Author: mysterywriter94 PM
Amelia and Halli, best friends, share a kiss. A year later, this ends up being the catalyst of a series events that will either bring the girls closer together or tear them apart forever. Mentions of abuse and other sensitive elements. Warning: some scenes may be graphic and/or triggering. Read at your own discretion.Rated: Fiction T - English - Angst/Suspense - Chapters: 34 - Words: 47,408 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 04-22-13 - Published: 12-06-12 - id: 3080589
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Prologue- Magical Moonlight
"Come on, let's go," sixteen year-old Halli whispered. Amelia was glad to follow her best friend, sneaking out at one in the morning when they couldn't sleep on the last day of summer. The two teenage girls would be grown up soon, so they wanted at least one last moment of irresponsibility before turning to the real world once and for all. They continued sneaking down the darkened streets of their neighborhood, speaking in hushed tones.
"I can hardly believe we're actually sneaking out," Amelia babbled in a whisper. She couldn't hold back the words any longer. The urge to talk had become too much. It was a lifelong problem of hers that yet to be given a cure. "I mean, we're usually goody-two-shoes always following the rules, you know? I just wish we had thought of this sooner, when getting caught wouldn't matter so much to us. But oh well, right? I don't think we have anything to lose. Our parents won't care, will they? I sure hope not."
"Shh, calm down," Halli murmured gently. Only her best friend in the whole world was able to find ways to get her to be silenced for a little while. "We're at the lake. Remember all the summers we'd spend here?" Amelia nodded, trying to remain quiet for more than a few minutes at a time.
"Why did you decide to take me here, anyways?"
"Because, I wanted to tell you that I won't be moving after all. Mom decided that moving would be too stressful for us right now, and decided to hold off till I graduated. If she ever remembers by then, that is." Amelia and Halli sat by the glass smooth lake together. It was their special place they always came to be alone. No one else seemed to know about it. Amelia shivered when her bare legs made contact with the dew she always saw on the grass in the mornings. A full moon was out, glowing mysteriously in the reflection of the lake. It was a peaceful night. For a quiet moment, the only noise that could be heard was a sweet nightingale chirping its midnight song. Amelia trembled with cold and immediately scooted closer to Halli's warm body. The brunette wrapped a comforting arm around her.
"We'll be together always, right?" Amelia asked. The tangled thoughts telling her to talk until she ran out of oxygen were unusually quiet. "Do you promise me that we'll be friends no matter what happens?"
"Of course," Halli replied without missing a beat. "Nothing could ever come between us." She looked especially beautiful in the night air. Her curvy body was something to be desired by all the boys out there. She wasn't overweight, but perfectly healthy and glowing with life. Amelia wondered what kissing was supposed to feel like. She had never kissed anyone before. Perhaps she should find out right now. Amelia looked over at her friend. She was filled with an incredible longing. It was stronger than the urge to talk until she was faint from the lack of oxygen. The absolute need was more powerful than anything she had ever felt. Unconsciously, she found herself leaning toward her.
"Amelia, what are you doing?" Halli asked in confusion. Amelia could see the exact shade of blue Halli's eyes happened to be; something very close to periwinkle. It was gorgeous and unique. She never saw a color like it in anyone else's eyes, and she loved that. Suddenly, the bird quit its song. There was nothing but silence as the moment afterwards hung in the air. Finally, Amelia broke the spell by doing what she did best-running. She picked herself up off the grass and ran away from the scene as fast as she could. Her hair was flowing out behind her in the self manufactured wind from her speed. They would not speak of this moment for an entire year.