16. holy shit
"Umm.. Mira.. Will you go on a date with me?" I asked. She didn't say anything. She just sat there frozen. I was about to say something but she got up and went inside. I knew I shouldn't have asked her. Why am I so stupid? She probably doesn't even like me anymore. I stand up and walk inside. I hear Melissa and Mira talking. "Mikey wait." I hear a soft voice say. I know it's Miras'. I ignore her and walk out the front door.
I walk up to Melissa and ask her what I should do. "Melissa I need your help." I said. She turned around with a chocolate chip cookie stuffed in her face. I just laughed a little. "What's wrong?" She asked while eating the cookie. "Well I was outside with Michael and he um he asked me out on a date." I said but whispered the last part. "What did you say to him?" She asked. "I didn't say anything. I walked inside and came to you." I said. She looked at me in pure shock. Next thing I know I feel a sting on the side of my cheek. "Why did you slap me?" I asked. "Oh it wasn't a hard slap. Why didn't you say yes?" She asked. Then Michael walked in. "Go talk to him and say yes." Melissa said. I nodded and started to walk to Michael. "Mikey wait." I said. My voice was kinda soft I'm not sure if he heard me or not. I guess he didn't. He just kept walking. I followed after him. "MICHAEL WAIT!" I yelled. He turned around. "What?" He asked harshly. "I'm sorry." I said. "I'm sorry." I said over and over again. I saw him loosen up a bit. Tears started to form in my eyes. "Why are you sorry? Why are you crying?" He asked while walking up to me. I didn't say anything I just stood there lost in my own thoughts. Michael wrapped his arms around me and I just completely broke down. "Shhh. It's gonna be okay. Calm down princess." He said. I calmed down a little and looked up at him. "What's wrong?" He asked while wiping tears away. "All the relationships I've been in I either got abused or they left me because of my depression." I said quietly.
"All the relationships I've been in I either got abused or they left me because of my depression." Mira said quietly. Why would any one want to hurt her? She's so amazing. "Mira I would never leave you. I would never hurt you. You're beautiful and amazing. How could anyone ever leave you?" I said. A small smile appeared on her lips. "Thank you Mikey." She whispered. I just engulfed her in a tight hug. Then someone cleared their throat. Mira turned to see who it is. "Are y'all done now?" Melissa said. We just looked at each other and laughed. "Come inside we ordered pizza and we're gonna watch ouija." Melissa said. "You know I hate scary movies." Mira said while giving her the death glare. Melissa just laughed and walked back in the house. I was about to go inside but Mira stopped me. "What's wrong?" I asked. "Mikey look over there." She said while pointing. "What? It's just a man." I said. "He keeps looking over here and waving at me." Mira said quietly. I didn't say anything. I just slowly dragged her back in the house.
*DING DONG* the doorbell rang. "Ding dong goes ding." I said and Mira just started laughing uncontrollably. "What's so funny?" I heard luke ask while I went to the door. I figured it was the pizza man but when I opened the door I was in complete shock. "MIRA COME HERE." I yelled to her. "Coming!" She yelled back. "Look if you need more money I don't have any." She said while coming around the corner. "Melissa what's wrong?" She asked. I pulled her in front of me and she completely broke down. How did this happen? "Hey you guys okay?!" Mikey yelled. We didn't answer him we just stared at the person in front of us. "Can I come in?" The person asked. At that moment Mira ran upstairs and locked herself in my room. You could hear her loud sobs through the door. "Come in. I'll be right back." I said. The person nodded and stepped in the house.
I can't believe it. How did this happen? This is all a dream. It has to be. I ran upstairs and locked myself in Melissas' bedroom. There was a soft knock on the door. Melissa stepped inside and calmed me down. We both walked downstairs and into the living room where the person was. The person wasn't there anymore. We walked into the entertainment room to find all of them laughing and cracking jokes. I could feel my breath starting to pick up and my heart beat faster. I choked on the word that was about to come out of my mouth.
"Dad.." I said quietly