You, you’re tiny. [Percy laughed before smiling at her. The whole clan followed her over the to the table and he couldn’t help but shake his head. He could tell Andrew’s eyes were going wide and that he was practically drooling] “Oh that’s lovely dear, I’m glad you’re happy with what you’re doing. You deserve to be happy.” [She smiled at her before sitting down at the chair Marina had pulled out] “thank you Rina.” [The rest of the family sat down, Lorrie deliberatley sat so there was one seat between her and Percy] “So, on a scale of one to ten, how well dressed is your room mate?” [Chase said with a smile, he was by far the more flamboyant one of the two and it was generally the first question he asked about anyone.]
[ Marina sat down between Percy and his sister, giving Lorrie a nudge and making large eyes at her. She knew the little girls plan. She was sure each had a plan except maybe Percy’s mother who could possibly understand needing to be away from someone, even if Marina obviously hadn’t been with Percy nearly as long or had such a disasterous end. ] A bagillion but if you go in his room I will come at you with my meat cleaver because he would do the same. Though if you’re asking because you intend to leave your boyfriend rather than because you want to steal his suits then I’m sorry but my brother is straight as a laser. [ Marina looked at their empty plates with wide eyes. ] I’m not going to make you thank god for dinner, just dig in.
[There were a chrous of “heys” before Percy burst out laughing at Marina’s little squeal] “You’re one to talk! You look beautiful Rina!” [Lorrie said with a huge grin before running into Marina’s arms. Percy looked out of the corner of his eye and saw Chase and Andrew smirk at each other before wrapping Lorrie and Rina up into a huge before yelling “group hug!” Percy laughed as his mother walked over and joined and Percy rolled his eyes before shrugging and joining.] Guys. I think we’re suffocating her. She’s not all that big, y’know. [He said through laughs before they all let go of her.] “So, how’ve you been sweetheart?” [Percy’s mum asked with that warm, motherly smile]
[ Marina’s eyes closed as she embraced Lorrie, soon enough surrounded by the entire family. She didn’t notice the looks Percy’s cousin and his boyfriend had but suspected they were there. Whenever she talked to them it was either food, music, movies or the main topic that always came up ‘get back with Percy’ that ate away at her chest every single time. ] Me or Lorrie because I’m a big girl. [ Rina smirked at Percy as she was released from the hug, leaning against him for a moment before stepping away, leading them over to the table. ] Excellent since I moved in, really great. I swear. My roommate is sweet, though what more could you expect from a big brother. [ She looked at Percy and gave him a smile, biting her bottom lip for a moment. ] And my job is good and I get to cook like whenever I want so I’m getting a lot of practice. What about you guys? [ She pulled out a chair for Percy’s Mum at the head of the table. ]
[The car ride over was eventful to say the least, his cousin had gotten them lost once even though Percy had told him exactly how to get there. Lorrie got defensive any time Andrew’s long term boyfriend Chase tried to fix the angle of the white dress she borrowed from Marina. The little red head was over the moon about it, it was a bit long on her but she was happy anyway. His mother insisted on having the classic music station on, which meant at one time or another the five of them were screaming at the top of their lungs to hits from the 80s. But eventually they made it there, and they all somehow made it up to Marina and Stef’s apartment without getting lost. The elevator door opened and Percy couldn’t help but laugh at the look of amazement on his mother’s face.]
[ Marina heard the buzz to say the elevator was rising and pressed the one beside it to allow it to be opened, stepping back and waiting. Finally when the doors spread apart she saw the pile of Percy’s family standing there, glad that Stef had decided to go somewhere with the rest of the Unholy Trio because he could not handle this, she knew it. ] Hey! [ Marina grinned, moving the few strands of hair that fell over her eyes back, the rest up in a tight bun at the top of her head like a ballerina. ] Lorrie you look sooooooo cute. [ Marina couldn’t help but squeal a little, bending down and opening her arms so when they did enter Lorrie could give her a hug. ]
[ Marina had cooked a lot, like more than need be but it was all very home cooked. Baked potato, potato bake, coleslaw, salad, a roast, roasted veggies, soy sauce chicken, butter chicken and then dessert which was too much so she’d probably end up taking it to church on Sunday for the children and have a mini party in Sunday school which she had started to teach. With everything placed on the table, an abundance of serving spoons and plates for each family member she finally removed the apron that Tessa had given her to reveal her red dress. She was going to wear the white but decided instead to lend it to Lorrie. It was smaller than the red and made moving a little harder on her, besides if she spilled anything on it she’d be doomed. Marina placed the apron on the kitchen bench and waited for the request for the elevator doors to open to go off since the elevator doors opened right into the lounge crossed dinner room. ]
Well now that you break it down in cat terms for me… I understand what you mean. so you have an apartment and roommate, safe to say you’re enjoying yourself post graduation so far?
Cat terms at the best terms. Come on, you wish you could be put into cat terms.
Yeah and a job, at Katz where I legally serve everyone over twenty-one…obviously.
Stefan… I don’t know if I ever had him in any of my classes
Well he’s very…undomesticated. Like if you were to buy him as a cat he would be a show cat and he would like lick his fur constantly and only eat expensive cat food.
You and your roommate have separate kitchens?
No, he just can’t cook. Stefan McKibbon is my roommate. I think that says it all when it comes to Stef and household chores.