Janice is one of those students who is famous for Not Noticing anything. Her head is somewhere else, though her heart is very kind. Her attention is always in a book, or her phone, or her music. Because of this she does things no one else would ever do. For example, late one night she’s walking home from class and hears an inhuman crying sound coming from a shadow in the bushes. Anyone else would not acknowledge it and walk faster, but Janice, who is 90% distracted, thinks it’s a kitty. "Here you go.“ she says, giving it a piece of her energy bar and patting it on the head. It isn’t furry, but she’s Janice, she doesn’t notice. She keeps walking, texting away.
She also feeds things she refers to as “birds”, “doggies”, and “bunnies”, though none of her friends who saw them would call them that. She holds doors open for the creepy things that are following her. She loses earrings at least once a week, and a voice whispers to her “Can I have the other one?” and she pulls it out and says “Sure, it’s not going to do me any good now by itself, is it?” and hands it to something entirely invisible, her eyes not looking up once from her phone game.
They repay her in small ways that have everyone in awe, and of course, Janice doesn’t notice these, either. She steps in a puddle, yet her shoes remain dry. She’s about to walk into a tree branch when it lifts above her head. One night the shadow she meets in the woods is actually a human with a ski mask on. He disappears. Janice keeps walking without a single blink.
When people talk about the fae she snorts with a giggle and can’t believe they all take these myths so seriously. She’s a senior and has never seen a single odd thing happen even once.
I love this because it happens so often (also that everything is a bunny)