02-11-2012, 11:54 AM
Miya was trying to get her locker open. She'd forgotten the combination again and she was starting to get irritated.
Elsewhere, Arik and Jesie had opened the bar and Lopakhin had already arrived. He couldn't seem to resist the place's appeal - or its regular, Jay. "What'll it be today, Lope?" Jesie was wiping the counter off; an earlier customer had been smoking and there were still cigarette ashes everywhere.
"I'll have whatever it is that's cooking right now." He sniffed. "Spicy?"
"You don't even know." She grinned. "It's Dad's special recipe too. You can get it on steak, chicken, or fish."
"I'll go for fish. Cod?"
"Nah, we have different ones every week. This week's sole. It's like flounder."
"I'll take some of that, then."
I stare at the girl in the mirror: T-shirt, torn up jeans, no beauty queen.
But the way that you see me, you get underneath me, and all my defenses just fall away, fall away.
I am beautiful with you, even in the darkest part of me. I am beautiful with you;
Make it feel the way it's supposed to be!
You're here with me: Just show me this and I'll believe I am beautiful with you!