Turns out when you die, you get sent to Heaven. It's actually real. When I first got here I saw shadows looming above me and met my "companions". They were supposed to help you adjust but all they did was annoy the crap out of me. I tug at my dirty blond hair and my pristine, silk dress. Right now Ariana-another girl who was murdered-was talking about how she would have been in Harvard. I sit on my hands to refrain from punching her in the face.
I sigh and looked down on the living world, watching my peers, my family, teachers and 'friends' not caring, it was as though I was a stranger, my death, nothing to them.
My body had been found two days later by a couple making-out in the bushes, close to the area I was killed. There were no leads about whom my killer was. It was confirmed that I had been deliberately murdered with stab wounds to my heart, a slit in my throat and a bullet through my skull. Obviously, whoever it was whoever it was wanted to make sure I was dead.All I knew about him was that he was a guy with dry hands and a low throat voice
Heaven wasn't so bad. When your up here it's like being on a luxurious glass bottom boat but instead of watching fish, you watch people.
At first, all I could see was clouds and white, up here with the Big Guy and the angels. There was thin platform, after you shoo away some clouds. It was crystal clear and I stand here most days, replaying my life from a birds-eye-view. My supposed best friend, Kayla McDermott applies her lipstick with such nonchalance I wonder if she even cared about me. That moment, I see her twirl around to my ex-posse. She cracks a joke about me and at that moment I had my answer.
“ Cassidy?” Ren. My guardian angel; apparently we all have one. I turned to the beautiful, white winged angel, a lopsided smile on my face.
“Hi Ren.” My sorrowful tone gave away my pseudo, today I didn't have the energy to be fake.
“You should really stop doing that.” Ren spoke as though she was only half there, her white dress swirled as she beat her left wing, the cloudy floor hungrily eating the patch of glass I used to look down onto earth.
I frowned but didn't protest, it would only make Ren agitated-she had a temper like her unruly, scarlet hair.
“It's just, the more I watch, the more I realize what a bitch I was!” I exclaimed, images rushing through my head. I remember when I told everyone that Claire Lawson was bulimic. When I got Zane to steal Fred Harp's clouds and pull the fire alarm to get him to run around the school naked. Ren looks at me expectantly, waiting for an elaboration.
“I was only popular because I was rich-not to mention hot.” I added, gesturing to my self. I mean not to be self centered but everyone at school wanted to tap this. “Everyone was just waiting for me to fall off my throne. My parents weren't even home, they were to busy to care.” To enforce my point, I say, “They found out I was dead 2 weeks after my funeral!”
“Ren! I was such a bitch, it's like... I can't help but watch! Every time I look down I see that nobody misses me! My best friend makes fun of me! I'm the punchline of a bunch of jokes. My parents are more concerned about the right time to go to Paris than their only daughter being dead! When I was being killed I thought that people would start memorials all over town, but the only thing I got was a funeral planned by the church! And my only memorial is at school and people walk by it as if it doesn't matter! Yesterday I saw a couple hooking up there!"
Ren floats over to me and places a gentle hand on my shoulder, noticing the tears in my voice.
"It's okay" she tells me softly. I want to believe her. I really do. But I can't. Seeing their reactions just tears me up inside. I turn and stare at the clouds covering the glass and turn back to Ren, hoping that she'll give me on more look. She sighs and throws up her hand as if to say Go ahead!
The clouds part, and I peer into the glass. As if reading my mind, the view changes into my bedroom. I see my king sized bed, a pink duvet. My iMac sits proudly on my desk and my walk in closet is open as if waiting for me to step in and pick out an outfit.
My parents are standing there with serious expressions on their faces. For a moment, I'm hoping that they begin to talk about how they miss me. A man walks in my room
|Kate Todd||as Cassidy|
|Madeline Carroll||as Olivia|
|Liliana Mumy||as Ren|
|Logan Lerman||as Reece|
|Max George||as Greek|
|Billi Bruno||as Renee|
|Austin Butler||as Hayden|
|Callan McAuliffe||as Someone|
|Naomi Scott||as Hannah|
|Meaghan Martin||as Kayla|