I woke up in the morning on the roof inside my glass enclosure. I look over at Ash's house and see his little brother playing in the yard. I walk up on the roof and wave slightly. I looks at me and starts giggling and waves for me to come over. So I do.
"Hello!" He shouts when I finally climb the fence.
"Hi Harry." I need to add more joy in my voice.
"You're Ashton's girlfriend right?" He has an impish grin as he looks at me expectantly.
"No Ash and I used to be friends but not anymore."
"Why not? Ash is sad right now, maybe you should talk to him." For a five year old he is pretty smart. I look up at the window and see Ash looking down at me. I pretend I didn't see him and point out a cloud.
"Harry, do you think that cloud looks like a kangaroo?" He bursts out laughing. And shakes his head no.
"It looks like a hamburger!"
"No it looks like a...a...Hedgehog!" Now he is on the grass laughing.
"What's a... hedge...hog?" He has to take a breath before he continues because he was laughing so hard. I guess when you're five you find everything funny. I see Ash in the back door to the yard and he pulls it open and steps out.
"Harry would you give us a minute?"
"Oooo!" He winks at me. That kid.
"Harry." Ashton says again.
"Okay!" He runs over and gives me a hug before running back inside and sticking his tongue out at Ashton.
"What are you doing here?" He stares at me and I can see the hurt in his eyes.
"Harry saw me on the roof and waved me over." I'm very quiet when I speak my words but he still hears it.
"Really. Harry waved you over. Is that what you told him to say? So you could come over here and make me feel worse?" His words stung.
"As if I don't feel horrible right now Ashton? They said that the girl you saw at the club was driving you crazy and you wanted to see her again, but as soon as you find out that it's me, the nobody that no one likes, it becomes personal for you. I'm not good enough for you Ashton. Admit it. I'm not. You're in this famous band and I'm just a girl who can look good every other weekend. Maybe. So admit that you wanted the girl that I was at the club, and not the one that I really am."
"That's what I thought."