The Phone Call // Neko vs Planet Fashion

Aimee and Neko are chatting in the park, when Neko gets an unexpected phone call…

“Neko, answer your phone! It’s ringing!”

Neko pulls out her phone and her face drops. “Oh-uh. Unknown number. I should just ignore it, right?”

“What?” Aimee is confused as to why Neko would ever do that. “No way! Answer it! It could be important.”

“Hello? …Yes, this is she… What, really? Did Barbie tell you that? …Yes, okay… I’ll have to think about it. I’ll call you back later… Thanks… Bye.”

Aimee is bursting with suspense. “So? What happened?”

“It was a call from New Doll City,” Neko explains. “From the magazine ‘Planet Fashion.’ I’m not sure who Barbie contacted, or what she said, but they want me to do an internship there. They want to publish my photos.”

Aimee jumps out of her seat with excitement. “Oh, Neko! That’s amazing! This is your big chance!”

She pauses for a moment. “Wait… Why aren’t you celebrating? This is a good thing, right?”

“It’s just… New Doll City. That’s so far away! I don’t even know if I want to go.” Neko stands up and begins to walk away. “I’ll see you tomorrow at Berry Blast. I have to think about it.”

The next day, as promised, Neko meets up with Barbie and Aimee at Berry Blast.

Aimee dives right in. “So, Barbie? Has Neko told you her BIG NEWS? About how she landed an internship in New Doll City with the coolest fashion magazine on the planet!”

“Whoa, whoa, whoa!” Neko is annoyed at Aimee for spoiling the surprise. “I never said I’m going, remember? I said I was thinking about it.”

“C’mon, Neko!” Aimee cries. “You HAVE to go! It’ll be amazing! And it’s not like you’d be moving there forever -we’ll be right here in Aquifolia when you get back.”

Neko turns to face Barbie. “So, what do you think? Should I go for it?”

“Of course!” Barbie cries, agreeing wholeheartedly with Aimee. “Definitely! It’s an opportunity of a lifetime.”

“Alright then!” Neko says, suddenly overwhelmed with confidence. “I’ll go!”

For the first time, she begins to feel excited about the internship. She was chosen for a reason, right? And how cool was it that a real magazine wants to publish her photos, anyway!


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