Just a little heads up: play the song at the top over there when you read the word 'recording'. I HIGHLY recommend it as the characters themselves listen to it. It's called 'William Tell overture'
"You love the chase, but hate me for the run around." -Sara Bareilles
WHO THE HELL is this?
Don't bother, read the text message.
Just cover your face with a plastic bag, read another.
"You gonna eat that?" asked Elliot, pointing at my breakfast burrito. As a way of saying 'no,' I pulled my tray closer to me.
He moved his hand and just sat on his seat in defeat, until something bought his attention. "Dude," he said, and Aaron looked at him after taking a bite out of his sandwich. "Do you hear that?"
Aaron remained silent for a few seconds, until he sighed and rolled his eyes. "This song is so fucking annoying." A new installation in the diner were the surround speakers, which have been constantly playing songs.
"I think it's pretty good," said Alissa, bobbing her head to the lyrics.
"It's played everywhere," complained Terrence, insulting the song 'Summer.'
When I met you in the summer,
To my heart beat sound,
We fell in love
As the leaves turned brown
"This song really does get played everywhere," I muttered and brought my attention back to my phone. I had received these two text messages when I woke up in the morning, but I only bothered to check it right now. I actually went through a process. At first, I tried to figure out who it could be, but there are over 7,000,000,000 people on Earth. Later, I contemplated whether I should reply back or not. It could just be a wrong number.
Now, I was torn between keeping quiet or telling anyone.
"Hey!" I exclaimed as my phone got snatched away.
"I think Willa has a boyfriend," Alissa cooed, making Elliot and the twins chuckle.
"What's his name?" Tyler asked.
Alissa examined my phone's screen-which she successfully moved away from me every time I tried to take it back-and furrowed her brows. "She didn't even type his name in. It's all just numbers."
"Give. It. Back," I growled, but my threat only seemed to amuse her.
"Not until you tell me who he is."
"Even if I knew, I wouldn't have told you," I snapped back. "I don't even know if it's a guy or a girl. Now, give it back or-"
"Likely story," said Elliot sarcastically. "How would they even be able to text you if you never gave them your number?"
"I don't know! And I don't even care if it's a prank or a wrong number, just give-" When I turned my head to face Alissa again, I found that she wasn't even sitting next to me anymore. She was three tables ahead to my right, making her way to a glass door that leads to the pool area.
"Willa!" whisper-shouted the twins in unison, Tyler with his mouth full as they saw me quickly shoot up from my seat and march towards her.
"I'm just going to delete the number!" I told her, yelling because of the distance between us.