|Daisies (standard:other, 708 words)|
|Author: jenne64||Added: Apr 10 2001||Views/Reads: 2436/1||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A shopping trip with a difference. Feedback always appreciated.|
Daisies By Jenne64 Copyright2001 Mel watched her friend's face light up as they entered the store. At eight months, pregnant Sarah didn't so much walk as waddle, but she made her way straight to the stroller that had caught her eye through the shop's window. "This is the one I want. Not that I'm likely to get it. A little out of my price range," Sarah sighed as her hand traveled the length of the brightly-colored stroller. Mel glanced round, taking in the store and it's staff. 'Shouldn't be too hard,' she concluded to herself as they left the store. ****************** Each day, Mel returned to the mall and studied the staff in the small shop. Planning her adventures was half the fun. She felt her pulse quicken each time she entered the bright cheerful shop. Today was the day all her careful planning would pay off. Today she would take Sarah her daisy covered stroller and watch her face light up with delight. Mel glanced at her watch. 12.01pm. She knew that at any moment the manageress would leave for lunch. Sure enough, the tubby woman appeared around the corner and hurried away to purchase her low-calorie sandwich. Mel moved forward. She had come prepared. The pillow that nestled beneath her coat gave her the appearance she needed. Her heart raced as she neared the open door. Only one thing stood between her and that beautiful pushchair, a gawky trainee. A strange mixture of warmth and coolness hit her as she stepped through the doors and into the bright lights of the store. The smell of baby powder wafted around as she browsed the neatly-stacked shelves. She picked up several items. The trainee paid her no attention, too wrapped up in a magazine as she stood behind the counter. A small bead of sweat appeared on Mel's head as she approached the stroller in the display. She glanced behind her as she placed her sweaty palm on the handle of the chair, admiring the daisies. Gently she pulled it backwards, her heart racing as she noticed the Trainee making her way across the shop floor. "Can I help you Miss?" she heard the girl enquire. "I'm just looking thanks," Mel answered, voice calm. "That's a lovely one isn't it? Long to go to the 'big event'?" "Umm; a month or so. Do you know if they do this in another color? I'm not keen on the yellow daisies. I think it would look better in blue." Mel looked straight into the blue eyes of the shop assistant as she spoke. "I'm not sure. I can go and check if you've time to wait." "I'd really appreciate that," answered Mel, seizing the chance she needed to accomplish her plan. She watched as the girl sauntered into the stockroom, waiting only seconds after the door closed before pushing the stroller towards the open store door. She didn't run, although she wanted to. She forced herself to remain calm, her eyes never leaving the stockroom door until she reached the open door and freedom. She pushed the stroller outside, moving quickly but not so fast that she would draw attention to herself. She felt a sense of pride at her latest accomplishment, as she bent forward and removed the tags from the chair and proceeded on her way. Occasionally, she would glance round, just to check that she hadn't been followed. She took the long way home today, savoring her moment of glory. Reaching Sarah's door, she knocked sharply. Excitement filled her very being as she waited for the door to open. Sarah peered around the doors edge, face alight with delight at the sight of Mel. "I've got something for you," Mel informed her, grabbing her hand and leading Sarah around the corner, admiring her swollen belly. Mel watched Sarah's face as they neared the chair, waiting for the squeal of delight that her friend would give at the sight of the brightly-colored daisies. Instead Sarah just stood and stared at the pushchair. "What's the matter? You said you wanted it, so I got it for you." "It's lovely," said Sarah, "but I wanted the one with the green daisies. Can you take it back and exchange it? ********** Tweet
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