18. The Invite
I was at the dinner table eating tacos with my family when I felt my phone vibrate. I ignored the vibration, I didn’t want to be rude during dinner.
About ten minutes later, everyone was finished and I went upstairs to my room. I checked my messages and it was Claire who texted me.
“Hey Abby, I know it’s short notice but my birthday is Monday but I’m celebrating my party tomorrow and I was wondering if you could come. I would have asked earlier but I planned my party a while back and my parents told me I could invite more people and you came to mind. Can you come?”
What else was I going to do tomorrow? Sit around watching movies with my family? Be annoyed by Todd? Heck yeah I’m going to that party!
Claire and I made plans and she told me where she lived and what time to show up. From what she was telling me, there were going to be over fifty people and most of them are from our school. She told me Josh wasn’t invited, so that was a plus. I already look like the weird new student, I had to wear something that would wow them. Something they wouldn’t forget. It was a Halloween/birthday party but I was just going to dress up instead of wearing a costume. I stopped wearing costumes when I was about 10.
I went downstairs and asked my mom if I could go to the party. Thank god she said yes because it would be so awkward telling Claire I couldn’t come when we had already made plans.
I ran upstairs and picked out an outfit for the party. I went with my hot pink dress that had a bow in the back and matched it with a pair of black satin flats, but for now, I’m tired.
I walked downstairs and told everyone goodnight then went back to my messy room, got under the covers, turned on my iPod, and fell asleep to music.