Post by rizahawkeye on Jun 8, 2007 17:29:11 GMT -5
Elizabeth pulled into the clinic's parking lot, looking around...absorbing the details of the familiar town. "You're acting as if you've never been here before." Ed said, draping his arm over her shoulders.
Elizabeth smiled, "No, it's just...this town never ceases to take my breath away." she said simply.
Ed shook his head, "You're obsessed..." he teased.
"Was that Floatin' like a Cadillac, or stingin' like a Beamer, I'm confused. You drive like you fix roads... Lousy! Have fun fishin' Mater." ~ Doc Hudson
Ebony took her time eating her breakfast, not wanting to rush herself and nursed her tea. She was, on occasion, taking surreptious glances at the patrons of the diner, noting each person and memorizing their features. It was like a survival mechanism for her.
"Howdy, folks!" a friendly, country voice made her jump.
"Morning, Mater," the chorus of greetings rose up from around the room.
Who's Mater? Ebony almost didn't want to look over to see who just entered, but this Mater sounded like he was very cheerful.
Of course, that didn't prevent the cheerful, country boy from sauntering over to where Ebony was sitting, "Now whatsa sweet lil' thing like you sittin' all by yer lonesome?"
"Oh!" Ebony was startled when he came right up to her, "Um... nothing. W-who are you?"
"Why, I'm Tow Mater, but without the 'Tuh'," replied the boy, "You look like you could use a friend."
"Me? A friend?" Ebony lowered her eyes, "I never had any friends before. Never had the chance to make any."
"Well," Mater said thoughtfully, "I'll be yer friend." He gave her a toothy grin.
Ebony hesitated. Should she? All she knew of friends is that they stab you in the back and use you to get what they want out of you. At least, that was from her own experience. But... this Mater seemed genuinely friendly to her. Perhaps she should try again.
"O-okay," said Ebony in a shy voice, "My name's Ebony."