Jodie hadn’t been expecting anyone at all to visit today — apart from her family and maybe her friends, of course — so when she opened the door to see that old man from down the road scowling at her, she scowled right back. “What do you want?” she demanded.
The man huffed. “Young lady, is your mother not home?” he demanded.
"Does it look like she is?" Jodie retorted. "What do you want?"
"I need to speak with that woman about her terrible parking—"
"Not gonna happen." She slammed the door shut in his face, before sighing.
Chills ran down Ailiana’s spine as she heard that. Gods, she should have known monsters would have followed her here! It was still morning; she was practically glowing with sunshine. Why couldn’t she be like normal demigods, who had a scent rather than heat radiating off them?!
"Hey, um, maybe we should use another door," Ailiana said quietly. /I need a reason… Jodie might be skeptical./ "So, um…that creep doesn’t follow us!"
Jodie glanced over at Ailiana, a slightly confused look on her face. The redhead still hadn’t changed — she hadn’t even showered yet! — so why was this girl suddenly so eager to leave?
"Uh… give me five minutes, and I’ll be done in the shower," she told her. "If you want, you can wait in my room so that you don’t have to listen to the crep at the door?" she suggested.