In the right place,
Suddenly I will play my ace...
(I felt that was fitting for what is coming next :p)
We are only a few hundred words away from the end of my preview, so I am going to Drag. This. Out.
Sorry...Not sorry :p
The next instalment of...HEAT.
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TITLE LYRICS: 'Eyes On Fire' by Blue Foundation
*I'm totally drunk on vegan red velvet cake, so forgive my shenanigans!
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The day passed in a blur of strange faces and incomprehensible instructions. The fall semester had already begun, making transitioning into a new school even more difficult than it already would have been. Everyone was already secure in their classes and their friendships, making me an outsider in more ways than one. Snippets of the day played through my mind as I began the walk home in the afternoon, and I was overwhelmingly relieved I’d made it through the day without any more incidents like the one that morning. So far, at least, it didn’t seem like the other students were interested in me. No one had really spoken to me, and that suited me just fine. I couldn’t risk having friends. It wasn’t safe. I wasn’t safe to be around. I kicked a rock along the pavement as I walked, keeping my eyes on the ground. After a few minutes the hair on the back of my neck stood up and I turned around, acutely aware that someone was behind me.