Elizabeth Sexton was out with her girlfriends, Carolyn Wilkins and Sarah Webber. They were together most of today.
"Girls, there is something I would like to share with you," Elizabeth said.
She was the first to speak up in three minutes. Her friends looked at Elizabeth.
"What?" Carolyn asked.
"I have some friends here in town that I want you to meet."
"What are their names?" Sarah asked.
"Sarah Taylor, Lauren Wilson, Nicole Blasesse, Joshua Amos, and Michael Reyes."
"That's quite a list, Elizabeth," Carolyn said.
"Yes, it is."
"Are they the type of people who are born with money as well?" Sarah asked.
"Wow," Carolyn said.
"Are they in your neighborhood too?"
Elizabeth nodded a second time.
Her friends were surprised on the number of friends Elizabeth had when she's not with Sarah and Carolyn.
"I think you'll like Sarah, Lauren, and Nicole. They're the ones I hang out with the most."
"What Joshua and Michael?" Sarah asked.
"I've never shared this with you girls before, but Michael is my boyfriend."
"How long has that been going on?"
"Carolyn, it's only been about five months, I'd guess."
"You guess? You should know, not guess," Sarah replied.
"How come you never told us this before, Elizabeth?"
Carolyn and Sarah sounded surprised, Elizabeth noticed.
"How old are they?"
"Girls, they are our age, but Michael and Nicole are the closest to me."
Carolyn and Sarah looked at each other. They weren't so sure if either girl wanted to believe that Elizabeth was dating and never said a word until today.
"Michael's a nice guy. I think you'll like him."
"What does he do for a living?"
That was Sarah's questions. They're full of questions about her friends. Elizabeth would to have a lot of questions about their friends that they haven't told her yet.
Carolyn and Sarah haven't said a word for a few moments and then Carolyn said, "I think it's time for me to go home and get dinner started."
Elizabeth saw that her friends wouldn't be interested in hearing about these new people she mentioned anymore today. Maybe another time they would talk about them.
No, Elizabeth didn't tell her friends much about Carolyn and Sarah either. At least it makes them even.
So the three girls stayed together for a while longer, and then they separated. Elizabeth, Carolyn, and Sarah spent their day at the mall shopping for clothes.
Since Elizabeth's birthday isn't until the twentieth of May, she decided to wait and see what she wanted to do. There was plenty of time for that. She's always loved shopping, to tell the truth.
Elizabeth's friend, Nicole had a birthday coming up in two weeks from now. This is why Elizabeth was hanging out at the mall with Carolyn and Sarah. They decided to pick the items together and see what they liked.
Elizabeth didn't drive herself over to the mall and meet her friends. Her driver came to take her. That's right, she lives in a mansion. Her brother, John doesn't live in Texas like she and her friends do. John also lives in a mansion, but it's way out in Las Vegas. He doesn't like Texas much like his sister does.
Thinking of John, Elizabeth wanted to think that today was a good day to call him. They talk a few times a week, so both brother and sister are very close.
Before they separated, Sarah asked, "What are you going to do the rest of today, Elizabeth?"
"I was thinking of calling John. You remember him, right?"
"Kind of," Carolyn said.
Sarah had to agree with Carolyn. They'd met him about once or twice, so this could be the reason why they don't remember John.
"When was the last time you talked to your brother?" Carolyn asked.
"How often do you and John talk?" Sarah asked.
"A few times a week. We mostly talk on Wednesdays, Fridays and the weekend."
"Quite a lot to talk about, I guess."
"That's right, Carolyn. If you had any brothers or sisters, wouldn't you talk with them a lot too?"
"I've never told you this before, Liz, but I did have two brothers, but they were twins."
"What happened to them? You never told me this before either. Do you know, Sarah?"
Sarah said, "Of course I do. This happened before we met you."
Elizabeth pushed her long blonde hair out of her face and then turned it into a ponytail. She had a barrette as well. Actually, make that three. The colors she'd chosen for the barrettes today were orange, yellow and light green. Yellow was Elizabeth's favorite color, by the way.
"Do you want either Carolyn or I to drop your off at home?"
"Thanks for the offer, Sarah, but I am good for today. My driver is coming for me in a few minutes. I already called him and said I was ready to go home."
"Oh, I forgot you had a limo," Sarah said.
"Maybe you girls will get to ride in mine someday."
"When will that be?" Carolyn asked.
Elizabeth shook her head and shrugged.
"I don't know. He's a good driver too."
"Which is a good thing," Sarah said.
Both of her friends also were good drivers, but they've seen limos before and never once ridden in one. This is another reason why these girls are jealous of Elizabeth.
"What is the color? Black or white?"
"It's light brown with white," Elizabeth answered.
"Very nice. Sarah, let's hang out a little bit longer so we can see Liz's limo."
"Good idea. And then we can leave too."
Since Elizabeth has known her friends for a couple of years, not once have Carolyn or Sarah been in her mansion before. Maybe when Nicole's birthday party comes around, and then she could invite them to check it out.
"Girls, I have an invitation for you two, but am waiting for the right time to tell you."
"What's the invite?" Sarah asked.
"You'll see," Elizabeth answered.
"Why can't you give Sarah and I a hint?"
"I don't want to do that. I want it to be a surprise."
"A surprise?" both of her friends said in unison.
"Do your other friends known about the invitation?" Sarah asked.
"Of course. A friend's birthday is coming up, so I was one of the first people to get it."
"Is that why we went shopping today?" asked Carolyn.
"Yes. You girls saw me use over two thousand dollars today."
"We wish we were born with money once in awhile too," Sarah told Elizabeth.
"I'm sure you often pictured it. We have about ten or fifteen television sets in my mansion."
Carolyn whistled. That's giving her an idea on this born with money thing.
"We'd love to see your place."
Elizabeth has heard her friends say this a thousand times, so she hasn't said when the perfect time would be for them to see.
"Would John be out here too?"
"No. He has his own friends and all that. We share a few friends, though. He's heard about you girls."
"How often do you talk about us with him?" Sarah asked.
Elizabeth didn't want to answer that question.
"Aren't you going to answer that?" Carolyn asked.
"You don't need to know everything."
Then the three girls saw a limo heading their way. Elizabeth waved to the limo.
Carolyn and Sarah saw for themselves that Elizabeth was really telling the truth about what color her limo was. Elizabeth only lied to them once, and ever since then, they wanted to believe Elizabeth until they saw.
Carolyn and Sarah watched as their friend got into the back of the limo as a young man in his late twenties with light black hair held the door open.
Elizabeth waved to Carolyn and Sarah as her driver disappeared. They waved back.
"Elizabeth's lucky to have this sort of life," Sarah said.
"I agree. I wish I knew about this when we first met Elizabeth."
"Me too. It sometimes makes me wish I was related to Liz and see this mansion life she's had since she was born."
Now Carolyn and Sarah thought now was the right time for them to separate since Liz was already gone.
"I'm sure Liz probably still remembers the first time we met her, wouldn't you think?" Carolyn asked as they headed out to her light tan car. To tell the truth, her car is a Subrau.
Sarah didn't have that kind of car that Carolyn has. She likes driving Jeeps best. She likes driving with the windows open and all that since she's an outdoor type of person. Of course she paid very close attention on how much money Elizabeth spent today. So did Carolyn. Who would want that kind of money to spend all at once? They were comfortable with their own money.
Yes, Liz has a job too. She likes to get out of the house and do all sorts of things. She works as a groomer. She loves animals, especially dogs. Cats are okay, but she doesn't have pets in her mansion. The pets would probably get lost in a place like this because of all the rooms that are in there.
Both Carolyn and Sarah drove away at the same time. They were trying to guess what this invitation that Liz was telling about earlier, but came up with nothing. Now it was time to go home and do something to keep them both busy. At least Liz probably found something to do now since she was being driven back to the mansion.