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Chapter 6 – Kitty (One year earlier)

“Why do I also have such horrible cards when we play this game?” Maya whined loudly as she sorted through the cards she was holding. Her comment was meet with laughter from all of us.

Jude, Milly, Aiden, Jonah, Blake, Maya and I were playing Old Maid at one of the tables in the library.

“Bad luck, Maya,” Blake smirked at her as he picked a card from Maya’s hand and compared it to the ones in his own hand. “I have a pair,” he announced as he placed the cards face up on the table.

“Screw you,” Maya complained. She sounded angry, but there was a smile on her lips proving to me that she was joking around. Maya hadn’t been acting herself lately, so seeing her smiling and being happy managed to make me feel better as well.

“Katarina,” I heard someone say from behind me. I turned to see George Sonnier. I had a crush on him since year 7. I felt my cheeks turn red. George Sonnier knew my name

“I was wondering if I could talk to you, alone,” he said flashing his gorgeous smile.

“Of course,” I replied hoping I was not extremely red. I stood up from the table and followed George away from my friends.

George grinned at me. “I was wounding if you wanted to go on a date with me?”

“I would love to,” I exclaimed, speaking way too fast. “It just I thought you were dating Grace?”

“Grace and I broke up last week,” he told me.

“I am sorry to hear that,” I replied.

“I will pick you up at seven” he replied as he turned to walk off, leaving me smiling like the complete idiot that I was.

Millie walked back to me a few minutes after George left. “What did he want?” she said grumpily.

“To ask me out,” I chirped.

Millie looked at me in confusion. “I thought George was dating Grace,” Millie stated.

“They broke up,” I explained happily, still in my own little imaginary world.

“I don’t trust him,” Millie stated harshly.

I stopped smiling and turned to face her. “Why not?” I demanded.

“Kitty we are the losers of the school. Why would someone like George to ask you out unless it was a joke,” Millie explained to me.

“Are you saying that no one could ever like me,” I demanded angrily.

“Kitty, I didn’t mean it like that,” Millie said.

“Or are you just jealous that for once, someone likes me better than you,” I said getting angrier with every word.

“Kitty.”

“Just leave me alone,” I yelled her.

Millie signed before turning and walking back towards our friends.

I didn’t follow her. I knew Jonah, Jude, Aiden, Blake and Maya would judge me just like Millie had. Instead, I walked off and spent the rest of lunch time alone.

After lunch, I had a math class that I shared with both Millie and Maya, but I ignored both of them by sitting on the opposite side of the room. Even our maths teacher Miss Young noticed something was wrong, and asked me during the lesson if I was alright. I just told I was fine, and she left me alone as well.

George came and picked me up from my house at seven as he promised. Both my parents were at still at work so no one saw me leave. I was wearing a white lace top and light green skirt. My dark brown hair was out. For once I was not wearing my glasses but transparent contacts.

“You look pretty,” George told me as I followed him to the taxi.

“Thank you,” I replied.

Inside the taxi, George passes me a blindfold. “I want it to be a surprise,” He told me. I smiled and put the blindfold on.

When we arrived at our destination, George led me blindfolded out of the taxi. I didn’t know where I was, so I just followed his instructions as I went inside the building I heard the door slam behind me.

George dropped my hand, and I felt something wet hit me. I then heard laughter. I pulled the blindfold off.

I was in Angelica’s house. Standing in front of me wasn’t Angelica through.

It was Grace.

I looked over my body I was covered in a weird reddish, brown liquid. Grace was holding an empty tub laughing.

“Did you really think George would ever like a loser like you,” she giggled.

I looked around the room and saw Angelica, Alesia, George, Jason, Toby, Renate, Xavior, Austin, Denise and Lisa all laughing at me. Tabitha was also in the room, but she was not laughing. Each one of them held a tub like Grace, but they were all full

They each took turns to come forward and tip their tubs over my head while laughing at me. I turned away and ran out the door.

“See you later loser,” Xavior yelled after me.

I cried as I walked along the footpath. I wasn’t thinking about where I was going. I just knew that I wanted to be far away from there.

Before I knew it, I was in front of Millie house. I walked up to the front door and rang the doorbell. It was Millie who answered.

“You were right,” I told her.

Millie didn’t give me any snide comments like ‘I told you’. Instead, she smiled sadly and let me in.

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