Chapter: 1

"Spencer... Hey... Spencer!" Isabel yelled at me.

"What?" I asked looking up at her smiling face.

"That lady is here to see you about your designs." She said still smiling.

My mouth dropped open. I submitted some of my drawings ( or clothing designs as Isabel said ) to a clothing company but I never thought that they would actually talk to me in person about them.

"Spencer, the lady is waiting for you so... get your ass out there." Isabel said pointing her thumb out my bedroom door.

I stood up and closed my laptop.

"Such encouraging words, Izzy" I said smiling then walking out my door with Isabel following.

I was walking down the stairs when i heard the 'meow' of my cat, Sophie. I turned around and saw her at the top of the stairs.
I smiled and walked back up. I picked her up and she gave me a kitty hug. :). Sophie's grey and white head was rubbing against my cheeks.

"Are you saying good luck?" I asked her and she licked my chin.

I'll take that as a 'yes'. I put Sophie down and walked back down the stairs. Usually I wasn't like this, all happy and such. Usually I would be sitting in my room drawing or talking to Izzy because I didn't believe in 'good things' happening. That's just the way I am. I walked down the stairs and to the door. Through the glass I could see a women in a grey buisness suit with a clip-board in her hands. I put on my 'nice to meet you' smile and opened the door.

"Hello." The women said before I could open my mouth.

"Hi, I'm Spencer Perkins." I said holding out my hand.

The women shook my hand and said:

"I'm Reeta Smithers."

"Come on in." I said stepping aside.

Reeta walked in and started looking around.

"You have a very lovely home." She said smiling.

"Thank you. I live here with my brother and my friend." I said standing in front of her.

"Ahh. So, I've come here to discuss the designs you sent in." Reeta said walking into the living room and sitting on the couch.

I followed her saying:

"Yeah, I didn't think that someone would come to my house and talk to me about it." I said then sat down on the far end of the couch.

"Neither did we." Reeta said.

I thought it was a joke but I saw the seriousness in Reeta's face so I stopped myself from laughing.

"Your designs were indeed excellent." She said looking at her clipboard which i saw had my drawings on them.


"But it's not what we are looking for." Reeta said interupting me.

I didn't say anything because I could'nt. My dream of being a fashion designer have been ruined because it's 'not what they are looking for'. I looked down at my feet, I was so disssapointed.

"So why did you come here?" Was what I managed to say.

"We all thought that your designs were great so we all thought that you deserved to be told in person." Reeta said standing up. "I should be leaving. I'm sorry."

I looked up and watched her walk out the door. Then Isabel came in and sat next to me.

"I'm sorry Spence. Your still an amazing designer." She said giving me a hug.

I hugged her back and we just sat there for a little while hugging each other.

"I'm fine. It's not like it's the end of the world." I said breaking the hug.

"That's the spirit." She said patting my head.

Then I heard the door open and I jumped a little bit.

"It's ok. It's only Joey." Izzy said standing up and walking up the stairs.

"Hey Joey." I said when my brother walked into the room.

"Hey sis." He said then walked out of the room and up the stairs.