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Liana mulled over what to wear. Hmm… Maybe the adorable panda PJs? Those were sure to get a few ” AWW!’s from Lily, at least. But it had to be Ella’s style, or else she would spend most of her time with Rachel.
It was simple.
After spending 30 minutes deciding what to wear, Liana picked out a white skirt with a showy tank top and black jeggings. She slipped on black converse, but changed her mind at the last moment to sparkly white heels. Liana sighed. Fashion wasn’t her thing.
It was after school, at 4:30 when Liana finally walked out of her house proudly. She had actually done some make-up, instead of just dabbing on cherry lip balm.
Liana had her hair in loose ringlets trailing down her back, and her eyes were fresh and dewy ( She had actually used the cucumbers this time) earning her whistles from the passing boys.
Of course, they really didn’t know what trouble she had to go through. First, Liana had slathered her hair with hair spray ( which was hair-glue, mind you) and then she had blow dried it until her scalp burned. She had to have her hair up in hand-curlers for about 1 hour. 120 minutes wasted to make her beautiful straight hair into a tangly mess of curls.
Her clothes, of course, had to be hand picked and Liana had strained her eyes for ages before finding the perfect combo.
She gave one of the boys a dazzling smile ( She had spent 3 hours in front of the mirror trying not to look like a dork) which made him blush raspberry.
Liana flung her white brocaded hand bag over her shoulder, and started the long walk to Rachel’s house. She arrived in front of a huge mansion. She checked her GPS. Surely she was wrong! This wasn’t Rachel’s house, was it?
Liana’s heart beat stopped cold when she saw 3 girls standing at the front. One self-absorbed girl, face caked with too much make-up, one natural looking, but pretty, and one easy-going sweet girl.
So Rachel Lynderson was rich.
Liana ran up to the Victorian-style main pagoda, while staring around in awe. ” Bet you’re room is the size of the pantry.” a mean voice sneered quietly. Liana jumped.
She turned around, face to face with the ” Queen Bee” herself. Liana grimaced. Not this talk again.
Liana walked in haughtily while a man dressed like a penguin held open the door for them. He had probably been trained to look solemn and never laugh.
Lily caught up with her. ” Hey Liana! You look amazing!” she laughed. Liana wondered how Lily remained so joyful all the time.
As she chattered with Lily, Liana looked around in awe. There were tall marble sculptures and high ceilings, painted with intricate designs.
The velvet carpet felt soft under Liana’s thin heels and she subtly touched a brocaded silk curtain, falling across the room.
” It’s so beautiful, right?” a familiar voice spoke behind her. Liana turned around and saw Ella’s bright green eyes shining with happiness.
It was the first time Ella had spoken to Liana in days. She smiled and held out her hand. ” Friends?” Ella whispered. ” Friends.” Liana said firmly.
She linked arms with Ella, ignoring the venomous glares that Rachel was sending her. Without a word, Rachel led them up to the balcony, around the circling staircases. ” This is my room.” she said unfeelingly, pointing at a modern glass door, with golden fringes around the handles.
Liana leaned over the staircase, watching the floor swirl. She was reminded of the Guggenheim Museum, though without the artistic license.
Then suddenly, Liana felt herself falling in mid air. The world around her was in slow motion, and she heard a deafening crack, and everything went black.
Dun Dun Dun! What do you think happened? Okay, that’s it for today, see ya tomorrow!