You stayed in the shower for a long time, then wasted as much time as you could in the bathroom. You brushed and flossed your teeth, washed your mouth out twice. You dried your hair and brushed it until it was shiny. You pulled some of it away from your face, pinning it back, leaving some of it down around your shoulders. You thought about putting makeup on, but the slight ache in your head led you to decide against it.
When you’d wasted as much time as you could, you opened the door and walked to the kitchen, going straight for the coffeepot and pouring yourself a cup. You took a sip, then turned back to see Jess sitting at the table. You gave her a smile, lifting your cup to your lips.
“How you feeling?” “Like shit. I’m so ready for a nap it’s not even funny.”
You gave a quiet laugh, then set your cup aside, crossing your arms over your chest.
“Why aren’t you sleeping, then?” “I wanted to see how my friend was.”