Meg climbed into the car with renewed confidence in herself and her composure. She couldn't think of anything else to say to Delia, and she was well aware that there'd need to be a cool down period between the two girls before the drive home. They had carpooled to the barn together as it was and she didn't want to risk any of the other barn patrons seeing her disheveled and red-eyed from her experiences at their location. She put the back to the passenger seat as far down as it'd go, and she closed her eyes. Eventually, she fell asleep.
Delia rubbed her face as she led Vi back down to the mare's pasture. She was conflicted in choosing what to do next; on the one hand, she wanted to give the all mighty, all knowing Meg a piece of her mind. On the other, she had openly betrayed her friend by exploiting her lack of knowledge. She had, in a sense, put her friend in danger for the sake of "teaching her a lesson." She sighed.
"Why sigh?" Justin asked from behind her, causing her to jump. She turned to look at him.
"Just wondering how to deal with my friend. When'd you get there?"
"Couldn't help myself, you looked upset. Is your friend the barbie girl who hit the ground today?"
"Yeah." Delia said, not really knowing how to continue. The tension between her and Justin had existed for the last two years. She always wanted to ask him out, be was so picky in his women that none of her natural smex worked in her attempts to get him to go with her. She simply lead her horse on. He followed.
"Hey Del wait. What happened with you two anyway?"
"She acted like a know it all and it bit her in the butt. I put her on Vi, told her Vi was green, and she hit the ground. Then she got mad at me! Because I lied. I guess."
"I know. Well anyway, she's sour about it. Slapped me in the face, won't ride again, wants to sue your barn and my family."
"How are you doing?" He asked, stopping Delia with a soft hand on her shoulder. She wanted to melt.
"I'm alright. I want to put her on Furio, stick her in a lesson, prove that riding isn't that bad. At the same time I want to slap her back and let her go wherever." She chuckled, brushing his hand off and strutting away. She reached the pasture gate, letting the mare go. Justin had followed, again. What changed between them lately?
Justin looked Delia up and down with a smirk. "So, what are we waiting for?!" He asked, dashing off in the direction of the tack room. He called over his shoulder to go get Meg and meet him at Furio's stall. Delia laughed and nodded, headed toward the parking lot.
Meg was mid-snooze when she was awoken by relentless rapping on the car window. She glanced up and was dismayed to see the face of Delia staring down at her. She instantly shot a glare up, fighting the urge to flip Delia the bird. Through the window, her "friend's" lips moved but no sound broke the car seal. Meg assumed that whatever Delia was saying, it was a lie. She, instead, locked the car doors and turned over. Delia had the keys, when she was ready to, she'd unlock the doors.
Scoffing at the rude gesture Meg had given Delia just now, resolution came over Delia. She was going to get Meg back in the saddle, and Meg was going to like it. She turned on her heel and jogged to where the lockers were housed. She grabbed her car keys, using the remote to unlock the doors as she approached her car. She whipped the passenger side door open and she grabbed Megan's arm, pulling the girl to her feet. She proceeded to drag her toward the barn.
"Ow! What are you doing you liar?!" Meg complained, clawing at Delia's hand. Delia growled at Meg.
"I am PROVING you wrong, that's what I'm doing!"
"You can't prove a pole from a thumbtack. Let me go!"
"Fine!" Delia exclaimed, letting go of Meg's arm and promptly grabbing her hand. Before they knew it, the girls stood in front of Furio's stall. Justin and the other barn members watched from varying distances, each with a smirk or other kind of smile on their face. Both girls blushed, but Delia cleared her throat. "Megan, this is Furio. He's 20, deadbroke, and he's who you're going to ride in today's lesson."
"Me and Delia are going to ride too!" Justin chimed in, flashing a toothy grin, "We have the best instructor, but our lesson is in 15 minutes so you better get your horse ready."
The path is different for you and me, but the journey begins in the heart.
Last edited by NeryLibra; 11-08-2013 at 12:13 AM.