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  • Mood: Uneasy
  • Listening to: Nightwish ~ She Is My Sin
  • Eating: Tostitos chips
  • Drinking: iced tea
Tomorrow I turn eighteen years old...

I'm a little excited but it also feels really weird. I don't think I'm ready to be an adult. I want to stay a teenager longer~
But my classmate Bianca said that being eighteen is just the same as being seventeen. People say it's the same except you can vote. So I'll take some comfort in that :pat:

My friend Delia remembered that my birthday is tomorrow and she hugged me today :aww: My friend Moxie said she would give me a present :D :heart:

For my birthday tomorrow, I'm going to an Indian restaurant with my family (I LOVE Indian food :D) and I'm having ice cream cake :) For presents I mostly just asked for a few books, as I do every year ^^; My mom said I was always like that; she said even when I was little I only asked for two things on birthdays and Christmas :XD:
I will still go to school, karate, and on dA on my birthday :)

Though I turn eighteen tomorrow, I'm a senior in high school. I still look much younger than eighteen, people say I look like I'm fifteen or sixteen ^^;

:rose: This has been StrongButGentle :icontea-plz:
*Heaven's P.O.V.*


That night, when I put on my coral-colored tanktop and gray sweatpants for bed, I stood there for several moments with my hands on my hips, the lamp still on.

I was amazed by all of that. I could still feel Dante's touch. It had soothed and cooled the passionate heat that had burdened my body for days, like aloe on a sunburn. I had no idea what had happened, yet I also somehow knew exactly what had happened.

How could such a dangerous man have been so harmless and still, when with me? Could I have given him that peace?

I lay flat on my bed, looked at the ceiling, and sighed, intoxicated with the elation.

My phone buzzed on my nightstand. I picked it up to see a text from Dante.

Will I see you again bella?

I texted back, Definitely

~

I sat down to lunch with my friends Jennifer, Vivienne, and Nina on Monday.

"Hey, Heaven, you've seemed really burned out for the past week. We were planning a sleepover at Vivienne's this weekend," Jennifer offered.

That actually sounded great to me. It would give me a break from schoolwork, I could reconnect with my friends and have fun, I wouldn't have to worry about keeping anything from my family, and I could be away from Dante and push away those messy, overtaking romantic feelings...

I gave an honest smile. "That sounds good. I can be there."

They all smiled. "Great," Vivienne said.

Vivienne was a trustworthy friend that you could be comfortable around. I knew I would be safe at her house for the night.

~

We did what we did at the sleepover that Friday night; had pizza and ice cream, watched chick flicks, talked about anything and everything. It was so simple and fun and safe that I forgot my cares and the secret that lurked beneath.

Just up until we started to talk about boys.

Jennifer blushed. "I'm dating Joseph Evans."

The girls squealed in excitement. "For how long?" Vivienne asked.

"Four weeks," Jennifer replied. "I met him over the summer."

"Awwwhhh," we all said in unison.

"Have you kissed?" Nina asked.

"Yes," Jennifer whispered.

The girls all screamed.

"What do you think of him?" I asked.

"I think he's cool, and nice, and funny...and cute."

Nina snorted with laughter.

"He's really a gentleman." Jennifer smiled.

I was happy for Jennifer, but I didn't smile back. Why couldn't I have fallen for a nice guy like that? A simple, nice, innocent, sensitive guy close to my age? Instead of...

"Alright, here it is." Nina stood up. "I'm dating Chris Foster."

The girls screamed even louder. "Score!" Vivienne shouted.

Chris Foster was a rich, popular eighteen-year-old boy who lived close outside of Temmerton. His parents were known and respected for their hard work and great contribution to society and charity. See, why couldn't I have fallen for someone like that?

"What about you, Vivienne?" Jennifer asked. "How's it been going for you?"

Vivienne had been wtih Jacob Strauss for two years now. They got along very well, really liked each other, maybe even loved each other, and they had a healthy, strong relationship of respect and compatibility.

"I'm still with Jacob..." Vivienne started. "And...I think I'm going to marry him."

The girls all squealed again. "That's so beautiful!" Jennifer cried.

"What about you, Heaven?" Nina asked me suddenly.

I was silent for a moment. "Uhh...I'm not with anybody." It definitely wasn't the whole truth, but it wasn't a lie either. There was this whole thing was Dante, but I truly wasn't in a relationship with him or anybody.

"What? Really?" Nina seemed shocked.

"Yeah...I guess I'm just waiting." I murmured.

Jennifer smiled. "You'll find someone."

~

I knew by now that I wouldn't be able to sleep for half the night. I closed my eyes two-thirds of the way so the girls would think I was asleep.

"Hey, are you awake?" I heard someone whisper.

I turned over and saw Nina. "Yeah."

"I have to tell you something...I haven't told anyone else. I have to get it out." Nina looked at the floor.

"Yeah?"

She paused, then took a breath. "I slept with Chris Foster. I lost my virginity to him...I even told him my real name. Please don't tell anyone. I'm really into him, but...if my parents find out..." She gasped and shuddered as tears rolled down her cheeks.

Nina had immigrated from Spain as a child. Her real name was Magdalena Cruz, and her parents had changed it to Nina. It was only Nina's close friends who knew her real name...or so I had thought.

I sat up and hugged her. "It's ok. I won't tell anyone. I promise."

She wrapped her arms tightly around me. "Thanks so much." Then she pulled away. "I feel so much better telling someone...Do you really not have a boyfriend?" she asked in a calmer voice, wiping the tears from her cheeks.

Could I tell her?

I could. I had promised not to tell anyone that she had slept with Chris, so she wouldn't tell anyone my secret.

"Well, actually...I'm really taken with Dante Sorrentino," I confessed quietly. It felt really weird and almost taboo to say, but so good to get the weight off my chest.

Nina looked at me in blank shock and said nothing for a minute. "Wow...well, he is attractive. But you should definitely stay away from him."

I nodded. No matter what I felt and what actions I took, I knew that she was right.
Poison - Chapter 8
Aaaaand here's Chapter 8. Gosh, I'm just cranking out this story...yesterday I wrote and submitted three chapters :omg:
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  • Mood: Uneasy
  • Listening to: Nightwish ~ She Is My Sin
  • Eating: Tostitos chips
  • Drinking: iced tea
Tomorrow I turn eighteen years old...

I'm a little excited but it also feels really weird. I don't think I'm ready to be an adult. I want to stay a teenager longer~
But my classmate Bianca said that being eighteen is just the same as being seventeen. People say it's the same except you can vote. So I'll take some comfort in that :pat:

My friend Delia remembered that my birthday is tomorrow and she hugged me today :aww: My friend Moxie said she would give me a present :D :heart:

For my birthday tomorrow, I'm going to an Indian restaurant with my family (I LOVE Indian food :D) and I'm having ice cream cake :) For presents I mostly just asked for a few books, as I do every year ^^; My mom said I was always like that; she said even when I was little I only asked for two things on birthdays and Christmas :XD:
I will still go to school, karate, and on dA on my birthday :)

Though I turn eighteen tomorrow, I'm a senior in high school. I still look much younger than eighteen, people say I look like I'm fifteen or sixteen ^^;

:rose: This has been StrongButGentle :icontea-plz:

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Meredith
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I'm a dreamer and an artist just like all of you . . .
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I have been drawing since I was six years old. I didn't think much of my drawings, but my classmates were stunned by them. I drew a pair of pink Converse sneakers when I was nine years old, and my mom was so amazed she got me to sign it and made copies of it to everyone she knew. Then she consigned me to a ton of art courses in drawing, painting, and a little of ceramics at Attleboro Art Museum in Rhode Island.
Art is a natural talent and a gift. Sports have different seasons, school ends eventually, but art stays with you forever.
To me, music and art are the most beautiful and compelling forms of self-expression and catharsis. Art is the breath of life in me; it is my passion, my joy, and my sanctuary. I draw and write whenever I feel the pull - I have much more time in the summer, but despite school, workload, and stress, I draw and write in between. I also sometimes devote half a night or a whole night to staying up to draw or write.

I mostly do photography, anime art, fan art, realistic drawings, and literature. I have over 400 art pieces, I am the founder of Ran-maoFC and I update my journal entry every few days to weekly :)

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Happy Birthday to you Meredith! :huggle: :hug: :glomp: :cake: :party: :dance: :boogie: :w00t: :squee: :happybounce:

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