Dearest Wendy,

                I really don't think that's the right way to start a letter, but whatever. We're seventeen year old kids and formality really is unnecessary.

       I have to admit that it's been way too long since I last saw you. I came back to Roseville today after living in London for eleven years. The truth is, I want to see you. I want to meet up with you again and just talk to you about how life has been treating you in the time that I've been away. I want to be able to hold a conversation with you, but I don't think that's going to happen.

        The last time we actually had a proper conversation was, I think, when we were six years old. That was such a long time ago, and I feel like you've forgotten about me. I never forgot about you, Wendy. I remember we were sitting in the treehouse in my back yard just minutes after my mum had told us that we were moving to London. You didn't say anything for a while, but when you did, I smiled. You said, "Why is it that I feel butterflies in my stomach?" You were an intelligent six year old compared to me, because I replied with, "I don't know; did you eat caterpillars?"

        I know what you're going to say: you'll tell me that it's great that I remember these things, but that I shouldn't bother, and maybe you're right. Maybe I shouldn't bother, because who am I to just turn up out of the blue after eleven years of nothing? How can I expect you to just drop everything to "catch up" with me? I can't, I know.

        But I want to. So if you feel the same; if you wouldn't mind, I really want to talk to you, Wendy. I just want a chance to bring you back into my life.

         I miss you,
                   your best friend, Luke x

x x x

[wendy will be written in the form of letters. also, i hope you enjoy this. if you're wondering why i've posted this even though i haven't finished alice yet, it's because i feel uninspired with alice, so i wanted to start writing wendy too. maybe this way, i'll actually finish all the books in a shorter amount of time so i won't end up still writing them next year and feeling completely uninspired to write them. ily bitchatchos,

Jasmine xx 24th July 2014]

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