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Rita went on up to bed, head still buzzing from the excitement of the evening. The lights, the food, the bubbles. It was the recipe for a completely perfect evening. Still, there was something missing. 

She had fun with Eva and Sterling, but part of her wished for a real friend to enjoy the evening with. Someone who liked her for her, and not as a tenet. Jimmy would have loved the Spice Festival. Or Wendell. Or Abby. 

Two of those friends were lost to her forever, and it made her heart feel heavy and sore. Only Abby was still an option. So Rita made up her mind: come morning, she’d give Abby a call, and see if she’d like to hang out. Rita would have one good friend in this city, if it was the last thing that she did. 

She sprayed her bed for monsters, as she always did back home. Rita had changed a lot over the last few weeks, but in many ways, she was still the same. As much as she would like to pretend differently, she was still a kid in a teenager’s body. Rita still had a long way to go before she became the person she wanted to be.

Love yourself

ARIES: love the way your head makes decisions before you can think about things, love the passion that drives through your blood, love the way your body looks

TAURUS: love the atmosphere in your soul, love your adorable curves, love your calming voice that helps others get through their day

GEMINI: love your happy smile, love the way your personality shines through no matter what people say, love the way you talk

CANCER: love the way you always help people and care about people, love your empathy, love the way you let a little, beautiful tear come out

LEO: love your pride when you’re feeling down, love your self-confidence, love the warm, fuzzy feeling when craving for someone or something

VIRGO: love the way you overthink things for the best, love the way you solve problems, love your crave for any knowledge

LIBRA: love the way you handle social situations, love your indecisiveness because it might help you at times, love the impression you leave

SCORPIO: love your intensity, love your craving for more love and attention, love the way your heart beats when thinking of something that makes you happy

SAGITTARIUS: love your imperfections for they are beautiful, love your sense of humor, love the way you are always down for new things

CAPRICORN: love the way your eyes widen when you hear something you’re interested in, love that people look up to you, love your looks

AQUARIUS: love your uniqueness, love the way you feel safe when being around your favorite people, love the excitement you feel when you create something

PISCES: love the way your mind drifts away sometimes, love your old soul, love your advice because people need to hear it