By Amanda Marrone
Whilst rejection comes again to chunk you... Jordan's lifestyles sucks. Her boyfriend, Michael, dumped her, slept his method via part the scholar physique, after which killed himself. yet now, in some way, he seems at her window each evening, begging her to allow him in. Jordan cannot comprehend why he wishes her, yet she feels her resistance donning down. finally, her existence -- as soon as a damaged list of dull events, meaningless hookups, and neighbors she could not relate to -- now contains her consuming on my own in her room as she waits for the sunlight to head down. Michael has to be invited in prior to he can input. All Jordan has to do is say the words....
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I know how often I dreamed of trading places with that girl. “So, what, they don’t talk about me? ” He’s definitely not letting it go tonight. I think he actually thought they’d worship him forever. I turn back to the window, but I remember to move slowly this time. I’ve seen my cat throw itself against the window trying to catch the birds outside in the tree. I sometimes wonder if Michael will lose patience with me and begin to think of me like that, like a bird. Like his prey. So I move bit by bit because I don’t know what I would do if Michael were to throw himself against the glass.
I just need to play into her need to rescue others, and make helping poor little me as painless as possible. “And I guess I have been spending too much time by myself. But maybe you could come over this weekend and we could do something. Maybe a makeover and some of my mom’s dresses will get me out of this funk. ” I give her a hopeful look. Her eyes light up, and I smile. Gotcha! “Only if you let me wear the green snake-print dress! It’s so bizarre, it’s cool. ” she asks, starting toward school.
I try to shrink away from him and sink into the mattress. God, why did I say those things? My mouth dries to paper as I suck in the cold air pouring in over the sill. I make myself as small as possible and freeze into place. So far the window has barred his way. But that damn inch. I imagine him with new cat eyes that can see in the dark, noticing the currents of air playing around the opening. Does he know what I did — can he see? Is that small opening invitation enough for him to enter? “Jordan,” he croons.