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Honey & Glass [Closed]

By SmileBright

Replies: 31 / 214 days ago

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[center [i You know these kinds of girls who look like they're made
Of honey and glass, like sticky-sweet ash
And you can't get the taste off your tongue?
Burnt sugar and a little bit of rum.]]

[center X just got out of a long term relationship with her girlfriend of 3 years when she found her in bed with another woman. After her girlfriend left the apartment, X found herself needing a roommate to keep up with the rent of the nice apartment.]

[center Y is a young girl just out of college, who loves to go out and have loud crazy parties at least a couple nights a week. X has had enough of these crazy parties and goes to confront Y, when she finds the girl crying. She finds out the girl has been dumped, and they are able to finally connect on a different level, finding common ground between them.]

[center [i And she's dancing in the rain with her clothes on
Drenched to the bone, never knows when she´s all gone
But she's the life of the party and deep down I know
That nobody flinches when she takes off her clothes
And I wonder what's it like to be one of those girls
To sit in the sun, and look at the world and never think
"Wow, am I enough”]]

[center X and Y become friends, starting to spend more time together. Y is really the life of the party, lives life like she could die the next day. While X is more reserved, never thinking she was worth much of anything.]

[center [i Cause life is easy when you know you're the main character
And I'm sitting here, thinking this is not fair
But her smile makes it hard to be mad
It's not her fault that I'm so fucking sad]]

[center As X and Y become closer, X realizes she has now developed feelings for the woman. Y is starting to show her how to let go and have fun, that life is worth living that way.]

[center [i So I'll sit here and look at these girls in the sun
Dancing in the rain and just having their fun
And maybe one day I can forget the past
And be one of those girls of honey and glass.]]

[center Does Y feel the same way? What will happen?]

[center ~]

[center Okay, so this roleplay is inspired by the poem Honey and Glass by Peyton Cardoza, which I have added within the plot. This will be a fxf roleplay, in which I will play X. If you are interested, please PM me with a title Honey and Glass, with a small skeleton.

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Name||Age (21+)||Occupation||
Short Bio

Character X: Taken

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Cora Jae Tucker || 23 || Librarian ||
Cora had always been an introvert but made a point to be kind and pleasant to all people she met. After her long term relationship ended, Cora became more secluded, less pleasant, and even quieter than she had been before. She never wanted to go out anymore, she spent all her time at work or at home. She needed someone to show her how to finally get over this rough patch in her life and see all the things she is missing.

Character Y: Taken

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Penelope (Penny) Jean Wilson||24||Bar Tender||
Short Bio: Penny has always liked to have a good time and is easily chipper and outgoing. She has always been that way ever since she was a little girl and ALWAYS had people admire her energy and hype as they called it. Now, being older, she still enjoys partying and is bouncy but she wants it known that there is more to her. She in a way wants someone who can help even her out.

[center [size20 Rules]]

1. PLEASE BE 21+. The characters are that age and I prefer to write with someone my own age. There are mature themes and it is a comfort thing for me as an educator.
2. Real Photos Please. Something that isn't too big, doesn’t have a watermark and fits the personality of your character. I am more than happy to assist in finding a photo and I can edit it for you as well if need be.
3. I can write anywhere from 1000 Characters to 1000 Words. I ask that you stick to AT LEAST 1000-1500 Characters a post.
4. This roleplay is an FxF roleplay, we will both be playing females. This is supposed to be a romance, so that will happen. Do not join if you are going to either try and make this an FxM or refuse the romance. It will not be immediate romance, but don’t refuse it altogether.
5. Please PM me a skeleton and I will accept before requesting access to the roleplay. Otherwise, I will refuse.
6. Please PM me and let me know if you have any twists or turns you want to add. I love and encourage it!
7. Please post at least once a week. I’ll let you know if it will take me longer than that, and I expect the same on your end. If I don’t hear from you and there is no post in 14 days, I will delete the thread and try again.
8. PLEASE do not steal this plot. I've been working on this for a while. The poem is not mine but the plot is, so please accept that and do not steal it.
10. Let’s have fun!


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Deep down, this had been what Penny had been wanting. A part of her had been craving it. The young woman with the honey blonde hair had been daydreaming about those soft pink lips for days, maybe even weeks now. Wondering how soft they were, how plush, but most of all how they would taste. All thoughts she probably wasn't supposed to have, but how could she have helped herself? Everything about Cora was a draw to her. Allured her and intrigued her. So the kiss had been something she had wanted and it had been hell for her to pull away from, but she had ha to as she did not know if the other was okay with it and if the other woman had even wanted it. Or that had been the case until she had seen the almost pout of the other as she had pulled back.

This was so very new to her. Okay, well it was not new to her. But it was when it came to Cora. Usually her roommate was much more shy. She stayed to herself and avoided Penny. Or she tried to. Tonight was different. There was a change in her, a more dominant side that the alcohol had brought out. And honestly, Penny was okay with it. She actually liked it and loved the feeling of the other woman's lips when she had pressed their lips together again and had began to kiss along her skin. Good god, those kisses were like a fire to her skin, but not in a bad way. It was warm and made her feel tingles that she had not felt with many others. There was a part of her that wanted to keep this closeness and that did NOT want things to go back to how they had been. Of course she herself would remember, she always did...but she had no idea if Cora would. Or no idea how things would go when this night was over.

[#e944d7 "I....Just it took me by surprise. But not in a bad way. Also, doll... If I didn't like this or didn't want this.. I would have pushed you away and said so. The truth is...I like the feel of your lips on my skin. I like this closeness."] Came softly breathed words.

And at Cora's next words, shivers played up and down her spine. That voice was enough to drive anyone, man or woman crazy. And it did her for sure. [#e944d7 "It was meant to. I wanted your attention. But you did the same to me with Kara. Think the question is now..What do we both want?"] Penny whispered, a hand moving into Cora's hair as she now pressed closer to the other woman.
Honey / MourningGlory / 9d ago
As Penny spoke about Stacy, she had licked her lips slowly as the two grew closer. The kiss was surprising, but she had wanted to do the same as well. She had wondered how Penny tasted, how plush her pink lips were. The taste of alcohol lingered on both of them, and Cora could almost pout when Penny pulled away.

The alcohol taking over her brain, Cora smirked as Penny stammered after the kiss. She took hold of Penny's waist, softly pushing the girl against the door that was locked behind them. She pushed some of the blonde's hair behind her ear, before taking hold lightly of her chin with the hand that wasn't gripping her waist, positioning her face to meet her eyes.

[i " Aww, speechless now? That's unlike you. But you don't need to be nervous, darling."] she teased, her voice low and sultry.

Cora smirked, a quick bite to her lower lip before she leaned in, pressing the two woman's lips with hers. She pulled away, and went to her neck, pressing small kisses along the soft skin. [i "Hey, if this is not okay, please let me know."] Cora whispered into Penny's ear, letting her hands rest on Penny's hips. She smiled, the two pressed together, the closest they had been since meeting. Cora knew he mind was going, that she would either forget this happened, or apologized profusely tomorrow once she sobered up. But right now, this was what her body pushed her to do.

Cora wanted to continue kissing Penny, but wasn't going to continue until she got the okay from her to keep going. She kept her hands tightly gripped onto Penny's hips, leaning her forehead against Penny's. She kept her close, not wanting to let her get too far away. She hoped Penny wasn't scared at Cora's sudden dominance. She moved one hand to Penny's cheek, holding it softly, rubbing her thumb against her soft skin.

[i "You've been teasing me all night. You dancing with Stacy how you were, it was making me so jealous."] Cora's voice soft and sultry still, letting her words send shivers down Penny's body.
The thing was, someone could be an icy bitch to her and she would still want to help them. Besides, Penny had been in some weird way allured by Cora since the moment she had met the girl. It was that coldness that should have pushed her away that seemed to only draw her in. It was crazy, but the sunny young woman wanted to get to know her roommate. She wanted to be the one to melt that ice and to help her out.

Her head shook and she laughed softy herself. [#e944d7 "Well Cora, sometimes we have two bad decisions to choose between and have to pick the one that is the lesser evil."] Came her soft words with a smile as she pulled back and was getting back to her feet and dusting her own dress off,

God was the little brunette in front of her absolutely breathtaking in the outfit she was in. She was always beautiful, but the outfit and the confidence she now had was just...wow... Penny couldn't deny that she liked it and was almost hoping that MAYBE just MAYBE Cora would act on it.

[#e944d7 "I can get you wasted if you want, darlin'. And to the Kara thing..the thing is you are more beautiful than you think. IF she doesn't get back to you and only talks to you tonight...then it is her loss."] Those words were entirely how Penny felt, but IF she needed to, the young honey blonde with the bright blue eyes could blame her saying them on the drinking that had been done. Though honestly, she wasn't even THAT drunk yet.

An impish smirked crossed rosy pink lips when Stacy had been mentioned. [#e944d7 "She probably doesn't even know that I'm gone. Or doesn't care. There are more girls around here.."] And without thinking since they were so close together as it was, Penny did lean in and gently kiss Cora. She had been wondering just how soft and sweet those lips were for a long time and for some reason had not been able to stop herself from doing it.

It was maybe a second or two that had passed, but Penny did pull back and her eyes met Cora's. [#e944d7 "I...."] But this was the FIRST time the blonde had been completely speechless when around the other.
Honey / MourningGlory / 25d ago
Once Cora was on the floor, her hands got tangled into her own hair. Internally groaning, she wondered if Penny would even want to help her. If she was being honestly, Penny had no reason to help her. Cora had been kind of a bitch to her since she moved in, basically ignoring her until Penny caught her this morning. She wasn't doing it because she wanted to be rude or because she didn't like Penny, just interacting with any human was hard for her. And with the girl's excitable and happy nature, Penny was exhausting to Cora. The girl was something of a movie, a main character type. While Cora was easily an extra, and there was no need for a lead role to interact with someone like her.

Yet, she did.

Penny pushed her hair out of her face, Cora looking up at the blonde in front of her. The words she spoke made Cora smile, a small laugh escaping her lips. [i "Yeah, those seem like my only options at this point. But, I'm not sure if I really like any of them."] she teased, pulling her legs into her body, crossing them in front of her. Penny's bright eyes captured her, and Cora's liquid confidence was screaming at her to do something. But, the small part of Cora who was sober held her back. Sure, Penny and Stacy weren't in a relationship but she didn't want to do that to the woman. But, if Penny initiated anything, she probably wouldn't say no. The amount of jealously she felt toward Stacy was insane to her.

[i "I feel like blacking out is my least confrontational option, huh? I like Kara, but I have a feeling I'll probably never hear from her after tonight. She's way to pretty to like someone like me anyway."] Cora laughed. She got herself up, standing up and dusting her legs off. [i "Wanna come get me wasted?"] she teased, her more confidence side coming out a bit more now that she was anxious anymore. Well, she was, she was just able to hide it better now. [i "Unless you have a date with Stacy to get back to?"] she asked, taking a step close to Penny. The had some distance, but it could be easily closed. Cora never felt as nervous right now, except when she had first started dating Izzy. Her eyes flickered down and then back up, a small smile on her lips.
Just from the glances that she stole at Cora, Penny could tell that Brynn was right. She was more dominant and it looked like they were both playing games with the other. Of course Penny liked Stacy, but the feisty redhead she was dancing with now was a ladies lady so to speak. She knew how to get around and for the moment, Penny knew that she was her freshest game. But she was HOPING that maybe she would be the girl to change that. That she was the girl who could calm Stacy.. Yet something deep down almost was nagging her and telling her it was all wrong.

The bouncy and energetic blonde continued her dance with the woman she had all but dragged to the floor. Hands were all over the other and she had pulled her in for a deep kiss, hips being pressed close and against the other. This was no different from dancing at work, nor was it much different than the night before she had spent with Stacy. But..at the same time it was.. She was letting her jealousy seem to get the better of her. And after a few moments, Penny pulled out of the kiss and turned to where her back was against Stacy and the two danced more, Stacy's hands on her hips.

Since Cora had left the floor with Kara, Penny was calmer and just letting herself get lost to the music. Or she was until the pretty little brunette came over and pulled her away from Stacy and to her room to talk.

At the very start, Penny was confused but she could see how flustered Cora was. And she listened to the other, a small smile playing over her own lips as she walked over and knelt in front of the other, brushing her hair back from her face. She could not seem to help doing it.  [#e944d7 "You have a couple options. Drink more and let yourself 'black out'... Tell her that you're interested but need to take it a little slower... Or you can admit you're not ready for it."] Her words were soft and thoughtful, though sparkling blue eyes couldn't help traveling to Cora's lips.
Honey / MourningGlory / 32d ago
Kara seemed to be enjoying herself while dancing with Cora, seeing as she had turned her back to Cora and began to grind with her. Cora held on to her waist, as she was much more dominate in relationships than you'd expect from her. Even though she knew he focus should be on the gorgeous girl in front on her, one who seemed to want her attention, her focus was on Penny. She watched as the woman began dancing with Stacy, their hands all over eachother. Why was this bothering her so much? She was ready to pull Penny and Stacy off of eachother when Kara turned to face her again, leaning into her ear, [b "Do you want to get a drink?] Kara asked. Cora smiled to her, nodding and taking her hand and leaving the dance area over to the drink area. Being away from the woman dancing, it help Cora calm down and focus on the girl. She could tell Kara was interested, and was clearly flirting with her. It made her feel good, which she hadn't felt since like that since Izzy.

Cora made herself and Kara another drink. Kara leaned against the wall, Cora had her hand next to Kara's head, using the wall to hold herself up. She took large sip of her drink, and looked over at the dance floor. The way Penny seemed to dance with Stacy made it seem like she [i wanted] Cora to feel jealous, but she knew it probably wasn't intentional. Cora pursed her lips together, looking back to Kara. Kara was clearing drawing Cora in with her eyes, and Kara leaned in, pressing her lips against Cora's quickly. Cora blinked a couple of times, clearly not expecting to be kissed so soon after meeting someone. But they were drinking, dancing, and flirting; it did seem like the next step in this party scene she had put herself into. Cora took her hand, placing it on Kara's cheek before pulling her in for another kiss, this one lasting a bit longer. The overwhelmingness of the kiss started to terrify Cora, and she needed to talk to someone. Brynn was already in a conversation with at least three men, and knew she couldn't pull her away.

But, she could talk to Penny.

Asking Kara to give her a minute, she went over to Penny, who was still dancing with Stacy. [i "Can I talk to you for a minute?"] she asked, taking her hand and bringing her into her own room. She closed the door, leaning against it. [i "Sorry..."] she spoke, running a hand through her hair. [i "It's just...that girl. She kissed me, and I kissed her back. And now I'm super overwhelmed and I'm not sure what to do. She's fine, but I don't know. I haven't done anything since my last girlfriend... I just...I'm confused."] Cora spoke, sliding down her down and ended up sitting on the floor. She looked up to Penny, [i "Any helpful hints?"] she asked, a small smile was able to come onto her lips.
Sparkling blue eyes remained on the brunette who had been made to go all out for the party as she blushed from the compliment that had been paid to her. It was more than obvious that she was a bit shy of it and didn't really know what to do with it either. And it was absolutely adorable the way she seemed to be shy of it and the way the blush rose in her cheeks. IF she wasn't trying to behave, Penny would have made a comment about it. But surprisingly she managed to hold her tongue and Cora had left her and Brynn to get out of the heels. It was when the two were alone was Penny pulled aside and given a breakdown of what Cora could be like when she had been drinking. [#e944d7 "I appreciate the warning of what she's like. But it really doesn't sound that different from what I have to deal with at work. And when it comes to her...Well I don't think I'll mind. I've been wanting to see more of her and to get to know her better. So this really will be the chance to do that."] The bouncy blonde said, the sparkle in her eyes getting brighter as the words left her lips.

It was RIGHT after her words had been spoken did Cora seem to reenter the living space and make give Penny the shy compliment, which Brynn teased her about sounding like a shy kindergartener. [#e944d7 "It's okay! I appreciate the compliment and its cute the way it's done so shyly."] Penny said. There was some aspects of teasing, but she was honest because it meant more than Cora could have guessed. And before she knew it, Brynn was off to get shots and Cora was again giving a compliment, this one seeming a little more thought out and less shy. [#e944d7 "Oh! This is tame compared with what I have to wear for work. And some nights we actually have costumes and themes.."] The words had left her lips before she had thought them through, but she was answering the question that had been asked.

Soon, Brynn was back and the three were cheering with their shots, downing them. And the party was underway. Guests were arriving and it looked to Penny that Cora was getting herself a drink and Stacy had come to her. She had hoped the redhead wouldn't be TOO flashy, but that was too much to hope for with the glam makeup and the sparkling dress that would be seen from anywhere. To keep her busy and away from Cora, Penny was talking with Stacy and flirting, even dancing with her. All the while though, her eyes would from time to time go to Cora and see her with the cute little brown haired girl with the freckles. She could see them dancing and she could see the flirting, which surprisingly seemed to strike a nerve.

Maybe she shouldn't have, but the minute when Cora's hands had wandered to Kara's rear was the moment when Penny brought Stacy to the "dance floor" and began to dance with her in a not so appropriate fashion, letting her hands roam and her body be pressed against the other girl. Like Cora had been trying to get her jealous, Penny was now trying to make Cora jealous. Or at least do something about it. She was testing what Brynn had said out now.
Honey / MourningGlory / 41d ago
Cora blushed as she got complimented by her roommate. The female wasn’t used to compliments, at least since Izzy and her broke up. She hadn’t had the heart or desire to date or even hook up, but she felt like tonight might be different. Cora knew that when she got some alcohol in her, she became more dominant, cocky almost. Cora was a very different person when she drank, and Cora knew Penny would be excited to see it. Brynn, though, wanted to warn her roommate of Cora’s ‘drunk behavior’, as it is a bit jarring when you first encounter it. And the party was starting soon. As Cora slid off the heels that Brynn put her in, Brynn took Penny aside. [+pink “Just so you know, Cora is VERY different when drunk. Like, a completely different person. She’s dominant, cocky, and very flirty. I just want you to know it’s normal.”] Brynn told her, making sure Cora didn’t hear her. Cora had no idea the shift she went through, she just knew her head hurt the next day, and she usually had a few good morning texts the next morning.

Cora reentered the living space, finally looking at Penny. She looked breathtaking, beautiful. She coughed light, the two women turning to face her. [i “You, uh, look nice.”] she spoke softly. Brynn brightened up, [+pink “Uh, she looks incredible. Stop acting like a shy kid in kindergarten.”] Brynn teased. [+pink “We should do a shot!”] Brynn smiled, leaving the two girls alone for a moment. [i “You really do look great, that dress is really pretty. Do you wear stuff like that all the time for work?”] she asked. She couldn’t imagine ever wearing clothes like this everyday, as she lived in chunky sweaters and leggings. Being a librarian, that was what was expected anyway. They grabbed the small shots glasses from Brynn, cheering together, before the three downed the shots.

And sooner, rather than later, their guest started to arrive. Cora shut her door, locking the lock so no one would wander into her room without her knowing it. Cora met up with Brynn, making herself a vodka lemonade. Cora made her drinks pretty strong, not really wanting to waste time before she got buzzed. As the alcohol started to course through Cora’s veins, you could see the shift. Her eyes narrowed, in a more seductive way. She made her way to the couch, and began talking to a girl. She was pretty, with short brown hair and cute freckles that sprinkled across her nose. Kara, her name. As she talked, well, flirted, with her, she caught sight of Penny. Penny had met up with Stacey, who had really gone all out for this simple house party. A full face of glam makeup with a sparkly dress, everyone could see her from anywhere in the house. Cora bit down on her bottom lip, the dominant side of her hating seeing Penny with her. She began to flirt with Kara more, until they were on the faux dance floor, Cora slowly taking a hold of the shorter girls hips. She pulled her closer to her, almost to see if she could make Penny jealous.

Cora was confused, why did she want Penny to be jealous. Had she been hiding affections for this girl she just met because her personality was too strong? Cora wouldn’t doubt she was beautiful and kind, but did she actually like her? It was too confusing, and Cora didn’t really want to have to make a decision like this. She finished the rest of her drink, letting her hands now rest on his girl’s waist, letting a hand slid down a bit lower, resting on her back side. She kept glancing over, hoping to get a jealous vibe from Penny, as they were radiating from her...hard.
Penny was bouncy as she leaned over the counter and watched Cora cut the veggies and chicken get everything put away. [#e944d7 "You are sooo nice!!! I really would have bought something out. I may be trouble, but I wouldn't want to be a COMPLETE pain in your ass."] The young woman trilled as she straightened, nodding excitedly. She still couldn't believe that she had convinced the other for the party. Well, it kind of would have happened without her okay, BUT she couldn't believe that Cora had agreed to join them! Penny really had hoped that she would and was hoping that this would bring the other out a bit more. Maybe help them form some kind of a friendship. Because right now, it seemed more of they just lived together but the other was...a ghost and just there. There was hardly ANY real interaction between them and though she didn't often say, it made her sad. She was more used to having some kind of human contact.

It was when they were ready to go out and to the store did Penny grab her small backpack, phone, wallet, keys and sunglasses. It was just easier if they both had everything just incase something were to happen. The whole time she was bouncy and flouncy as they shopped. But she was thankful for the small talk they had. Favourite music, drinks, chips and the like. It was actually more than they had talked in the last couple of weeks, which was SO nice and made her more bubbly than she already was, if that was even a thing?

They did go a bit overboard with everything they bought. Drinks and chips both. Buuut, that was the need to make sure that everyone was happy. And well, what was left could be fun for chill nights and relaxing. Sooo, in Penny's mind it was not a complete waste at all and was nice to have options. It was when they got home and got everything inside and Cora was helping her get the table to use as their "snack counter" did the "fun" begin. And by fun, that was an unexpected visitor. But Penny didn't mind it, Brynn actually amused her and now she could see that Cora was wanting to almost murder both of them.

[#e944d7 "Oh! Don't worry about it! You know I don't mind people and meeting them. Besides she seems fun!"] Her words were just chirped out as Brynn came up to her and held the hand out to her, which Penny took and smiled brightly. [#e944d7 "Yep! That would be me! And it's nice to meet you!"] She said as Cora mentioned the party and that seemed to set Brynn off, which had Penny trying SO hard and failing miserable to hide her laughter.

[#e944d7 "She is cold but..I don't mind it. It's actually...well I can tell there is more to her. And I want to get to know her. I was surprised she agreed to this BUT I kind of told her last minute too. Sooo I am just lucky she's not killing me."] The blonde said and looked to the other with sparkling blue eyes when the comment of dating Cora came out. She did give a minxy smile before she shrugged. That was the ONLY real response she gave Brynn there.

And when they were eating and Brynn was telling them about her life and likened Cora's ex to Voldemort, Penny nearly spit out her rice. She couldn't help the laugh at that. [#e944d7 "I'm sorry, but I always love when references to books like that can be made. Though what's worse would be 'The devil in pink.'"] She said, eyes sparkling with amusement before beginning to eat again.

When they were done, Brynn seemed to all but kidnap Cora to help her dress and Penny had gone to her own room to change and get ready. She flipped through her closet and found a short velvety rhinestoned dress with long sleeves that hugged her form well enough. It was simple compared to things she wore for work, but she figured it would work for the night and was cute. And so she changed into it and some long black heeled boots, and did her long blonde hair into a messy bun with light makeup that would highlight her natural beauty and slipped out of the room JUST as Cora was exiting her room.

Blue eyes skimmed over the other and drank her in for a moment. [#e944d7 "You look HOT! And I'm sure every girl and guy will have their eye on you tonight."] She trilled. Her words were true because she was having a hell of a time keeping her own eyes from her cute little roommate.

[https://www.pinterest.com/pin/761389880754784833/ Outfit]
Honey / MourningGlory / 54d ago
Cora finished prepping all of the things she needed for dinner. Her plan was to quickly cook it up when they got home, after the went shopping for their party items. [i "Of course you can have some. I'm making it anyway."] Cora spoke as she put all the different veggies together in one container and putting the cut up chicken marinating in another container and putting them both in the fridge. [i "I'll cook it up when we get back, and you can set up the apartment."] Cora spoke. Cora really did want to have a good relationship when the woman, they were going to be living together, what was the point of ignoring her most of the time. They didn't have to be best friends, but acquaintances was better than nothing.

Cora grabbed her wallet and phone, and the two woman headed out. After a couple of hours between the grocery store and the party store for bowls and cups, the two headed home. They had some easy conversation, things like what kind of chips they liked and what kind of drinks. The women may have gone a bit overboard with the amount of alcohol they purchased, but they wanted to be sure to please everyone. Wine, beer, liquor, a little bit of everything. Cora and Penny brought in the groceries easily, and Cora assisted her in getting things ready on their kitchen table to use as a snack and drink table.

As Cora began to work on their dinner, she heard a knock on the door. Confused, she went over and opened the door. [+pink "AHH! Cora! I'm here!"] Brynn spoke, pulling Cora into a hug. Cora could help but laugh, her best friend Brynn could always make her smile. [i "Brynn, what are you doing here?"] Cora asked, as Brynn entered her place with a suitcase in tow. [+pink "I told you months ago, I was coming down to visit and my hotel couldn't check me in until tomorrow and you said I could stay."] Brynn spoke, looking over at Penny, and gave a look to Cora almost to say 'Good Choice'. Cora gave her a look back not to say anything. [i "Didn't think to remind me? Fine, go put your bag in my room."] Cora said, opening the door to her room to her friend. She turned toward Penny, shrugging her shoulders. [i "She's my best friend. She isn't the best at giving people a head's up. I hope it's okay she's here for the night."] Cora spoke, a bit embarressed.

As Brynn exited her room, she ran up to Penny. [+pink "Hello, I'm Brynn. You're her new roommate huh? Penny, right?"] Brynn asked, holding her hand out to her. Brynn was a lot like Penny; happy, outgoing, and someone who clearly tired Cora out. Cora was ready to drink, considering she would now have two ladies who radiated joy as she clearly brought energy down in the room.

[i "We're having a party tonight, but I'm making dinner. You wan-"]
[+pink "A PARTY?! Oh, this is the best day!"]
[i "Do you want dinner or not?"] Cora asked, her coldness even directed at her best friend.
[+pink "Yes, but after we are getting you into something so HOT! You need to let loose, and get a new lady on your arm."]
Cora could only roll her eyes, beginning to cook her chicken and veggies for the stir-fry. She made some rice too, and could hear Brynn attempt to make small talk with Penny. The two were similar, so she assumed they'd get along fine.

[+pink "So, Cora's pretty cold, huh?"] Brynn spoke. [+pink "But considering you convinced her to have a party, she must like you. She's been pretty cold and distance since her last girlfriend, so the fact that you are getting her out of her room is an achievement."] Brynn said, helping set up the drinks and snacks in different bowls. [+pink "Hell, you should date her. She needs someone like you; pretty, bubbly, outgoing. I'd date her but I'm so straight it hurts."] Brynn laughed. Brynn didn't hold anything back, ever. She didn't know if Penny liked woman or not, but if she did, she was going to try and matchmake her friend and Penny together.

Cora finished up dinner, getting bowls for each person. She handed out the bowls, as the ate, Brynn just spoke of her life. How she lived on the other side of the state, where Cora was from, and had a high paying career as a marketing associate for a big company. [+pink "Cora, you could have worked with me, but you moved all the way out here for...she who shall not be named."] Brynn spoke, Cora's face heating up. [i "Shut up, Brynn."] Cora spoke softly, shoving a forkful into her mouth.

Once they finished, Brynn pushed Cora into her bedroom, knowing she was going to make her look hot. Different than the woman looked on an everyday basis. Brynn did Cora's hair with soft waves, giving her a beautiful dark smoky eye with a dark red lip. She put her in a lace bodysuit with a pair of tight black jeans over it. She put her in heels, but Cora refused to wear shoes considering she'd be in her own house, which was carpeted. She exited her room, [i "I don't know. Isn't this too much? What do you think, Penny?"] Cora asked, turning out. She was a bit uncomfortable, but knew she'd warm up eventually. Cora was already starting to loosen up, considering her friend was here. Brynn looked to Penny, hoping her outfit would get a reaction out of her. Brynn thought Penny would be great with Cora, even if Cora or Penny didn't see it yet.

[https://www.pinterest.com/pin/403212972895357910/ Outfit]
[#e944d7 "Why wouldn't I want to have a party with you? Yeah you can be like a winter's day.. Buuut I know there's some summer too. Besides, maybe this can help us to get to know more about the other. You can see what I am kind of like while at work. Promise this won't be THAT bad. And if it is we just end it early...maybe even have a movie night if you're not wanting to kill me?"] The blonde was half joking with her words. But she was also serious. She REALLY wanted to see what Cora was like if she let loose just a little bit. And she found herself calmer and even more at ease when the other was around. Call it crazy since the other was like winter and she was like summer...But being polar opposites...she just shrugged at her own unspoken thoughts and was still watching the other as she was beginning to prep for lunch and dinner.

Her bright blue eyes had found their way to the lower lip that Cora happened to be chewing on when she was either focused or concentrating and her cheeks lit up in a soft rosy pink. She couldn't seem to stop her thoughts from wandering to what those lips might taste like. How soft and sweet they might be. And though she liked to tease and flirt with her roommate, thought her to be beautiful and the thought shocked even her. So when Cora spoke, Penny was JUST able to get her thoughts in order and bring herself back to planet earth so to speak.

[#e944d7 "Only if you don't mind sharing! If you do I can always order something out.."] Came her soft words and she couldn't help a bark of laughter when Stacy had been asked about. She had not meant to but it had amused her. [#e944d7 "Oh she's an FWB. We're just kind of playing and gonna see where that goes if at all."] Maybe it was not her brightest of words, but it was the truth. Penny did enjoy a nice one-nighter from time to time and a sexy little FWB...even so, that would all stop IF someone caught her eyes (which ironically someone might have though she was not exactly willing to admit that anymore than she was sure the person would accept it).

A soft hum slipped from her as she thought a moment and let her scattered mind go back to Cora's asking her if she wanted help or needed help for shopping for the party. [#e944d7 "Actually would love it! See what kind of things you like too. I know most of them like the 'fatty treats' and drinks...buuut I want this to be something we can do together!"] She would not give up on trying to get the other to like her or to be her friend. She had not lied the first day when she said she would love if they could be friends.
Honey / MourningGlory / 75d ago
Cora was happy when Stacy left. She was worse than Penny, and she hoped not all of Penny's friends were like her. She knew Stacy seemed to be dating, or at least seeing Penny, so she would be around more than she expected. She wasn't thrilled about it, but she would never tell her roommate she couldn't have a significant other over, that would just be too much. She did audible sigh when the woman promised to be back for the party. Ugh, the party. She would not stand for a crazy party, she would keep it lowkey enough so no one complained at least. If she could at least get a buzz on, she'd be happy. She hoped her cold demeanor would keep people away from her.

[i "You want to have a party with me? Why?"] Cora asked, taking out things to prep dinner early. Knowing there would be a party meant that she wouldn't have all the time in the world to do lunch and dinner, so prepping now would be easier. Penny seemed to be hovering over her, and she knew she wasn't going to be able to do this in peace, or alone. [i "You want dinner? I'm prepping it now, but I'll make extra. I was planning on chicken stir fry with rice, if you're interested."] she asked, taking out a bell pepper and slicing it. She was focused, causing her to bite on her bottom lip, a habit she got when she had when she focused on something.

[i "Do you need to go shopping for anything? I'll go with you if you want?"] Cora said, without even thinking. Why in the world was she offering herself to assist with this party, a party she didn't even want. It seemed like second nature to offer, something she always did with Izzy. With Izzy on her mind after those few texts, she just seemed to fall back into that submissive girlfriend role she played. She knew that her next relationship, she would never let herself get comfortable like she did with Izzy, she would always been on edge. She would never let another girl walk all over her, but with Izzy, it was something she couldn't break out of now. And Cora knew, if Izzy came back to her and apologized, she didn't know if she would be able to stay no to her again. Even with every awful thing she said and did to her.

[i "So, Stacy huh? Is she your girlfriend or just a friend with benefits, or...?"] Cora asked. Cora really did enjoy Penny company sometimes, she just tired Cora out a lot. Cora hoped maybe the two could just hang out some night, see how she was when she just had a chill night. Their work schedules did hinder that, considering they worked different time frames. Cora knew she was cold, but the girl never gave up on her, which is why Cora knew there was something different about her.

This beautiful girl who would never give up on her, something she was not used too. And something about this excitable and confident woman scared the shit out of her, a main character type. Cora was nothing more than an extra, someone just passing by. Then why as this girl so interested in being her friend?
Penny even had to hold back a cough when Stacy all but hit on Cora. The bouncy young woman was used to her own flouncy and teasing antics but she felt SO bad when Stacy did what she had. And what was worse was the other said that Penny had called Cora a cutie, which she was. But still that had been totally uncalled for and she gave her roommate an apologetic look.

[#e944d7 "I know you by now. If I had asked then you would have said no...and I figured that a party wouldn't hurt and we needed a way to have some fun and to liven things up a bit! It's the weekend and weekends are for parties!"] Penny trilled, TRYING to get things turned away from Stacy. Though immediately she could see that Cora was not happy and was possibly wanting to kill her. That notion only became more pronounced as the brunette went back to her room and all but slammed (or that was how Penny took it) the door shut behind her.

[b "Babe, what's her problem? I was only having a little fun. Besides, right now you're the one I want."] Stacy purred as she kissed Penny's shoulder and made her let out a soft purr of her own with a shiver runninh up and down her spine. Oh she would SO get Stacy back for that later!

[#e944d7 "It's a long story...and one I don't even know all of. But I know that she isn't bad or anything...and I was HOPING this could help her lighten up at bit."] Penny said with an almost childish pout.

It wasn't long before the door to the door opened and out Cora came. If looks could kill, Cora's definitely could have. That icy tone she used when saying the party could happen IF she promised to pay for anything got broken could have too. But the sun was getting used to the ice and it didn't much bother her. At least not today.

A giggle slipped from her lips as both she and Stacy bounced after Cora. Stacy let herself out, promising to be back for the party and Penny hovered around Cora. [#e944d7 "Thank youuu! I have been dying to have a party here and with you! It'll be so much fun!"] She squealed and began talking to Cora about drinks and music. Yup, she was excited and TRYING to get the other involved.
Honey / MourningGlory / 89d ago
Cora had her back to Penny and slowly turned around with a forced smile. [i "Morning. Hi Stacy."] Cora replied, taking a sip of the tea she had made. Once the girl slapped Penny's butt, Cora even jumped a little bit. Penny was already a lot for Cora to deal with, but Stacy seemed almost worse. Stacy then basically hit on her, she almost spit the tea out of her mouth. She placed a few fingers over her mouth to avoid spitting tea everywhere and swallowed hard. She didn't know if she was more surprised that Stacy just said that to her, or that Penny had told Stacy she was cute. She held back all her other things when she then realized she said she would have a party at their apartment.

[i "Wait, what? A party?"] Cora spoke, her face emotionless. [i "You decided to not tell me until today? Until the day off?"] she questioned, taking in a sharp breath. She sighed, opening her door and closing it loudly, turning the lock she had on it and making herself comfortable on her bed. She placed her tea and granola on her side table and fell backward onto her bed. She was pissed, why did Penny think a party was a good idea, but she at least thought more about it if she asked first.

Cora grabbed her phone, seeing a missed text from an unknown number.
[b Miss me?]
[i Who is this?]
[b Really, Cor, you can't tell who I am?]
[i Stop Izzy. Please, just leave me alone.]
[b Never, bitch. You need to know how shitty you are as a person, and how you will never find anyone to love you after me.]

Cora sighed, she had Izzy off her back for about 10 months after changing her phone number and now she was back. Maybe having a party wouldn't be that bad of an idea. Cora hadn't drunk around people in months, hell she hadn't been around people in months. She was still so angry she wouldn't have the quiet night she planned, but maybe she would come out, at least for a hard drink or two.

Cora did have to make sure Izzy would NOT be at the party, but she was happy Izzy hadn't come by the apartment at all anyway. Maybe Izzy felt like she could be hateful over text easier, and didn't want to actually see her. She assumed she'd be safe, and she could easily lock herself out if she needed to. She was not happy that Penny had planned a party without asking, but she wouldn't hold it against her...this time at least. She took a deep breath, unlocking the door, and locked eyes with Penny. [i "You're paying if anyone breaks anything..."] she spoke, heading to the kitchen. The way she spoke, ice could have followed behind her with the coldness of her tone. That was basically her way of telling her the party could happen, and she was pretty sure Penny would be able to tell by now.