Rose
Perish of boredom probably
Wed May 16, 2018 10:38
129.2.180.10

Having already pulled her sweats off and with her hoodie halfway over her head, Rose froze as Marissa started - well she wasn’t yelling, but she was certainly way more agitated than was usual for their relationship. Rose and Marissa never fought. It just wasn’t something they did. Sure, this year had been weird, but they hadn’t been fighting, Marissa had just been avoiding her. Things had been awkward. But there had been no argument, no yelling. Just weirdness. And now out of nowhere, Marissa was getting on her case because Rose wasn’t excited enough? She had been plenty excited about Marissa getting into university, Rose just didn’t want the transfers ruining the few months they had left at RMI. Which was clearly what was happening. Rose had almost forgiven Myffi for her thing with Holland when she’d first transferred in, but her lingering animosity flared now. Stupid Welsh freak.

Rose calmly removed her hoodie and then took off her blue one-piece suit, reaching for the towel she had found under her bed and wrapping it around her. She took a deep breath. She didn’t want to fight with Marissa about this. Myfanwy Owen was not worth fighting with her best friend.

“I think it’s great you got into uni,” Rose said. “And if you want to kiss people then kiss people, you know I don’t care.” Which was true. The only time she had ever really judged Marissa about her choices in makeout partners was when Marissa and Danny had made such a fuss about getting together and then had promptly broken up. That wasn’t even a judgment about Marissa’s choice to kiss Danny; it just seemed like a monumental waste of everyone’s time and energy to Rose. And then Danny and Holland had gotten together and Claudia had revealed she was secretly a psychopath, so Rose supposed that Marissa was probably actually better off in the long run. “I’m just sick of the transfers ruining everything. What are you going to do next, kiss Russell?” Rose was pretty sure that Russell was the only one left.

To be fair, she probably shouldn’t have said that. But she was damp and getting chilly and annoyed because all she wanted to do was shower, and all Marissa seemed to want to do was pick a fight. Rose had been excited about the important thing; why wasn’t that enough? Why did she have to be excited that Marissa was kissing someone? Marissa was always kissing someone. She just used to kiss people that Rose didn’t mind.

  • What are they going to do without us? - Marissa, Wed May 16 08:29
    Marissa expected Rose to be excited for her. College was, like, the end all for her friend. It felt like life or death whenever she talked about it. The red-head had a hard time relating to that... more
    • Perish of boredom probably - Rose, Wed May 16 10:38
      • We were born to entertain - Marissa , Wed May 16 11:51
        Marissa and Rose never fought. That wasn’t how their friendship worked. They became fast friends, partially because that was just how Marissa worked. As a child, if she’d ever done sleepaway camp or... more
        • Then entertain we shall - Rose, Wed May 16 12:15
          What the pineapple was wrong with Marissa? She should know that Rose didn’t care about Marissa kissing people. As far as Rose was concerned, Marissa could go up to Pearl Street and hang out in a bar... more
          • I think we're managing it pretty well - Marissa, Wed May 16 12:36
            “What the hell?” That was all Marissa could get herself to say at first. A million things swirled through her head. What made Rose think that this was Russell’s fault? Russell didn’t make her feel... more
            • All good things must come to an end - Rose, Wed May 16 12:52
              ”And - oh my god, honestly, why would I want to talk?” It felt like Marissa had actually punched Rose. The English girl was stunned. She felt physically dizzy and was glad that she was sitting down.... more
              • It's over - Marissa, Wed May 16 13:23
                Marissa hated conflict. She hated fighting. She’d never understood the appeal. She liked to be liked, and people who fought… they weren’t liked. It was a solution to a problem that never felt good... more
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