But Baby It's Cold Outside (open to a stranger) Dec 31, 2012 10:30:00 GMT -5
Post by Kate Perselie on Dec 31, 2012 10:30:00 GMT -5
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Now it's time to build up from the bottom of the pit, right to the top
I walked into the Ice Cream Shop. Of course, that would be the place that I would head first after coming home from break. I was glad the shop was almost empty. Few people were as crazy as I was to have an ice cream on a day when snow was still on the ground. I needed some time to think. I ordered quickly. A chocolate shake seemed perfect for a day like this, and I eagerly swallowed a huge gulp. I chose a seat near a corner and sat. Did I want to be here? Being home had brought up a buttload of emotions. I missed my family so much. I didn't see any of my friends at home, but I lounged around the house with my family. Just like old times. It made me almost doubt my decision to be at Canterwood Crest. I loved it here, I really did. I knew that I was getting a good education, and I was getting better and better at riding, but somehow I still felt like something was missing. Friends. A little voice said in my head. Friends. I was friends with Sammie, the queen bee, who everyone seemed jealous of. I guess people were jealous of me too, just for being friends with her. Was that it? Sammie was the only person I could actually trust my secrets with. The only one that I could talk to in times of trouble, or when I really needed a friend. But she was the queen bee. And then I realized something. I was nobody. It made me want to cry. Instead, I took a huge drink of milkshake. And another. And another. My brain burned. I pressed my finger onto the bottom of my mouth, under my tongue, until the pain subsided. I took a breath and let it out in a sigh.
“Can I sit here?” Someone asked, interrupting my thoughts.
“Go ahead.” I muttered, even though I didn't really want to sit with anybody at the moment. I looked up to see who wanted to sit with me.