Through some miracle, Gabriela had actually gotten herself to the library to study. But that was about as far as the miracle was going. Actually studying hadn't quite happened. Procrastinating further under the pretense of going to find a book, she moved aimlessly through the shelves.
And then spotted a pretty girl looking over a shelf. Ela liked talking to pretty people, they made conversation so much nicer. Dropping her book finding pretense, she walked over. "Hello," she said with a smile.
Finding books on advanced healing techniques was a lot harder than it should have been. Surely a school that offered healing as a class would have books for students who wanted to future their studies beyond the classroom, but Meredith certainly couldn't find anything like that. What a bother. It sort of threw a wrench in her plans. Sighing, she took a step back from the shelf of healing books to glance a bit higher.
That train of thought was interrupted though when she heard a voice nearby. There weren't any other people in the area, so she turned her head to see another girl standing there. "Hi?" she said with a raised eyebrow. Why was some random person talking to her?
Maybe talking to a pretty person would put her in a good enough mood that she could do her work without much more of a hassle? That didn't really seem as though it was very sound logic, but Ela never really had sound logic for much of anything that she did. The school work could just wait a moment more, it wasn't as though it was going anywhere. It would be nice if it did go somewhere, because she really didn't want it. At all. Not even a little bit.
Okay, right, what was she saying now that she had caught the attention of the pretty girl. Thinking this through might have worked a little better for her, but when did that really happen. "You have really pretty hair." Yep, great one, Ela. That makes you sound like a rational person. Oh well. It was a true statement.
Blinking at the sudden compliment, Meredith felt her cheeks heating up. She'd never been good at getting complimented, though she'd never honestly been good at anything. Least of all when she was around girls. As in love with her best friend as she still was, getting complimented by another pretty girl was enough to bring a little smile to her lips to go along with her blushing. "Oh, um, thank you," she said quietly, trying her best to be accepting of the words. That tended to get a better reaction than denying it. "You do as well."
"You're very welcome," Ela said with a flash of her teeth. She liked the smiles that people gave when they got complimented. It was nice to see people having that reaction. "Thank you," she said, twisting a bit of her curly hair around her finger. "It's actually behaving itself today. It's quite a miracle."