Things Taylor remembers

  • that fight, 2.30 am
  • thinking “are we out of the woods yet? Are we in the clear yet?”
  • it all too well
  • sitting by the water
  • all the city lights on the water
  • the slamming door and all the things that she misread
  • you driving to her house in the middle of the night.
  • what you said last night 
  • the look on your face lit through the darkness at 1:58
  • the swing of your step
  • him in flashbacks and echoes
  • when we broke up the first time  
  • when we couldn’t take the heat

Things Taylor wants other people to remember

  • when you hit the brakes too soon 
  • that our mums are getting older too
  • the footsteps and the words said
  • all your little brother’s favorite songs
  • her standing in a nice dress, staring at the sunset
  • today is never too late to be brand new

What Taylor can’t remember

  •  what song it was playing when she walked in
  • Harry:Oh Ginny, can we name him James Sirius Potter?
  • Ginny:*smiles kindly with a tear in her eye* Of course, love.
  • *one year or so later*
  • Harry:Ginny *puppy dog eyes* I want to honour two good men by naming him Albus Severus Potter.
  • Ginny:Um, well........ Okay?
  • *couple more years*
  • Ginny:I was thinking—
  • Harry:Lily Luna Potter, after my mum, Merlin bless her soul.
  • Ginny:
  • Ginny:You win this time, Potter.
  • *after an appropriate time period*
  • Harry:Oh, Ginny, I was thinking—
  • Ginny:Nymphadora Molly Potter.
  • Harry:Are you sure—
  • Ginny:Nymphadora. Molly. Potter.
  • *next time*
  • Ginny:
  • Harry:
  • Ginny:
  • Ginny:*opens mouth*
  • Harry:REMUS FRED POTTER!!!!!
  • *twenty years later, the Potter's are sitting around their dinner table and the youngest weaves through his various sibling to come before his father*
  • Harry:What is it, child?
  • Fawkes Sorting-Hat Potter:Why, Dad? Why?
  • Harry:That was a brave hat, Fawkes, you should be proud.
  • Ginny:*in the background* Hufflepuff! You leave Horcrux and Aberforth alone!
Bold is what you've done

1. had sex.
2. bought condoms.
3. gotten pregnant.
4. failed a class.
5. kissed a boy.
6. kissed a girl. 
7. used a little paper bag for lunch.
8. had a job.
9. slipped on ice.
10. missed the school bus.

 Total so far: 6

11. left the house without my wallet.
12. bullied someone on the internet.
13. sexted
14. had sex in public.
15. played on a sports team.
16. smoked weed.
17. smoked cigarettes.
18. smoked a cigar.
19. drank alcohol. 
20. watched “The Breakfast Club”

Total So Far: 12

21. been overweight.
22. been underweight.
23. had an eating disorder.
24. been to a wedding.
25. made fun of someone for being fat
26. been on the computer for 5 hours straight
27. watched tv for 5 hours straight
28. been late for work
29. been late for school
30. kissed in the rain

Total So Far: 19

31. showered with someone else
32. failed my drivers test.
33. ran a mile in less than 10 minutes.
34. been outside my home country.
35. been on a road trip longer than 5 hours.
36. had lice.
37. gotten fired.
38. had a credit card.
39. been to a professional sports game.
40. broken a bone.

Total So Far: 26

41. been unhappy about my weight. 
42. won a trophy.
43. cut myself.
44. had an STD.
45. got engaged.
46. been on a diet.
47. tried out to be on a tv show.
48. rode in a taxi.
49. been to prom.
50. played a drinking game.

Total So Far: 32

51. stayed up for 24 hours or more.
52. been to a concert. 
53. had a three-some.
54. had a crush on someone of the same sex.
55. been in a car accident.
56. had braces.
57. learned another language 
58. killed an animal.
59. been at a yard sale.
60. been to a Japanese steakhouse.

Total so far: 38

61. wore make up.
62. talked to someone via webcam.
63. lost my virginity before I was 16.
64. had my wisdom teeth taken out.
65. kissed someone a different race than myself.
66. snuck out of the house.
67. bought porn.
68. had a virus on my computer.
69. had oral sex.
70. dyed my hair.

Total So Far: 43

71. gone skinny dipping.
72. graduated from college.
73. wore someone else’s clothes. 
74. voted in a presidential election.
75. rode in an ambulance.
76. rode in a helicopter.
77. caught the stove on fire.
78. got in a fight.
79. met someone famous.
80. been on vacation.

Total So Far: 49

81. been on an airplane.
82. been on a boat.
83. broken something expensive.
84. had surgery.
85. kissed someone before I was 14.
86. beat a video game.
87. found something valuable on the ground.
88. made a survey.
89. stalked someone on facebook/myspace.
90. prank called someone.

Total So Far: 58

91. been to a library outside of school.
92. spent over $100 shopping in one day.
93. cut my hair and hated it.
94. peed outside. 
95. went fishing.
96. helped with charity.
97. taken a pregnancy test.
98. been rejected by a crush. 
99. been suspended from school.
100. broken a mirror.

Grand Total: 65/100


What’s incredibly fascinating to me is, what if these two people actually have a connectionWhat if literally the guy we’re supposed to hate actually loves our hero?

Sam Esmail