Things had shaken out pretty well for Susan. It helped that she was right about having a good day. Everything had gone well. She'd been alert, aware, accurate. It was the best run in practice she'd had in a while. While she wasn't too worked up about her success compared to Alda's slightly lacking performance, Susan was pretty proud of herself on her own merits. She laughed when Alda suggested best two of three, and was half a second from accepting when the girl declared she was kidding. That was fine. Susan was having a good day in the cage, but a break sounded pretty good too.
After that, it was just a matter of figuring out what to do next. Alda proposed food. Food seemed like a really good idea at the moment. Food with someone else paying, well, that was even better. Susan didn't feel bad about accepting; she'd surely end up returning the favor for her friends sometime soon enough. Isella gave a few suggestions as to where they could go, which Susan considered before speaking.
"I'm down for food and a ride," Susan said. "Anywhere's good for me. I mean, if Alda's paying, maybe we should check out some five star place. Anyone up for dinner on top of the Space Needle?"
She added a little laugh, just to make sure everyone knew she was kidding. Fancy dining wasn't really her idea of a good time anyways. Susan was more comfortable in places where she could just enjoy a casual, fun time with her friends. Anywhere would work for that. She was pretty sure she could find something to her liking on just about any menu.
Susan was in the middle of the group as they headed out, trying to keep up with the leaders while not leaving Iselle and Katy too far in the dust. As Iselle shouted after them to wait up, though, Susan laughed and picked up her pace just a bit.
After all, what fun were teammates if you couldn't give them a bit of a hard time now and then?
((Susan Clarke continued in After Practice