Penelope Penn was tired. Tired, cranky, and hungry to be precise. Let me elaborate: it had been one of those mornings where you're woken up at 6:30am by a grumpy older sister who wants to drag you out shopping. Your breakfast cereal turns to mush in, like, five seconds, and your hair is refusing to brush out so it hangs in frizzy clumps around your face. You have to wear nice black skirts and white shirts and squeeze your feet- which are growing way too fast- into tight black shoes. Then from there, your grumpy sister drags you out to Daigon Alley and promtply abandons you with the loving, parting words of, "Go entertain yourself, slime-gob, I've got better things to do."
So now Penny slumped against the side of the Three Broomsticks, bleary eyed and annoyed. Her face was blotchy with lack of sleep and cold, and her toes seriously felt like they would fall off any minute. Yes, oh yes, this was how she had wanted to spend her Saturday. Forced to get up early and wear uncomfortable clothes, then be dumped in a strange place, left with the very solid feeling that her sister did, indeed, hate her guts. The least Camille could have done was let Penelope wear her Converse.
Pushing her tangled hair out of her face, Penny glanced up and down the street. She supposed that there wasn't much for it all except to wait and hope that some one interesting would come and save her from this hell.