Angelina found herself sleeping soundly much later into the morning than she had planned. Normally she was a morning person so she woke up quite early. However this morning was different. Maybe it was the fact that she was in a different environment o the fact that she could just flat out be a heavy sleeper. But when she finally did flutter her eyes open, the girl was quite surprised to see a small brown bunny just wiggling its nose and staring at her. Angelina paused for a minute, just looking at the creature wide-eyed. Maybe she was still dreaming. Maybe this rabbit wasn't even here. All she had to do was remain calm.... At least until the rabbit hopped on her, an inch closer to her face. Angelina screamed and literally threw the creature off and jumped out of the bed.
"What happened?" cerbiatto, fawn asked, rushing into the room. "What's going on?" She looked around to see Angelina now cowering in the corner. cerbiatto, fawn quirked an eyebrow, confused. "What are te doing back there?"
She gulped and pointed to the rabbit. "That...that thing..." she stammered.
cerbiatto, fawn looked over at the little bunny. She cooed and picked him up. "Why, this isn't a thing silly!" she giggled. "This is my pet bunny Song."
"Song?" Angelina asked confused.
"Uh-huh." cerbiatto, fawn nodded. "See my parents first met da Canto so when they gave me this pet bunny one giorno I asked what to name him and then they went on telling a really cute romantic story about how they met and my mom was Canto I'm Wishing and my dad was Canto One Song so I just figured...."
"Take a breath while te talk, would you?" Angelina gasped. Boy, cerbiatto, fawn could sure talk! She then shook her head. It didn't matter what the rabbit's name was. To Angelina there was only one important thing that she needed to deal with. "Just get him away from me, ok?"
"But I can't keep him locked in a cage." cerbiatto, fawn shook her head. "I always let him out at night to sleep on my letto with me. And if I didn't take him he'd be lonely all da himself and with no one to talk care of him." She looked to Song and pet his furry back. The bunny seemed to enjoy that, because he was smiling and wiggling his little rabbit feet.
"Well that guy's freaking me out." Angelina responded.
cerbiatto, fawn looked at her puzzled. "How can te be scared of Song?" she asked. "Didn't the three fate give te gifts and one of them was the gift of bravery?"
"There was a loophole o something, ok?" Angelina sighed. "I was out picking fiori one day, just Canto and happily skipping along keeping to myself, and then the successivo thing I know a bunch of animali are staring at me right in the face. I started running so they wouldn't eat me and they chased right after me. They were trying to serve me to their little baby beasts for dinner!"
"You sure they weren't just trying to play tag o something?" cerbiatto, fawn inquired.
"Animals don't play tag. If they did why would all of them be it?" Angelina folded her arms.
"I dunno, maybe the rules of tag are different in the animal kingdom." she shrugged her shoulders.
Angelina raised her hands in defeat and attempted to walk around cerbiatto, fawn to get to her clothes and change. "I just don't wanna be in the same room as any animal."
"You didn't have a problem with Jaq o Gus o Sebastian." cerbiatto, fawn pointed out.
"Chris has those mice under control." Angelina replied. "Sebastian is a creepy granchio but he's only trying to help. So as long as he keeps a far away distance from me I'm all for it."
cerbiatto, fawn shook her head. "You are one weird girl."
"I'm not the one who sleeps with a rabbit." Angelina responded.
"I'm very sorry, but I'm not kicking my own baby out of the room." cerbiatto, fawn said.
"He's not a baby, he's a bunny." the blond groaned.
"It's the same thing. And he's my baby, no one else's." cerbiatto, fawn detto somewhat stubbornly. Even though she may be hyper and soft-spoken, the one thing cerbiatto, fawn wouldn't let anyone take away from her was her animal friends. Especially not one that's a member of her own family.
Angelina, on the other hand, didn't seem to be all for it. If she had to put her foot down about something, it was going to be this. No way, no how, no chance was she going to be cooped up in a room for who knows how long with a rabbit and soemone who encourages animali running around freely. So she was letting her pretty much only fear get the better of her. Big deal. That still didn't mean Angelina had to face it every single giorno of her life now. She didn't do it home and she wasn't doing it here. It was clear that there was only one solution.
"Then either he leaves o I do."
"You look tired."
Harmony picked her head up, glaring towards Jenette who was coming over to her table. Harmony looked like she was half asleep; there were bags under her eyes, her hair was barely combed, and she looked like she just threw on whatever set of clothes she grabbed for the day. Right now all of her anger was directed towards Jenette.
"I wouldn't be if someone
wasn't up late with the light on Leggere her stupid book." she said, very grumpy.
When the time had come for lights out last night, Harmony was più than ready to go to sleep. But she had a hard time with one of the lights still on in the room. She had looked up from her letto to see Jenette's eyes glued to a book Leggere every single word like she was hypnotized. Harmony had tried to get Jenette to put the book down and go to sleep, but the brunette had refused. It resulted in the light flickering on and off for a good ora o so before Harmony ended up collapsing onto her blankets in defeat. It had always been so much easier back home; at least when she and her elder sister fought over lights they were able to come to an agreement. Such was not the case with Jenette. The girl was just plain too stubborn to lesson. How the redhead was dispising her.
"Sorry, but I couldn't put it down." Jenette insisted. "I was right up to the climax of the book, it couldn't be tossed to the side!"
"Oh so te couldn't wait six to eight hours to finish a couple of pages?" Harmony argued.
"It was più than a couple of pages!" Jenette responded. "There was less than a paragraph left in the chapter leading to suspense and a big dramatic scene starting in the successivo chapter which lasts a whole twenty-seven pages. Something like that just can't wait! Don't te dare tell me what to do with my stuff."
"Your stuff is my stuff now, we're stuck in the same room!" Harmony stood up.
"Not true!" Jenette fought. "do te have any of the same family foto I do? No. Do te have any of my clothes? No. Do te have any of my books? No."
"God I hope not. They're about as lame as you!" she complained.
"Well you're just lamer and being a spoiled brat!" Jenette yelled.
"Raising your voice like that? te must have some anger management issues." Harmoney folded her arms.
"My anger issues are none of your business!" she insisted.
"Well you're none of my business either!"
"I could care less what your business is!"
"Then why are te still arguing with me?"
"You're the one who started it!"
"You started it first!"
"Me? How was I the one who started it?"
"I just told te how!"
"Yeah, like I was really listening to you!"
"Well gee, thanks for the respect! NOT!"
Groaning simultaneously, the girls just couldn't take raising their voices anymore. Forget the fact that they might get in trouble o wake someone up. Forget the fact that they completely hated each others' gutts right now. There came a point where two people just couldn't stand to yell anymore, no matter how much they wanted to keep fighting. Jenette and Harmony had reached that point. Giving in, they folded their arms and sat down from each other, turning their heads in opposite directions and refusing to talk to o look at each other anymore. At this point they were finished and it didn't matter what anyone else told them. Harmony was a brat and Jenette was a witch; that's all there was to it.
However, the silence didn't last too long. Just moments after it quited down, cerbiatto, fawn and Angelina approached the girls. The two of them exchanged glances before looking back to them, wondering what had been going on o if they came at a wrong time. But their issue just couldn't wait. They were stuck here and they might as well like who they were living with. Angelina had no problems at all with Fawn, it was the rabbit Song, and she had made her point quite clear. Refusing to sposta Song to another room o keeping him in a cage and away from Angelina, the youngest of the girls had come to a much più mature decision than Harmony o Jenette. Now it was time to share their proposition.
"Um, excuse us?" Angelina asked softly.
The girls slowly turned their heads in the same direction, seeing Angelina and cerbiatto, fawn standing almost right over them.
"What?" Jenette questioned, obviously still frustrated from the verbal battle.
"Would either of te be so kind as to switch roommates with us?" cerbiatto, fawn asked politely.
"Yeah, this isn't exactly working out for us as well as we'd hoped." Angelina agreed. "And it's either we work something out with te girls o one of us is stuck sharing a room with James and the other with Amara."
"Yes," cerbiatto, fawn nodded, "And James is far too old for either of us to be staying in the same room as him alone."
"Right.... That's the reason." Angelina said, though più slowly as though there were some other reason. It was either that, o she was hiding something. Luckily, her statement had gone unnoticed.
"Wait, te two don't wanna room together?" Harmony inquired, raising an eyebrow. "But te two were getting along so well yesterday. Why the sudden change of mind?"
"We're not completely seeing eye to eye." cerbiatto, fawn explained. "See, I have this innocent little pet bunny in my room and he and Angelina don't get along."
"He kinda freaked me out this morning." Angelina interrupted.
"If neither of te want to trade roommates, I'm sure we can work something out..." cerbiatto, fawn started.
"NO!" both girls gasped in unison. The exchanged glares quickly before looking back at Angelina and Fawn.
"We'd be più than happy to trade roommates." Harmony said.
"Yes, nothing would make us happier." Jenette said.
"Oh, wonderful!" cerbiatto, fawn exclaimed clapping her hands. "How do we now decide who switches rooms with who? Perhaps the best way would be to draw straws, o a simple game of Rock Paper Scissors?"
"Well if we want the easiest, most logical way to decide-" Jenette began.
Harmony cut right in, raising her hand. "I call roommies with Fawn!"
Jenette rolled her eyes. "That could work, too." she muttered. Though it wasn't quite what she had in mind. One più reason to hate Harmony - the girl wouldn't seem to let her finish a thought.
"Excellent!" cerbiatto, fawn smiled widely. "Would te like to gather your things together and sposta them to my room? Song has already gotten quite acquainted with the surroundings in my room."
"That's such a cute name for a little bunny." Harmony complimented. "I can't wait to meet him.It'll be so much nicer to have a male animal companion to spend time with that doesn't talk back and say things like," she cleared her throat in attempt to make it sound più like Sebastian's, "'Harmony don't go dere. Harmony don't do dat. Harmony do te know what kind of trouble you'll get into with your moder? Dis is very dangerous for te to do, all de girls in your family are going to be de death of me, mon.'"
cerbiatto, fawn giggled. "That accent te used sounds exactly like him." she clapped. "What a cute little crab."
"A cute pruny little crab." Harmony joked. "Anyway, I'm going to go get my things together."
"And I will let our guardians know so they know where to find us and that we came to a solution very easily and politely like good girls." cerbiatto, fawn added. with that, the two of them exited the cafeteria area.
Angelina slowly turned her head to Jenette. So this was going to be the girl she'd be rooming with now? Harmony seemed so much friendlier. And if the loud yelling she had heard just from the hall on the way in really was Jenette, she'd hate to deal with that più than usual. Maybe the easiest way to deal with this was to make the best out of the situation and hoped she'd get along with this girl better than Fawn.
"You don't have any animali running around, do you?" she asked.
"No..." Jenette shook her head slowly.
"Good." Angelina sighed with relief. Then again, maybe this wouldn't be as bad as she thought. "I'm going to go get my things together and sposta them to your room....I mean, our room."
"Right," Jenette nodded, "I think I'll just sit here a little longer. Maybe read my book some more."
"Have fun with that." Angelina replied. She turned around to leave, until in the doorway she saw James coming in. "Oh!" she gasped, smiling shyly. "Morning."
"Ah, and good morning to you." James replied with his winning smile. "Allow me to introduce myself. I am Prince James of Maldonia."
"Oh you're a prince, alright." Angelina nodded. Boy was this guy cute.
He shrugged modestly. "Well, yes what can I say? It is a gift."
"Well what a coincidence. You're a prince, I'm a princess." Angelina said.
"Yes I know." James nodded. "Everyone here is a prince o princess. Well..in my case, a prince. I cannot be a princess. I have no boobs."
"Come again?" Angelina raised an eyebrow.
James scrunched his nose. "Ah yes, that is right. te have been dato the gift of innocence. te do not understand the concept of..." What was that word now? "...Anatomy."
"Right..." Angelina could feel her face heating up. Boy that was embarrassing..and she didn't even know what she did o detto wrong. All the girl knew was that she mesed up. Miserably. "I...uh...I gotta go." She then rushed right past James and out of the room.
James scratched his head. "That could have gone better." he detto to himself. Turning his head and seeing Jenette, he put on his best smile and smoothed out his hair. "Why hello there." he grinned, walking over to her. "How do te say 'you are incerdibly hot' in your country?"
Jenette looked at James and already wasn't impressed. She stood up from her sede, sedile just looking at him like he had four heads. "The same way we call players like you. Idiots." she answered simply before walking away.
James scratched his chin, "Interesting concept..." he detto to himself. He then saw her leaving, "By the way te are an idiot!"
It was around five minuti later that Jamal entered and walked over to James. He laughed and pat his friend on the back. Even though he was a bit late to the part, he had still recalled the whole thing. Granted, he was standing in the hall for the past five minuti trying to get over the laughing and how funny it was to watch the guy completely screw up with two girls within a five minuto interval.
"Nice going man." Jamal told him.
James groaned. "Why must girls always be so difficult? The girls from New Orleans and Maldonia are far più entertaining."
"Yeah well, te win some and te lose a lot." Jamal replied.
James stared at Jamal. "Did te know that one of those girls did not know what a boob was?"
"Really?" he gasped. "That's so easy. A boob is a really stupid person. Kinda like what te called that French girl."
"That is not the definition I was looking for." James muttered. He shifted his gaze towards the window. Much like Chris and River had seen that morning, James found a dark nube, nuvola hovering in the distance. It wasn't even a small cloud; James could tell that it was a fairly large cloud. "Achidanza." he detto to himself in his Maldonian accent, slowly getting up and going to the window for a better view.
Jamal quirked an eyebrow. "Achoo what?"
"It looks like quite a storm is coming." James replied, ignoring Jamal's confusion. "Look, my friend, there is a humungous cloud."
Jamal walked over to the secondo window and followed James' gaze. "We never see any clouds like that in Agrabah." his jaw dropped.
"If that storm is as bad as it looks, we might even lose power. No lights, no heat, no nothing. We will become Frozen princicles." James said.
"Well now, that might not be so bad." Jamal smirked. "No heat means lots of cold girls. And who will be there to cuddle with them and keep them warm?"
James nodded knowingly and smiled, pointing at Jamal. "We are." Then he chuckled, "You are quite the brilliant one, my friend. te really know how to keep your head out of the clouds."
"We'd better go grab a ton of blankets." Jamal said.
"Amara always keeps plenty around. We will go through her side of the closet." James said.
With that the boys exited the cafeteria, just moments before Genie flew in looking worried and a bit upset. He knew something that no one else knew. He had seen the sky and he knew what was going to happen. They had even less time than he had hoped. da the time word reached the others it might be too late. How was he going to break the news to everyone...especially with family members trying to make their way over right now?