanted it. Her blue eyes slid over the assortment of beer and other booze in search of her liquor. When she spotted the familiar label and grabbed it and forcefully made her way to the kitchen. Any other time she would have been up for an invitation to dance. However her idea of an invitation didn't count as some guy attempting to grab her butt or touching her in other places. Finally she made it into the kitchen where it was somewhat less crowded and a little quieter. She opened cabinet door sin search of a glass. When she finally found what she was looking for, she stood on her tip toes and pulled it down setting it firmly on the counter. Well, this night couldn't possibly get any better now could it? Actually it could, the hands of time could turn back and she could stop Alex from kissing her thus preventing all of this other crap from happening. Or things could start looking up. Although she wasn't sure either of those ideas would work. Why? Well the first one was highly impossible not to mention implausible. And the second..well she'd been waiting for that to happen for the better part of the evening. It hadn't happened yet. Call it pessimistic of her, but she very much doubted this evening was going to get any better. Well it would if she got completely smashed but she was trying to avoid that idea. She shook her in soft annoyance and turned her attention to pouring herself a shot. She didn't hesitate to scoop up the shot glass and knock it back. Aria's face morphed into a slight wince as the fiery liquor slid it ways down her throat. Granted she did better than the first time she'd ever had a shot there was still no ignoring her slight revulsion. it tasted horrible, but she hadn't gotten it for its taste she'd gotten it for the fact that she pretty sure it'd wipe her memory clean of any recent events and the oncoming ones. Which was exactly what she wanted and needed right now.
With that thought in mind, Aria put the lid back on her liquor-there was no way she was sharing this with any of the other party goers!- before tucking it away in the back of Alex's refrigerator and making her way back to the main place the partiers seemed to be congregated. Her gaze danced around the room searching for someone vaguely familiar. When she didn't see anyone she circled back to the kitchen pleased to find Callie and Zaylor there. her first instinct was to go up and start talking with them and hanging out but she stopped remembering the most recent turn of events. They were a kind of sorta couple now. What if they wanted alone? Not that they'd really get any with the people thrashing and attempting to dance at this so called party but for the most part the party goers seemed to be steering clear of them. Maybe she should follow their example. Alright so she she'd just go find Nicole but in her earlier search she hadn't spotted the tall slender model anywhere. She doubted she'd missed the model, one couldn't over look a model so that meant Nicole had left or something. She let out an exasperated sigh and grabbed herself a random beer off the nearby table opening it before she started to walk around just watching..for now.
(Bleeeeehhhhh! I don't like this pot. I haven't been on able to get on much this week-the reason i didn't post- so I missed out on a lot and I kind of skimmed through the posts. I've got a vague idea where people are and what they're doing but I don't know who's free to interact with. So yea if someones open please lemme know!)