London had paced back and forth in the living room so many times she’d lost count before she’d finally gathered her courage and hit the dial button…
The doorbell rang, and London had to fight the urge to run and hide. Her legs felt like jelly, and she felt weirdly aware of her feet all of a sudden. What did you do with your feet when you walked??
London: ”Uhm… Hi!”
Trenton: ”Hi, Red.”
London: ”Hi! Oh, I already said that! Uhm…”
Eventually London’s lips remembered how to form a complete sentence, and she managed to invite Trenton to the backyard. In hindsight, that was a pretty bad move because… hot plum!
Trenton: ”Admit it, you just got me here to get me out of my clothes, heh!”
London: ”So what if I did..?”
As usual, time went by far too quickly while talking to Trenton, and soon it was time to say goodbye…
London: ”I had a really good time!”
Trenton: ”Me too!”
Nelson: ”YOUNG MISS LONDON IVEY! I think it’s high time you say goodbye to this young man and come inside for a little talk!”
London: ”But Dad!”
Nelson: ”No buts! NOW.”
Trenton: ”See you around, Red.”
Lucky for London, it wasn’t long before her birthday. She’d invited both Rohan and Trenton to the party.
London: ”So listen to this, I was backpacking through al Simhara…”
Trenton: ”You’re great, you know that?”
London: ”Oh wow, thanks!”
London’s eyes darted everywhere but the handsome smiling face next to her, while her cheeks were burning hot. She’d probably make good use for her nickname ‘Red’, she pondered.
With song and confetti, London grew up as a goofball, and now has the Joke Star aspiration required for this generation!
Trenton: ”Happy Birthday! How ’bout a birthday hug?”
The party evolved into a roaring dance off…. Well, sort of. Okay, not quite. At all.
Cleaning up after the party, Nelson thought that his little girl really wasn’t so little anymore. She was a talented young adult now, with a head to her, and big goals. He just had a hard time accepting that she was out of the pigtails… But he’d try his best, he decided. She’d do great.
London fell asleep easy that night. Ready for her future to come.
London: ”Okay dokay… Job in the entertainment branch applied for… Now let’s work on those routines!”
Her hard work was interrupted by a phone call from Trenton, inviting her to the Ivey Bar. Maybe working hard towards her future could wait just a little bit longer…
Trenton: ”Oh well, hellooo Red! Fancy seeing you here!”
London: ”You already got started on the juice, or what?”
Trenton: ”Can’t a guy just be happy to see you?”
London: ”A guy – sure. You? I don’t know… Well, shall we?”
Trenton: ”Well this is…. Nice. Quaint.”
London: ”Actually, my great-grandma built this place! This used to be their living room. Before some major renovations, of course!”
Trenton: ”Oh, well then, I take it back. It’s a very nice living room.”
London: ”Oh har-har…”
Trenton: ”So, you said you’d been working on some routines? How’s that going?”
London: ”I’ve got some her on my phone, if you wanna check it out?”
Trenton: ”Of course! Let’s see!”
Trenton: ”That’s hilarious! Really! You’re amazing?”
Trenton: ”Yeah! You’re absolutely brilliant!”
London: ”Oh. Uhm… Oops?”
Trenton: ”It’s okay, I’ve been waiting a long time to do that? Com’ere!”
London: ”So, would you be a gentleman and walk me home? Wouldn’t want to miss out on my beauty sleep before my first day of work tomorrow!”
Trenton: ”My pleasure!”
London: ”You’ve got to catch up first!”
Trenton: ”Oh, I’ll catch you, all right!”
Before saying goodnight, they made a plan to see each-other before London headed to work the next day. To run over some routines, naturally!
London couldn’t wipe the grin of her face even if she wanted to!
Itzel: ”What’s up with you, honey?”
London: ”Nothing, I’m just happy, Mom!”
London: ”Just happy…”