28. MissingA Chapter by CrimsonBlaze
Chapter 28- Ashley’s POV- Missing
“We can’t just tell Shido and Odessa she jumped out the window in the middle of the night and expect them to NOT have a heart attack!” I yelled, shaking my head, literally ready to pull out chunks of my chocolate brown hair out of frustration.
It all started when I woke up. We all slept together on the large bed, Tess and Zara on each side, me and Stuey sandwiched in the middle all snug and warm. She left a post it note on her pillow, which was straightened enough so it would block me from rolling over off the bed. It said clearly: Don’t freak I went with the guys! This didn’t surprise me at all. Typical of her really. Zara was the type to hang out with the outcast boys, and judging by the childhood photo I sifted through when I was hanging out at her house, it was plainly apparent that she didn’t have many female friends back then.
I was the first to wake up among the other three, who seemed to be snoozing away peacefully, bunched up together. Problem was, Libby’s side of the bed, was made and empty with five blue post it notes attached to the fabric with Libby’s scrawled handwriting. At first I thought she might have ran off with Zara to the boys’ side, but after skimming over the delicate blue squares, I tried to take it all in.
Sorry guys I just received a call from Sean saying that they were stranded in one of the local stores. They need help and I’ll probably be staying there for awhile, or for tonight or today. Don’t get me wrong okay? Oh, and tell Mat that we’re over. We NEED to split. Mat, if you’re reading this, I’m sorry. I can’t go on like this okay? We can still be friends and kendo buddies, but nothing more… I’ll explain if I possibly get back. Please don’t flip the f**k out and keep safe. If I don’t return within one day, I’m probably dead. If so, leave WITHOUT ME.
DON’T FLIP THE F**K OUT,
So you could probably guess what I did next. I flipped out, banging my head on the wall, and rapping my fist against the windows, trying to bite back tears. In the process of my flipping out tantrum, Stuey and Tess woke from their heavy slumber, pushing themselves up groggily before realizing what was missing from the puzzle. I shoved the notes into their befuddled faces and left it at that. “Okay, it’s official,” announced Tess, shaking her head, holding up the post it notes. “This squirrel is out of her MIND! There’s no chance she’ll survive!”
“Like seriously,” agreed Stuey, a look of worry plastered on her pale face. “I’ll try texting her. She said she received notice from Sean, so she has got to have her phone!”
“True,” I said, trying to calm down, slumping back onto the bed. “But poor Mat! They just broke up so abruptly for whatever the reason!”
“Mat doesn’t know that though,” Tess pointed out, walking towards the window. “But she couldn’t have gotten too far! I mean, Wegmans is the only local store near here, but it’s ten minutes by car, and if she ran, she couldn’t have made it…”
Stuey ogled at a group of zombies wandering out in the streets and on the sidewalks, their backs slumped forward, faces blank, mouths hanging open. She held up her cellphone"still no answer from the dreaded girl. I felt a shiver of through my spine as I tried to accept the fact Libby could be dead. I mean, she HAD to be alive, right? My friend, who was part of our group ever since tiny children"it can’t end this way… “Don’t be like that Tess!” protested Stuey, as she clipped up her brown hair in that crisscross pattern, tossing her a brush with one hand. “Be optimistic! We’re talking about the top female kendo sensei here!”
“Well the squirrel didn’t answer yet right?”
Stuey shot daggers at Tess, leaving me the one to end the upcoming fuming battle. “Let’s stop with Libby okay?” I forced myself to say, stepping between them. “Let’s worry about Ma"“
“GUYS! GUYS! ODESSA AND SHIDO WERE FREAKING KISSING! KISSING!”
“Oh my god really?”
“WHAT THE F**K?!”
“Aw how cute!” I bleated, trying to hide my surprise.
Way to go for Zara to burst with bearing news of happiness, a grin on her face, looking all pretty and optimistic. Too bad we had to shoot her down into the abyss of darkness again. Where’s Libby?” she questioned, frowning, a nervous cloud taking over.
Tess and Stuey concealed their emotions, averting their eyes from Zara’s wondering gaze. I closed the door, motioning Zara to the bed where we both silently sat down. I took a deep breath, placing a hand on her shoulder. “Zara,” I began slowly. “She’s gone.”
© 2012 CrimsonBlaze
Added on May 20, 2012
Last Updated on May 20, 2012
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