"Alan, I changed my mind!" Viola said the second I opened the door. "I don't want a raccoon,
I want THIS!" She held up a newspaper article that detailed the domestication of silver foxes and how they can now be kept as pets. I smiled back and told her it sounded like a wonderful idea. Seeing the joy in her eyes was heartwarming. She was at her cutest when she smiled after all.
"But who would be able to find one? They aren't exactly common, but then again, if they were then you wouldn't want one in the first place." She waved her hand dismissively, pushing the idea of it being anything short of a guarantee away without a word. The internet could probably remedy that situation anyway. With a shrug I just invited her inside and we popped in a movie we'd rented. Despite her usual tomboyish style, today she was wearing something very different than the norm: a cheongsam, with her hair in the small buns that usually accompany such a look. She'd ordered it online and wanted to show it off. She even had a paper fan. The movie we were watching was Full Metal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos. Viola had always liked May Chang from the anime, so she thought it would be fitting to wear her fancy Chinese dress on this occasion. Of course, I was definitely not against it. She did look beautiful in such a refined outfit.
Not long afterwards, she suggested we order Chinese food for dinner. "Gee, I wonder what gave you that idea..." She giggled before pushing the take-out menu into my hands. Of course, she changed before we started eating. Chinese food through take-out menus are often kind of greasy and she didn't want to ruin her dress. We didn't order a lot, just some basic stuff, but it was still tasty. Still being hungry after it was finished (MSG tends to do that to you...), we had chocolate bars for dessert.
However, the next day she brought a different unique outfit with her. It was a cosplay costume. Meant for me! The outfit that the main character from the anime The World God Only Knows wears. It even included the purple execution collar. At first i was hesitant, but then she said this: "But I made it just for you! You wouldn't want to feel left out at the next con, would you? 'Cause I'm going as Elsie." I sighed and said "Well, you really would make one hell of a little sister!" We shared a laugh and I tried it on. It fit pretty well and as long as I could get my hair under control, I would be able to pull off the character nicely. But the next con we could afford to go to wouldn't be until May of next year.
Viola has been my girlfriend for over a month now, so I should really be thinking of what to get her as a random gift. Maybe that silver fox she wants would be a good gift. I later did some research into it, which proved how plausible getting a domesticated silver fox actually was. We're supposed to wait a few months before getting a pet, but I doubt she'd mind getting a fox a few months earlier than she thought. What to name it will definitely be a bit hard to decide without discussing it with her first or at the very least knowing its gender. It would be great to have one sooner rather than later since the slightly scarier-than-most appearance might help keep Ivan away from us. He was bitten by a large dog as a child and now is kind of scared of canine-like animals. Although, a fox pup would likely not be scary enough yet.
"Let's go do sometime somewhere, I'm getting bored." She calls for an activity, so an activity I must provide for her now. So I ask her what she might want to do. "I dunno, nothing like a sport or something, I don't want to exercise too much in this heat. Oh, I know! Did you forget what today is?" I had until she mentioned it. Today was July 4th! Fireworks! Our plan decided, we took the bus to get to the usual place people go to see the Fourth of July fireworks. At least, by Viola's logic anyway. The roof of her house.
We climbed a ladder to get up on the roof and luckily her house had a flat roof accessible by a door on the ceiling of her attic. As we went through the attic, I noticed that it was practically a costume and manga storeroom with bookshelves, boxes, and even a few framed pictures of her in some of the costumes. The gender-bended L was an interesting one. The reason we needed a ladder was because the attic had a high ceiling. But when we got there, the fireworks were starting. We sat there watching them screech through the air before popping into bursts of red, blue, green, yellow, and orange sparks that quickly dissipated into wisps of smoke. There was a park within walking distance, but Viola isn't the kind of girl to take the obvious or easy route. She fell asleep halfway through while resting her head on my shoulder. I just let her stay there as long as she needed to. Because she may have been crazy for ignoring the loud fireworks display, but once agin I say that she id my kind of crazy.