I breathe in deeply.

Slow, shaky breaths.

I flex my fingers. Are they moving? I can't tell, they're completely numb. I realize that I'm trembling when I adjust my position from lying flat on my back to resting on my right side.

I survived.

Well, what now? What else? Do I sit here and wait for another heart attack? Wait for my guts to pop out? Ugh, I didn't need that mental picture. But it's a very strong possibility. The sooner I accept that I'll die a painful, bloody death, the easier it'll be to lie in this bed and sit still like a good girl.

A sigh escapes me.

I don't want to be a good girl.

A long time ago, that thought would have suprised me. The me that disappeared somewhere inside myself. That person was a straight A student, was always surrounded by friends, had the coolest parents, and was the envy of everyone. I guess you could say I was popular.

I would say I was sickeningly perfect.

Well, almost perfect. I lacked the one crucial element to being accepted into that crowd of the rich and beautiful.

A boyfriend.

At least I had some sense of individuality back then because if I hadn't, I would've ran into the nearest guy's arms. But I didn't. Because I knew I didn't need anyone to always be at my side.

But that didn't last...

I can still remember...


sorry, it's kind of short but I had to cut it off here. lol, don't you hate cliffhangers?

~ Rain