Adaline (Just got a cast)
Gemma (Makes fun of Adaline) Next picture: I am so sorry
Airlie (Looses her balance) Next picture: I am so sorry
Victoria (Gets her store ready for the great opening)
Carrol (Delivers new cast supply)
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"One of the most dangerous fruits of all is the Werebanana.
In appearance not different from normal bananas, it has a high potential for personal injury. In contrast to werewolves, which are dangerous when the moon is full, Werebananas are active with every crescent moon (you can easily derive from the shape of a banana). The treacherous thing about it is that a crescent-shaped moon can also be in the sky during the day - and you won't even notice it on sunny days.
Typically, werebananas harm people in two ways. The consumption of bananas leads to dangerous behavior (such as buying and wearing extremely high-heeled shoes) and also affect people to leave banana peels in 'promising' places. The were-banana ... "
"My goodness, what kind of crazy crap you are reading out?" Airlie looked at Gemma in horror and took a drag on her cigarette to calm down.
"There's a challenge about scary fruits in my favourite authors' forum!" explained Gemma. "I wrote an entry about the malicious melon. Unfortunately, it didn't go as well as this werebanana thing!"
Shaking her head, Airlie looks at the nearby banana tree. "So maybe we're in the middle of a danger zone, aren't we ?!" She took another deep drag and relaxed her eyes closed. She mumbled: "I'm not superstitious luckily."
Then suddenly she heard Gemma take a breath in surprise. "Unbelievable!" she exclaimed and shoved Airlie's shoulder with her hand to get her attention - maybe a bit too rough: "Looks like a victim of a werebanana is coming along right now!"
"Werebanana": I didn't think you could top it. But I guess I was wrong I should stop encouraging you by stop putting the banana peel and this time also the banana tree in my pictures
There is an endless potential of banana-stories.
But I have to watch out: Eating too many bananas could lead to constipation. Maybe it is figuratively the same with bananacalype-stories.
Several hours earlier right after the store opens:
Hello, Madame, my name is Victoria. May I help you?
Thank, you, Victoria. My name is Adaline. I'm interested in your Louboutin's.
I've had my eye on these for years. I got a raise last month and now I can afford them.
Very good, Adaline. These are an exceptional value, especially with our grand opening sale.
I've seen your store before. Is this really a special sale?
Yes, last month we had a going out of business sale, and now we're having a grand opening sale. This is our third closing-opening cycle this year.
While Adaline is looking at shoes, Victoria informs her about the store's lifetime repair policy. If any part of the shoe like heels or straps should ever break, it will be repaired at no cost.
We have had so many satisfied customers.
Of course you can't please everyone, as they say.
Why, for example, last week a lawyer came in representing one of our customers who had had a very unfortunate accident. Not long after buying her shoes she stumbled and broke her ankle rather badly. Then just a short time later she slipped on some stairs and broke some more bones. The lawyer had a picture of her in the hospital and I have to
say it was a dreadful sight.
Both of her legs were in casts, her right arm was in a huge cast and she had a strange
metal thing on her head. I never saw anything like it but it was obvious she was in great distress.
I called our corporate attorney immediately (I have to admit this is not an uncommon experience for people who sell sky high shoes, he,he). Anyway, our attorney soon arrived and after some haggling, the lady's attorney agreed that the store was not responsible but we did give her a refund on the shoes.
Later I got to thinking about her and I felt so sorry, I went to visit her at the hospital. The lawyer had given us her name, Charique.
I took a basket of fruit to try to smooth the feathers and discourage future legal action.
Charique was so happy to see me. The poor thing doesn't get much company since her girl friend had a serious accident at the same hospital. Now it's very difficult for her GF to get around and visit Charique.
We had a nice long talk. Her right arm was still so painful, I had to help her peel a banana from the fruit basket. She enjoyed it at first but then she had a strange, anguished look on her face, like she was having a subliminal flashback of a horrible experience. After a few moments the expression faded and she was happy again.
Well, that's a long story, but I just want you to know this is a friendly store and you won't be sorry you're doing business here.
You can enjoy your new shoes with confidence.
After spending sometime with measuring and fitting, Adaline is totally convinced these are her dream shoes.
She will wear them now. [She has worn other high high heels, so she's confident there will be no problem with balance.]
Proudly walking out of the store in her new Louboutin's, Adaline gets about five meters when her slick red sole comes down on something even more slippery. Her left ankle twists sideways and she falls flat.
Victoria rushes from the store to help her.
Don't move Adaline, there's a medical center right here. I'll get help. Don't move.
In minutes medical personnel arrive. They splint her leg and load Adaline onto a gurney.
In the med center, they xray and find her ankle is broken in two places but the doctor concludes it can be treated with a cast, no surgery will be necessary.
After an excruciating bone setting process which, for Adaline, seems to take forever, the cast is applied, They let her rest for a while and then she can leave with some crutches.
Her left leg is full of morphine now, so she's feeling pretty good. They also gave her a bottle of pills to use later. This orthopedic condition won't go away soon.
Fortunately (or not) Adaline had broken her right ankle four years earlier so she is experienced with crutches.
That was another misadventure with high high heels, but Adaline is still dedicated to them. Even now she's fantasizing about her new shoes and how chic she will look...in a few months.
As Adaline is slowly crutching away, two women nearby are pointing and giggling and saying something about the "gimp".
Just then one of them tumbles backward over a wall. Her friend tries to grab her.
Carrol hears the commotion and calls for help.
Medical personnel come running, again.
It's another busy day at the medical center.
Oh oh, while Adaline tries to make the best of her new situation, and already seems to have accustomed a bit to cast and crutches, Airlie will face (even if falling backwards) a terrible air ride and will surely end in a much bigger cast and a wheelchair (if not permanently paralyzed due to a broken neck ...)
And even what this shop owner does looks really risky - I guess also she will have an appointment with the orthopedic doctor soon ...
The cast combination for Airlie is quite airy And Gemma was not spared by the banana peel Regarding Victoria you have to wait a little bit but I can assure you she will be in good hands
Wow, disasters are already unfolding and it isn't even the fault of the banana peel, yet. And what a wonderful idea, a banana tree growing outside a shop where pretty girls go to get their new heels that they aren't very competent on yet. Genius.
Of course, Adalines cast looks wonderful on her.
And the cast supplies turn up in good time to get used, hope there is a way Carrol gets to experience their use, but she looks safe for now.
It's also not too upsetting to see such a wonderful collection of footwear either.
You have crammed a lot into this scene.
Thanks. I had to render it in two parts because my PC could not handle all the suff I put in the picture Well when you see the next picture Gemma's casts are a direct result of the good old banana peel.
I wonder if the Phillips Medical Center realises a gold mine has just moved in next door? :)
Also these delivery girls pop up around the time casts happen. Perhaps they are an omen or like the stork equivalent for delivering casts.
Airlie is nice and curvy. She would look awesome in LLC and no panties, but whatever you choose I know it will be great.
Thanks for all your hard work.