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Chapter 5


[ Marshmallow and Anna Marie - Friends]

Piper

I wake up this morning and do my morning routine before going to school. I wear my blue jean shorts with my simple white tee that wrote 'Bruh' on it. I love it by the way. I just let my hair fall because I'm just too lazy to tie it up. Just after I finish it all, I grab my bag also my phone and leave the room.

I am Piper Thompson and I'm 18 years old. I have a younger sister but my grandma is the one who takes care of her now while me, I live with my dad because my dad can't afford to accommodate both of us. So he decided to send my younger sister at my grandparent's.

You guys might wonder where is my mom right? Well, let me tell you. My mom died since I was eight. I remembered it all to well why my mom got into an accident. She was so angry with my dad because she found out that my dad seeing another woman behind her back. That's mean he's cheated on my mom.

That night, I hear my mother's voice so loud. I can hear screaming, crying and all. I can't do anything about it because I'm just eight years old. I hug my younger sister tightly because she kept crying because of the noise. She only two months that time. Then, after a few minutes, the voices are gone. I see my mom, brought her luggage bag. Before she went out, she came to me and my younger sister then hug us. She kisses both of us and leave us just like that. That time, I cried so hard and want to go with my mom but I can't because she asked me to stay.

I cried and cried until I fell asleep. When I woke up the next morning, I saw my dad wearing a suit which is so unusual. I asked him and he told me that my mom died in an accident last night. I still little that time so all I do was cried so hard. That time, I don't know what to do and what to say. I just sit next to my dad and hoping that he won't leave me just like my mom did. I still didn't care if she wants to bring his mistress at home because I can't say anything.

After one year my mom's death, he got married to a woman that he cheated with behind my mom. That time, I feel angry fill my whole body and hatred towards that woman. She was the reason my mom died. I hate my dad for marrying her. I hate both of them but I hate that woman who happened to be my stepmother more than I hate my dad. My dad still my dad. Even though I hate him, I can't hate him forever but for that woman, I can hate him forever until I die.

I walk downstairs and go to the dining room to see my dad and that whore are having some serious conversation. I'm hiding behind the walls and try to hear what they're talking about. I'm not a busy body type but I think this is important and I need to hear it.

"I want to meet my daughter. It's been a long time now..." Laila said. Well, that's her name which I hate it so much.

"Daughter?"My dad asks. Daughter? Means I have a step-sibling? Why I never meet him or her before? I keep listening to their conversation.

"You will help me to find my daughter right? I miss her so much but first I need to find my ex-husband." What the heck? She also cheated on her husband to be with my father? Did she leave her daughter? So heartless. It's true what people said, love is blind.

"Honey, don't worry I will help you find them. Then you can meet her and when you meet her, we will live as a happy family." I roll my eyes. He's the one who happy while I'm never happy because I will never be as long as Laila is still married to my dad.

"I guess now she's already 18, same age with Piper. They might be a best friend when they meet up soon. " Ew! No way in hell. Same age with me?! Like seriously? Ewww hell no! Never in my life want to have a step-sibling that has the same age as me. That's disgusting.

"I'm sure they will but I think let's not tell her yet about this because she might be surprised." Want to keep secret from me huh? In your dream because I'm here to hear all of it.

"I miss her so much. Can't wait for the day I meet her."

"I know honey, I know." My dad said. "So when we're going to find her?" My dad asks.

"I don't even know where is she now. I don't think that they still in the same house now. It's been more than five years."

"We can try to find them. I can help you, honey. I'm here for you." My dad said.

"Thanks, Gerald." So disgusting.

"Oh yeah, what her name?" Yes, the name! I really want to know the name of that whore.

"It's Adrienne Nelson." What?!?! Adri-Adrienne? It can't be my own best friend. No way in hell I'm best friend with the daughter of my mom's killer. No no!! Is Adrienne my step-siblings? It can't be!! I feel my body fill with anger out of the sudden. I can't believe the person that I thought my best friend actually my step sister. I don't want to! I don't like Laila and I will hate you too Adrienne. No matter what because you have that killer blood running in you. I don't like it! I need to do something.

"It is true?" I walk in and ask them.

"What true? " My dad asked me back. 

"This whore has a daughter?!" I can't help myself but feel so angry with it.

"Piper! Watch what you said!" My dad said.

"Yes Piper, I do have a daughter but I never meet her after the day I left her," Laila said and I scoffed.

"Oh, you want to meet your filthy daughter huh? You know she is my fucking best friend who happened to be my very first enemy from this second. It's all because of you. Can't you just stop making my life miserable?! Why you have to ruin all of it?!" I said with mad tone.

"W-what you mean? You know her?" She asks.

"Yes, I am. You can go and meet you stupid daughter and say 'Adrienne, I'm your mom. I'm so sorry to leave you when you're a baby because of I'm in love with Piper's dad. I miss you so much' and maybe she will accept you."I said.

"Piper enough! Go school now before I lose mind to you!"My dad shouts at me. I walk out from the house and slammed the door.

I walk to school because I don't have a car. My dad just works as a Clark. You can say that I'm poor but actually not really because that whore works as a kindergarten teacher. After a few minutes of walking, I know I'm already late. So I just skip my first class and sit and the cafeteria. There are a few students here too which is good. I just put the earphone on and hear to some music in my phone.

Suddenly I feel someone tap on my shoulder and when I look up, I see Betty and her friends standing there looking at me. I take out my earphone and look at them. "Yes?" I ask.

"You're Piper right?" Betty asks and I just nodded my head.

"Good." She said and three of them take their seat.

"Looks like you didn't get into your class." She said.

"I arrive late and I make a decision to not go to class or else I will get the detention. What about you guys? What are you guys here?" I ask.

"We have some practice earlier and we have the permission." I just nodded my head at it. "You know what, you have a good body. Maybe you can join our cheerleader team."She said.

"Nah my body is not that pretty," I said to her.

"Stop being humble. I know you want to be one of us right? We are inviting you now." Isn't it cool if I'm on the cheerleaders' team and be one of them?

"Do you really think that I can be on your team? I mean I want it to be honest but I'm not rich like you guys and also I'm not popular."They just laugh at me.

"You're so funny. We can help you with that as long as you be on our team. That's it. So?" I look at three of them.

"Okay, I'm in," I said to them.

"Great! Here is your uniform and from now on, you'll be on our team. So happy to get you on our team. You are beautiful, can't waste it by hanging out with a girl like Adrienne. She's not your level." I guess this is the opportunity for me to find new friends. I don't need Adrienne in my life ever again especially when I knew that her mother was the woman my dad cheated with.

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Adrienne

I meet Piper when I'm on my way to the cafeteria. "Piper?" I call her and look at what she is wearing. She is wearing a cheerleader uniform which only the teammates can wear it.

"What?" She said coldly.

"Why are you wearing a cheerleader uniform?"I ask.

"It because she already is on our team." Betty comes from nowhere I don't know and standing next to Piper while crossing her hand. I am so confused right now.

"W-what you mean? I don't understand." I look at both of them.

"Well let just cut to the chase, I'm no longer your friend. Understand?" I was shocked by Piper words.

"What? Piper, you kidding me, right? I mean why out of sudden? We're don't have any problem before this in our friendship." I said and the tears start to fill my eyes.

"Awe our Adrienne, I'm so pity of you but Piper is my friend now. Not you. So bye Adrienne." Betty said and walk away with Piper. I ran towards the toilet and get inside one of the doors. I locked it and sit on the bowl. I cry because I can't believe Piper did his to me. I didn't do anything to her. We didn't even have some misunderstood between us. I wipe my tears and take a deep breath.

I unlock the door and go to the sink and wash my face. Then, I take some tissue to wipe my face off. My eyes red and swollen because I cried so hard. I walk out from the toilet and walk to the lab. When I walk in, I relief that the teacher didn't in yet. I go to my seat and didn't even greet Joel because I don't have any mood to do that. I can feel that Joel look at me now but I just look at my book.

"Are you okay?" He asks me.

"Yes." That's all I reply. 

"Oh okay."He said and clear his throat. The teacher keeps explaining the new topic but I can't focus on it thinking about Piper's betrayal. She's the only girl I close with. I only have her as my best friend but now I have no friend.

When the bell rings, I wait until all the students leave the lab. Joel also takes a leave but then he turns around and sits next to me.

"You can tell me what's wrong if you want to." He said and then my tears come out from my eyes.

"I was betrayed by my own best friend. She even insults me in front of the students." I tell him and wipe my tears.

"You want to tell me the whole story?" He asks carefully.

"I'm not ready to share about it. Thanks for your concern, Joel."I said to him and give him a smile and he smiles back at me.

"That's fine but if you need someone to talk to, you can find me and the boys. We will listen to your story." He said and I  nodded my head. I wipe my tears and I put my things in my bag.

"Thanks again for accompanying me. I will get going now. Willy is waiting for me. See ya."I said and walk away to find Willy in the cafeteria.

"See ya." I heard he said.

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