"He's What?" I screamed. That was me, brown eyed, curly haired, white girl, currently getting my heart not broken, but shattered. Into small, tiny pieces. I fell to my knee's as my heart was being ripped out of my body and smashed in front of me. I thought I knew what love was. But it can't be like that.
This is why people break-up and get divorced. No one gets the "pretty pretty princess" love story that every little girl dreams about. You think that was how it was supposed to be, right? Wrong, I am living breathing proof that love sucks. Apparently love likes to leave you, until you're bitter and your heart turns cold as stone. And you quickly learn to stop caring about everyone and everything, until the tears fill up your eyes.
My traumatizing tale starts at none other then the very thing that haunts little kids nightmare's... Summer Camp. Most people fear the day their mom or dad tells them to pack everything they own into small suitcases and spend the whole summer away from them. I was different though, this wasn't just any Summer Camp, this was the ultimate Summer Camp. The L.A. All-Star Summer Camp.
"Okay, let's open them on three," I said. It was the second to last day of my 8th grade year, unlike every other kid in my grade today was my big day, not tomorrow, not the first day of high-school. Today. I had the envelope in my hand. The deciding factor of how I was going to spend my whole summer. I was soon darting my dark brown eyes around the room. You could feel my nervousness fill Selena's large, girly bedroom.
"One," Selena whispered in an excited tone. She was definitely going to make it, she is an amazing Volleyball player, she was an All-Star. And my one of my closest friends since the sixth grade. You could see the rush of excitement fill her green eyes, as they darted from me to the envelope on the floor. She wasn't nervous just "energized", and now she was practically jumping off the walls. But then again she was always like this, hyper, bubbly and ready to go. And she had the fiery, red locks to match her out-there personality.
I mean her dyed fiery locks, her mother really did loved her, what she considered boring, black brown hair. She was the exact opposite of what her mom wanted from a girl. She thought girls were supposed to be pretty in pink. Perfect, elegant, beautiful and sweet. But Selena believed in a more fun way of life. She was exciting, loving and daring, she didn't want to be her mom's perfect princess.
"Two," Cody blurted. He was my best friend whether he made it into camp or not. But he on the other hand was not as thrilled, he only applied because I told him to. Then I made him, finally I filled out the application myself and sent it in without him knowing. He mostly just, didn't care. But I have to love him, Cody and I have know each other since forever. Well if you consider forever being the second grade.
He also defended me from everyone that even thought about messing with me. And everybody knew I had the perfect “older brother” as most people called him to me. He was also the reason why only one person has ever actually hated me, the last kid that dared to tell me off was beaten up by the flagpole that afternoon. He never "officially" told anyone who punched him but people talked. They knew it was Cody, but I try not to think about things like that. I also tried not to think about that Cody doesn't like it when other guys flirt with me. He thinks he knows what they are thinking, so he somehow gets them to ignore me. But he has gotten better at letting little things like that go. Like I said, you have to love him.
"Three," We all screamed together. The amazing sound of paper tearing, then seeing their eyes darting from one side of the paper to the other. Even Cody looked a little excited and intrigued as he read his own application. Selena looked like a little girl opening her first Barbie Doll on Christmas morning, over come with joy and breathlessness. I looked down to read what was in front of me. "This was it," I thought. Taking a last breath as I began reading.
We are very happy to inform you that, Amy Hope Thompsen, has been invited to join us for a summer full of sports and activities. She has been invited in responded to her soccer skills. She will hopefully be joining us from June 5th to August 20th at the L.A. All-Star Summer Camp. This is right off of I-79 down Deerfeild Dr. She will be staying in cabin's with other athletic campers and will be served three meals a day. There will be designated times for different sport groups to eat. She will need to bring her own equipment, and clothes. We understand that you can not bring enough clothing for the whole summer so we will offer washing and drying machine's. Water is provided. There is a curfew and head count every night at 10 o'clock, then lights outs at midnight, except for Saturday nights. That is the "open night" for campers to sleep under the star, etc. Rules and Regulations, along with other camp events, will be given at the child meeting. We hope to see you their!