Somewhere in the middle of summer on the hottest day of the year came along our birthday. We had all agreed on having a party at the local community pool because of the sweltering heat. Glaisey was the most excited as she had just gotten a new bikini. As soon as we got there Sabayon sought out a place in the shade with her sketch book. The sun was reflecting off of the cool and inviting pool.
Being the first born of our trio I was the first up.
Then went Glaisey
A couple weeks later after numerous interviews I finally landed a job at the hospital where I would be working as an intern. My first day there I proudly put on my scrubs hoping to possibly see the insides of an operating room. When I finished I walked towards the small crowd of interns that were gathered near the nurse’s station waiting for their Attending Physicians that they would be shadowing through their year long internship. My sneakers barely made a noise as I walked across the sterile tiles. “And Meringue your assigned to well they’re not here yet so you’ll stay with me for now.” The head one said “New and late on the first day” the other one muttered under his breath about the missing Attending.
Not to long after that I was sent to check on the ornery patient. I couldn’t help but think he looked slightly familiar but I couldn’t place where I might know him from. He was sitting up in the bed with his hands folded when I came into the room. His turquoise eyes followed my every movement and I have to admit that it thrilled me that they did. “So where is your attending?” He asked me with traces of annoyance in his voice though I could see no angry at me in his eyes. “Well my actual attending has yet to show up so I’m shadowing Dr Shake.” I said as I checked his vitals. His deep laughter suddenly filled the room.
When I finally got home from my first day at work the streetlights were a blaze and twinkling stars dotted the sky. Glaisey was sipping coffee at the kitchen table I could tell she had a long day too from the way she looked up at me barely turning her head. Sabayon was humming a happy tune from our bedroom, no doubtly painting her the cares that she as an unemployed adult didn’t have.
As I opened the door the first words out of Spear’s mouth was “Is Minte home?” he asked glancing around. “No he is not, if he isn’t home by now usually he is spending the night over Pumpkin’s. What’s up?” I asked noting how distressed he seemed. Looking at the ground he took his time before answering in a low voice “Bubbles is pregnant and she broke up with me.”