"I can imagine," she laughs, eyes casting downward at how mechanic she ends up sounding. Sophia tries to relax and forcefully shove the past memories far back into her mind. This is Tracy. “Thanksgiving,” Sophia perks up a hint at the topic, “Do you usually go all out for the holiday?”
"For my nephew," she thinks before saying another word, remembering the past holidays they’d had together— at his dads part of the family, and back at her place. She was worried she’d have to tell Micah that Santa didn’t exist, but he was a smart kid. He knew. But that was Christmas— Thanksgiving… "Yes," — Something was off about Sophia for sure. It was her light. When she saw her, Sophia was usually much brighter— personality wise, and she couldn’t shake the feeling that it had something to do with herself. "Listen.. I have to be honest with you. I didn’t come here to chit chat. I’m going to offer you something I think would interest you." Her voice became much more serious, "How would you feel if I told you I wanted you to come to Italy with me on a search for someone very important to me?"
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Adrian was never the brightest kid in his class. Outside of physical education and fine arts classes, he didn’t do too well academic wise due to his inability to focus. Adrian might have not been book smart but he had a kind soul.
I’m coming to get you… Yeah I’m coming to get you… I have a surprise for you; beware, beware— Don’t go to sleep, don’t close your eyes.
[ Takes several looks at Tracy’s emotions and ability aura. Yes, it’s Tracy; definitely Tracy. ] Spooked? Oh! I think I’m just sort of tired. Cold weather sort of wears me down sometimes. —How are you?
"Oh— It’s been a while since the cold weather has had any effect on me. I can practically walk out in summer clothes and barely feel a thing." Tracy flashes a smile, as she stares into Sophia’s eyes and couldn’t help but to feel relief in her. For some reason… "I’m good. Not all that excited as I would normally be, especially since thanksgiving is around the corner. But I’m good."
[ freezes up at the voice, but then shakes her head. ] T-Tracy? —Yes, please come in.
Steps in— Tracy closes the door behind her proceeds to sit down next to her. “A- are you okay? — You seem a little… Spooked.”
Knocks on Sophis Scarlet’s office door with the back of her hand. “Sophia? I’m not interrupting anything, I hope— Can I come in?”
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"New Orleans, huh? I’ve been there a couple of times. My sister lives there. You sure what you need t’ do is more important than spendin’ some time with him?"
"It involves family, what I’m doing." Tracy takes her attention away from Riley, looking up to the sky; her locks falling from her ear. Thinking about Barbara, and the mother who doesn’t want to show up. "But yeah," she looks back at Riley, "It’s not like this Christmas will be any fun for me. You know what they say— there’s no rest for the wicked.”
"Great," Riley let out a soft chuckle which turned into a cough upon the mention of Sophia. She cleared her throat. "Um, well, if I get an invitation and Rae’s up to it, then, yeah, yeah maybe." She paused for a moment, then quickly tried to change the subject. "You mentioned a, uh, Micah once. How is he?"
Sensing the discomfort she brought upon Riley, Tracy went along with the change of subject. “He’s still holding up well, I think. He’s going to spend the holidays with his family back in New Orleans— his father’s side of the family, that is. I usually go with him, but I’m not sure if I’ll be able to. I should remain here until I… finish something.”