Friend or Foe?
When you’re stuck
And need some Luck
Talk to your mate
Even if it feels too late
They’ll help with the wrong
Even when the day feels Long
The Cursor Highlighted the button, I take a deep breath and press it letting out my breath. I stare at the Laptop Screen. “Oh God” I huff, worried I’ve just done the completely wrong thing. I mean what was I thinking booking a cruise around the ocean when I have the worst phobia of socializing, water, seagulls and loads more! “You’ve done it now Ashlin, totally” I’m so torturing myself again and for 10 days! I’m only 18!
I get out my LG and dial my best and only friend, Chrissie, in desperation :-( I knew Chrissie when I was in the orphanage at the age of 1 month old, she is a month and 2 days older than me but we were (and still are) best friends
“Hello?” Chrissie answers.
“Chrissie you’ll never guess what I’ve done!” I yelp.
“What? You haven’t turned up at hotties door drunk again have you?!” I sigh, I’ll tell you about him in a bit.
“No!” I say embarrassed “I’ve booked a cruise Chrissie!” I get up from my bed and pace the floor franticly.
“Oh my….You’ve done WHAT?!” Chrissie gasps, why would I do this to myself! I start to sob down the phone.
“Chrisssssssie! It’s going to kill meeee” I worry collapsing on the floor.
“Ashlin!” Chrissie is laughing! Laughing at me!
“WHY are YOU LAUGHING AT ME! You’re not being very NICE!” I put a sad funny voice on, my No 1 friend of all time is actually laughing at me, so wrong! I sprawl out on my black carpet, I slap my hand on my forehead, still trying to figure out why the hell I’ve done this to myself.
“You are... going to...” She pauses giggling “To Kill yourself!!!!”
“Chrissie that’s it! Come with me!” I beg down the phone.
“No way Ash!”
“Why not? It’s not like you… do anything anyway!” I argue.
“Excuse me! I’m a very busy person reading mags and I’ve got Joshy, I definitely can’t leave him” Err! Joshua is always getting in the way! He’s Chris’s Boyfriend I’ve never wanted to meet him because he's left her twice for different girls so I hate him anyway, that’s my excuse for not wanting to meet him every time.
“Please!” I lay on the floor looking (and feeling) dead, completely and utterly dead.
“I’m sorry Ash but I can’t, you’ll be fine!” She reassures.
“No I won’t!” I protest.
“I’ll only be a phone call or a text or what ever you've got away!” She tries to sound convincing but it just doesn’t work at all. “When are you going and how long are you going for?”.
“Tomorrow for ten days” I breathe, there is a bang on the other end of the phone.
“Chris?…...Chris?” There is no answer as I try to find out what's going on. There’s a crackling sound and then panting.
“T...Tomorrow!” Chris gasps, still heavily breathing.
“You ok? What just happened?” I ask.
“I fell off my Chair” She says fast.
“Oh” I giggle, now its my turn to laugh!
“Shut up! What the hell have you got your self into this time Ash?! Can’t you cancel it?”
“Oh good idea, let me check” I scramble over to my bed and sit in front of my laptop. I scroll down to the terms and conditions.
“Crap! Its non-refundable!” I throw my black pen on the floor with annoyance.
“Oh well got to go, I’ll miss you, see you when you get back” She blurts out quick “My babe’s here...hey Joshy!”
I hear Joshua kiss her.
“Er gross, see you if I survive” I say glumly, she hangs up before I can say ‘survive’. I sigh and put my phone beside my laptop, Josh always comes first even after what he’s done, the only bonus is that he’s friends with Hottie.
Hottie lives next door and is the hottest guy I’ve ever seen and it was the last guy I ever met before I got all these phobias. I was drunk from coming back from Chrissie's party and I was walking home, when I came to my front door. I couldn’t get the key in the key hole. The next minute a nice guy came up beside me and opened the door with another key,
|Christopher Egan||as Tom|
|Ed Westwick||as Harry|
|Blake Lively||as Ash|