Welcome to Rileytown. I twirl around when I’m happy. I dance by myself. Because that’s who I am. And if I do something good, I give awards to myself so that maybe I’ll do something good again. […] I’d like to thank everyone who helped me get here…My friends. Because true friends let you be who you are. I’d also like to thank you. Because this was hard. But I’ve grown today, So, thank you.
The following day Riley met up with Zay. By then he’d learnt of Riley’s arrival through Lucas and was coaxed into giving Riley a letter. The second Riley took the envelop with her name scrawled on the front she knew the handwriting belonged to Lucas. Reluctantly she accepted it and slipped it into her bag.
Twenty-four hours later Riley sits in her London bedroom with the unopened letter resting on the sheets in front of her. Nervously the brunette chews on her thumbnail unsure if she should open it or not. Riley knew the letter could only contain another apology from Lucas, after their talk on the subway she’s sure that would be the nature of the letter but still she cant bring herself read it.
Luckily she’s not forced to ponder that option for very long as her parents call out for her to join them in the living room. Riley picks up the envelope and slips it in her desk drawer. Out of sight, out of mind.
TOP 50 CHARACTERS (as voted by my followers) - #49. Riley Matthews “Welcome to Rileytown, I twirl around when I’m happy. I dance by myself because that’s who I am. and If I do something good, I give awards to myself so maybe I’ll do good again.”