Myra twirled in the mirror as she evaluated her third outfit change.
She eventually settled on a red crop top with a white 23 on it, with high-waisted jean shorts to accommodate the hot weather. Her brother probably wouldn’t like it, but her thoughts would rather be elsewhere right now. She brushed her hair from her shoulders and bent over to fix the laces on her white converse high-tops. She scurried down the stairs, the sound of her feet jolting Talon up from dozing. He took one look at her in frowned, he didn’t want her leaving, but he knew he couldn’t change her mind.
“I won’t be out long Tally.” She said, lightening his mood, she skipped over to give him a kiss on the cheek and he stopped her as she backed away. “Don’t be out long, be safe….Promise?” She wanted nothing but to ease her brothers unsettled mind but she couldn’t do anything but listen to his wishes and she planed on doing just that. “Promise.” She confirmed, waving her phone at him before sticking it in her back pocket. “I’ll call if I need something okay? I can handle this.” She whispered as he let her go. “Please don’t make it rain.” He giggled and remembered how she can hear what he’s thinking, something he forgets often.
He got up to follow her to the door to make it out safe. He looked past her and saw the sun setting and thought about how he’d watch her the brightness of her smile over it any day. He looked down at her and saw the exact smile he was thinking of and he’d do anything to get her happy like that, and if it was letting her go to this party than so be it. He was surprised when she lunged at him, pulling Talon into a tight hug. He froze for a moment and then relaxed in her embrace. “Thank you” She looked into his eyes and he smiled right back down at her. She finally let him go and began to step back from him, “Be safe Milly.” She couldn’t help but laugh at all the memories shared with him, she waved goodbye and began her little walk to the house party.
Myra played with little things as she walked there, pushing leaves and rocks out of her path. She thought about the purpose of a wall. It’s meant to shield and protect you from outside things, and give you privacy. It protects your things from invaders… that’s when it hit her.
She managed to build an invisible wall within her mind, blocking anyone and everyone from what her thoughts may contain. Her breath hitched when she walked over to the only house on the block. It was huge and looked like an older house. It had light emitting from the windows and a significant amount of cars parked around it. She walked up the steep driveway, passing through a small crowd. She was full of nerves and none of them payed her any mind. Noah spotted her as he sat in front of the garage door with his friend Travis. “Hey you came.” He called her over, motioning her with his hand he stood to give her a hug. “You look cute.” He smiled, and she smiled back, trying to push back her nerves. “This is Travis, he helped me put this together.” She looked over to the tall but well built boy in sitting in the chair looking a Myra and smiling. She was quick to return it and shook the hand he held out to her. So every boy she met on her own was just going to be beautiful? “Call me Travie.” He nodded and she raised and eyebrow.
“Travie?” She giggled, she thought it was silly and the Travis guy got a kick out of her facial expressions.
“Yea, I thought it was a little fun.” He shrugged and she nodded, giving her attention back to Noah. He wants to show her around, and he wants to ask her out, nice but no she thought. That was the line for Talon, she thought but she gave him a nice grin anyways.
“Come on Myra, let me show you around.” Noah said, lightly tugging on her arm. He nodded towards the door and she could already feel the base of the music vibrating the entire house. He pushed open the door and it was full of people, the lights were dim and many people were dancing around with glowsticks on their necks. He pulled her over to a breaker box and he smirked at her confused expression. “I was waiting for you to get here before the good part.” He went to the wall to the light switch “Lights out.” He called, switching the lights off and everyone cheering their approval. She looked down at her clothes and smiling at the glowing of her numbers and the bright glow of her white shoes. “I wish you told me it was glow in the dark.” She said, loud enough for him to hear. “I’m barely glowing.” She chuckled, brushing her curls off her shoulders so they could fall down her back.
I spoke with Noah earlier and he has a huge crush on Myra, borderline obsession maybe. He refused to officially start the party until she was here. I didn’t hear her thoughts so I assumed she was a no-show and Noah started the party without her. I knew he wouldn’t be exactly happy so I wanted to get my twin and look for Noah, he was very helpful to Larry and I so I thought I should see if he was okay. I pushed myself off of the wall and admired the way the the colors of my shirt glowed and the green and white on my sneakers. My brother was somewhere downstairs and I was thinking about just leaving because I wasn’t having much fun anyways. Myra was nowhere in sight and she’s the only reason I came. I leaned down on the rail of the stairs to look for my brother but my attention was quickly adverted when a girl tapped me on the shoulder. her glowing lips were the first thing that caught my attention, she was trying to get my number, her friends dared her to ask me, perk of being able to read minds i guess. I looked behind her and saw the giggling group of girls. I offered her a close lipped smile as her voice wavered as she spoke.
“Hi, uh. You enjoying your first day here? I heard you were new.” She smiled up at me as she leaned on the rail next to me. This is when I caught a glimpse of her all white attire she had a short shirt that barely covered her top half and a white skirt. I figured she must have known about the party because she also had multiple glow sticks around her neck. “It’s fine.” I shrugged taking a small step away from her as she got closer to me.”If you need a tutor or something, I’m hella good at math so you know call me..” I let her hand me the little strip of paper. I looked at it and tucked it in my pocket, making the girls behind her squeal. She turned and silenced them and looked back up at me. “Call me Larry.” She winked and all the possible sympathy I had for her fled the scene. I had to give it to her though, it was dark. I shook my head as she walked away snickering as she joined her friends. This will be and interesting night. I turned to look for my brother again, pulling her number from my pocket and throwing it on the floor. I felt his presence but there were so many people here, and it’s such a big house. I wonder where exactly his parents went.
Eventually Noah stopped pulling me around to get drinks. He gave me a few glowsticks so I put one on my head and a couple around my wrists. I was alone and bobbing me head to the loud rap music to try and clear my head. I walked over to the table that had snacks and picked up a cup of punch. It tasted weird, I guess it was spiked but I didn’t really care. When I turned I noticed a small circle beginning to form. I maneuvered my way through the crowd to see what was going on. That’s when I saw him. The same guy I saw either.
The one that I decided I had a crush on.