Hmm... so what to buy? I wandered around for a little while, trying to decide what to get and what kind of money would be acceptable for a t-shirt. American currency confuses me.
Oh, and the sizes, too.
What the hell is a 00?! Ugh, I guess I'm just going to have to try a bunch of stuff on to work it out. Stupid America.
I picked up some random tops and looked around for the dressing room, having to ask an assistant before finally finding them at the back of the shop.
When I emerged, satisfied that I still had pretty much no idea what I was doing, I was on my way to hang up the other items of clothing that were either absolutely enormous or so small I couldn't even get them on, when I glimpsed Alex's head bobbing over the crowds.
Maybe it's not the best idea to creep up behind a vampire, but I still did it anyway.
"Boo!" I screamed, leaping onto his back.
"Are you s'posed to ride ponies indoors?" He asked, laughing. Guess I didn't surprise him, then.
Sliding down of his back, I said, "No, probably not." Before presenting my huge pile of clothes to him, grinning. "I decided on some stuff."
"Are you trying to max out my card?" Alex asked in disbelief, and I giggled.
"I'm not really getting all these." I reassured him. "I was just going to put them back in their places." I paused, looking around for staff, before dumping the load on one stand, leaving me holding only one T-shirt and a pair of jeans. "That should do."
He rolled his eyes at my lack of items. "Get another shirt at least. We all know how much mess you can make without even having to try..." Yup, we sure do. Fighting with chocolate is fun.
Glaring at him briefly, I said, "Fine then... give me another hour and I should be done." Then broke into a huge grin.
"If you take an hour, I'm going back to the bus without you." He threatened.
I laughed. "Okay, I'll just take this one." Without looking, I picked up a shirt from the pile I'd just deposited. "Let's go!" I cried, marching off towards the till. I heard his laugh, too, as he followed close behind me.
"Someone's had too much sugar today."
I didn't respond until the cashier was scanning our items, then asked him, frowning, "Chocolate sauce doesn't have that much sugar in it, does it?"
"Uh, I think the first ingredient is sugar." Alex pointed out as he passed the card over.
"Awesome, I'm hyper." I giggled like a maniac as he slapped has hand to his forehead.
When we finally exited the store (with a small sigh of relief from Alex making me chuckle quietly), I started skipping ahead of him, swinging the bag back and forth.
"D'you think we should go back to the bus, now?" I called back over my shoulder.
"Probably. But I'll bet Beth was glad to have a break from us getting on and off all the time." True. I slowed to a walk, so we could have decent conversation.
"I doubt anyone missed us." I laughed again.
"Everyone seems to be in their own little world. Even the fairy disappeared." Yeah... Nell. She was cute. Annoying as hell, but still cute.
"Hmm... I wonder what happened to her." I mused, before realising that we were away from other people, and therefore able to do vampiric stuff that we would never get away with in front of humans. Unless they were on the bus, of course... "Should we run?"
"I don't mind."
"Can we run at my speed?" I asked him, bouncing around. "I feel, like... insane with energy right now." I felt like I could run around the world three times and not get tired.
"Sure. Slow coach." He winked, and I called him a 'meanie' before sprinting off, faster than any 'normal' person would ever think possible.
Alex walked along beside me. Nice.