Time with her cousin was always deeply treasured, always something she looked forward to on any given day. It helped that Teagan was not only her cousin but her best friend and roommate, something they'd dreamt about over the years and were now making a reality. Sure, sometimes they had a tendency to fight over stupid little things, but for the most part they got along easily; they had a tendency to bring out the best in each other, too, particularly in goofing off and being silly.
They understood each others' humor. Not that they always knew how to calm each other down; unfortunately they sometimes only heightened the other's anxiety, but at least they could hear each other out. They both could talk for days and days about what bothered them, about every little detail in one specific event that stood out in their day. It had gotten to the point that Melanie looked forward to those little rants, if only because it made her own issues feel more acceptable. It was therapeutic to be around Teagan, who was so much like her.
Yet she still knew that the girl needed a pick-me-up. That, perhaps, was the best solace she could provide in a time like this, even if she knew little past "I need to vent." So she showed up with sushi in hand, having splurged at their favorite sushi place on some good traditional and signature rolls. As she burst into the apartment she held up the Japanese food and grinned widely at her best friend, clearly trying to bring some excitement into the room.
"I brought your favorite! And you can pick the movie tonight. Which you can vent through it, if you want," she said as she made her way to the tiny apartment dining table in the kitchen. She plopped down the bags, glancing around to find the place as neat as it always was. Best roommate ever.