Sophie-Anne was delighted when the baby vampire didn’t keep her waiting, punctual, she loved that and her bright smile conveyed her pleasure as she watched Jess slide into the backseat of the limo beside her. In a flourish, the Queen pulled the fellow redhead into a hug, kissing one cheek and then the other— in the air of course— before launching a flurry of excited words at Jessica. “As am I dear! Being cooped up all night and day is simply appalling, and I like you already, you’re punctual, I don’t like to be kept waiting. Please, call me Sophie.” The Queen gushed, having gone from hugging Jessica to lightly holding the girl’s hand.
“I have not had a girls night out in a coon’s age! We shall have such a blast they will be speaking about it for the next century!” The eccentric Queen giggled. Leaning forward, she called to her driver. “Louie, press on please! Back to New Orleans!” Turning back to Jessica, the redhead’s smile was impish to match her jewel-like blue eyes. “Tell me, you aren’t one of those fucking mainstreamers are you?” Sophie-Anne made a sound of disgust as she asked.”Because if not, I can show you what being a vampire is all about.” Her grin turned downright devious at that point.
The queen’s smile instantly put the baby vampire at ease. The hug and the kiss made her feel even more welcome, and she immediately felt her nerves evaporate. Jessica gave her a big smile and nodded, now officially on a first-name basis with the queen of the state. She made a mental note of her appreciation of her timeliness as the queen spoke to the driver.
“Me neither…I feel like I’ve just been so borin’ lately. Either workin’ or worryin’ about Bill…” Jessica immediately cut herself off and smiled, trying to toss the last part off. She probably shouldn’t have said that, she wasn’t sure what the queen knew about Bill’s recent activities, but she didn’t want to get it into it. She just wanted to make a good first impression.
“…but I’m so excited for tonight! I wanna start goin’ out more, and I’d love to find some new dresses for Fangtasia, or even just some better everyday normal stuff,” Jessica said, trying to change the subject, but it was all true.
Realizing the queen had asked her something, Jessica quickly blurted out, “Yes. Well, no, sort of…” She had said yes on auto-pilot, but she wanted to be honest, since the queen seemed to be ok with it. “I…Bill wants me to be, and so do I, it’s just…kind of hard,” She admitted, thinking of how wretched TruBlood still tasted to her, but she didn’t want to make a bad image of Bill. When the queen grinned, however, Jessica’s ears perked up.
“I…I think I’d like that…” She said, hoping she wouldn’t regret saying it, but her curiosity combined with her hunger was eating her alive.