-Two weeks later-
I am woken up by Sammy’s high pitched scream, and it’s full of joy and excitement. For some reason I feel achy, but perhaps that’s the sleeping position I used last night. My double bed had a burgundy duvet and black pillows but they are velvet soft so my head is sinking into them like quick sand. As I rest up right, I can see that it’s pure white outside meaning its day time. I glance over towards my digital alarm clock and it states that it’s eleven O’clock. I check over to my kitten calendar which is pinned up against my lavender coated wall and I have something important to do today. I can tell because whenever I have something important to do, I circle it harshly in red biro-pen and write the event down in capital letters. My eyes widen in horror, and I remember that I have almost nothing to wear for this day. It’s the day that I have been haunted by Chloe for almost two weeks now. At this moment, my Iphone vibrates on top of my bedside table and she’s ringing. I quickly take the phone in my hand, instantly answering it.
‘Hello?’ I choke as I’ve only woken up. My voice sounds sore, but I need a glass of water. I can hear Chloe screaming excitedly in the speaker phone, damaging my ears away with it. I sigh, only just about managing to make a small warm smile.
‘It’s today! We’re going to see them today!’ She squealed without making simple conversation. I mutter something underneath my breath that my mother would slap me for.
I imagine that Chloe is grinning her face off, her jaw aching with joy and pleasure. Today is the day that I am going to see Starlight. I dread this day because I have to face Sean again. I force myself to get out of my comfort zone and walk down the stairs sluggishly to my mum. I am still on the phone call to Chloe, and my mother looks at me weirdly.
‘Mum, I have to see Starlight today.’ I inform her, and she smiles.
‘Would you like me to give you a lift? She offers, and I put Chloe on speaker phone as she asks us. Mum always offers me to get to places, but I think she’s pretty busy with all the house cleaning and all that jazz. I shake my head to the offer and give her a friendly smile.
‘But would I be able to borrow a few of your clothes?’ I suddenly ask her, and she just nods.
‘Sure, go ahead!’ She smiles.
I wave her goodbye and run back upstairs again, stuffing all my music stuff in my bag. I haven’t socialized in weeks, and I feel really awkward.
The corner of my eye catches a glimpse of Sean’s note on my desk, and I stop immediately.
He’s going to be there.
I’ve tried my best to avoid him, but sometimes I have to face my fears. And meeting Sean again is one of the worse.
I walk steadily over towards the note and pick it up and dial the numbers into my phone. I’m too scared to call him so I send him a text.
I am going to see you perform, I was forced by my best friend.
After sending that message he immediately replies, and my heart skips a beat. I have never physically texted anyone other than Chloe or my parents.
Then Chloe's parents arrive outside my doorstep.
I sigh, indulging myself in the haunting nightmare that i thought I'd never really have to do.