Her dad was whistling along to whatever TV show he was watching, as sausages sizzled in a pan on the stove. And to the left of the stove... "Oh, you're up! Well, I figured the best way to welcome you back home for the week was to start the first full day off right, with your favorite breakfast..."
Kate finished the sentence for him. "French toast! Hell yes!" She shouted, before clamping her hand over her mouth in mock horror. "Don't tell mom I made a swear, pops!" She dramatically gasped out.
Her dad slapped the spatula on his chest in a mock gesture. "Scouts honor. Go ahead and get started on the french toast before it gets cold, or, you know, your mom eats it all." He gave her a wry grin. "Just kidding, she'll probably eat salad for breakfast. She's been on a big health kick lately, it's kind of boring. Honestly, last night was the first time she's made anything remotely resembling a real meal!" Kate just laughed as she forked three pieces of french toast on her plate.
"Ugh!" She groaned as she responded. "Ill cover u, but u owe me one!" Tim was a new kid, and this was the second time he had asked someone else to cover his shift. Oh well, Mr. Arco would probably fire his ass if he kept it up, it wasn't like they were short-staffed. She texted Kate again-"hey so tim wants me to cover for him so i might be quiet today, sry!", before leaving her phone to charge and ambling over to the shower.
Her dad didn't relent, however. "No evidence, no crime." He stated with a wink. "Besides, I ate more than you did, and this stuff doesn't keep well in the fridge- you should know that by now! Hurry up though, I think your mom's on her way home from the store by now." Kate pouted, but dutifully poured syrup on her french toast. She stifled a belch as she finished off the last of the breakfast feast, while her dad got to work scrubbing the dishes. She felt her phone vibrate, then vibrate again as she received two new texts. She pulled it out, only to see that she had one new text and one new message on facebook. She felt kind of an odd feeling as she slid her finger across the screen, checking the texts first. While she was reading the first one, Andrea texted her again, saying she'd be at work til 5. She didn't even mention the voicemail that Kate left her. Still, she didn't feel too upset. It wasn't like it was a big deal.
"Alright, have a good day! Hopefully we can talk on the phone tonight, if you're not too tired." Kate laid on the guilt a bit heavy, but didn't care. She was still slightly peeved that Andrea had ignored her last night. Next on the agenda, checking her facebook message. And of course, it was from Lisa.
"Believe it or not, I AM still here! We should totally meet up today, it's my day off! Lemme know, maybe we can grab dinner? Why don't you text me, here's my number."
And just like that, Kate had plans for the day.
Andrea knew she was gaining weight, she wasn't stupid, and she wasn't in denial. She even was eating healthier... Well, kinda. But when she stared at her reflection, her tummy sticking out further than it ever had before, her boobs oozing out of their cups her flesh squeezed tightly by the straps, her underwear- that she had just fucking bought- already starting to tear a bit, it finally hit her like a a ton of bricks. "Damn... I got fucking fat." She sighed. It was a long time coming, but Andrea had finally moved past ignoring the rapidly rising weight that was creeping onto her frame day after day. Sighing, she let the jeans fall to the floor- except they didn't, because her thighs were so thick that there was no room for them to slide. She angrily shimmied out of them before grabbing a pair of tights and sliding into them, to hell with whatever people thought. "This is out of fucking control." She said to no one, and walked out of her bedroom. Something had to change.
"I'm definitely overthinking this. I'll just ask her if everything is alright when we talk on the phone later, I guess." Kate thought to herself as she went back to reading articles online. The day seemed to be creeping by at an unearthly pace, but it was finally 4:30. "Finally!" She said, a little too excited for her own good. Kate had spent a good chunk of the day having an internal struggle regarding Lisa. Was it weird that she wanted to see her old friend just to see if she was fatter? Probably, but at the same time, this girl was her best friend for a while. Even if she did get fat, it was just a side note. "I'm just meeting with an old friend, nothing more." She reassured herself as she slipped on her shoes.
However, the drive there only made Kate rethink things even more. Namely, she imagined what Lisa looked like the last time she saw her. Definitely one of those girls who caught people eyes, but Lisa- especially in high school- had definitely toed the line between "curves in all the right places" and "would be a knock-out if she lost 15 pounds". Kate had obviously swung more towards the first option, but that was high school, and she wasn't quite as cemented in her sexual orientation as she was now. She tried to imagine Lisa the size of Andrea, and shivered happily, before chastising herself. "Ugh, why am I thinking like this?" She muttered, and tried to occupy her thoughts with other things- namely, Andrea. She idly thought about Andrea's ever-growing waistline, how she was at a point where no matter how hard she tried to stay covered, her shirts constantly creeped up over her fattening belly, how her "health food" kick was going no where fast... Mmmm.
She was so preoccupied that she almost drove past the place her and Lisa were supposed to meet up. It was a nice looking Italian place that hadn't been there last time Kate drove down this road, which was easily over a year ago. She parked her car and shot Lisa a quick text. "Just got here, I'll grab us a table!" Lisa didn't respond, presumably because she was driving. Kate was able to get a nice booth by the window with no wait, probably because it wasn't even 5 yet. She ordered a porter, that apparently was local, and it was damn good, as well as putting in an order for some breadsticks. She was more than halfway through it when a voice called her name. "Kate? Is that you?" Kate recognized that voice immediately, and got out of the booth and turned round, only to be immediately enveloped in a tight hug. And it was tight for more than one reason- Lisa was fucking huge. Kate felt herself sink into Lisa's body as she hugged her back, her hands sinking in slightly to the plushy body that was currently enveloping her. Lisa was so big that Kate almost couldn't get her arms all the way around her! She felt herself tremble slightly as the embrace ended. "I'm so glad we could meet up!" Lisa said happily as they broke apart. Kate quickly recomposed herself and sat down in the booth, trying not to stare at Lisa.
"Yes, of course! It's been forever-" Kate started, pausing slightly as Lisa wedged herself into the opposite side of the booth. She couldn't get over how huge Lisa was! Her form was more or less the same as high school, just expanded by easily 500%. Her tits still overtook the rest of her body, massive and spherical and straining the blue sweater that she had squeezed herself into. Her stomach, despite not sticking out as far as her chest, was still massive and round in it's own right, and was currently squeezing over the desk by a few inches, due to the tight nature. Kate felt a small thrill at the fact that the table was bolted to the ground, meaning Lisa was going to be wedged in for the rest of the night. "And it's just nice to meet up with someone while I'm here! I, uh, ordered some bread sticks as an appetizer, I hope that's okay." Lisa puffed slightly, and Kate quickly realized that she was slightly winded just from walking to the booth.
But of course, Lisa didn't disappoint her in any way. "Some bread sticks would honestly hit the spot! I'm starving, trust me..." She trailed off as the steaming hot bread sticks were brought out. The second they hit the table, Lisa dug in- grabbing and dipping one firmly into the sludge that was the restaurant's version of garlic butter, before devouring it in two bites. She managed to swallow, and begin the process of grabbing another, before speaking again. "So, what have you been up to? Got a boyfriend yet?"
Kate felt herself cough as she slugged down the final bit of her beer, which she didn't realize she had been drinking so quickly, and sputtered lamely as she managed to swallow without spraying a fine mist all over the table. However, she found herself responding almost on auto-pilot. "Nope, no boyfriend yet!" She even managed a grin that she hoped came off as casual but dismissive. "You?"
Lisa shook her head, dabbing at her mouth with a napkin, which was lined with crumbs and grease. "Honestly, I just got out of kind of a weird relationship, and I, uh... No. Not anymore." Kate didn't push the point- and thankfully, she didn't have to, because the server showed up pretty quickly to take their orders- and for her, another one of those porter.
"Damn, I gotta find this brewery before I leave..." She found herself thinking.
"Man, fuck today." Grabbing her phone out of her bag, she saw that Kate hadn't texted her back yet. "Damn, what the hell?" Andrea had actually been stuck at work a lot later than she should've- because of course she didn't get out right when the dinner rush started, that'd be ridiculous, even though the shift was supposed to end at 5. And between not eating, and a few grumpy customers, she was basically ready to climb right into bed.
But she really needed to eat something. Shrugging off her wet jacket and revealing her equally wet work shirt, she trudged into her room and peeled off her overly tight and difficult remove pants and shirt, and slipped into her pajamas, which as she was well aware, were too tight, despite being sweatpants and a t-shirt that should've been loose on her, she bitterly found herself thinking.
"At least I'm not soaked anymore, I guess." Andrea grumbled as she wandered into the kitchen, wrenching open the fridge. Beer wasn't healthy. Leftover pasta wasn't really healthy.
The freezer was opened. Frozen tater tots weren't healthy, neither were french fries... Or hash browns. "Okay, that's a lot of potatoes..." Digging through the bags of frozen starch, she pulled out a bag of frozen vegetables which, judging by their brick-like consistency, had probably been in the freezer since before Andrea moved in. "Still... 110 calories per serving, four servings per package. Not bad. Guess I'll eat these." Andrea couldn't have sounded more disinterested if she had tried, but determination won over temptation. A pot of water was set boiling, and the veggies were added, along with the suggested addition of salt, according to the package.
Of course, she also let out a hearty belch as she sat down in her driver seat- she had really overdone it. Their 'Pasta Primavera' had come out in a bowl twice the size of her head, and after two beers, it was no small feat to choke down the entire bowl. But Andrea had been rubbing off on her more than she was aware, and the idea of grabbing a box to load up the pasta was well beyond her scope of reasoning while sucked into pleasant conversation. Sluggishly putting the key into the ignition, Kate glanced at the clock, only to realize it had been almost two hours since she glanced at her phone! "Shit!" She exclaimed as she dug through her purse. The only text that greeted her was from Andrea, which made her grin widen more, up until she read it.
"today fuckin sucked. im gonna lay down for a bit. i wish u were here..." It was from almost an hour ago.
"Shit!" Kate muttered again as she hit the Call button without even thinking. But of course Andrea didn't answer. Kate hesitated for a bit after the well-know beep went off, before starting to speak.
"Heyyy... Uh, look, I'm sorry I didn't respond for a bit, I actually met up with one of my old friends from school, and I guess I lost track of time... I, uh, I'm really sorry. But, I just want you to know, that... Tomorrow will be better, right? And if you want to call me back, I'll be up for a while. I'll even-" Kate paused as she thought about what to say next. "I'll keep my phone on as loud as it goes. I really want to talk to you, and I miss you. A lot. A lot! And, um... Well, look, I..." Kate felt herself tense up for a second, before relaxing a bit. Maybe it was the beer, maybe it was good mood, or maybe it was just because she meant it- "I love you. Just get a hold of me whenever, okay?"