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Paige followed her in and was initially overcome by the chaos. As she took a breath to get her bearings she was struck by how much Kay-Kay had done to make her bedroom special. On the far side of the room the walls were covered with ads from fashion magazines as well as Kay-Kay’s sketches. There was a desk with a hutch filled with drawing supplies. Kay-Kay’s bed had a hot pink, neon green, black and white bed spread and several fluffy decorative pillows that reminded Paige of feather boas. The other side of the room had kids’ pictures of airplanes, helicopters and trains.
It wasn’t the typical student’s apartment but rather a palatial bachelor pad in a full-service building with a doorman. Paige was invited by a friend of a friend. She was sitting with a small group of friends when a guy she had never seen before came over and started introducing himself to the group. His name was Spencer. Although she was not one for clichés Paige instantly thought the only way to describe him was dashing. He was tall with dirty blonde hair that fell in perfect wisps towards one of his brown eyes.
Catching Paige staring she said, “Ohhh, now I see what’s got you, you and every other girl. ” “What, uh no, I was just…” Paige stammered. “It’s Ok girl, don’t feel bad. He’s fine and like every girl I know has a thing for him. Except me. Gross,” Kay-Kay said as she started heading for the library, with Paige in tow. “No, I was just surprised to, to…” but she didn’t know how to finish. ” Before Paige could swallow her mortification to respond Kay-Kay continued, “Jake lives in the same apartment building I live in, you know, in the projects.
American Circumstance by Patricia Leavy (auth.)