Pally's Murkland Memories: Week 4 Jun 28, 2017 18:15:50 GMT
Post by Pally on Jun 28, 2017 18:15:50 GMT
On Sunday morning I was feeling a little down and was in need of some fun so I had the bus driver pick up a few of my friends and we headed to the Music Festival lot. We showed off some of our dance moves to each other and then we all did a few group dances.
It was so much fun! We all kept time almost perfectly together. It was like we had been dancing in a group for ages. Everyone was enjoying it and I was almost sad when they started to leave. As I was about to head back home, the bus driver stopped me with a message saying Sunshine wanted me to meet him at the Puffer Dome.
I was very curious about what he wanted. "Hey Styles," he greeted me, "I just thought it might be fun to hangout, you know, like just the two of us and stuff." "Sure," I replied, "as long as we don't dance. I just spent the last four hours dancing." We both laughed and he suggested grabbing a drink at the restaurant bar.
Once we were seated, he did something totally unexpected. He winked at me and blew me a kiss. Now I didn't really know how to respond. So I went with a flirty joke. I tend to deal with most awkward situations in a comedic way. Well, he treated me like my face fell off. "Women!" He joked, nervously with the bartender, "you so much as wink at them and they think you want to move in. Am I right?" I just glared at him while eating my trash fruit, I was really confused by his mixed signals. "Totally not cool, Sunny Boy," I frowned at him.
Needless to say, neither of us really knew what to do next. Finally he jogged off to the back of the restaurant. I really had to use the bushes but was tired and embarrassed and just wanted to go home, and there was no way I was going back to the bushes here. So I waddled off into the night.
Monday, after my gardening, I went to the hot springs, alone. I needed time to think about last night. I think I just had my first 'fight'. The silly thing was, he wasn't even really my boyfriend. I mean he was my friend, and a boy, but not....you get the idea. Later I saw Willow Creek eating in the picnic area. I joined her and told her about last night. And how I guess we both over reacted. She said to just give it time.
I thought about it while I went collecting and by evening I found Veegan sitting alone. I think he was getting ready to eat. I talked to him about my evening with Sunshine and about the bone-fish story he had told me. Veegan told me some about Sunshine's past and how they found him hiding in some bushes during the apocalypse. He said he was probably struggling with the Freegan's concept of free love, because he really liked me. "You never know when you'll find your soulmate," he chuckled. 'Soulmate!' I thought to myself, nervously.
After Veegan left, I rummaged around in the trash cans, thinking about all he had said. I had told him I was perfectly happy with just being Sunshine's friend. He had told me he'd try and talk to him when he got the chance. When my dumpster diving was done, I headed home and took care of a few of my plants before going to bed. I'd ate my trash fruit earlier when talking with Veegan.
Tuesday I held another sale. The Mayor's wife showed up to check on my progress. I told her I was doing fairly good. She told me just to keep focused and I'd be reaching my goals before I knew it. 'Easier said than done,' I thought to myself.
Later I tried to relax and focus my mind by using my yoga mat. It could of worked, if a certain sunny someone wasn't jogging up and down the sidewalk constantly. I wondered if he was trying to get my attention, or if he wanted me to come and apologize. I was too murky and gross, and had no idea what to say. I went down to the stream to fish for a bit then just went to bed.
Wednesday morning I woke feeling murky on the inside and out. I wanted a real shower and needed fresh air so caught the bus to Granite Falls. After getting my outside clean, I found a potato plant and grilled me up some brunch. I collected a few bugs and plants. I was then met by a bear with a very blank expression. Luckily it was more focused on the bees behind me than me.
I made my way to Kaci the hermit's house and talked with her about my 'man' problems. We talked about relationships and 'soulmates'. She said she was still looking for hers. I told her I wasn't even sure I was ready for that sort of thing yet anyway. I just felt confused. She told me to stay and fish for a while and the mountain air would clear my mind. "And come see me tomorrow," she grinned, "I'll have a present for you and you can pick my herbs when they bloom again."
I spent a little too long fishing and relaxing, I barely made it back to the deep woods campground to use the bathroom. After some dinner and my trash fruit I fell asleep on a log under the star filled sky. Kaci was right, the air had cleared my mind. I think I knew what I wanted now.
Thursday I woke and did some more fishing for fertilizer. This time I remembered to use the bathroom before going to the Kaci's house. When I showed up she was no where around, so I collected a few things, including a rare blue glowing thing. Then I decided to take a little nap while waiting for her.
I overslept and the sun was setting when I woke. Kaci had came home while I was sleeping but was gone again now. She had left a little package by her back door with a note on it. It read, "Dear Pally, I believe you are a courageous and beautiful young lady and can do anything you set your mind on, even if you don't believe in yourself sometimes. Maybe this gift will help you find the confidence I already know is in you. Your friend, Kaci". I took the package and collected all the herbs I could before eating my fruit and heading back to the camp ground.
Friday morning I woke, a little sore from sleeping on logs the past two nights, and showered before taking the bus back home. I needed some fun so I tried out some new dance moves and then practiced playing, Don't Wake the Llama. I finally felt good enough to tend my garden.
It wasn't long before I started feeling lonely again, so I went across the street to introduce myself to the different Murklanders as they passed by. I met a nice teen named Pleun Heyy, Josiah and Samara from Nukecrest, and a Mad Mudder from Murkalnd.
I was still feeling a little lonely and was curious to see if Sunshine was still upset, or whatever he was, with me. When I showed up at the Freegans' place I was greeted by Willow Creek. I told her about my trip to Granite Falls and how I got away from the bear I had met. Sunshine was dancing slow by the radio, I knew he could hear me, but he acted like he didn't even see me. Even when I lit a bonfire and started fire dancing.
Soon he walked off and went to bed. I tried to keep my spirits up by dancing alone to my favorite song, but couldn't really make myself feel the music. I mean how would you feel if your best friend suddenly wouldn't talk to, or even look at you anymore. I think Autumn picked up on my feelings. She walked over and asked if I was okay and wanted to talk. I said no but thanks. I just wanted to go home so I left. When I got home, I looked at my new little blue friend. 'Blue,' I thought,'just like the way I feel.' I choked down my trash fruit and went to sleep.
Saturday I felt about the same. Even taking care of my little plant babies didn't really make me happy. That afternoon Sandy showed up but didn't stay long. I tried having a yard sale but it was sort of gloomy too.
I ended my day playing, Don't Wake the Llama until I was sleepy then ate my trash fruit and ended what seemed like the longest week of my life.