“Are you excited to see your new house, Madelyn?” Lace called, from the front seat to the back.

“Mhmm!” Madelyn squeaked. The plane from Isla Paradiso to Monte Vista had freaked her out a little bit, causing her to talk even less than usual. 

“Heeeeere we are!” Erin sang. They pulled up outside Petty Mansion, which had been completely refurbished during their honeymoon. When Lace and Erin had called and said that they were bringing a child home with them, much to Lace’s parents surprise, the decorator had included many child-friendly features, including a playground and a child’s room. 

“Watch your step, doll. It’s raining!” Lace said, handing Madelyn an umbrella. The three walked up the steps to their new home. 

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.
You claim to love her, inside and out, but the only time you call her beautiful is when it’s 3 in the morning and I’ve already turned you down.
—  girls tell each other everything, c.j.n.
We throw around the word never likes its nothing but a small rose petal. The word never is a doubled edged sword. On one side it says ‘I will never leave you’ and on the other it says ‘I will never love you.’
—  The Word Never