Last week, we left Crystal right after getting her nose pierced by Summer at Lou's in Deer Park. The drama doesn't end there, however! This is the beginning of a whole new life for our protagonist, and we will be there, holding her hand through her first tentative steps into a world that will never be the same. I know, this is getting seriously deep. Read on:
Despite her unflinching bravery, Crystal experienced some lightheadedness after the piercing was complete, a very normal reaction according to Summer, who was watching for this and quickly guided her to lie down. There can be some blood at first, so Summer cleaned the pierced area up with a Q Tip while Crystal chilled in the chair.
Here we get our first look at the awesomeness. Crystal clearly has an eye for what works for her and a nose for a cute piercing like this. The funny thing is, when she first mentioned getting her nose pierced, a bunch of people, including myself had to think for a second – we thought maybe she already had one! And I live with her, which makes it either more mysterious that Crystal's piercing was a thing of destiny we all sensed, or I'm totally unobservant and should feel extreme shame. Because I have no shame, I'll go with the piercing-destiny angle.
The first step to healing is apparently M&M's. Summer said it helps with being lightheaded, but I know they were just trying to make me jealous. I collapsed on the floor, feigning my own episode in the hopes of getting some for myself, but Summer wasn't buying it. Actually, I didn't do that. though I should have. It might have worked. As it was, I had to watch Crystal smugly eat her delicious M&M's right in my face. I mean, look at her! It's so not fair! I want M&M's!! I…wait, I can just go buy some. Heck yeah!! Check mate, Crystal and Summer!! I'm off to find a vending machine. See you next week!