Chapter 4: Come As You Are

Come as you are, as you were,
As I want you to be
As a friend, as a friend, as an old enemy
Come As You Are - Nirvana


After Melody left our dorm room, Nicki came in shortly after.

"You come over anyways?" I said flabbergasted.

"Yeah. My outfit is here." Nicki explained.

"What the fuck is going on here?" I mumbled underneath my breath.

"Huh?"

"Nothing."

I went in the closet I share with Melody, and took out two outfits- a dress and a jumpsuit- that I've bought about two years ago. I was going to donate it to GoodWill, but I was convinced not to.

"Oh my gosh, that is so cute! I totally love the romper though."

I giggled slightly. "It's actually a jumpsuit. But same thing, right?"

I put the dress back in the put the sage-silver colored jumpsuit on the bed. I stood on my tiptoes and grabbed a box for shoes that I bought 3 months ago. I threw the box on the bed and turned to Nicki who was styling her hair in my vanity mirror.

"Nic, do I have time to take a shower?"

"Yeah, but make it quick. Don't wanna be a square."

I rolled my eyes but proceeded to the bathroom anyways. I closed the door but didn't lock it like I would normally do at home. I opened a box that I Melody gave when I was rooming with her. It was just a wooden box that she decorated with things I happen to like and said to put it in the bathroom. Inside goes my underwear and stuff that way I don't have to do it in our room. I've never been self-conscience about my body, but its a smart idea. At least I think so.

I quickly shed my clothes and turned on the water. As soon as the water got warm enough, I hopped in the shower and immediately lathered myself with pomegranate body wash. I shampooed my hair and rinsed all the soap off my body. I stood in the shower for about two minutes and got out. I dried myself off and put on a strapless black and red bra with patchwork lace and matching pair of panties. I put deodorant on and brushed my teeth. When I finished, I wrapped myself in the dark purple towel and left the bathroom.

Entering the room, I saw Nicki putting on makeup without her outfit on. I shrugged my shoulders and let the towel fall to the floor. I put the jumpsuit. I was just about to put on my shoes when I realized I didn't put on lotion. I looked around me and saw it was on the vanity desk.

"Nicki can you pass me the lotion?" I asked.

"Sure." She got up and gave me the bottle of lotion that smells like vanilla and strawberries.

I squeezed some into my hands and rubbed it up and down my legs. I wasn't paying any attention to Nicki but had a feeling I was being watched. I ignored the feeling but when I raised my head up to grab the bottle, Nicki had a memorized looked on her face.

"What?" I asked confused.

"Your legs are like really long and hairless," she said like it was the obvious thing ever.

"Oh. They're actually an illusion. I'm only 5'3". And as for my legs being hairless, they stopped growing hair when I was 14. I thought it was weird, but it turned out to be a good thing seeing as I don't have to shave anymore." I gave a humorless chuckle.

"I'm so jelly."

"Really? Then you must be grape flavored." I joked.

Nicki shook her head but laughed at my lame joke.

I squeezed more lotion in my hands and rubbed it on my arms. When no more lotion was visible, I put on my black satin peep toe pump heels. I got them custom made because the original version was like 4 inches and I knew I wouldn't be able to walk in them, so those are only 2 inches tall which is a perfect height for me.

I walked over to my vanity and sat on the bench, I put on light makeup and this lip gloss that changes to the color of my lips.

"Looks like Marilyn Monroe is gonna get laid tonight." Nicki joked.

I scoff and roll my eyes. "I'm not trying to get laid. All I want is a good time." I brushed my hair that came out in waves. I settled the brush down on the desk and grabbed my black clutch and put my room key,cell phone, fake i.d., real i.d., and credit card. Along with $150. I waited for Nicki to finish and in two minutes we headed out the door for some fun. I almost locked the door but knowing it was almost midnight, the doors would lock themselves.

Downstairs, there was a cab waiting for us. Literally. And I'm pretty sure Nicki didn't call one because I would've hear it. However Nicki assured me that it was okay and I could get inside the cab with her. So I did.

When we arrived, the place was packed. I was told not to pay the cab driver, but I did anyways and let him keep the change. As soon as me and Nicki got close to the door entrance, there was Melody looking extremely bored standing by a table that had snacks and punch which I'm sure it already spiked with liquor. I walked over to her and when I got close enough, my mouth was wide open. She was wearing a mini strapless skin tight black dress with red fuck-me heels. Her naturally curly hair was now stick straight and she had on little to none makeup.

She looked like a fucking goddess. And I say that with so gayness, it's not even funny. I would completely fuck her if I ever had the chance.

Oh my gosh... did I really just think that? Yes, yes I did.

Something is seriously wrong with me.