"Good morning, Torri. Or, I should say afternoon. I hope you slept well," Ellie said, waking me up.
Glaringly bright sunlight was streaming in through the window. I squinted and blinked several times, and finally was used to it.
"What time is it?" I ask, rubbing my eyes.
"It's only one. I didn't want to wake you up if you needed the sleep. You must've had a pretty long day yesterday. I understand that adjusting is pretty difficult."
"Um, yeah... It was pretty long, I guess," I agreed. "Can I take a really quick shower and then I'll be ready to go?" I ask, remembering the shopping trip we'd planned. In all complete honesty, I was actually pretty excited. Ellie said that we were going to the mall, and I haven't been there since I was ten.
"Sure, go ahead."
"Thanks," I said, slipping out from under the covers. "I'll be in and out before you can say the alphabet backwards ten times," I stated.
Ellie laughed and nodded, exiting my room. I mentally kicked myself. This isn't my room. It's a room I've been allowed to sleep in.
I sighed and grabbed my duffel bag.
Six minutes later, I was dressed and ready to go.
I scrambled down the stairs, taking them two at a time.
"Wow, that was really quick. I'm impressed; I could never take a shower that fast," Ellie commented.
I smiled faintly.
After driving around the city for about a half hour (Ellie was showing me around; mainly all we did was drive past the school so I knew where it was)