Post by Deleted on Feb 5, 2017 21:37:05 GMT -6
I guess this is welcome home!
Addie sighed and shut the stall door, finally taking a deep breath since she first arrived this morning. She had driven hours, interstate after interstate, small town after small town to get to this place. She knew that it was Starr Mountain Estate just by the looks of it. She remembered marveling at the large wrought-iron gates, not to mention the sign that aid "Starr Mountain Estate" on it. Her heart had jumped into her throat at the sight, but her stomach fell further down than it already had. She knew her being here was hard on both of her parents, especially since the divorce, but it seems like they were just upset that she had left them for somewhere so far away- if it that place was paying her a decent salary to do what she loves.
She had pulled up to the gates at seven in the morning, just when the farm hand had swung them open. She smiled and waved at the elderly fellow, pulling her old, beaten-up truck and trailer through the elegant mouth of the Estate, careful not to run over any freshly-trimmed shrubbery. The sun was just rising, making beautiful streams of light dance through the morning fog. Her own heart danced along with it to an invisible fight song. Her first stop had been at Mr. Valentine's house to introduce herself. She was quickly greeted and warmly ushered in for breakfast,to which she graciously agreed. His children weren't around yet, but the older man was so dear, almost like a grandfather to his grandchild. She finished breakfast and was given the key to her tiny, on-site apartment, room 100 of the Gardenia House. It was on the ground floor- perfect for when she was exhausted and couldn't be bothered to run up flights of stairs. It was also easier to move in, as there was no climbing in order to get her suitcases and boxes to the room.
The elderly man from before helped her carry in her bags from the back of the truck. She quickly thanked him and went to unpacking, though she didn't have much, and was finished by lunch. After, she went back outside and found that Linny, her POA gelding, had been moved from her trailer into his stall. Addie went on the hunt, not exactly sure which of the many barns he had been put in, but found him quickly in the front of the first barn, stall 2 to be exact. She got to work fixing up his space, tossing out new bedding and dumping the manure at the manure pile. She quickly groomed him and fed him his supper, half a scoop of sweet feed (he was on a diet- though it barely seemed to be working). She made sure to unload the trailer and clean it out before putting it away.
And that led her to the present, where she was walking quickly towards the main office after putting away her truck and trailer. She brushed off her lightwash skinny jeans and polka dot button-up shirt, ensuring that there was no hay or hair on it before walking in. The building was homey and simple, perfect for welcoming guests. She went up to the counter and rung the tiny bell on the ledge, waiting patiently for the receptionist.
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