“Oh come on, of course I showed up. Drinks, food, and you. They’re my three favourite things.”
Like she could ever turn down a chance to see Catherine again, anyway. “I’m seventy percent sure that’s my shirt, by the way.” No, she’s just teasing. Maybe. She really can’t even tell anymore. Regardless, she sits down, leaning her forearms against the table and resting her chin on the palm of her hand. “Hello.” The word is followed by a large smile because maybe she’d missed her — just a tad.
“And me, hm? Well, colour me shocked. I figured after being away for so long you would’ve forgotten all about me.” She smiled and stared ahead as the glass of wine sat against her lips. Tilting the glass upward, the dark coloured liquid slowly made it’s way from the rounded center and towards her lips, tingling them gently until reaching her tongue. It had been a while since she had a decent drink, and for that, she was glad that it would be with Eloise. “I asked the waiter to bring two glasses, but he’s only brought one so far— I guess he thought I was going to be here alone.” As she shrugged she glanced throughout the restaurant before sitting down her own glass. “I also ordered an appetizer but… we can always go find a better one outside— for old times sake.”
I’m just about to leave, actually— Travelling with Rebekah. ‘M just glad I caught you, though. Just— y’ think we could have less… surprise meetups and more… I don’t even know. — Cate, how are you? After everything, I mean. I just want to know that you’re safe and you’re happy. By the way, I’m still waiting for the hug that I haven’t received yet.
Catherine smiled. Travelling, hmm, she remembered when they were suppose to travel, only for the idea to be cut short because of a few… mishaps. “Really? Sounds fun.” Her words were honest, though it was hard not to feel a little jealous. As she watched her friend… no, scratch that, her sister, her smile began to fade as she moved closer and finally pulled her into a hug. “You’re lucky I love you, otherwise, you would not be getting this hug,” she joked.
Maybe it’s only been a month— but come on, I’ve missed you. I’m just glad you’re back; if only for a short amount of time. Just one thing, though. Why didn’t I get a goodbye?
Because you had your own things to worry about. I didn’t want to crowd you with my own. But, no one got a goodbye. Not even Caroline. I just needed out of this shit hole town. Staying here for a year was good enough for me, I just can’t believe you haven’t left yet… I’m actually surprised to still see you here.
Well, it kind of is when I haven’t seen you in over— wait a second, where the hell have you been?
It’s been a month, which is nothing to us vampires. But I’ve been away. I needed to get away and really, I’m only here to get the rest of my things. I’m not staying.