Thursday, January 15, 2015

Best Friends Forever

Gracelyn (aka Gracie) called Juliana to ask if they could meet at Pinky's Boutique that evening. She had something that she needed to speak to her about.  She tossed and turned and decided that she needed her friend to help her with her dilemma.
Side note:  Pinky's is a work in progress.  I still have shelves to stock and clothes to add.

Gracie is one of Juliana's closes friends that she has known since first grade.  The friends were torn apart at the age of 12 when Gracie's father announced that they would be moving at the end of that school year.  The girls vowed to always keep in touch no matter what and neither fell short of doing just that.  They attended the same college, pledged the same sorority and have lived in close proximity ever since.

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Juliana arrived at Pinky's before Gracie and decides to do a little "window" shopping. She promised Jabari that she would not do any frivolous shopping unless it was for the wedding.

Clerk:   Welcome to Pinky's.
Juliana:  Thank you..

Store Owner:  Please let me know if you need any assistance.
Juliana:  I will, thanks.  I am just looking today.
Juliana browse around as she wait for Gracie.  Thinking, I wonder what this is about.  She sounded anxious.  Everything seemed to be going really well for her.  Hmmm, I'll just have to wait and see.


Juliana: (in thought) this is cute.

Clerk:  Hello.  Welcome to Pinky's.
Gracie:  Hi Pam.
She spots Juliana.
Gracie:  Hey girl, sorry I'm late.  The traffic was horrible on 285.

Juliana:  Hey you.  It's no problem.  I haven't been here long.

Gracie:  Thanks for coming.

Juliana:  Girl, you know how we do it.   I am always here.

They greet each other with a hug as they always do.

Juliana:  So what's going on?  I heard a little anxiety in your voice.

Gracie:  I know.  I have had some time to think, so I am not as upset as I was earlier.  I  received a text from Troy asking me to assist him with finding a condo.  He is planning to move here within six months.

Juliana:  Okay, so what is the problem with that?

Gracie:  Jul did you forget that Troy was my high school sweetheart that I  broke up with when I met Darren?
Juliana:  Yes, I do and that was umpteen years ago.  So much has happened since then.   You have dated several people and I'm sure that he has as well. 

Gracie:  We never really had closure.  We have always maintained a friendly relationship.  Not to mention that I still get butterflies when I am around him.  I am not sure that I can do this, Jul.

Juliana:  Gracie, when Darren left to go over seas he is the one who decided that you two needed to date other people.  So again, I ask what is the problem with you helping Troy?  Could it be that you are afraid of what could possibly happen?

Clerk:  Did you find every thing okay?  May I interest you in our latest fragrance?
Lady in blue:  No, thank you.  I have spent a little more than I planned to.
Clerk:  Okay.  Your total is $134.76.

Gracie:  Okay, Jul you are right.  I am afraid....  I love Darren, but I also never stopped loving Troy.

They are both a little speechless at Gracie's admission and are silent for about 30 seconds.

   

Finally Gracie decides to brake the silence and go look at shoes


Gracie:  I need to choose a pair of shoes so that we can get out of here.  You have class tomorrow and I have a 45 minutes drive home.

Gracie:  I have been waiting for these to go on sale.  Retail therapy is what I need right now so sale or not, I am taking them home with me.
Juliana:  It helps me every time....  Are you really okay though?
Gracie:  I am .  I guess I just had to get it off my chest by saying it out loud.

Gracie:  What would I ever do without you?
Juliana:  Live. (chuckle)

Gracie:  Thank you so much for being my friend.
Juliana:  Besties for life right...isn't that what we vowed fourteen years ago. (chuckle)

Clerk:  Have a great evening ladies.
Juliana and Gracie:  Thanks you too!

Be blessed and thanks for stopping by!

30 comments:

  1. It is nice to have a friend to talk to! Great looking shop. With all the stuff that Mattel does in pink, it is nice to get a chance to use it!

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    1. Thanks Ms Leo! Yes, having a friend to talk to is good. I didn't use any of Mattel stuff in the shop other that their clothes. I created it from stuff I had around the house that I was slated for other things The white shelves, I bought at the thrift store. Everything else was repurposed. The Mattel overkill in pink is even too for me. Lol!

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  2. I like how the clerk (Rockin Nikki from 2008, right?) has pink streaks in her hair. Now that's a dedicated employee!

    Pinky's looks good.

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    1. Thanks D7ana! Yes, Pam is very dedicated and so are the other staff. That is a requirement to work there. : ) Pinky's will be a permanent display, so I have more things to add.

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    1. Thank you limbe doll. I purchased it from the salesroom at Barbie Con. I wish I had gotten a couple of other colors.

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  4. Pinky's Boutique is looking great, and he girls are dressed beautifully! Great story, I'm curious to see what happens when Troy appears!

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    1. Thanks so much Night Owl!! Grace really does love Darren, but with Troy giving her butterflies who knows what can happen. : )

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  5. Great story and so nice to see some of the older ladies like Christie being seen. I would never known that Pinky's wasn't finished. It looks great :O)

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    1. Thanks Dollz4Moi! I appreciate your sweet comments. : ) I still like some of the older Christie faces.

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  6. Ooo, drama! This was great! I love Gracie's sweater dress! It's funny but I have been searching for the last 5 years for one like that myself lol!

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    1. Hi Champagne Star!! :-) Yes, it will be some drama if Grace gets back with Troy who is a major playa. Lol! I wish I had gotten it in a few colors. It fits the dolls so well. Thanks for stopping by. : )

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  7. When is traffic on 285 NOT bad? Lol Great story and I love the shop. It will make a great permanent display.

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  8. Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed the story. Lol! You are right 285 is always a mess!

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  9. Yeah! Friendship never ends!

    ... maybe

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    1. I will make sure it goes on and on Sergio. Lol!

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  10. That shop makes all the pink look sophisticated! It's really brilliant.

    Julianna's and Grace's expressions just work so well with the dialogue.

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    1. Hey smaller places!! Thanks. I love the color pink, but not when it is in overload like how Mattel does it. I love setting the stage the dolls. This has to be the best hobby. ; )

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  11. Love the pink coat on the rack
    and the chevron dress on Juliana... so pretty.

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    1. Hi Ann. Thanks!! :-) The Chevron dress is n oldie that I dug out. This was from back in the day when Mattel made cute outfits with accessories to go with the whole ensemble. I so miss that. Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. I love the way you work with your dollls. visit me http://rosesvioletsandpink.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Hi Emma. Thanks so much!! Thanks for stopping by. :-)

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  13. Hello from Spain: I had not seen this post. I love the pink fashion store. Your dolls are very trendy. Great outfits. I like this time of stores. Nice pictures. Keep in touch

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    1. Thanks Marta, I appreciate your nice comments. :-)

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  14. As you can see I'm playing catch up. So happy to see you posting again. I love the store! Great story with very realistic dialogue. All the ladies are looking quite lovely.

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    1. Thanks SO much Vanessa! That means a lot coming from you. You are the Queen! : )

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  15. Hiya Georgia Girl! The shop is lovely. And there is no story more enticing than an old love. Oh my!

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  16. Oh my goodness, why am I just seeing this story? I love Juliana, she's such a sweet person. Everyone is dressed so cute and the boutique looks awesome! I can't wait to see who this Troy is who has Gracie all frazzled, Lol. :-)

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  17. Hi Tracy India!! Juliana is a real sweetheart. Thanks for your nice comments!! I need to create this Troy. Lol!

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