For the most part, that just wasn’t Nala, but that didn’t mean that Nala ignored an opportunity that came up; she just tried to stay out of people’s lives as much as possible, while still being in them. She offered Kiara support, but never pushed for more details about any boys, even though sometimes she wanted to warn them away. She ignored her own parents hints about her finding someone, or their offers of introductions; at least Mufasa and Sarabi didn’t do that. She stayed out of her friends love lives too, unless they asked for her opinion or advice, which wasn’t too often. Nala wondered whether she was perhaps doing her friends a disservice by wanting to introduce them to each other, two young women who didn’t know each other, but Nala was just so sure that they would all get along. She wasn’t exactly imagining sleepovers with the three of them giggling about boys, that just wasn’t their way, but she was friends with Marisa, and she was friends with Sophia, and she couldn’t think of a good reason they shouldn’t be friends with each other.
The bakery and coffee shop had provided the most neutral place for the two of them to meet, offering up good coffee, anything a sweet tooth might desire, and some good savoury snacks as well, and a time when they were all free. She made sure to get there a good ten minutes before they were due to arrive, since they didn’t know each other, figuring that being the buffer was only fair. Coat on the back of a chair, sitting at a table by the window, Nala figured between her position and her hair she’d be easy to spot by them, whenever they arrived. Nala wasn’t worried about the two of them specifically so much as she was worried about this setting a precedent in general; hopefully neither girl would try to pull this on her, as hypocritical as that was.