School's out! Now I can read the books that I've collected over the year, I have so much to read and so little time to read it. I thought.

"Filía, wait! We have to go into town! I need to get a dress for tonight!" Nessa yelled in my ear, "Mother said you had to come with me."

"Can we stop at the house to drop our stuff off first?" I rubbed my ear, "And why can't you wear a dress you already have?"

She gasped in shock, "Today marks the day that I have won my bet, I have to have a new dress."

"What are you talking about?" I asked almost wishing I hadn't.

"Don't tell me you forgot?" She sighed, "You have your nose in a book so much that you forget what's going on around you."

"I'm sorry my reality isn't as exciting as yours, but unlike you I like reading." I waved a school book in her face, "What bet are you talking about anyway?"

"You didn't think that I couldn't survive a year without being in a relationship. A year's gone by, and I'm relationship free."

"And you need another dress why?" I asked as we approached the house.

"You said you'd buy me one. I hope you saved your money." She said walking in the house.

"I really should write these things down." I whispered, following her in.

We dropped our bags in our rooms, Nessa decided to freshen herself up a bit so I decided to make one of the hardest decisions of my life… Picking a book to read. So, instead of picking a new book, I went with one that I got from the library. I put the book in my bag and dragged Nessa out of the house. I wanted to be back before dinner, but since Nessa was looking for another dress, which will probably be pink, it'll take a while.

"Alright, I have like $300 dollars for you to spend. Spend as much or as little as your heart desires, I'll be at the café when you're done." I said as we entered town, handing her the cash.

"Good thing I asked one of my friends to meet with me. I knew you would ditch me."

"You would do the same to me if it was a book."

"Touché." She said before running off.

"Should I be worried?" A voice said from behind causing me to jump a little.

"Irji!" I hit his arm, "You know I hate that."

"Which is why I still do it." He smiled, "But seriously, should I be worried?"

"No, she's just happy to have money to spend."

"And what about you? Are you happy?"

"Before or after you scared me?" I asked walking over to the café as he followed, "But yes, I am happy. I have you."

His smile grew bigger as he grabbed my waist, pulling me close to him, saying, "So you forgive me?"

"Buy me some coffee and I just might." I teased.


-Later that Night-

"You said you'd be at the café." Nessa said as we walked to the door.

"I'm sorry, but I went to look for you so we could go." I unlocked the door and opened it, letting Nessa walk in, "If I would have known you were on your way, I wouldn't have left."

"Whatever. I got my dress and I'm happy."

"You're welcome." I said as the she skipped her way through the house and up the stairs.

-Few Weeks Later-

"I thought you were going out with Irji tonight." Glinda said as she walked into my room.

"He had to cancel, something came up." I said putting my book down, "Where's Nessa?"

"She went out with a friend, said that she was going shopping for a dress."

"With what money?" I asked.

"The money you gave her a few weeks ago."

"Oh… Okay. I'm a- I'm going to go into town for a while." I said grabbing my bag, "I'll be back around eleven."

"Okay." I heard Glinda say as I raced down the stairs and out the door.

I walked into town hoping, praying, that I was making up a fantasy. I walked up to Nessa's favorite restaurant, I didn't even have to walk in. They were sitting right there, right in front of my eyes, linking each other together, Irji pushing Nessa as close to the window as possible. I never felt more hurt in my life. When Irji pulled himself away from Nessa his eyes connected to mine, then Nessa turned around. Ijri looked guilty, so did Nessa.

When I turned around it started rain, I'm glad it did, because no one needs to see me cry. I didn't want to feel myself cry. I heard my name being called, but I didn't stop, the sound was so far away that I couldn't make out who it was. But it was one of two people, and I don't think it's Nessa. She's to… She always has to have her way.

"Filía! Filía, wait!" Irji caught hold of my arm, pulling me towards his body, "Let me-"

"No. You had your chance. Don't come running back to me when Nessa ditches you for someone better." I said trying to get out of his grip.

"Filía, I'm sorry."

"Don't apologize for something that you wanted to happen."

"I still love you."

"Lies! Is that all everyone knows?" I finally escaped his grasp, "I won't say I told you so but don't ever speak to me again." I said walking away.

The thunder and lightning started to crack in the sky. It was bad, so bad that I should go inside and waited it out. But I didn't, I kept walking, kept walking my way home. I had a couple close calls on my way home but it still didn't stop me. If I die, I die, who would miss me? I mean, sure, people will cry at my funeral but really, they'll forget about me in a week or so and whenever my name is brought up, they'll have no idea who it is. I stopped at the gate that was closed. About a foot away was the front door. That appeared to be opening.

"Filía what are you doing in this weather? Hurry up and get in here, you're lucky you aren't hurt." Glinda said holding her arms.

I just stared at the wooden gate, before grabbing the handle.

"Filía, get in here!" Glinda yelled.

I rolled my eyes and grab hold of the cold handle as the lightning struck. Struck my spine. I was out for about a month. When I woke up, Nessa was sitting in a chair with her head on the bed and her hand in mine. I could hear Glinda's voice talking outside of the room. When she walked in, not a single tear rolled down her face. Not one. Why was she not crying? Her child has been hospitalized from being struck by lightning. Wait… I'm not her child. I'll have to get use to that…

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