“I suppose I should call and say I’m engaged.”
“This is going to be unpleasant. Maybe I should go outside for some fresh air first…”
She slipped on her shoes and went out the hall, blowing a kiss at Sole goodbye and locking the door. The children were too busy playing to bother even acknowledging her presence. Really, their mother or father should be out here in the hallway to supervise them. What if they got hurt? What if someone tried to- Shake that off! Don’t even think about that right now.
The stairs creaked on the couple of flights down, her knees along with them. You’d think after seven years of living in this dingy place, your legs would have gotten used to it. After giving a nod to the landlady, who was in the process of smoking a cigarette and sewing at a small piece of cloth, she stepped out of the complex and headed to the quiet park across the street.
It was a lovely day out, too lovely to be cooped up inside the entire time. Diana had been taking a short vacation to South City during her break from school, which was in many ways a break from the entirety of her usual routine. She had stockpiled enough vacation days at work to take time off equal to her break from school and decided that a trip to South City would be rather enjoyable. The city had a reputation of being something of a resort town, the climate and luxurious facilities available for the average tourist promising an enjoyable time, even to the penny pinching law student.
After having spent two days sitting around her hotel room, she had decided that it would be a waste to not go out and at least see the sights a little Trotting through a local neighbor, she couldn’t get enough of just how different it was from the bustling streets of Central. Perhaps this would be a nice place to move to after she graduated…?
Suddenly out of the corner of her eye, she noticed a familiar pony tail bobbing up and down, one she hadn’t seen in a while. She had been informed of Christina’s moving to South City, she had been rather melancholy over her friend’s sudden departure from the library she frequented. Momentarily silencing her sense of caution, the cabby rushed over to the woman and hastily greeted her. “I-Is that you Christina? I haven’t seen you in ages…how have you been? S-Sorry if it’s a little weird for me to just be rushing up to you like this, I just saw you and couldn’t believe it was you…”