Alex pointed to her closet, answering Fiona, "It's hung on the inside of the door. Could you grab it for me please?" She smiled at her new friend, trying to give Fiona silent reassurance that everything would be alright. Alex turned her attention back to Carmen asking, "What'd you bring me?" Alex loved presents, but Carmen usually bought things that she thought Asked should like, rather than what she actually liked.
It was really hard to be excited knowing that Carmen was still trying to mold her into something that she wasn't. 'At least Fi listens and respects my feelings,' thought Alex. Carmen grinned enthusiastically from ear to ear, pulling out a short, backless red halter dress with a short red and black tulle skirt. Alex was impressed, she actually loved it. "Wow thanks Carmen, it's totally me. I love it," Alex matched Carmen's grin, hugging her in thanks.
"I got shoes to match. I thought it would be perfect for Jake, he'll adore it!" Carmen squealed out in delight. Jake was Carmen's older brother whom she was hellbent on setting her up with. She was determined that they were going to be sister-in-laws. Alex stopped herself from making a face, he was a douche, "I don't think I'm going with him. I have someone else I wanted to go with." Carmen pouted, "Why not? Who?" Alex knew full well that Carmen wasn't going to drop it. Thankfully Gina saved the day, "Food is getting cold, girls, chop chop," Gina said in her friendliest voice.