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Sunday, March 26, 2017

C is for Club

Warning: 
This post is pic heavy.
It just kept going and going and going...


"I don't think we should go." Aiden is trying to talk some sense into Zoe. He watches Zoe apply another coat of lipstick. "We don't even know her and that fake id of yours is going to get you in trouble one day."


"She's friends with Sierra and Max so she can't be that bad and I don't recall you having problems with my id when I was using it to get into clubs with you." Zoe puts the tube of lipstick away and checks her reflection in the mirror one more time.

"You and I agreed to stay outta trouble, remember?" Aiden reminds her. "This smells like trouble."


Aiden is starting to get on Zoe's last nerve. They finally have a chance to go out and have fun and Aiden wants to blow it. "Then don't come." She says, grabbing her purse and walking out the bedroom. Sierra and Max have gone out for the evening and she plans to enjoy their absence. With or without Aiden.


The night has begun...


Getting into the Avalon club is easy. The bouncer barely looks at Zoe's id. Finding Isla, is another story. The music is pumping and the place is packed.


Dancing, dancing, and more dancing...


Zoe is just about to text Isla when a tall woman wearing an headset approaches her.

"Are you Zoe?" The woman asks, leaning in close to Zoe's ear.

"Um, yeah..." Zoe says, uncertainly.


"Your party is this way." The woman nods her head in the direction of the back of the club and begins moving briskly through the crowd.

Zoe begins to quickly follow after her then remembers that Aiden is with her and being a jerk. Mad that they were coming to the club, he sulked the whole taxi ride there and wouldn't talk to her. And now, he's walking slow as molasses. If he doesn't pick up the pace they're going to lose the woman in the crowd.

"Come on!" She yells, grabbing his arm and dragging him through the club. She wishes he would've stayed at the apartment if this is how he's going to act.


They follow the woman to the back of the club where they take an elevator two floors up into an upper level that overlooks the dance floor. Zoe realizes they're in the VIP section. The view is amazing. The woman leads them down a narrow walkway past several private VIP parties until they reach their destination.


"Here you are." The woman announces. Zoes sees Isla and three other women lounging on a white fur covered couch.

Seeing Zoe, Isla gets up and gives Zoe and Aiden welcoming hugs. "Cool. You guys made it!" She says with a big smile.

Isla introduces everyone to each other. The woman on her left is Chantal, the woman on her right is Drew, and the woman perched on the back of the couch busy with her phone is Kendall.


"Have a seat." Isla encourages them as she retakes her seat. The woman named Chantal gets up to make room for Zoe and Aiden. 

The VIP section is minimally furnished, but nice. White lights hang on the brick wall and the music is loud but definitely not as loud as it is downstairs so you can easily have a conversation without yelling.


"Can I get you anything else, Ms. Furtado?" The woman with the headset asks.

"You can send someone to get our drink order." Isla says.


The woman says something into her headset and heads back in the direction they came in from.

A few seconds later a server appears to take their drink order.

"What'll you have?" Isla asks Zoe and Aiden. Zoe looks at Aiden. She can tell he's still pissed by the tight way he's holding his jaw. Maybe a beer or two will loosen him up.

"He'll have a beer and I'll just have a soda." Zoe isn't a drinker. She likes clubs for the music and atmosphere but not the alcohol.

"A soda?" Isla teases. "You've got to be kidding." She turns to the server. "Bring me a bottle of Dom, what my girls usually have, a beer and an Avalon for my new friends." The server takes their order and disappears. They make small talk while waiting for their drinks.


When their drinks arrive Zoe has to admit her cocktail, the club's signature drink, looks delicous.

Isla's friend's drinks look good too. They all order a deep blue concoction called Poison.


Once their drinks arrive, Isla's friends down their cocktails in big gulps and announce they're heading to the dance floor.


Isla pops open the bottle of champagne and fills three flutes with bubbly. She passes two glasses to Zoe and Aiden.

"To new friends." She toasts and they all clink their glasses together.

Aiden downs the champagne and then drinks his beer. He still hasn't much so Zoe knows he's still pissed. Zoe and Isla chit chat and after awhile Aiden asks Isla where the bathroom is. She points him in it's direction.


"This club is really, really nice." Zoe tells Isla. "Do you always hang out in VIP? That's got to be expensive."

"Nothing but the best for me and my girls." Isla says. "Plus being owner of the club helps." She takes a sip of her champagne.


"You own this club?" Zoe asks incredulously. It doesn't make sense. Isla can't be a day over twenty five and if she owns this club why is she living in Max and Sierra's apartment complex. She definitely could afford a better apartment then the one she's living in.

As is reading her mind, Isla volunteers information. "I'm only a co owner. I share ownership with a couple other people. I inherited it when my father passed away a couple years ago. Just like I inherited my apartment when my grandmother died."

Okay, that makes sense, Zoe thinks to herself.

"Well, you've got a really nice place here."

"Thank you." Isla says.

Aiden still isn't back from the bathroom Zoe wonders what is keeping him. She voices he concern and Isla tells her not to worry. Maybe he's having fun on the dance floor. Zoe doubts that. She thinks he probably got lost.

"So, how long are you in town for?" Isla inquires.

Zoe tells her she's not sure. Her and Aiden are possibly thinking about relocating to Boston but it's still up in the air.

"Well, if you need any help just let me know." Isla offers. "It's not easy to start over in a new city."


Just then Aiden appears. His face looks flushed and he's carrying his jacket.

"What's wrong with you?" Zoe asks.

"Nothing." Aiden answers, a smile on his face. "Just a little hot from dancing."

Zoe is stunned. Aiden doesn't dance. The closest thing he does to public dancing is tap his foot.

"Told you." Isla says.

Zoe wonders who he was dancing with.

Isla stands up. "I'm going to find the girls. Enjoy yourself. And feel free to order whatever you want, it's on the house." She disappears down the hall.


Zoe looks over at Aiden. He has a goofy expression on his face. The beer and champagne have definitely mellowed him out.

"So, who were you dancing with?" Zoe wants to know. A wave of jealousy washes over her.

"I don't know." Aiden leans back on the couch and stretches out his legs like he's at home or something. "Some dancers."

"What dancers?" Asks Zoe.

"I didn't ask their names..." Aiden mumbles, closing his eyes with a smug smile on his face like he's remembering a good dream.


Ughhhh.

Aiden is pissing her off. Zoe shoves her purse at him. "Here. Keep an eye on my purse."

She storms off before he can protest.


Downstairs the club is jumping. Zoe tries to find Isla in the thick crowd but has no luck. Through a miracle she spots Isla's friends and is able to make eye contact with one. The blonde waves her over. She and the other girls are dancing near the DJ booth. Zoe joins in.


In the shadows across the dance floor Isla watches Zoe and her friends. A tall figure comes up beside her.

"Who's your new friend?" A deep voice asks.

"None of your business."

"I'd like to meet her."

Isla sucks her teeth. "I bet you would."

"I'm serious." The man says.


"I know you are." Isla says with disgust. "And I will not be making that introduction." With that, Isla walks off leaving the man staring across the room at Zoe by himself.


Upstairs in VIP, Rocky Martinez receives a text on her phone.

FIND OUT EVERYTHING YOU CAN ABOUT ISLA'S NEW FRIEND.

Rocky texts back, DONE.


"Good evening, Ms. Martinez." VIP girl TJ says in passing.

Rocky grunts something incomprehensible that TJ guesses is her way of acknowledging her. TJ hurries by. Ms. Martinez gives her the creeps.


Isla, Isla, Isla, Rocky muses.


Rocky feels a little tingle of excitement run through her. She hasn't had anything interesting to do in awhile and she loves playing detective.

To Be Continued...




Sunday, March 19, 2017

P is for Party


Happy Anniversary Brooklyn & Monique!

If you haven't checked out Sewcialite Crew on Flickr or Instagram, you're missing out. She has some of the best dressed ladies and gents in the dolly world! 

Savoy and April attended an anniversary party that she threw for her dolls Brooklyn and Monique.


As April and Savoy mingle with guests at the party, April notices Savoy staring in the direction of some fellow guests. She follows his gaze and sees who he's staring at. A leggy blonde and a woman with a bright red Afro.

"Do you know them?" April asks. Her question breaks Savoy's trance.

"Huh? He asks, still looking in the women's direction.


"Do you know them?" April asks again, louder, starting to ge annoyed. She didn't bring him here to be staring down other women.

Savoy clears his throat. He doesn't mean to disrespect April, but he can't believe his eyes.

"Um, that's Max." He says, his eyes still glued in the women's direction. "The one with the red hair."


"As in your ex, Max?" April can't believe this crap. It would be her luck to run into her man's ex at a party. She stands a little taller and runs a hand through her hair and hopes she doesn't have any lipstick on her teeth.

"Yeah." Savoy says, dazed and speechless.


At that very moment, the redhead puts her arm around the blonde's waist and pulls her close, giving her a kiss.

April's eyes damn near pop out.

"So, they're...a couple?" She asks.

Savoy's mouth is hanging open. He's in just as much shock as April.

"I guess so..." He finally manages. Never in a million years did he expect to see that.

"Well," Says April, now completely satisfied that Max isn't a threat to her. "They make a very cute couple. How about we go get a drink?"


Savoy and April spend the rest of the evening in each other's arms. There are so many people at the party they don't catch a glimpse of Savoy's ex again.


But the ride home isn't so carefree. Savoy spends it being grilled on his past relationship with Max. April wants to know every detail from when they first met to their breakup. Something she's never cared about until now. She asks him question after question and soon Savoy just can't take it anymore.


"Look, baby." He says after awhile. "I don't want to talk about it."

"Why not?" Asks April.


"Because there's nothing to talk about. Max and I dated in high school. A milllion years ago. We've both moved on. I'm here with you, right?" He gives her hand a squeeze.

"Yes, but you were staring at her hard and--"

"I was just shocked to see her there." Savoy says. "Now can we just focus on something that matters."


"Like what?" April asks.

"Like how sexy you look tonight." Savoy looks seductively at April and puts his hand on April's thigh and starts to caress it.

"Hey, keep your eyes and hands on the road!" April protests, but she loves the attention. "We don't want to end up in a ditch."

They both laugh and Savoy promises to behave for the rest of the ride home. 

All is well again...for now.








Saturday, March 18, 2017

Apartment Takeover

These photos started off just to just be a couple pics showing how Zoe and Aiden have been enjoying their time now that Sierra and Max are back at work, but they 
ended up turning into a story...


While Max and Sierra are at work Zoe and Aiden have gotten pretty cozy in the apartment. The way Zoe is lounging around you'd think it was her apartment. 


Zoe has claimed Max's spot for herself.


While their watching an old episode of Shameless on Netflix there's a knock on the door.

"I wonder who that is?" Zoe asks Aiden, getting up from the couch to answer the door.


Zoe opens the door to find a pretty purple haired woman standing there. The woman looks surprised to see Zoe.

"You're not Max or Sierra." The woman says. "I know I've got the right apartment. Who are you?"

"I'm Zoe, Sierra's sister." Zoe explains. "And you are...?"


The woman points down the hall. "I'm Isla. I live down the hall. I heard the TV on so I thought I'd being these over." She hands Zoe a couple envelopes. "They got shoved into my mail slot again."


Zoe takes the mail. "Thanks." she says. "I'll make sure my sister and Max get it."

"Great." Says Isla. "So, are you visiting? I don't remember Sierra having any family living around here."


Zoe tells her how her and her boyfriend are visiting from LA.

"So, how do you like the city?" Isla asks.

"It's okay." Zoe tell her about some of the places Sierra and Max have taken her and Aiden to see.

Isla laughs. "So, they've taken you to all the tourist traps? You haven't really seen any of the nightlife?"

"No, not really." Zoe admits. 

"That sounds like Max and Sierra. Me and them used to go to the club and stuff but they've turnt into a couple old ladies. I don't know what happened." She shrugs.


"Listen," Isla says, thinking. "Me and my friends are going out tomorrow night. Do you have a pen or something?"

Zoe finds a pencil and give it to the woman who quickly jots down a number on one of the pieces of mail.


"Here's my number. Give me a call if you and your boyfriend want to come and I'll text you the address." She hands the envelope back to Zoe.


"Thanks." Says Zoe. She's beginning to get excited. Maybe Boston won't be boring after all. Good thing she brought her fake id with her.

To be continued...




Monday, March 13, 2017

Retiring Early

Hi, everyone!
Just wanted to let you know
that Max and Sierra look a little different in 
this episode than in the previous episode.
I took the photos for both episodes on different days and in between changed their lip colors. It's not a big deal, but just in case you notice. While I like Sierra's new lips, I'm not 100% crazy about Max's lip color. I think it's too dark so I'll be changing it again...I think I'll go with nude lips this time.

Anyways, here's the conclusion of the episode. It's not terribly exciting, but it does help in laying the 
foundation for future episodes.


Dinner and a movie has to be cut short due to Max's allergic reaction to Zoe's perfume. She made it in the car to the restaurant (barely) but once they started eating she started sneezing so much it was impossible to eat and she felt the beginnings of a headache coming on, soo they head back home and put the movie on hold for another time. 


"Sorry," Zoe apologizes to Max. "I only put on a squirt or two."

"It's okay." Max says through a sneeze. "You didn't know." 

"I guess we're just going to turn in early." Zoe tells Sierra and Max. "I guess the last couple days are finally starting to catch up with us."

"Okay," says Sierra. "See you in the morning."



AHCHOOO! 

Max sneezes as Zoe and Aiden pass by to head to the bedroom and another whiff of fragrance hits her.

"You going to be okay?" Sierra asks.

"I'll survive." Max says, she's just taken some allergy medicine and will be okay once it starts to kick in.


"So, do you think Zoe is enjoying herself?" Max asks Sierra.

"I think so." Sierra says. "I think we tired her and Aiden both out though. We squeezed a whole lot of sightseeing into just a couple days."

"Yeah." Max agrees. "We took them places I've haven't been since I was a little kid. It was fun."


"What do you think about Aiden?" Sierra asks. She's still uneasy with the fact that Zoe is lying to their parents about dating Aiden and his tattoo doesn't do anything to make that fact any better.

"Honestly, I just think she's young and in love. I wouldn't worry about it." Max tells Sierra. "I know you didn't tell your parents everything you were doing or who you were dating once you hit a certain age. She's trying to be independent."

"I guess..." Sierra says, reluctantly. "But what about that tattoo? Maybe Aiden's some kind of crazy obsessed boyfriend. Maybe that's why my parents don't like him."

Max raises her brows. "I can't help you with the tattoo. That tattoo is just plain stupid and one day he's going to regret it. I don't think he's psycho though. If you haven't noticed, it's plain as day that Zoe's the one running their relationship and he's running behind her like a little puppy."


Sierra thinks about that. Aiden does seem to be the passive one in their relationship. The total opposite of Zoe.

"Look," Max says. "They're only here for two weeks. After that, Zoe's back in Cali and you don't have to worry about what's going on with her and Aiden or any of that stuff. Just relax and enjoy spending time with her while she's here."

"You're right." Sierra says. "I'm worried for nothing. Zoe's old enough to take care of herself."


"Now," Says Max. "What do you want to watch?"


Meanwhile, in Sierra's old bedroom, Zoe and Aiden are talking as well.

"Is my perfume really that toxic?" Zoe asks. She honestly didn't put that much on.

"No." Says Aiden. "Not to me, but it would be to someone who's sensitive to smells. I had a teacher like that back in high school. No one could wear fragrance in her classroom. It made her sick."

"Guess I won't be wearing perfume anymore while we're here."

"That's probably a good idea." Aiden agrees. "I don't think your sister would appreciate you killing her girlfriend by a fragrance overload."


"So, what are we doing tomorrow?" Aiden wants to know. They've spent the  last couple days running around the city sightseeing but tomorrow Sierra and Max go back to work.

"Absolutely, nothing." Zoe says, relieved. "I plan to sleep in."


"I had fun." Aiden confesses, even though he knows Zoe didn't. "I liked the aquarium and science museum a lot. And I think the zoo would have been better if it wasn't so cold." He and Zoe, not being used to Massachusetts winter weather, had gotten really cold walking around the zoo while Sierra and her girlfriend were oblivious since they were used to the cold.


"You are such a nerd." Zoe teases Aiden. Sometimes when Zoe looks at Aiden she can't believe she's going out with him. He's nothing like the cocky athletic guys she dated in high school.

"Guilty as charged." Aiden says, enjoying the moment. He likes it when Zoe is just being Zoe. No pretenses. This is the girl he fell in love with.


"Now, time to get your punishment." Zoe says, climbing on top of him.

"Hey," Aiden says, pulling back. "You know they're right down the hall. We probably should--"

"Shhh." Zoe whispers. "We'll be quiet."


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