DREAMS: Episode 7
"Hmm..... So nice." I thought to myself. Today was my day to sleep in! It had been nearly a month since Jason's accident and he was doing much better.
"Oh come on not my phone. What now?"
I sat up and grabbed my phone.
"Hello?" I answered.
"Hey, Caroline this is Katherine! So I was just in the lobby of CSM and you will never guess who is there right now!!!"
"Who??" I questioned.
"None other than the ALNETTA JACOBE!!!!!" she answered. "But that's not all. She was talking to the front desk about you!!!"
"Wait, what? What about me??" I asked.
"Are you sitting down? Ok yeah never mind I know the answer. SHE IS ON HER WAY TO YOUR ROOM. You have like 15 mins to get ready and clean your dorm."
"WHAT?? Why me?? What in the world?? Oh man, I have to get ready!!!!"
15 whirlwind minutes went by and I stood out of breath. I had dressed in my favorite design.
I had "tidied" by throwing everything on the ground into my closet, dresser, and under my bed. Thankfully my bed cover was long enough that it covered everything!
A knock sounded on the door. Here goes nothing, I thought.
"Hello, Mrs. Jacobe," I welcomed.
"Oh hello dear!" she said. "Oh, this is just so wonderful! It's so marvelous to meet you!! You are Caroline, correct?"
"Yes, I am Caroline. It's a pleasure to meet you. Please, do sit down!"
"Oh thank you! Such a lovely couch and pillows!"
Wow, I thought. That's like one of the most expensive purses ever!
"So! Let's get down to business, shall we?"
"Your designs have recently caught my attention! I have been very impressed with your skill to transform the plainest of fabrics into an exquisite design.
"Wow thank you so much!" I said. "That means a lot to me."
"I mean, coming from you. I really admire you!"
"Well thank you! Anyway, as I was saying, I love your designs! You have quite a unique style! I have had my eye on you for quite a while, and I feel you are ready."
"Ready for what, may I ask?"
"To launch your own House, of course!"
"What??? Oh my goodness! This is crazy! You really think I'm ready?? I totally don't!"
"I do! And I'm financing you. You will be called Caroline Abbot. Any questions?"
"What? Oh... Oh wow. I... I guess just can we change the name? I'm about to get married, and I like my married name better! Thank you?!!"
"Oh, of course! I understand! Just think of it. Dressing the most prestigious celebrities in your original, Caroline Woodman Designs!!"
"Wait, how did you know my married name?"
"My dear, I know practically everything about you! We shall be the best of friends! I just know it! Designer to designer! Ok, that will be all! Come by my office next Tuesday at 2 o'clock and we will discuss the details. Goodbye!"
"Uh, Goodbye!" I gasped out.
WHAATT? I had just been visited by the most popular designer in the world, and she had just TOLD me that she was going to finance me in starting my own fashion house. All in ten minutes!
An alarm from my phone brought me back from my reverie.
"Oh, that's right! I need to meet Jason at that apartment showing!"
After quickly changing, I jogged over to the apartment complex. Jason had found a really nice apartment for after we were married and he wanted me to check it out with him.
"So, as you can see, this is the bedroom." the realtor told us. "Its 400 sq ft."
"This is humongous!!!" I exclaimed.
"Yeah it is," he replied.
"Would we be able to do any renovations to this place, or paint the walls or something?"
"You have to talk to the landlord about that. I think you can paint but I'm not sure about the rest."
"So here we are in the kitchen/dining room/living room. This is 350 sq ft."
"Well, that's silly! I'd much rather have a tiny room and a big living room! Oh well, this is really nice."
"Yeah, I really like it too." Jason agreed.
My ringing phone jolted me from my daydreams. "Oh sorry guys, I have to take this."
"Hello Caroline, this is CSM calling! We have just found out about Alnetta Jacobe's offer and wondered if you were going to accept."
"Uh, yes! I was planning on it! Why?"
"Well, it's the college's guidelines that if you are offered a position in a House of Fashion, we release you from college. However, this means we have to ask you to leave your dorm room within a week. I hope you can find a place to stay! I'm sorry. We just have too many students"
"Oh, I totally forgot about that. Ok. Well, thanks anyway! I will miss the college, and I will be gone within the week."
I said goodbye and hung up.
"What was that all about?" Jason asked.
"Oh Jason, I have THE BEST NEWS EVER!!!!!!!!! I'm sorry I couldn't tell you before, but it just happened this morning! The one and only ALNETTA JACOBE just told me she is going to finance me in starting my own company! Which, in turn, means I am being released from the college and have no place to stay."
"Oh, Caroline that is AMAZING!!! I'm so proud of you!!" He picked me up and twirled me around. He set me down. "I always knew you were going to do well in fashion."
"Oh thank you, Jason! I'm so excited! But that still leaves the issue... where am I going to stay now? Oh!! I forgot! I have to leave like ASAP for the states! I forgot my sisters are throwing me a bridal shower! Oh ok. Thanks, Jason!! Love you see you in a few days!!!"
Poor Caroline! She's so busy!! What's going to happen next? Will she make it to the Bridal Shower in time? What will happen with Alnetta Jacobe?
Stay tuned for the next episode coming on Tuesday!!