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02 / Tears and Rebirth
This sure added the cherry to an ice cream sundae, didn't it?
Vanessa's boyfriend, Jason, did not tell me that he was going to break up with her — my own best friend! And to make matters worse, Vanessa was right here standing before us! This was definitely something new. Who in their right mind would tell their girlfriend's best friend to do the break up for him? From what I could see, Vanessa inhaled deeply to take everything in.
She must have heard from the beginning. I was starting to get all sweaty because of worry that Vanessa might burst into tears because of the idiot. Speaking of the idiot — I meant Jason — he was completely in shock. He thought he could get away from telling her.
Jason's voice shook as his brown eyes were staring at Vanessa. "You... heard?"
Vanessa scoffed and managed to choke out, "First, you blow me off... then when I come to see my best friend, I find you here... and hear you say you're breaking up with me?"
The idiot was keeping his voice "sweet and gentle" saying how sorry he was for everything. Someone give this guy a trophy for "Worst Actor in the Universe". Vanessa, despite her fighting the tears, pushed him away.
All of a sudden, she raged, "You're... Ugh! You even tried to tell Maisie to do the break up for you!"
She frowned, the green in her eyes deepening.
"You're hopeless, Jason. You're nothing but a lowlife. I'll be the one to say that we're over. We're over."
That made Jason's "sweet" facial expression drop to distortion. He kept his chin up high and tried to shrug it off like it didn't matter. Jerk. He didn't even say anything as he tried walking out coolly.
"Hey, Jason!" I yelled out before he could step out of the market.
Jason turned, probably expecting me to say something, but no.
Two freshly, yet wasted, thrown eggs landed right at Jason's face. The slimy egg whites and cracked yolk rushed down his cocky face. Jason then turned red and was infuriated. It was hilarious — I even heard Vanessa crack a laugh despite the tears that were welling up in her eyes. Pushing Jason out of the market, he was still speechless.
"The next time you mess with my best friend, it won't be just eggs. It'll be worse! Get out!"
Jason reached to wipe his face, and it sounded like he whimpered. But, being the "tough" guy he was, Jason raised a clenched fist.
"Maisie, I'll get you for this! You little-"
Another egg was thrown at Jason. This time from Vanessa.
It landed perfectly into his large mouth. Vanessa always had great aim ever since Physical Education. This made Jason choke a bit — when you have a whole egg in your mouth, you could only imagine —- until he spat it out. Vanessa's eyes were dead on him.
"Don't you ever think about insulting my best friend like that. Get out of here."
And finally, the egg-yolked jerk walked away miserably. About time.
When I took a look at Vanessa, her once strong face was tearing with emotion. Her lower lip started to quiver, and I quickly gave her a hug.
"It's okay, Vanessa. Jason's an asshole. Forget about him."
Vanessa didn't reply, but cried into my shoulder. Patting her back, I motioned her to sit down inside the market.
She muttered through her sobbing, "I d-d-don't know what I d-did wrong!"
Sitting beside her, I handed her a box of tissues and stroked her hair. Looking at her sincerely, I commented, "You didn't do anything wrong. I'm sure of it."
"W-why then... why couldn't he just-just tell m-m-me?"
Vanessa wiped her nose furiously. Sighing, I grabbed a tissue to help wipe the tears.
"He was the one who made the mistake. And you know why he couldn't just tell you? Because he's nothing but an idiot and a coward."
Vanessa tried her best to stop her crying by taking deep inhales, but I knew the poor girl was in so much pain. Glancing down at her outfit, she was wearing a shimmery knee length silver dress. It suited her so well, and her honey brown hair was perfectly curled and bouncy. Jason was so going to pay.