Trust Your Instincts
Characters: Josie (Narrative) Setting: The Facility then Josie's home, Friday afternoon to evening Summary: Everything Changes
It had been one very long week. For some reason, work had been rather hectic and Josie found rare moments of frustration in working with her students. Sometimes she took for granted how long and hard she'd worked to master her shifting ability, and when she worked with others who seemed uninterested in putting forth the effort Josie's patience was tested. She was thankful that it was Friday, glad to have a few days off to relax. But as the day wore on, she realized that it was Valentine's Day and it soured her day even more. Josie had never had a Valentine on the holiday, but it did make her terribly homesick for Paris, one of the most romantic cities she could imagine. As classes were coming to an end, Josie looked forward to going home to relax, perhaps with a drink or two. She had been completing some paperwork in her classroom when she stopped writing mid-sentence. She caught a familiar scent in the air and waited for a moment. When nothing occured, she went back to what she was doing with a little shake of her head. As she did her best to ignore whatever was distracting her, she was still unnerved, almost internally. Something wasn't sitting right with her and it made her heart rate increase and her muscles tense. She'd only had this feeling before in fleeting moments, and while she wasn't entirely sure what it was all about, she knew that it wasn't something she enjoyed.
Finishing up quickly, she stood to gather her things and leave, the scent stronger now in the air. Turning, she nearly jumped out of her skin as she saw the petite pretty blonde lingering in the doorway, likely having been there quite some time. Feeling foolish, Josie flashed the girl a smile, hugging her papers to her chest. "Merde, Daisy. You scared me half to death. Why didn't you say anything? You know I always enjoy a spending time with you." In the past, Josie had flirted with the pretty girl more than once and still found her quite attractive. But despite that, she still felt uneasy about this little interaction.
The girl invited Josie out for a drink and she couldn't think of a reason to refuse. Maybe a night of some drinking and reckless behavior with a pretty distraction was just what Josie needed. She thought nothing of the invite to follow Daisy back to her office to get her purse before they headed off for some fun. Yet once Josie had put away her paperwork and gathered her own things, she had the feeling that maybe this evening out was not what it was proposed to be. It wasn't until she was in Daisy's office, the door locked behind them, and two armed guards in the room as well did Josie realize this was not going to be the beginning of a date.
It was nearly five hours later when Josie made it home, completely sober and unusually quiet. She was still processing what had occured in the office, which left her quite unsettled. Plans for a night of fun and drinking abandoned, Josie headed straight for her bedroom and locked herself inside, trying to decide what to make of what had just happened.