I definitely did not get pinned
Sun Nov 4, 2018 20:24

Why was Drew so good?

Remington knew quite a bit about her friend’s upbringing. It was both completely non-traditional and goals at the same time. Lots of love, lots of trust, great family relationships. She had that too. Her family never made her feel alone or unwanted. They were very close. Her parents trusted her more than most parents trusted children their age. She had the non-traditional aspect, too, but instead of that belonging to her family makeup, it belonged to her complete lack of a consistent address. She’d schooled in different countries and at home. There was a parent run co-op for a year, maybe when she was three or four, and she remembered liking that very much. Rocky Mountain International was the first place she’d stayed at for four whole years, and this friend group was the strongest she’d ever had.

Even with vague similarities, Drew seemed so much more good than her. She kept leaning into the arm around her. She was so thankful for him.

She did not want to argue her intelligence with him, because she knew he’d win. Drew had plenty of evidence to the contrary, even if it didn’t feel like it in the moment. She knew, bookwise, that she was in the top three of the school. Remington was smart. The Draco wasn’t so sure about her, for lack of a better phrase or term, street smarts. Everything about dating seemed to throw her off her rhythm.

Clearly, because here she was, crying in the passageways over a boy, and she didn’t even like the boy that much like that. It was just humiliating.

“You look amazing. Seriously, he doesn’t know what he’s missing.”

Remington scoffed, which sounded like half a sob and half like something was stuck in her throat. She accompanied this with a roll of her brown eyes. “Yeah, right. He knows exactly what he’s missing. It’s probably why he didn’t show up.” She sniffled and adjusted a little so her face was no longer buried in Drew’s shoulder, but her head was still resting against it. “The only people who like me in that way are people who have no idea or memory of who I am, apparently.”

She was, of course, talking about the whole ordeal with Hunter in the Finer Diner when everyone briefly lost their memories. With that precedent, she thought that she should have seen this coming. It was what led her to ask Malachi out, because that interaction couldn’t be her first and only experience. Maybe something about her wasn’t like everyone else. She didn’t feel that great about her physical appearance, and maybe people were noticing that too. She wasn’t pretty enough to be liked, and something was wrong with her brain that made it seemingly impossible to like someone else, anyway. She’d hoped this would give her more answers. All it did was give her too many painful questions, and she didn’t know where to start with them.

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