I was nervous when Jake said there would be a dinner. I mean I can't be all graceful. Plus were meeting the Father. Great.
I put my hair up, and looked in the wardrobe. I picked through all the clothes until I found the perfect dress that would cover my converse. If I'm going I'm going comfortably.
"So what is your fathers name?"
"Ah, so sort of Shaun of the Dead then?" I smiled.
I heard him chuckle from the arm chair "You could say that."
"Im sorry." I turned and faced him. "It's the nerves. Just pinch me before you think I might say something offensive."
"Deal. But I doubt you will."
"Don't be so sure." I walked across to the en suite bathroom to get changed. I held the dress up against my body. It will be fine Penny. Just put it on. Great now I was giving myself pep talks. I put it on and admired myself in the mirror. The dress was purple and full length with a v-neck with ruffle detail around it. It also showed a bit too much cleavage for my liking but who cares! I'll just introduce myself as the slut who wares converse. I sighed, there was a black ribbon as a belt to nip in my waist and I couldn't do it up, here goes.
I opened the door as slowly as possible and hid behind the door.
"I'm really not a dress person!" I called to him.
"You look beautiful whatever you ware." I stepped out from behind the door, and a big smile grew on his face. He got up and came over too me.
"Beautiful." He whispered.
"Might try heels next time then. " We smiled at each other looking into each others eyes.
"I don't care what you were."
"Heels are off then." I joked. "Can you do the bow?" I asked.
"Ofcourse." I turned around and he made the bow.
We walked down the stairs together hand in hand. It seems everyone was there in the hall. "Remember our deal." I whispered. He squeezed my hand in reassurance. I already met India. I smiled at her as we descended the last of the stairs.
We all filled into the hall. All of us sitting next to our partners. At the head of the table was Shaun, the Father.
He stood up holding his hands out in front of him "Welcome my children. This is a great day for my family when so many of you have chosen to join us and it makes me so happy to see my sons so well matched." He sat down again and patted a blond girls hand, she was on his right. She was scowling around the table. This must be the sister then.
Shaun looked directly at me. "This must be Penny." he said smiling at me a Jake. I nodded. "Such a pretty name." He continued.
"Thank you, but it's not easy being named after a coin." Oh Jesus why did I just say that! He smiled at me still, not phased in the least.
"So do you know what your power is Penny?" He questioned. Jake squeezed my hand again.
"I do." I nodded. "I am a shape shifter."
"Interesting. Very interesting. So you can adapt to any situation."
"I suppose so. I haven't really practiced."
"Well I ask you then, to go back out to the woods tomorrow with Jake, and train a little. You could be an essential asset Penny." He smiled again.
"If that's alright with Jake." I turned to look at him, trying to tell him with my eyes to help me out. He nodded at me.
"Of course Father. It will be nice to spend more time alone with Penny." Shaun nodded at Jake.
Thankfully that was the end of my grilling. Shaun turned to another girl and started to ask her questions instead. I let out a deep breath, thank god that was over.
I turned to Jake and mouthed "Thank You."
He leaned into me and whispered in my ear "Anytime." and kissed me on the cheek. We both smiled at each other and turned to face the conversation about the next girl. It would be nice to get to know some of them, considering we are family now.