Cassie's (P.O.V)

I had just woken up. I smiled to myself, it was my birthday today. I'm sixteen! I thought.

Nothing could possibly ruin my day, even the fact that I have school today. I quickly jumped out of bed, and walked towards my dresser. I looked at myself in the mirror and saw my black hair that reached my back and saw that it was messier than ever. I didn't even bother doing anything to it, I didn't straighten it,curl it,or even brush it. I looked at my eyes, they were bright blue. People found it odd that I had black hair and blue eyes, you don't often see that, or at least I haven't.

After I was done looking at myself, I quickly changed into some clothes. Nothing fancy,really. Just a plain T-shirt with some jeans and a pair of sneakers.

I smirked, knowing that it was my birthday. My mom would have probably expected me to get all dressed up, if she saw me now, I could guarantee she would have killed me. As for my dad, he didn't really care what I wore, and I was grateful for that.

My mom and dad had gone to another business trip, but they promised they wouldn't miss my birthday. They said they would probably get here, after I got back from school.

I grabbed my book bag, and went on downstairs to the kitchen, to eat something.

I quickly made waffles and drank myself a full glass of water. As I finished, I looked at the digital clock and saw that it was time to go. I grabbed my book bag and ran out the house to my bus stop, to get to school.

~Time Skip~

I was walking back to my house, school was... well, just school. I had a lot of people telling me Happy Birthday. My parents should be home by now I thought. As I walked into the house, It was silent. "Hello?" I said, hoping that my parents would pop out of nowhere and give me a hug and congratulate me, because... It was my sixteen birthday! I looked around, it seemed like no one was here. I sighed, What if they don't come? I thought. I quickly shook off that thought, They'll be here I thought to myself. After a while, the phone rang, I ran towards it. I quickly picked it up at the second .ring.

"Hello?" I said.

"Hello? Sweetie? Is that you?" My mom asked.

"Uh yeah, it's me." I said.

"Happy Birthday!" My mom yelled.

"Uh... thanks..." I said.

"Hold on, your father wants to talk to you." She said.

"Okay.." I said.

"Cassie?" My dad said.

"Um, yeah dad?" I said.

"Honey, happy birthday!" He yelled.

"Um.. yeah.. thanks..." I said. I was glad that they called and all, but why would they call? Shouldn't they be here?

"Hold on, I'm going to put you on speaker." My dad said.

"Okay." I said. I was really getting sick of this 'hold on' thing.

"Cassie?" this time my mom said it.

"Yeah... still here.." I said.

"Oh sweetie! I'm so happy! Your sixteen! You've grown up so fast!" she said

"Your not our little daughter anymore." said my dad.

" Um.. thanks. Uh.. where are you guys?" I asked.

It got silent all of a sudden.

"When are you two going to get here?" I asked, scared what the answer may be.

"Well.. you see... we had this emergency... so we have to stay a bit longer...I'm very sorry Cassie. I promise, we'll make it up to you."

"Anything you want. We could throw you a big party when we get home." My dad said.

I sighed. Of course, there's always an emergency, why did I expect any difference now?

"No, that's okay, I understand. And, I don't want a party." I said, I wasn't much of a party person.

"Are you sure?" My mom asked.

"Yeah I'm sure, I just want you two to come home soon." I said.

"I swear Cassie, your everything a parent could ask for." My mom said.

"She sure is." My dad cut in.

"Thanks." I said.

"Oh, I just remembered. I bought you a special cake from the bakery. I'm sure you'll like it! You should pick it up when you get the chance!." My mom said.

"Oh, um okay, thanks." I said.

"Oh well I gotta go!I have a meeting to go to, bye! I love you! And happy birthday again!" She said.

"Okay, bye. Love you too." I said

Then she hung up.

~Time Skip~

I drove to the bakery to pick up my cake. Might as well not let it go to waste,right? And to be honest, I had a weakness for cake.

I got to the bakery and picked it up. The box was pretty small, my parents must have known they had to miss my birthday, other wise they wouldn't have picked one so small, small enough for one person.

When I got to my house, I went to the kitchen and grabbed a plate. I opened up the box.

There stood one delicious looking cake. It was chocolate. On top of it laid this really cool candle. It wasn't a 16 candle and there weren't sixteen candles. Just one. It looked pretty odd, I had never seen one like it.

I looked in the box, there was a card. It said. " Make a wish, and watch it come true."

I lighted the odd candle, I closed my eyes and began my wish. I know it was silly, but it was worth a try.

I wish... I wasn't so lonely when my parents are away. A tear rolled down, I opened my eyes. I saw something sparkle. Must have been my imagination, I thought.

And that day, I spent the rest of my birthday alone.