Charlotte wasn't sure how to act around Serena. First of all, she'd never really been around someone with just one arm. OK, she had half an arm. It just startled Charlotte. She hadn't expected that. And Serena was a pastry chef.
Charlotte did her best to ignore the fact that there was just a stub there and no hand. She so wanted to know how long it had been that way. Whitney told her a little about Serena that her parents had adopted her from Russia when she was three. She was missing part of her foot too, but there was no limp when she walked. She was quite adaptable. Evidently.
Charlotte wanted to tell her she was amazing, but she wouldn't dare gush. That just wasn't Charlotte's way. It would just be embarrassing for the both of them. Instead, Charlotte sat in the back seat and let them do all the talking. It was nice. They chatted about everyone they knew at the coffee shop. People who were regulars. People who had worked there. Lots of laughter. Charlotte wasn't sure to be in on all the talk or perhaps text somebody, anybody while on this drive.
Finally, they got to the theater.
"Do you know anything about this movie?" Serena asked Charlotte.
"Its based on a book," Charlotte nodded. "Q and A, but they changed it some. I hope they changed the story for the better. Its up for a lot of awards."
"All I know, Dev is in it, from SKINS. He is so funny, I love him." Whitney added carrying the popcorn while Serena cradled her drink and Charlotte took the rest of the snacks and followed.
Charlotte thought she might sit next to Whitney, but as it was, Serena sat in the middle. And Charlotte was OK with that.