School was out for the day and they were all supposed to go home. But Shale didn't want to go back to the community home. Who did? Well, she was slightly concerned about her sister, who had been too ill to come to school. But this wasn't the first time so Shale wasn't too worried. And she'd be fine just a little while longer. So Shale was hanging out around the school dancing, twirling so her worn grey skirt whirled around her. There was no music to be heard but that didn't seem to bother Shale, who moved gracefully with a small smile on her features.
Post by d9f fleur adroxis [fireflyz] on Apr 7, 2021 20:10:20 GMT -5
Sidonie was running late. She knew it even without glancing at a clock, because she usually didn’t take this long to leave school. Her fingers twitched anxiously as she walked out the door of the schoolhouse, wondering if she’d have enough time to get home before going to the shop. As she emerged from the shadows of the foyer into the warm afternoon, a gray blur caught her eye. She glanced over to see a thin frame twirling in the breeze, hair dark like Sidonie’s and flowing like ribbons. Sid vaguely recognized her; they were probably the same age, maybe a year apart. Although her free time was quickly dwindling, Sid still found herself drifting over to the girl. ”You seem like you’re having fun,” she said.
Shale took a moment to realize someone was speaking to her, she was so wrapped up in her dancing. But she stopped when she realized Sid was there and turned to face her, beaming. "I am," Shale agreed happily. It was important to have fun, she felt. No matter how dark things got. And dancing was always a sure way to bring herself joy. "Want to join me?" she offered.