I'm Cheryl. I'm no one special, just an office worker / piano player / cat lover.
Come talk to me, I don't bite.
(RP blog. FC: Christina Applegate. None of these pics or gifs is mine.)
"Hello, Cheryl. It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance…"
She put out a hand to shake. ”Nice to meet you. And I didn’t catch your name…?”
"Hello, I am Castiel. I apologize for not stating my name sooner." He took her hand and shook it hesitantly.
"Castiel. That’s an unusual name. A beautiful name, actually." She smiled, blushing slightly. He was a very handsome young man, with piercing eyes. "Er…what brings you to this part of the world? Business? Vacation?"
"Cheryl—? Is that you?"
"Excellent." She beamed with pleasure, waving the waitress over. "Two cheeseburgers, medium well, and two coffees. Oh, and two slices of apple pie." She turned back to Cas as the waitress left. "Tell me what’s been keeping you busy since we last met here," she said eagerly, reaching across the table and holding his hand.
He kept his glance with her, and while she had held his hand, his slowly wrapped around hers in the process.
"Several things, though not worth mentioning. Business in heaven has excelled, though balancing a life here and there is harder than I thought."
"Not worth mentioning?" she repeated in disbelief. "You’re an angel of the Lord. Everything you do is worth mentioning." Her smile broadened as he held her hand, and she squeezed it in a gesture of affection. "Heaven sounds like a wonderful place. I hope I go there when I die. How do I get to Heaven when I die? Do I have to do anything special?"
A storm was coming, and Cheryl didn’t want to be caught in it. Unfortunately, she was lost in the woods again—the woods in which she often became lost, not only in space but in time. She had no way of knowing if she’d crossed a line or entered a portal; all she knew was she needed shelter. As she ran out of the treeline of the forest she spotted a man standing alone, and she ran toward him, hoping he was friendly. ”Hello!” she called out. ”Where am I, sir?”
He heard the sound of some rushed steps, nothing strange when it’s about to fall a storm over their shoulders but it seemed a woman was calling him and he turned at her voice. She didn’t look like a Florentine woman and her look made him tilt his head as he furrowed his eyebrows canalizing her attire with that singular falcon gaze that fitted him so well.
"Oh, excuse me…" He reacted from that little trance he was immersed before his gaze had found her. "You’re in Firenze, are you lost and it’s about to rain… are you looking for some shelter, lady?" It seemed he hadn’t the right to be lazy, not today.
She knew immediately something was wrong. The way the man was dressed, the way he spoke….she wasn’t in 2014 anymore. ”Firenze…?” she echoed. ”Isn’t this….I’m not in New York State anymore, am I…?” It was a foolish question. She could be anywhere in time now, and New York might not even exist yet. ”Sorry, sir….I’m Cheryl. Cheryl Kingsbury.” She put out a hand to shake.
Cheryl stopped tickling and listened to Allie with interest. ”I’d love to meet them. Although it’ll be hard to think of anyone but Kairo and Tony as your parents, you know?” She smiled. ”What about this…Other World or whatever it’s called? What’s it like?”
At this, Allie’s face shifted from cheerful to serious. “Well… it used to be really pretty. At least the lighter half. It’s just.. sort of barren now. The earth’s all dried out and cracked and red, and the sky’s red, too, but like… blood red, and there’s, like, one sun and two moons there… and where the portal’s located, there’s nothing for, like, miles. So usually a carriage is needed to get anywhere… It’s kinda sad but.. people are convinced once Kai—-” She cringed, realizing she used Kai’s name. “Once mom makes contact with the Forest, she’ll restore the lands.”
Cheryl’s face also became serious. ”It’s sad when a place goes from beautiful to barren,” she said. ”My mother used to live in this beautiful forest, on a farm in Pennsylvania. When she went back to visit, the whole forest was gone, plowed under to make a parking lot. Mom cried.” She sighed. ”It’s good that Kai—your mom—can restore the land.”
"Hey Cheryl. I’m Sam"
"We could go back to college," Cheryl murmured dreamily, closing her eyes and sighing as he kissed her cheek. "Can you picture it? You and me…walking hand in hand to classes….sharing a dorm room…?"
Sam smiled and nodded his head slowly. “I can… It’s nice but…. I don’t know if I’d go back to college” he murmured, still having the nightmares of Jess sometimes
Cheryl could tell that she’d said something to upset him, and she raised her head and looked at him with alarm. ”What’s wrong, honey?” she asked, brushing his hair out of his face. ”Tell me what happened.”
She kissed back tenderly, closing her eyes and sighing softly. ”Good kisser,” she breathed, laughing softly against his lips.
"Thanks. Just one of my many talents."
"Modest as ever." She laughed, her giggles ringing through the park. "What’s next, Gaston? A dinner by the river, I think you said."
"Change of plans. I found a beautiful lily pond."
"Oh!" Cheryl looked out over the pond as the carriage pulled up. "It’s so lovely, Gaston. What’s for dinner, by the way?"
"Uh, hi. I’m..Veronica."
"A friend, ah." Cheryl nodded, with a slight smirk. "Where do you need to pick up this…something? Maybe I can help you get there. I’ve lived here for years."
"H-he asked me to pick up a book for him, from the library."
"Oh, the library! That’s this way. Come along." Cheryl began walking north on the sidewalk, looking back to make sure Veronica was following. "It’s just a few blocks. I’ll walk with you. Where are you from, originally?"