|Caffeine's an Addiction
Author: FallenAngelX PM
Emmaline starts off as your average teen girl. But growing up changes everything, for better and worse. Will horrors of her past weigh her life down forever, or will fame change it all? And will getting older really mean she'll find someone she loves?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance - Chapters: 10 - Words: 8,275 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 03-23-08 - Published: 08-27-07 - id: 2408209
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A/N: I'm writing again, after what, five months? I probably won't have any of my other stories up for a while (though I promise, I will finish most of them, and put them back on), but I am going to be updating this one frequently. Maybe every other day. Three days at most. Let's see how long before that becomes a lie.
Music pumped through the speakers as the party started to fill. I sat uncomfortably on the couch, hoping someone I knew would show up soon. Parties made me nervous; there were too many people to impress, too many mistakes that could be made. It didn't help much that teens all over were filling cups with beer; some even shooting up.
To my relief, I saw my boyfriend of four months, Tyler Cohen, walk up to me.
"Hey, Emmaline," he said, kissing me briefly.
"Hi," I mumbled, glancing at the obnoxiously obvious red plastic cup in his hand. I had seen plenty of people who have drank before, but I never thought Tyler would.
"When'd you start drinking, Ty?" I asked, not liking how he could possibly ruin his life with the one cup.
"Tonight. Saw the beer, figured, why not? Only young once, you know," he told me calmly. I bit my lip; just because we were young didn't mean we were stupid.
"Well," I said slowly, "Maybe you shouldn't." I knew as soon as I said it, it was a bad idea.
"Well," he said, "Maybe you shouldn't tell me what to do." His tone was colder than I had expected, and he looked at me with nothing but disgust.
"Fine," I told him, trying not to let it get to me, "Ruin your life."
I didn't expect the slap. It was echoed loud, and I noticed everyone's eyes on us, including my friend Will, who had just walked in the room.
I heard a bunch of people start yelling at Tyler, some telling him to hit me again, and even noticed the fight that started out between him and Will. But I kept staring ahead, not believing what had happened.
I had no idea what was starting.