“Elsa! You should seriously come out tonight.” Anna encouraged and she got ready for Flynn’s birthday party.
“I don’t know Anna.” I mumbled. “I won’t know many people there.”
“Sure you will. You’ll know our whole group; Q, Julian, Punzie, Astrid, Hiccup, Merida and Kristoff.”
“Plus everyone at the house.” I pointed out.
“Screw them. You’ll just be hanging out with us.”
“Maybe, I don’t feel well though.”
“You’re fine, stop making excuses. And if you’re on your period then I can give you tamps.” Anna smirked. “Now get your cute butt into your room and change into jeans… unless you want to wear those fluffy snowflake pyjamas.”
“Okay fine!” I sighed rushing out of her room. I switched out of my comfy cloths again, and pulled on some skinny jeans and a sweater. I walked back into Anna’s room where she was now applying make-up. She took one look at me and grimaced.
“You’re going to get hot in that.”
“And we’re going to a house party full of people. You’ll suffocate in the first 10 minutes.” Anna pointed out. Anna went to her closet and picked out some cloths; a dark blue lace top and a plain black half sleeve cardigan.
“Wear these with leggings or black skinnies… and my black boots.” She handed me the cloths.
“Yes! You’re going to look good, and it’s conservative enough for your taste.” She sassed. “Then come back so I can do your hair and make-up.” I knew this was wrong, even the little voice in my head told me not to, but something made me walk back and change my cloths. When I looked in the mirror I was shocked. Anna was right; the outfit showed off my curves nicely, but didn’t show nearly as much skin as I thought it would. I almost didn’t look like the person I became five years ago, rather the person I was when I was 16;strong and confident.
“There you go.” Anna smiled when I walked into her room. “You can keep those if you want to, they look better on you anyway.”
“Thanks.” I smiled as I sat down. “What did you have in mind for my head?” she didn’t reply. Instead she just stood up and got to work.
As Kristoff drove closer to the house, I began to feel nervous.
“I should have just stayed home.” I sighed looking out the window; this scene was familiar, all too familiar.
“No I shouldn’t have.” Anna practically snapped. “This is one of your friend’s birthdays; you have to come out.” Even though everything she said was true, it still didn’t; clear the queasy feeling in my stomach.
“We’ll look after you Elsa.” Kristoff assured me.
“Thanks, but I don’t want to spoil your fun.”
“Don’t worry about it. I’m DD tonight, you’re going to have fun tonight.” he said. “We’ll be with you at all times… except when Jack’s there.”
I glared at Anna.
“Sorry. Everyone pretty much knows anyway.” She laughed.
I sighed and leaned back into the seat. At least now that everyone knows we won’t have to keep it a secret. However, that doesn’t mean the night is going to go as planned.
“Elsa you made it!” Punzie said as she hugged me.
“Wouldn’t miss it.” I smiled as I lied. Flynn came up to me and I hugged the birthday boy.
“Happy Birthday!” I greeted.
“Thanks. It has been a while since you’ve hung out with us.” He regarded.
“I know, and I’m sorry. Hopefully that’ll change soon.”
“Well you’re with your man, so we don’t blame you.” Punzie said with a little nervousness in her voice.
“We’re not… never mind.” I stopped myself because I actually don’t know what we are. I did confess my love to him, but we never really discussed what we were yet.
“Well, I have to greet other people. Just have fun okay.” Flynn said to me.
“Sure, I’ll see you two around.” I nodded as they walked away.
“Elsa! Come here!” my sister exclaimed as she grabbed my shoulder. She dragged me to the already crowded kitchen where Kristoff was pouring shots on the counter while Hiccup was fixing drinks.
“Do a shot with us Elsa!” Astrid demanded.
“I don’t know guys.” I shied away.
“Here.” Hiccup said as he handed me a brownish drink.
“What is it?”
“Long Island Iced Tea. Be careful, there’s a lot in there.” He warned.
“But make that your chaser.” Astrid cut in. “Do at least one shot with us Elsa.” To get her off my back I gave in.
“Of what?” I asked.
“J.D.” Kristoff said as he held a huge bottle of whiskey up in his hand. Everyone grabbed a full shot glass off the counter, except Kristoff who took a shot glass of coke.
“To friends.” Anna cheered.
“To friends.” We all joined in and clanged glasses. I took the shot and nearly spit it out. Not only was the taste horrible, it felt like I was drinking acid that was now eating at my insides. I quickly sipped the drink Hiccup gave me and instantly the sweet favpur caressed my tongue.
“Elsa what did I say?” Hiccup laughed.
“I said be careful and you chug the whole thing.” He gestured to my now empty cup.
“It tasted good.” I shrugged.
“Do you want another?” Astrid offered as she was mixing more drinks.
“Yes please.” What am I doing? I shouldn’t have another one.
“Here you go.” She said handing me another drink.
“Thanks.” I took a cautious sip when I saw a familiar head of brown hair walk into the kitchen.
“Whoa, Elsa’s here?” Q teased.
“And she’s drinking.” Julian pointed out. I stuck my tongue out and came up to hug the two of them.
“You’re late, we just did a shot.” Anna said.
“Do another. Astrid, get me a Somersby.” Q ordered.
“Me too.” Julian added.
“What’s a Somersby?” I asked.
“Not as strong as the drink you have in your hand.” Julian said. “Who made that?”
“Don’t worry.” Astrid cheered. “Don’t worry, I laid off the tequila.”
“Tequila? What’s in here?”
“I have no clue, I just know that there’s a lot in that little cup.” Julian shrugged. I knew I shouldn’t have, but I just kept drinking the new drink.
“Another drink!” I cheered right after I downed my fifth. When someone gave me another, I felt it being taken away from me.
“I think you’ve had enough.” I heard Kristoff’s voice say.
“I can go all night.” I smirked and took the cup and walked away before he could say anything. I know I shouldn’t drink anymore considering my balance was almost gone, but I couldn’t stop.
I walked around the crowded house with no destination in particular. People were grinding to the music, some were making out, and others were trying to find places to throw up. The scene was so familiar, little images began flashing in my mind.
‘Let’s dance.” The voice said.
‘Look, she likes it.”
‘Knock her out!’
“Elsa?” someone snapped me back to reality. I looked up to see Julian,
“Hey Jul.” I smiled as a wave of drunkness came to me. He said something I couldn’t make out, but then grabbed my wrist to lead me somewhere. I pulled my arm away, afraid of what he might do.
“I’m not going to hurt you.” Julian assured me. He gesture to the corner he was taking me where two people were already taking; Q and…
“Jack.” I questioned as I wobbled toward him.
“Elsa?” he caught me as I literally fell into his arms.
“Hiya!” I greeted and laughed because my voice sounded funny.
“Oh god she’s smashed.” Q sighed.
“I’m not smashed… I’m just hammered. There’s a difference.” I pouted.
“I should get her out of here.” Jack said.
“Have you been drinking though?” Julian asked.
“Split a beer with Q, that’s it.” He revealed as he held onto me.
“Do you have a key?” Jack asked me.
“You’re funny.” I laughed at nothing.
“Just take her to your place Jack.” Q suggested.
“Are we having a sleep over!?” I exclaimed.
“Just you and Jack honey.” Q smiled as she took me by the waist to help me walk. Both of them helped me into Jack’s car and even buckled me in.
“Text me if you need anything.” Q said before Jack got into his car.
“Thanks, I’ll keep her safe.” Jack assured. “Make sure to tell Anna that I have her sister.”
“She’s just as smashed as Elsa. I’ll just tell Kristoff.” Q nodded. “Just go, I’ve got it.” She watched as the two of us drove out of the street and away from the house.