Anna: Small Steps To NormalityMature

I dug my spoon eagerly into the tub of ben and jerrys which was placed on my lap, my eyes were glued to the tv screen. The evil queen Regina had just vowed to destroy Snow White and Price Charming's happiness if it was the last thing she did before disappearing in a cloud of purple smoke.

"Oooh i can see why you love this Cara, and Regina is hot" I agreed,

"Hands off bitch she's mine, anyway i can almost guarantee that you will love Emma more," Cara said before shoving a spoonful of ice cream into her mouth and pointing at the screen to indicate that we all needed to shut up and watch. Liam's face as we continued to watch the episode was slowly getting more and more confused,

"Wait what? ... so this is the present day and that last bit was...."

"Pre Curse"  Cara and I said together before shushing him.

"Still lost but okay the," Liam muttered before continuing to watch, I had become entranced by the programme within the first five minutes and was now sitting on the floor as close as i could get to the television without blocking anyone's view. Cara took to scowling at anyone who dared make a sound especially when they spoke when the evil queen was on.

We seemed to coast smoothly through the first series without noticing how much time had passed  and no-one had time to protest before Cara had jammed the next series into the dvd player - not that anyone would have protested. Cara had been very right, Emma was more my type.

It was getting dark by the time we'd all eaten too much Ben and Jerry's and had run out of episodes of Once Upon A Time to watch, my legs were stiff which wasn't surprising as I had been sitting cross legged on the floor all day.

"I think i need to go home," I yawned, stretching to try and wake my muscles up,

"Well I am going to see if I can find the next series online, I know its been broadcast on tv but because its so new its not out on DVD yet," Cara said excitedly

I rolled my eyes at her but I could help but smile. At least this was keeping her mind of Sam, and at least it was bringing her back to kind of her old self. It was a crazy way of doing it but at least it was working for her. I bid goodnight to everyone, told Cara I would pop round tomorrow and set off back home.

"Text me when you get back!" Cara yelled after me,

"Will do," I yelled at her retreating back as she shut the door to the house.


It wasn't a very productive day I thought to myself much later as I sat propped up in bed with a mug of tea in one hand and my mobile in the other. I had texted Cara telling her that I got home without being murdered by the evil queen Regina and had gotten 'Shhh' as a reply. I gathered by her reply that she had found the next series and would therefore be staying awake all night to watch them.  I drained the last of my tea and slipped down beneath the warm embrace of my duvet. The tea made me feel all warm and sleepy meaning that seconds later, sleep had enveloped me.


"Honestly, did you get any sleep?" I asked Cara, hands on hips when she opened the door and I saw the massive bags under her eyes.

"Nope!" she said cheerfully opening the door wide so that I could enter, "I got to the end of the series and then I decided to watch the specials and then it was morning," she said. Cara certainly seemed a lot more cheerful but part of me was under the impression that this was all a front.

"Tea Anna?" Cara asked me holding up the kettle,

"Is the sky blue? Is the pope catholic," I replied,

"erm, the sky is a grey colour today and I don't know the popes religion so I will ask again, Would you like a cup of tea Anna?"

"Hahaha, alright smart arse very funny yes I would very much appreciate a cup of tea," I said sticking out my tongue.

Cara grinned and put the kettle on to boil and was just about to grab some mugs when her phone began to ring, she pulled it out of her pocket, pulled a confused face which obviously meant she didn't recognise the caller ID and answered the phone.

"Hello, this is Cara?"

I could just about make out the voice on the other end of the phone, it was a woman from 'Nuovo Inizio' the restaurant in town that Cara had applied for.

"Yes?" Cara said, I could tell that she was on tender hooks, all her attention was now on this phone call that she hasn't even noticed that the kettle had boiled.

"I would like to offer you the job if you are willing to take it?" I heard the lady on the end of the phone say.

Cara's face broke into a grin, the first genuine grin I had seen grace Cara's face in a long while, "Yes of course I would like to accept! Thank you so much,"

"You are very welcome Miss Gramms. Someone will be in touch with you soon to arrange your induction. Have a nice day."

Cara put the phone down and beamed.

The End

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