Without missing a beat or even making a mess, Rarity ate vigorously through her free lunch, though feast may be the more appropriate term here. Vignette had figured she was big eater just from the first sight of her. But to actually watch her empty out trays and bowls in real time still left her stunned. It was even harder to process just how big Rarity truly is after seeing some of her old pictures. In such a short amount of time, Rarity had gone from such a petite size to a massive blimp! But even after hearing Rarity explain how this even happened, Vignette just had more questions than answers.
Rather than racking her brain about it any further, she decides to move on with the purpose of meeting. “So Rarity, I’m sure you’re aware of the kind of message I wish for my branding to inspire… Be-“
“Be Yourself But Better,” Rarity casually said in between mouthfuls.
“Uh, yes. I do say that a lot, don’t I?” Vignette blushed. “Well, after that little incident with the parade last weekend, I realized that I haven’t exactly been following my own advice. I know I’ve already apologized to you and your friends, but I just wanted to say once again that I’m very sorry for putting everyone in danger.”
“Oh, believe me, darling. We’ve been through worse. And I’m sure you’ve learned from all this.”
“I have! I got a total wake-up call after #CancelVignette started trending and then when my follower count started dropping… Ugh! It was awful!” The young socialite sighed with exasperation.
Rarity rolled her eyes. “Oh, that must’ve been traumatic for you,” she replied sarcastically before taking a gulp of soda, trying to remember if she was ever this dramatic.
“Anyway,” Vignette breathed, “After everything, I decided to focus my time and energy on some projects that are more… local and smaller scale. Which is why you’re here!”
“Me?” It’s felt so long since she’s ever been associated with the words smaller scale, Rarity almost laughed.
Leaning in closer, Vignette continued. “You see, after seeing your designs from both before and after you started working here, as well as your active social media presence, I’m sensing a lot of potential. So, I want to offer you whole new opportunity… not just in designing, but also in modeling your own plus-sized fashion line!”
Rarity had to swallow hard to choke back her drink. “Oh, I see…” She paused to clear her throat. “I’m sorry, but I’m already doing freelance work from time to time, and-”
“And, this could be an opportunity for you to get your foot in the door. You gain more followers, maybe even some sponsors, and you can start getting your name out there!” Then, gesturing as if an invisible sign was up above, “Rarity: Plus-Sized Icon!” Vignette exclaimed. “Or how about Rarity Plus? That name hasn’t been taken yet, has it?”
“Well…” Rarity pondered. It’s always been something she’s hoped for, she just never expected an opportunity to open so soon, and so quickly too. “Look, Vignette. I like the sound that. In fact, I might even say love it! But-”
“I know you shouldn’t trust me so quickly after what I did, but I’m hoping at the very least we can discuss it. How does that sound…?”