Well, we've done the boys. And the bad guys. So, of course, today's 5 word story had to be about the Disney Princesses.
Today's words are:
There were a million directions this could have gone, but of course, the girls are all sorority sisters. Here's where the words took me:
Ariel’s bangs stuck to her sweat, a fiery blaze of hair clinging to her forehead.
“Where’ve you been?” Aurora asked her.
“Had to log some time at the gym,” Ariel said. “It was leg day.” She took a swig of her water bottle. “You look like you pricked your finger on something. Bad day?”
Aurora sank onto her bed, the floral comforter billowing up around her. “I had lunch with my dad. What do you do with a guy you haven’t heard from in 16 years who all of a sudden wants you back in his life?”
Ariel sank down on the bed perpendicular to Aurora, and threw her legs across her friend;s. “I don’t know, Ro. My dad and I have always been close.”
Aurora sighed. “And he says the years away were for my good.” She fingered the long braid lying over her shoulder. “Parents are so weird.”
Laughter drifted up the stairs. Ariel grabbed Ro’s hand and pulled her to her feet. “Come in,” she said. “Everyone’s home.”
They clamored downstairs to the kitchen. Cinderella was pouring glasses of milk and the other girls stood crowded around the table.
“Ro,” Jasmine said, “This cake your aunts made is delicious.” She swallowed the huge piece in her mouth. “I swear, they are magic or something.”
Aurora smiled. “They sent catnip for Rajah, too” she said. Then she turned to Belle, whose nose was stuck in a book. “Take a break, Belle-a-roo. No books tonight.”
Belle glanced up, her brows furrowed. “I’m reading in my psych book and I swear, this is my dad. I think he’s schizophrenic.” She closed her book. “We should eat this cake before Rapunzel gets home.”
“Why?” Jasmine asked.
“Because it will remind her of birthdays, and you know how she gets.”
Jasmine nodded knowingly and took another bite of cake. “So what are we doing this weekend?”
“Eric and I are going sailing,” Ariel said.
“Fun,” Cinderella said. “You got a fancy date this weekend too, Belle?”
“No,” Belle said with a sigh. “Beast can’t behave at a nice restaurant. We’ll probably just stay in. He hates leaving the house.”
“Boys are weird,” Aurora said. “Phillip totally went off on this chick who was being such a witch today.” She took a bite of cake. “I thought he was like, going to drive a knife into her or something. What about you, Ella? Any big plans?”
“Shoe shopping,” Cinderella said with a shy smile. She shivered and went to the thermostat. “Geez, Elsa, it’s freezing in here.” She bumped the thermostat up. “What are you, menopausal or something?”
Elsa strode out of her bedroom. “Would you let it go already? Put on a sweater.”
Cinderella dipped her head.
"Oh don't be so snarky," said Ariel. She looked at Cinderella, who still stood motionless, then whispered to Belle. "She's such a pushover."
Before Elsa could reply, Rapunzel burst through the door. With a growl, she sagged into the couch. The girls are shared a glance. Jasmine sank down beside Rapunzel. “Elle, what’s wrong?”
Rapunzel sighed. “Life seems so monotonous,” she said. “It’s like I fill my time with all this stuff, like I'm just waiting for life to begin.”
Jasmine took a few breaths, digesting Rapunzel’s words. Then she gave her a hug. “Oh sweetie, cheer up. You’re in college now. It’s a whole new world out there.”
"Yes," Aurora said. "Life can change in a second. All your dreams could come true," she said.
Ariel turned to Belle and rolled her eyes. "My gosh, she's so naive. You'd think she was raised in a barn or something."