Dear Lord, make this day pass well. Let none get hurt and make them that do, not Shelbys. Watch John because he has so many depending on him. Watch Arthur because he’s as likely to hurt himself as anyone else. And watch Thomas. I know how he is. But he does what he does for us… I think.
Betty walks into Veronica’s house
singlehandedly carrying everything Polly could need while staying at the
“Need some help B?” Veronica asked,
grinning at a struggling Betty. Veronica knew Betty would reject her offer.
Betty was proud of her physical strength and didn’t like it when people
insisted that she couldn’t lift something heavy or that she needed help.
“I’ve got it under control.” Betty
responded, her voice barely making it through under the strain of the heavy
load she was carrying. Veronica smiled and tried not to admire Betty’s toned
arms too much.
“Which room is gonna be mine?”
Polly said, catching Veronica admiring her sister.
“Second room to the left.”
Betty and Polly walked into the
room and Betty put all of Polly’s things down with a grunt. Veronica couldn’t
help but laugh about it from the living room. After unpacking most of Polly’s
stuff, Betty and Polly walked back into the living room to say goodbye.
“I didn’t know you two were going
to unpack everything. I just wanted to give you some privacy in case…” Veronica
“I’m glad you gave us some time
alone. And don’t be too upset cause there’s still some unpacking to be done and
I’m sure Polly could use the help,” Betty said as she sat down next to Veronica
and reached for her hand. “Thank you so much for doing this V. It really means
Veronica smiled at Betty, trying to
ignore how aware she was of Betty’s hand on top of hers. “Anything for my
girl,” she responded with a smirk.
Betty got up to say goodbye to
“You’re gonna be okay here. I’ll
visit every day and we’ll figure this out,” Betty said as she hugged her older
sister. Veronica’s heart jumped at the fact that Betty would be visiting every
day. Betty broke the hug and looked at her sister with concern. Polly could see
Veronica staring at Betty through the side of her eye as she reassured her
sister that she was going to be just fine.
After Betty left, Veronica helped
Polly unpack the rest of her stuff.
“Need anything else?” Veronica
“No, no thank you. Everything is
perfect,” Polly replied. Veronica looked at her and smiled. Veronica could see
the resemblance between Polly and Betty, but there was something more about
Betty. Something that made Veronica want to be a better person, something that
made Veronica feel happy and safe, but made her heart race at the same time.
Something about Betty was perfect for Veronica.
“Uh..I think your phone is
vibrating,” Polly said, finally breaking the silence.
Veronica took her phone and left
the room. It was a text message from Betty.
B: I’m so lucky to have you in my
V: Like I said, anything for my
B: Love you, best friend.
V: I love you too.
“Best friend” Veronica shook her
head and tried to not let it bother her as she lay in her bed and tried to sleep.
The next morning:
“Good morning!” Betty said
“Morning,” Veronica responded as
she opened her locker and took out her books. Betty stood next to Veronica like
she was waiting for her to say something.
Veronica finally looked at Betty,
“You look like you have something to tell me,” laughed Veronica.
“No..I mean I do. Kinda, but not
now,” Betty responded half-nervous, half excited.
“Why not now?”
“Wait. V, are you okay?”
Veronica looked tired and Betty
could see it in her eyes despite the fact that Veronica was always well-dressed
and had her make up on.
“It’s just…your eyes.”
“What about them?”
Betty loved looking into Veronica’s eyes. Those brown eyes that were usually
filled with mischief, but were sometimes warm, loving and puppy dog-like.
“You just look a little tired.
“Yeah, I didn’t get much sleep last
“Everything okay?” Betty responded
Veronica couldn’t help but smile at
Betty’s green concerned eyes.
“Everything is perfect.”
Later that day at cheer practice:
“Veronica! Either get the moves
right or get out!” Cheryl shouted. Normally, Veronica was one of the best
cheerleaders, if not the best, and Cheryl knew that, but today Veronica seemed
tired and slow and Cheryl wasn’t going to let it go.
Veronica angrily threw her pom poms
and walked out of the gym and into the locker room. Veronica wasn’t even angry
at Cheryl, but at herself. She hated the way she was feeling and hated that she
couldn’t control it or do anything about it. Veronica only had a second to
herself, before Betty came rushing into the locker room.
“V, I’m worried.”
Betty didn’t know what to think.
“I’m just tired, B.”
“I’ve never seen you like this.
You’re always out there putting all those other girls to shame, myself included
“I’m serious. I need you out there
with me. Remember tryouts? I would’ve been a mess without you there with me.”
Veronica definitely remembered
tryouts. The kiss, her lipstick smeared all over Betty’s lips. It was a day she
probably would never forget.
“Of course I remember tryouts,”
Betty blushed as she remembered the
“Where’d your mind go?” Veronica
asked, grinning because she already knew the answer to her question.
“If I tell you, do you promise not
to laugh at me?”
“I would never laugh at you, Betty”
responded Veronica sincerely.
“When you kissed me in tryouts…that
was kind of my first kiss.”
Veronica’s eyes grew wide and she
suddenly felt all the energy come back to her body.
“Don’t look at me like that,” Betty blushed and hid her face with her hands.
Veronica reached for Betty’s hands
and moved them away from her face.
“I didn’t know. I’m sorry I took
that away from you.”
Veronica cupped Betty’s cheek and
looked at her with so much love and concern that Betty almost forgot what they
were talking about.
“I…no don’t apologize. Really, it’s
fine I actually…just don’t worry about it.”
Betty hesitated to tell Veronica
she liked it.
“Did you like it?” Veronica’s eyes
were still on Betty and Betty began to see a bit of mischief mix into the
warmth in her eyes.
“I mean…I don’t know.”
Betty was clearly flustered and
blushing and trying to look anywhere but at Veronica at this point.
Veronica chuckled and softly
pressed her lips on Betty’s cheek. Betty smiled but still wouldn’t meet
“Come on. Let’s get back out
there,” said Veronica as she grabbed Betty’s hand and led her out of the locker
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