By Liz Maverick
Clarissa Schneckberg wasn't able to depart her Silicon Valley activity, get dumped by means of her boyfriend, or flow again in together with her mom and dad. She's formally pathetic. And her customers are dim. no less than that is how they give the impression of being from less than the covers of her adolescence mattress. yet simply while her existence seems heading south, Clarissa makes a decision to move quite south-to Antarctica, to be special. in any case, the male-to-female ratio on the South Pole is anything like four-to-one. together with her associates, Delilah and Kate, she's able to make the trek and join a few equal-opportunity jobs...even even though none of them has but to pass though a wintry weather with no fuzzy slippers. it truly is an amorous event Clarissa will be insane to go up. yet for this snow angel, sanity has outlived its usefulness.
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Herself? Clarissa leaped to her feet. ” Delilah and Kate both reared back. 50 • Liz Maverick Clarissa pointed at Kate. ” “You heard me. ” Delilah’s cares seemed to evaporate. “Ooh, Clarissa. ” Clarissa turned back to Kate. ” Kate cleared her throat, affecting much annoyance. “As a matter of fact, I do have some . . ” She had their full attention. “I’ve been fired. ” Clarissa’s bravado deflated. ” “You heard me. I saw you to your car. I walked back inside. ” Kate suddenly frowned and smooshed her lips together.
Clarissa’s heart was beating so fast. This was the happiest moment of her life. ” He frowned. “Of course, I love you, it’s just that . ” That was not a phrase she could work with. She stared at him, a sick feeling beginning to come over her. ” “You went to the bathroom, you came back from the bathroom, and you said you wanted to break up. What just happened in the bathroom? Did you meet someone? ” “Don’t be sarcastic, Clarissa. Nothing happened,” he said impatiently. “I peed, okay? ” Clarissa took a deep breath and wiped at the sweat beading on her upper lip.
Does it matter? ” Kate appeared to be genuinely enraged. “It’s like the ultimate Adventures of an Ice Princess • 45 betrayal. We’re talking about the platonic friend who happens to have all of the same hobbies and interests as the guy you’re seeing. The platonic friend who pretends to like you and all the while is just biding her time. That platonic friend. She has gone—or rather, he has taken her—where you just don’t go. It’s not right. ” “I’m not sure I grasp . ” Clarissa’s voice faltered. ” Kate asked.