In a world filled with chaos, your madness is the only thing that keeps me together, that makes perfect sense. In an odd place filled with unfamiliar faces and strange looks, you are the only one I know of.
Beca: [quickly interrupts her] -vegan? yep… yes I am… I’ve almost made it a year meat-free now so [awkwardly throws fist unenthusiastically into the air] yayme.
It goes quiet. The Bellas look at Beca in confusion and she looks at Fat Amy who’s grinning at her. Fat Amy nudges Beca and she looks down at her feet.
Chloe hasn’t really noticed. She’s too busy moving her hair into the ‘perfect’ position, watching Chicago whilst biting her bottom lip.
Chicago: Okay so nine of these ladies want to try your best beef burgers later.
Anthony rolls his eyes at Beca then slinks off. Chloe steps forward to yell after Anthony:
Chloe: I can’t wait to try your meat! Uh…beef! Your beef! BURGERS! I can’t wait to try your beef burgers…
Aubrey pulls the back of Chloe’s coat so she steps back again. Chloe looks flustered and shoots Chicago an embarrassed smile. Aubrey shoots the man an apologetic smile:
Aubrey: Ha! We Americans just love food…-
Fat Amy coughs obviously.
Aubrey: -…and Australians! We all just…love food…
There’s a pause as Chicago looks at The Bellas curiously - Chloe beaming and nodding with enthusiasm, the others smiling awkwardly - then he continues to walk on, leading them to the next location of interest. Chloe walks close behind him eagerly, Aubrey close to her to try to keep her in check.
Fat Amy nudges Beca again as they follow the Bellas, talking in a low teasing voice,
FatAmy: You’re vegan now??
Beca looks at Fat Amy unimpressed, talking in a low voice as the Australian grins broadly at her.
Beca: Shut up.
FatAmy: I don’t think I’ve ever seen a toner so huge.
Beca: Dude seriously, shut up.
FatAmy: I’ve crushed on lots of people before…
Beca rolls her eyes and sighs as they continue to follow the group.
FatAmy: …but I’ve never gone vegan for them!
Beca: I not going vegan for her. I’ll just…swap my meal with her…
FatAmy: Every meal.
Beca: [shrugs] Yeah.
FatAmy: Three times a day.
FatAmy: For the next six weeks.
Beca: [shrugs] Chloe shouldn’t be treated differently just because she’s vegan, you know.
The group begin to slow to a stop.
FatAmy: [frowning] The woman needs a separate meal Beca. It’s her life choice. She’s only ever going to be different.
Beca: [sighing quietly] I’m not talking to you about this any more…
They reach the rest of the Bellas and stop. Beca’s watching Chloe with a soft smile. Chloe is still beaming eagerly at Chicago as the man motions to the bathrooms at the back of the hanger they’re in.
FatAmy: [leaning towards Beca and muttering in a really low voice] Admit it. You’ve got it baa-aad.
Beca rolls her eyes and looks to the ceiling in mild frustration.
Anthony: Hey! Vegan!
The Bellas and Chicago all turn to see that Anthony has charged over to them and has a bag in his hand. He stops and holds it up at Beca who is looking a bit shocked at the man’s unimpressed expression.
Anthony: Hope you like quorn..
Beca has no idea what 'quorn’ is, and from the expressions of all the Bellas but Aubrey and Chloe, they don’t appear to know what 'quorn’ is either. Chloe is noticeably disappointed as she looks longingly at the bag.
Beca: Oh…yeah…quorn’s like…my favourite!
Anthony looks unconvinced by Beca’s uneasy smile, and slinks off again. Beca slowly turns back to look at Chicago and is surprised to see The Bellas looking at her.
Beca: [shrugs] What?
Beca glances awkwardly at Chloe who is still watching, sadly, as Anthony walks away with the bag of 'quorn’. The rest of The Bellas simply smile, having clocked on to what Beca’s doing, then turn back to Chicago as he clears his throat and continues the tour.
As he walks Chloe follows close by, smiling enthusiastically at him. The rest of The Bellas follow, with Beca and Fat Amy at the back.