Similar Wants

"Rose," Lily said, putting her hands on her hips.

Rose looked up; obviously annoyed Lily was bothering her. "I'm trying to write an essay, what do you want?"

"What do I want? Oh, I don't know, why don't you back off Rose?" Lily huffed.

"What are you talking about?" Rose looked up, smiling sweetly at her cousin.

"Why don't you leave Scorpius alone?" Lily said, glaring at Rose. Rose and her had never gotten along, but this was just ridiculous.

"Are you jealous Lily?" Rose arched her eyebrow.

"Scorpius is my boyfriend Rose. Hanging all over him isn't going to make him like you; it's just annoying."

"I think he likes the extra attention."

Lily was boiling on the inside. She didn't know why but Rose had always gone out of her way to make things hard for her. And when Lily had finally found someone to make her happy, Rose just had to try and ruin it. "He doesn't! Rose, he loves me. Me, not you, so I'm telling you right now, back off or else."

Rose flung her red wavy hair over her shoulder. "He may love you right now, but it's only a matter of time before he realizes what a baby you are."

"I'm warning you," Lily said, narrowing her eyes.

"I don't know what he could possibly see in you anyways," Rose continued.

"That's it! I've had it Rose. You're such a bitch, so back off."

Rose stood. "What did you just call me?"

"A bitch. You're so jealous that I'm dating Scorpius, and I don't understand why because boys are constantly falling all over you. But for some reason, you just can't let me ever be happy!" Lily cried, tears now pouring down her face. "I don't know what I ever did to make you hate me so much Rose."

Rose raised her hand, slapping Lily across the face. "Don't ever call me a bitch again." She turned to walk away, but stopped when she felt Lily grabbed her hair, yanking her backwards.

"See, you're just running away. You don't even have the justification for how you treat me."

Rose turned, seething. "You know what Lily; I don't think your good enough. You're not good enough for Scorpius, or for this family, but for some reason, everyone just falls all over their feet for you. You get to sail through life without working for anything. You don't deserve this! Any of it!" She pushed Lily, causing the girl to stumble backwards.

Lily was gob smacked. "So that's why you're trying to steal Scor from me? Because you're jealous?" She shook her head. "You know what, I do work hard for what I have, and if you can't understand that, then it's your own loss. Just stay away from me, and Scorpius, all right?"

Rose narrowed her eyes. "Don't you dare tell me what to do!" She looked like she was going to hit her again, but didn't, instead turning and stalking away.

Lily let out a sigh. "Well, that went well," she muttered to herself.

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