“Is Nat coming in today?” Scarlett was sitting at her desk, painting her nails lilac and Alex was sitting on the other side of Scarlett’s desk, drawing.
“Hmm… Not too sure.” She murmured as she was concentrating on the piece of paper and not giving Scarlett her full attention. Scarlett’s eyes darted up at her tomboy-ish friend momentarily before she huffed and went back to her nails, blowing on them gently and holding them out in front of her. She used the heel of her palm to push her phone towards Alex.
“Alex, would you open up safari and search for Cabochons? The first result should be the website you’re looking for.”
Alex sighed in annoyance.
“You could always wait for your nails to dry and do it yourself.”
“Oh Alex please!” Scarlett pouted and Alex groaned, picking up the phone and doing as requested.
“How can you handle having these on your nails?” Alex wrinkled her nails and Scarlett waved a hand airily, “You get used to it!”
“Loading your nails up with plastic again?” Nat asked, walking into the classroom with her hands in her pockets and Scarlett rolled her eyes.
“Yes.” Nat smirked at the sarcasm which Scarlett shot back but suddenly the nail varnish bottle and Alex’s sketchbook had been swept off the table onto the floor. Both girls yelled in shock and irritation but Nat had spread out a large piece of paper.
“I had an idea and I thought you two might be interested…”
“Are these blueprints for a new practical joke?” Alex asked sceptically, looking at the paper, “Are we gonna get in trouble?”
“Only if we’re caught.” Nat replied matter of factly but Scarlett was scanning the page quickly.
“This is for the maidens?” A wide smirk crossed her face, “I’m in.”
“Excellent!” Nat smirked, turning to Alex, “You in?”
“Do I have a choice?” Alex muttered and Scarlett and Nat shrugged.
“Not really, you have a point…”
“Okay, so we get out of class at 2:55pm exactly so at 3pm you need to be in the locker room but you need to be out by at least 3:05pm because the maidens will be back in there by 3:10pm.” Scarlett was pointing at the map, her finger travelling from the field to the locker room and Nat laughed.
“Don’t worry! I’ll be quick!”
“Remember, if anything happens then the exits are here… here and the ventilation shaft here.” Scarlett pointed to all the exits and Alex’s eyes widened.
“Wow, you’ve both planned this out to a t… there’s no faults as far as I can tell.”
“Naturally.” Nat smirked, “Alright Alex, you stay in the gardens as a look out and if the maidens come back early contact us!”
“Alright…” Alex sighed, “Will do.”
As soon as the Middle Schoolers class ended the three set to work. Alex headed out into the gardens near the entrance of the locker rooms and Scarlett was in a janitor’s closet with her laptop and a walkie talkie.
Nat had 7 bottles of what looked like shampoo and she was heading towards the girl’s locker rooms as fast as she could. Locating the girl’s lockers wasn’t difficult and she managed to get them all open with a stethoscope that she’d ‘borrowed’ from the Biology department.
Each bottle of ‘shampoo’ was placed in the locker and Nat was proud of a plan well executed until…
“Guys! The maidens are coming back!” Nat’s head snapped to the walkie talkie on her belt.
“Oh god, get out of there Nat!” She stared around quickly until she saw a toilet stall which was directly underneath the ventilation shaft… and it was closer than the door. She darted into the stall and shut the door quickly, pulling her legs up so they were out of sight. Two seconds later the maidens walked in and Nat could hear them giggling and opening their lockers to get their towels and shampoo.
“That was a great work out today!”
“Yeah! We worked super hard!”
“It was alright… I guess…”
Nat heard the voices getting slightly muffled as she heard the showers turn on and the shower doors close. She stood up on the toilet seat and looked over the top of the stall to see the maidens were all in the showers. She climbed down quickly and let herself out of the stall, making a dash to the door and making it out, letting the door swing shut behind her.
“Job well done ladies.” Nat, Scarlett and Alex were sitting outside under the cherry blossom trees with cans of soda.
“By the way, what was in those shampoo bottles?” Alex asked curiously and Nat’s face contorted into a demonic grin.
“Oh, I’m sure you’ll find out-“
“NATALIA MOREAU!” Jenny had suddenly appeared out of the main door with acid green hair and a look of fury, “I KNOW YOU DID THIS!” Her eyes landed on Alex and Scarlett who were sitting with her, “YOU TWO AS WELL?! THAT’S IT!” She whistled loudly with her fingers and suddenly the other maidens had turned up.