I spent the rest of the day with Elizabeth, just talking about nothing in particular. I haven’t talked to another girl my age since the accident; it was nice to let myself out of my shell even if it was just a little bit.
But sadly it started getting late and Elizabeth had to get home and start tackling her homework… honestly I liked the girl she was funny and all but she needed to get out more, says the girl who hasn’t actually talked to anyone in how many years? I rolled my eyes at myself as I closed the door on Elizabeth.
Not even twenty minutes later my phone started blaring something that sounded oddly like the pterodactyl you would find at museums.
“Hey Rysk!” I frowned as tried to place the voice, “Whatcha doing?”
“Hi? Um, I’m unpacking…?” I made it sound less like the statement it should’ve been and more like a question.
I heard shouting on the other end, “Calum wants to—“his voice was cut off as someone else took the phone.
“Sorry,” this voice I knew right away “Luke decided that it would be funny to phone you. I hope he didn’t bother you too much.” so it was Luke, well now I just felt stupid.
Bother me? You try unpacking a million stupid boxes; no, he didn’t bother me—it was more like he relieved me from duty. “I’ll live,” I said pathetically
Somebody else took the phone again, “What Calum is trying-and failing to lead up to is asking you if you’re free tonight.” Michael gave the phone back to Calum “so? We have a gig at a party, and the audience is going to be bigger than any that we’ve played to before, and I’d really like for you to be part of that audience, if it’s not too much trouble…” I smiled for a second; I might be closed off but every girl likes being thought of that doesn’t exclude me for once.
I paused pretending to be thinking about it, “fine, but only if I’m allowed to hide in the back and i can bring a friend.” i thought about Elizabeth all alone on a friday night.
I could practically hear the grin on his tanned face “Deal!” he said with a little more excitement than expected “I’ll pick you up at eight!” he hung up leaving me standing there with a grin on my face.
Then I started to panic, I haven’t been to a party in years, I don’t know what to wear or how to act. My mind flashed to the accident and J’s body lying limply beside me as I struggled to get out… No, I won’t think about that, not now, not ever again I couldn’t break down anymore not because of this, it’s been too long.
i want to say that i will hopefully be updating a lot more (longer chapters) soon and that i apologize for this "chapter" not really having much in it however it leads to more important things... I'm also really really really really sorry for not updating in like ever