The Life and Lies of Me

My name is Esme. Ever since my parents died in a car crash, my sister is the closest person I've got...even though she hates me. Love is in the air for a while. A diary is the best part of my life right now. It's amazing what just letting go of your emotions really does to you.
I live with my Aunt Mira who has a grudge against me, godness knows why. After stealing her diary, I can find out my aunt's secrets too. I miss my old friend, but will a new boyfriend make things better... and will the love last? I just want to know the secrets of the past, and the secrets of my mum and my aunt - the twins that never got on.


With secrets, lies and the twists and turns of life, Esme will discover the mysteries that you don't even find in stories.

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27. For those that I love...

Saturday 22nd December

Today I went Christmas shopping with Rose. It was great. I didn’t really have much that I needed to buy, so shopping was just a perfectly convenient excuse to socialize with Rose. We both had great fun. I bought enough sweets to last a month in Pound land, and I spent just £3! We had a fantastic time in Jack Wills – Trying on hoodies and tracksuit bottoms as ‘potential buyers’ when we both knew that’s we’d never really be able to afford anything. I only just had enough money to buy a pair of Jack Wills knickers, socks or a purse! I managed to get some proper presents, though. For Mollie, I bought her a personalized Thornton’s chocolate plaque with a special message iced on it. It said,

Dear Mollie,                       :)

Merry Christmas!

Lots of Love,

Your sister Esme xxx

 

I loved the little smiley face that the lady iced in the corner. Mollie loved chocolate so I had bought her the perfect gift. Well, that was the first thing to check off the list in my head.

For Aunt Mira, I bought her favourite perfume that was quite conveniently on offer, half price in Boots. That was another present that I could tick off my mental list.

I wanted to get something for my friends, too. Because I felt nice, I bought Keira a bag of chocolate buttons. Nothing special.

For Rose, I got a Friendship bracelet that was carefully handmade in all her favourite colours. I also bought her Ice Skate earrings, as she only had one pair of earrings. I also got a pretty glass frame and I placed a photo of us in our ice skates inside it. I managed to buy all this stuff in secret whilst she was buying her own presents, or going to the toilet, or trying on some clothes etc.

For Aiden, I spent ages trying to find the right thing. At first I was going to get him a video game, the one he wanted. But it didn’t seem special enough. So I got a big photo album that was beautifully decorated on the interior as well as the exterior. When I got home I got together some pictures of us. I had a few of us, just me and him, a few from secondary school so far (you know, class pictures and stuff) and as he went to my primary school, a few from that time, it seems like many year ago. In the first year of primary, we used to be quite good friends - until Carly wanted to be his friend.  And Carly always got what she wanted.

I left half of the album empty, so that he could continue it himself with memories that are yet to come.

For my mum, I bought her the most expensive flowers I could afford, ready to place by her tree that was planted in memory of her, the place where her ashes were buried.

I really do feel privileged. Even though my mum is dead, I know she still loves me. I have an aunt that loves me, a sister that loves me, a boyfriend that loves me, a best friend that loves me – and I love them all back.

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