“Alright. Puff up that chest. Keep that head up. Good, now make sure you’ve got your shirt on frontwards…we don’t want another one of those incidents. Good. Good.”
I blankly stared at myself in the mirror. “I didn’t sleep last night.”
“Forget sleep! Who needs sleep! This isn’t about you sleeping this is about you being confident and awesome and going out there and saying, ‘Why hello there’.”
I groaned. “Dude…can’t I just like not?”
“You wanna date?”
“Then don’t be such a little–.”
“OH KAY! Sheesh…no need to be so hard on me. I’m still figuring this stuff out okay?”
“Well figure this stuff out faster Ryder! You’ve only got so much time!”
I dragged my feet back to bed. “Wake me up when the sun’s actually in the sky.”
“The sun waits for no man!”
“Yah…that’s why I’m waiting for the sun.” I sighed. Then I sighed again and rolled onto my back. Then I rolled onto my stomach again and propped my chin up. “I can’t sleep.”
“Love will do that to you.”
“I’m not in love. I don’t know what you’re talking about.” I snapped.
They chuckled. “Then why were you so excited for Friday?”
“Because. I have lots of exciting things to do on Friday.”
“Like what, you don’t even go out for drinks in the evening like normal people. What is wrong with you? Who sits at home and watches cartoons until bed?”
“We do that Orion. We do that.”
“Yah well…I want to do something different this weekend! Let’s get ourselves a date!”
I rolled onto my back again. “I dunno bruh.”
“It’ll be FUN!”
“It’ll be fun…it’ll be fun. Go by yourself.”
“Why are you in denial? Stop denying your true feelings!” cried Orion.
I sighed. “Because I’m not going to let myself get caught up in my emotions and have my heart torn out again. Remember last time?”
“Last time was different. This time it’s for real!” Orion shouted, shaking me. “Doesn’t it feel different?”
“Remember how I felt like throwing up yesterday?”
“Stop shaking me…my stomach feels gross.”
“Oh great! Getting all gross on the weekend! How could you! You planned this! You planned this Ryder! I’ll never forgive you!”
BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!
“Hey Ryder, your alarms going off.”
“Hooray…” I moaned, pulling myself out of bed. “I’m going to blog now.”
“But…but YOU NEED TO PLAN FOR YOUR DATE!”
“I don’t have a date! Do you see me dating anyone!? NO! I’m going to blog like a respectable person and then I’m going to get dressed and blah, blah, blah, blah!”
Orion frowned. “Fine. Be that way…jerk.”
Enjoy your Friday folks.
I’ll be getting ready for class now…since I’ve got nothing better to do. I love my life.