Post by twilightlover on Dec 21, 2012 12:46:57 GMT -5
I sat in the back of my foster parents dark grey pick up trailer as it drove into the parking lot of Canterwood Crest Academy. I looked around me in shock this place was even bigger then i'd thought it would be. I carefully climbed out of the back of the truck and landed carefully on my feet I gave my foster dad a careful nod as I slipped past him to collect the bright turquoise lead rope of my 9 year old akhal teke gelding Sunny. I carefully gave foster parents I one armed hug and started head down the path towards the stables I lead Sunny down the path and sunlight glowed on his bright Palomino coat giving it a stunning golden glow.
I entered the stables and headed straight for stall 7 that was the stall assigned for Sunny. I gave his shoulder a nice good pat before I unclipped his lead line and lead him into the his new home. I sighed and looked at Sunny sadly as I closed his stall door this place just so different then Inwood Stables. Inwood Stables is the stables my foster parents owned, founded and run with the help of their staff and of course me. I jumped as a door slammed loudly near by and someone came storming out angrily into the aisle.
Post by Maddison "Maddy" Cooper on Dec 21, 2012 15:39:11 GMT -5
We Can`t Back Down.
Now this was a first. christian (my brother) and I where fighting over the phone. I had recived a phone call from our parents saying one of our brother`s was in prision. Great. I guess we where just arguing cause we where disappointed in him. Christian thought we should just forgive him and move one. But, oh no, I thought different. So here I was, practically yelling at him over the phone. "God Christian! He was involved with drugs and burning a house down!" I yelled. I hung up, shoved my phone deep in my pocket and started sobbing. I grabbed the door handle, pulled it opned and peeked outside. I walked out letting the door close by itself behind me which caused a loud bang! now I started crying more as I opened dream`s stall (he`s my dutch warmblood stallion), which was close to the tackroom. I heard a horse stamp it`s hoof. I looked out of Dream`s stall and saw a guy watching me from across the aisle. I rubbed at me eyes, causing my eyeliner and mascara to smudge. I kept my eyes on him and his horse.
Post by twilightlover on Dec 21, 2012 16:11:14 GMT -5
I blushed and looked away as I realized the girl was crying and staring at me as I watched her walk to her horse's stall and rub her eyes. I gave her nervous mile and and a nervous wave as I gently ran my hand over Sunny's nose as he poked his head out to investigate the noises going on outside his new stall. I glanced at the black wrought iron gating around the top of the bright golden oak stalls throughout the stables.
I glanced at my feet as I nervously played with the silver cross around my neck it was the one piece of jewelry I wore because it had belonged to my biological father and it was the only thing he had left for me in his will after he'd passed away. I sighed as I thought about my father I looked up wondering if the girl was still staring at me. If she was that would be kind of creepy but if she wasn't still looking at me then I could go try and catch up with my foster parents before they let if I could.
Post by Maddison "Maddy" Cooper on Dec 21, 2012 16:23:23 GMT -5
I realized I was being a little creepy, well maybe a lot creepy. So I decided to say hi since he looked new, "Um, hi I`m sorry. And i`m, uh, madison." I said, my voice shaking. I tried to stop crying but it only worked a little. Dream streched his big head in my direction and nudged me, as if to tell me to move up. So i did and moved up to the front of the stall. I looked down at my shoes as i waited for a response from the guy.
Post by twilightlover on Dec 21, 2012 16:49:27 GMT -5
I glanced up quickly as she spoke I kept playing nervously with my necklace as I said, "Um Hi, nice...Nice to meet you Madison...i'm....um Peter...Peter Smith and um...I know it's none of my business but why are you crying? is everything ok?" I watched her expression out of the corner of my eye as I glanced down the stable's aisle to look at all of the horses at the stalls to see if there were any empty ones so I could see how many people rode here or had horses here at the school.
I glanced back the girl Madison and let my mind wander to fact that this campus would be an amazing place to draw in the morning right before the sun came up. I let my grasped on my necklace drop as I stepped back so I could lean against the front wall of the stall next to Sunny's.
Post by Maddison "Maddy" Cooper on Dec 21, 2012 16:58:02 GMT -5
I sniffled, "Well it`s nice to meet you Peter. And thanks for the concern, it`s just that my crazy older brother got involved with the police, and me and my other brother, who goes here, got in a fight about it." I said as a tear rolled down my face. I placed a hand on Dream`s silky muzzle, and started rubbing my finger tips on him. i looked back up at peter, preparing my self for a potential 'that`s not what I was expecting' look.
Post by twilightlover on Dec 21, 2012 17:20:59 GMT -5
I looked at her and raised my eyebrow slightly in surprise as she mentioned her brother being involved with the police. I shifted uncomfortably as I said, "oh...i've been around the police a few times my foster dad's a cop... and I hope he's okay" I shrugged and shifted uncomfortably away from here. I ran a hand through my already messy golden dirty blonde hair that in the right lighting looked dark brown or a goldeny caramel brown color. I messed up my hair then I tried a most likely failed to smooth it down. I had a bit of a bang like cowlick thing on my forehead that would never go flat or straight or even look presentable.
My phone rang and I flinched instinctively then I pulled my phone out I muttered a quick apology to Madison as I walked away to the entrance of the barn to answer my phone. I talked for a few minutes before I stuffed my phone away in back pocket of my pants before I walked back towards Sunny's stall before I leaned back against the stall wall like I had been doing before.
Post by Maddison "Maddy" Cooper on Dec 21, 2012 17:28:56 GMT -5
I frowned slightly, now I had made him uncomfortable. "Ya he`s fine now." I said. He then walked away to answer his phone. I leaned against Dream`s back, my face resting on her soft coat. I moaned, then stood straight again. "Great, I`m acting like a total weirdo." I said to Dream. Peter returned, "so how about we change the subject?" I asked, I desperately wanted to talk about anything other than my brother.
Post by twilightlover on Dec 21, 2012 17:38:32 GMT -5
I looked at her and said, "Sure....um...uh...that uh... sounds like a good idea...uh..........What's your horses name? my horses name is Sunny" I adjusted my red watch as I started to turn upside down on me. I glanced at Madison again before I wrapped my arm around Sunny's neck in a strange one armed hug. Once I finished hugging him I ran my fingers through Sunny's forelock and mane and started to braid them and tie them up with a bunch of spare mane and forelock braid elastics that I had sitting in my pants pocket for some reason.
I made a strange whistling sound that to me sounded like an owl's hooting I smiled softly as Sunny nickered and threw his head up and down as I did so. I patted his shoulder and said softly, "Whatcha so happy about funny boy huh?" I whistled again and laughed softly once more at Sunny's antic's before I looked back at Madison.
Post by Maddison "Maddy" Cooper on Dec 21, 2012 17:53:23 GMT -5
"Well his name`s Dream. And I like your horse`s name." I said smiling. I remembered how i had picked his name. I was riding him for the first time, his stride at all gaits was smooth and crisp, he needed some more work but other than that he was my Dream horse. my coach had helped my come up with his how name. those where memories worth remembering. I watched as Peter began to braid sunny`s mane. "maybe we could go on a trail ride some time? i asked him. Hoping he would say yes. Since christian didn't ride I didn't really have anybody I could ride with. Except maybe Vanessa, and maybe a guy named Hanson I had met the other day. But I soon hoped I could add Peter to my very short list of Canterwood friends.
Post by twilightlover on Dec 22, 2012 6:56:09 GMT -5
I let a tiny smile as I said, "Dream's a cool name and sure are the Trails good here?" I looked over at Sunny who had decided to hide inside his stall and gobble down his hay. I smiled at him I hadn't be the one name him but he was he first horse i'd ever patted and ridden i'd fallen in love with smooth gaits and laid back yet hotheaded personality. I wondered if I could possibly be making a friend in Madison I secretly hoped I was because I didn't want to go through my whole time here at Canterwood Crest Academy having only Sunny being my friend.
Post by Maddison "Maddy" Cooper on Dec 22, 2012 11:01:06 GMT -5
I thought for a moment. Well I haven't exactly been on the trails yet. I said. I opened Dream`s stall and walked out, closing it behind me. I went to my gleaming wooden tack trunk and sat on it. By then my eyes weren`t as puffy and red and I had stopped crying. Now that I was thinking straight I regretted fighting with Christian. We where pretty much best friends. I sighed. I put on a smile, There's a first time for everything I said in a cheery voice.