AN- Okay, Sorry about the confusion about the dates. It was Saturday, April 13, not Saturday April 14. I'm going to go back and change it soon. *****

Will and I kept running, running through the second class area of the deck and past the guards to the first class part. Here we started slowing down because people in first class tended to a bit more snotty about people running around. Our panting still attracted some stares, but at least we weren't making a mad dash through crowds. Will quickly let go of my hand and we proceeded on.

I was on the top of the world at that moment. I was outside, on a beautiful, if cold night, and I was with Will, who I now knew I definitely had feelings for. We smiled at each other as I guided him towards my cabin. Before we got to the entrance to my hall, I stopped Will.

"I want to be more than friends," I simply said and began walking off. I could feel Will grinning behind me, as his obvious happiness wasn't too hard to miss. Then it was his turn to catch up and stop me. Instead of words he just hugged me tightly and I hugged him back. After that we went on, this time holding hands.

The corridors were brightly lit, almost a little too brightly. Unfortunately I couldn't see that well ahead, and I didn't see two figures standing outside my cabin door. Two figures that, had I seen them I would have run away from them. But apparently they could see me because my mother called out to me.

"Elizabeth Alane Lamond! Where have you been this entire day? The only thing we've heard from you was from Alexandria; she told us you were with somebody from third class," she paused and looked at Will as we approached, "and obviously she was right." That flared me up.

"Mum! You don't even know Will and already you are acting as if he's some scum from the underworld. If you would just get to know him you wouldn't think that!"

"We're sorry dear," my father said, "we are just in a tight spot. Alexandria's father is my boss and he could fire me at any moment if he believes you're around this boy. We really have no problem with him we just don't want you to be seen.." I cut him off abruptly.

"You just don't want your daughter to be seen with someone from third class!"

"No dear, just stay out of sight for a bit. As soon as your father can find another job we do not care who you are friends with, and we would really love for you to be all sorts of different people. People of different nationalities.." I cut my mother off.

"Like you care. All you want is money. That's all you live for."

"Honey, that's not true. We need it for your grandfather. He's sick and his ailment is going to cost a lot of money to cure. Plus we want you to have the finest education possible. Surely you, know that. We really care about you honey." Their faces were sincere, but the truth was is that I didn't want to believe them. I didn't want to believe they actually were kind. All my life I had thought of them as mean parents who didn't care; old habits are hard to break.

"You don't care. And you never will!" I walked quickly towards my door, but turned back to Will. "I had a great time today and I can't wait to see you tomorrow." I smiled, but my face darkened as I looked at my parents. "And I hate you." I opened my door, then slammed it shut and locked it. I breathed a sigh of relief. What a day.