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It had started and ended like any other meeting she’d had her entire life. Anxiety filling the pits of her empty, minus the alcohol, stomach that turned the moment she had entered the building. Once again reminded that she would never again have a meeting with Phoebe, the heartbreak of the last few months staying with Sydney at all times. “Again, thank you so much for having me. And, certainly taking interest enough in my music to do this article. This was an absolute pleasure.” A grin was soon given to the lady across from her, just as she noticed the Sanctum charm hanging from Syd’s Fender Jaguar guitar.
“Are you.. are you free for some coffee?” Misty, the short interviewer spoke, immediately causing a tense in Syd as she watched the girl’s eyes move from the symbol back to her own eyes. “I’d love to pick your brain. Completely off of any record, of course.” Reading people had always came easily to Syd, even if some of the time.. she was horribly wrong. A nervous and delayed nod was soon given, considering saying no would come off suspicious. Or, letting the organization down by neglecting a potential recruit. Still, her nerves were shot either way. She had to be careful. Witty. Especially considering how easy manipulation surely had to come to the woman asking for her time.
The double shot of expresso surely didn’t help the shakiness of Syd’s limbs, but that didn’t stop her from sipping on it profusely as Misty explained she’d heard of the program. Read about it somewhere and only backed out of actually having a chance to meet with non other than Sophia Richard’s herself. “A goddess, honestly..” Syd started, already displaying her undying loyalty without even meaning to. “One of the kindest, selfless women I’ve ever met. Life was.. slowly torturing me and the program saved me. As it has so many other’s.” She explained, fairly more calm than she expected to be, but talking about things she’s extremely passionate about somehow soothed her instantly. “I have a pamphlet.. if you’re interested? Our workshops tend to all needs. A better outlook on life is not only a promise, but a guarantee.” She smiled, noting the girls features and fairly proud of herself for making it through the conversation without slipping anything, especially the thoughts in the back of her mind that clouded them recently. “I— thank you. I knew I was making a mistake not reaching out earlier. I’ve very glad i asked.”
And that was it. Syd walked away with a very nice feeling. Proud of herself for handling things the way she did. And, also proud of herself for hopefully extending the community she loved with all of her heart.