It’s time for another photo flash fic.
I lowered my camera and stared at my sister. “Katrina…what the actual fuck are you doing?”
“Posing,” she huffed.
Sighing, I took a few shots. If nothing else, maybe I could use them for something.
“Really?” Seth, my best friend muttered, next to me. “Those are the shots you’re taking?”
I glanced over at him and grinned. “What? I’m a girl who likes her options. And sometimes, those options require blackmail.”
He rolled his eyes.
“What was that?” Katrina called out.
“Nothing,” I called. “But how about if you try something else. You’re posing for profile pics–not Contortionist Monthly.”
She flipped me off.
“Profile pics for what?” Seth asked.
She lifted her head, straining her neck, slightly to look at Seth. “Dating site. I’m going for glamorous.”
Seth stiffened next to me, and I grinned. Taking a few more shots, I added, “You missed glamorous and landed smack in the middle of drunken afterparty for a John Deere themed wedding.”
Katrina straightened and put her hands on her hips. “Nice.”
And Seth scowled at me.
“Just calling it like I see it.” I shrugged. “Besides, you’re the one who’s insisting on being so extra.”
“She’s not,” Seth whispered.
I knew my incredulity was clear on my face. “You’re kidding. Right?!”
His cheeks flushed. “Fine. Maybe a little bit extra.” Before I could respond, he crossed his arms over his chest. “I don’t know why she thinks she needs online dating. There’s plenty of guys around here.”
“How’s this?” Katrina yelled, striking another awkward pose.
Ignoring her, I stared balefully at him. “Huh. Well, then maybe some of those guys oughta try asking her out.”
He glared at me for a minute, then turned toward Katrina. “Hey, Kat?”
He took a few steps toward her and pulled his phone out of his pocket. “The camera’s better on my phone. Why don’t we go to the park? I – I can take some pictures there.”
She smiled almost shyly at him. “Are you sure you wouldn’t mind?”
“Nah. It’ll be fun.”
“You coming?” Katrina called to me.
“I’ve got to run to the store. You guys go on. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do,” I yelled after them.
Seth discreetly flipped me off behind his back, and I smiled to myself. My work here was done. And I had some bonus blackmail shots in case I needed them.
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