Chapter Seven

Ding ding. Ding ding. Ding ding.

I blinked a few times, attempting to adjust to the light in my room. I reached next to me on my bed until my hand finally found my cell phone that was using the ‘Twinkle’ ringtone. "Yeah, what?" I asked croakily.

"Well, hello to you, too!" Tori chirped into the phone, causing me to cringe.

"It's too early for me to function," I grumbled, placing my face back on the pillow.

"Well, maybe you should change that. But anyway, I'll be over in a few. You have ten minutes to be ready unless, of course, you want to be late," Tori said.

"Yeah, that's cute. I'll see you in an hour," I told her, knowing that it was only six o'clock.

"I thought I'd for sure get you this time," she said and I smiled slightly.

Only she would do this to a friend.

"Not today. See you at seven," I told her before saying my goodbyes and hanging up.

I took my time getting out of bed, sliding my clothes off on my way to the bathroom.  Once I was completely undressed, I got in the shower, taking a quick one. When I stepped out, I quickly got in my usual routine.

I put my hair in braided before adding the wig cap and brown wig. Careful to brush it out before I put it on. I then put on the fake nose and the makeup that went along with it. I finished up everything and added my other accessories before putting on a pair of leggings and an oversized hoodie over my cute bra configuration I was planning to show off later after my meeting with a coworker. Next, I slid on lace underwear and nodded in approval. Matching undergarments make a queen.

"Hey, babe," Tori said, causing me to jump as she walked into the room.

"You could knock, you know?" I said, holding my hand over my heart.

"I mean, when your mom gave me a key, that kind of took away the point of knocking." She waved the key in front of my face.

"Yeah, yeah," I said as I searched through my stuff to find my glasses.

"What are you looking for?" she questioned, not surprised to see me all distressed while looking for something.

"My glasses," I mumbled, making her frown.

"Think about the last place you had them," she told me. 

I bit my lip, thinking carefully. "Last place I remember wearing them is Andrew’s," I said, while silently praying that they'd show up any minute now.

Tori shook her head. "Yeah, you're probably screwed. Look, we can just go after school and buy new ones." 

"You're right. One day without them won't kill me. I mean, I still have the fake nose," I said before grabbing my book bag. I grabbed a change of clothes that I knew I would look cute in, a blue turtle neck, a leather jacket, and a pair of black pants and boots with heels.

"After school, I have to be seen at the mall walking with Ashley," I said, while grabbing my keys.