Moping on the Job || Susan and Travis

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“I…believe so,” Susan said slowly, comparing the map to the written directions.  ”So I go…left out of here?”

Travis nodded. “Tha’s right,” he said. “Then it’ll be a right jus’ aftah, but tha’ should be easy since ya can’t turn any othah direction.”

Susan nodded in understanding.  ”Then I do not believe I shall have any trouble.  Thank you again for all of your help, Travis.  I really do appreciate it.”

"No problem," he smiled, waving his hand. "Don’ forget t’ come back with ya friend for her weddin’."

Moping on the Job || Susan and Travis

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Susan watched Travis as he drew the map, trying to keep up with his directions.  As strange as it sounded, she found these structured streets to be confusing.  She was so used to the open roads and wilderness of Narnia.  It was easier for her to navigate the chaos of Narnia’s roads than the order of the ones in New Orleans.  Yet she did not know how to ask for further help from Travis.  He had been so very helpful so far, and she could not very well take him away from his job.  So she paid strict attention to the written instructions, hoping they would be enough to get her to Tiana’s Palace.  

Susan’s silence wasn’t exactly encouraging to Travis. His map and directions were probably too confusing to someone not used to New Orleans. “Uh…” he scratched the back of his neck, then gestured to the paper. “D’ya think ya got all that?” he asked.

“I…believe so,” Susan said slowly, comparing the map to the written directions.  ”So I go…left out of here?”

Travis nodded. “Tha’s right,” he said. “Then it’ll be a right jus’ aftah, but tha’ should be easy since ya can’t turn any othah direction.”

Moping on the Job || Susan and Travis

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“I’m sure,” Susan said.  ”So, how far is Tiana’s restaurant from here?”

“It isn’t too far, bu’ the way ya have t’ get there from here is a bit tricky and hard t’ remember. D’ya want me t’ write out directions or somethin’?” Travis asked, finishing up putting the payment away and handing Susan her receipt. 

“Thank you, that would be very helpful,” Susan said as she took the receipt and tucked it away in the pouch at her waist.

“No problem,” Travis said, rifling through the drawers behind the counter to find a regular pad of paper. He started out by drawing a quick little map, hoping she would get the gist of it, regardless of his poor drawing skills. On the reverse side, he wrote out step by step directions on how to get there. Travis hadn’t realized how well he knew the route to get to Tiana’s restaurant until he wrote it all out from memory so easily.

Susan watched Travis as he drew the map, trying to keep up with his directions.  As strange as it sounded, she found these structured streets to be confusing.  She was so used to the open roads and wilderness of Narnia.  It was easier for her to navigate the chaos of Narnia’s roads than the order of the ones in New Orleans.  Yet she did not know how to ask for further help from Travis.  He had been so very helpful so far, and she could not very well take him away from his job.  So she paid strict attention to the written instructions, hoping they would be enough to get her to Tiana’s Palace.  

Susan’s silence wasn’t exactly encouraging to Travis. His map and directions were probably too confusing to someone not used to New Orleans. “Uh…” he scratched the back of his neck, then gestured to the paper. “D’ya think ya got all that?” he asked.

Moping on the Job || Susan and Travis

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“I’m sure,” Susan said.  ”So, how far is Tiana’s restaurant from here?”

“It isn’t too far, bu’ the way ya have t’ get there from here is a bit tricky and hard t’ remember. D’ya want me t’ write out directions or somethin’?” Travis asked, finishing up putting the payment away and handing Susan her receipt. 

“Thank you, that would be very helpful,” Susan said as she took the receipt and tucked it away in the pouch at her waist.

"No problem," Travis said, rifling through the drawers behind the counter to find a regular pad of paper. He started out by drawing a quick little map, hoping she would get the gist of it, regardless of his poor drawing skills. On the reverse side, he wrote out step by step directions on how to get there. Travis hadn’t realized how well he knew the route to get to Tiana’s restaurant until he wrote it all out from memory so easily.

Moping on the Job || Susan and Travis

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Susan pulled out two bills marked with a one and handed them both over to Travis.  ”Keep the rest,” she said, giving Travis another smile.  

“Are ya sure?” Travis asked. “It’s no trouble t’ just give ya the change…”

“I’m sure,” Susan said.  ”So, how far is Tiana’s restaurant from here?”

"It isn’t too far, bu’ the way ya have t’ get there from here is a bit tricky and hard t’ remember. D’ya want me t’ write out directions or somethin’?" Travis asked, finishing up putting the payment away and handing Susan her receipt. 

Moping on the Job || Susan and Travis

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“I am sure they must hate being separated now though,” Susan thought out loud.  She glanced down at the calla lilies again and decided that she would bring some of them back with her for Adsila to study.  ”I would like to take a dozen of the calla lilies, please Travis, and then I will make sure to talk to Rapunzel about coming in for that appointment.”

“Sure thing, Miss Susan,” he said, grabbing a bunch of the flowers. “Ah’ll make sure Cecile knows t’ be on the lookout for an appointment.” Travis walked towards the front of the store, gesturing for Susan to follow. He set the lilies on the counter and made his way around to the other side allowing her to pay for the flowers. 

Susan dug into her belt purse as she followed Travis back to the front of the store, hoping she had picked up the right currency this time.  ”Thank you Travis, I really do appreciate it.  How much?” she asked as she looked at the paper bills in her hand.

Travis checked the price listing just to be sure before answering Susan. “That’ll be a dollah twenty-five,” he said, writing it out on a receipt pad. He flipped the page over then wrote out the same thing on another page, waiting for Susan’s money to add the rest in.

Susan pulled out two bills marked with a one and handed them both over to Travis.  ”Keep the rest,” she said, giving Travis another smile.  

"Are ya sure?" Travis asked. "It’s no trouble t’ just give ya the change…"

Moping on the Job || Susan and Travis

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“I am sure they must hate being separated now though,” Susan thought out loud.  She glanced down at the calla lilies again and decided that she would bring some of them back with her for Adsila to study.  ”I would like to take a dozen of the calla lilies, please Travis, and then I will make sure to talk to Rapunzel about coming in for that appointment.”

“Sure thing, Miss Susan,” he said, grabbing a bunch of the flowers. “Ah’ll make sure Cecile knows t’ be on the lookout for an appointment.” Travis walked towards the front of the store, gesturing for Susan to follow. He set the lilies on the counter and made his way around to the other side allowing her to pay for the flowers. 

Susan dug into her belt purse as she followed Travis back to the front of the store, hoping she had picked up the right currency this time.  ”Thank you Travis, I really do appreciate it.  How much?” she asked as she looked at the paper bills in her hand.

Travis checked the price listing just to be sure before answering Susan. “That’ll be a dollah twenty-five,” he said, writing it out on a receipt pad. He flipped the page over then wrote out the same thing on another page, waiting for Susan’s money to add the rest in.

Moping on the Job || Susan and Travis

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“They really are the best of friends,” Susan commented.  ”They both speak about each other a lot.”  

“They’ve known each othah since they were jus’ li’l girls. Been inseparable evah since.”

“I am sure they must hate being separated now though,” Susan thought out loud.  She glanced down at the calla lilies again and decided that she would bring some of them back with her for Adsila to study.  ”I would like to take a dozen of the calla lilies, please Travis, and then I will make sure to talk to Rapunzel about coming in for that appointment.”

"Sure thing, Miss Susan," he said, grabbing a bunch of the flowers. "Ah’ll make sure Cecile knows t’ be on the lookout for an appointment." Travis walked towards the front of the store, gesturing for Susan to follow. He set the lilies on the counter and made his way around to the other side allowing her to pay for the flowers. 

Moping on the Job || Susan and Travis

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“Only for a day or two, but I can always come back later with the bride,” Susan answered.  ”I came here for a brief visit with my friend, Tiana.” 

“Oh! Ya know Miss Tiana? Small world,” Travis commented. He had known Tiana for years. That was what happened when you were in love with her best friend.

“I do!” Susan said with a nod.  ”I met her at Charlotte’s wedding.  Do you know them both?”

“Mhm. Miss Charlotte and Ah knew each othah from school. An’ since she’s best friends with Miss Tiana, Ah know her as well.” Travis ducked his head, almost shyly.

“They really are the best of friends,” Susan commented.  ”They both speak about each other a lot.”  

"They’ve known each othah since they were jus’ li’l girls. Been inseparable evah since."

Moping on the Job || Susan and Travis

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“Only for a day or two, but I can always come back later with the bride,” Susan answered.  ”I came here for a brief visit with my friend, Tiana.” 

“Oh! Ya know Miss Tiana? Small world,” Travis commented. He had known Tiana for years. That was what happened when you were in love with her best friend.

“I do!” Susan said with a nod.  ”I met her at Charlotte’s wedding.  Do you know them both?”

"Mhm. Miss Charlotte and Ah knew each othah from school. An’ since she’s best friends with Miss Tiana, Ah know her as well." Travis ducked his head, almost shyly.