Over the next few days, if I wasn't working on my book, I was hanging out with the twins, Alayna and Sierra. They were a riot, and we had a lot of fun together.
What was great is when one wasn't available, usually the other one was, so I never had to worry about finding someone to take to dinner. It wasn't too bad to be seen around town with a beautiful girl either!,
I guess inspired by me, my mom started writing some books to in her spare time. She actually had 2 short books published!
I was doing great on my book, I was about halfway done. I found out that I actually have 3 triplet half-sisters, along with my half brother. The publishing company was loving everything I sent them, and kept sending me advances, and I was really excited! I was actually getting fan mail from my other book, and was very anxious to get this book finished!
One night when Sierra and I were at dinner, she came up with a great idea. She said I should totally throw a party and kinda promote the new book, I thought it was a great idea!
I started inviting all my new friends I had made lately, and anyone else I came across too!
"Um, excuse me, are you.. are you Mikie Song?"
"Why, yes I am!"
"Oh wow, I'm so honored to meet you! I loved your book, and I can't wait for your next one! My name is Lorelai.""Well, it's nice to meet you too! You know, I'm having a party to promote my new book, how would you like to come?!"
"Wow, really! I would love to! Oh wow! Thanks a lot!"
I gave her my address and told her what time the party was. Oh man, this party was going to be great! Everyone wanted to come!
Soon, it was the night of the party, and I was setting up a buffet table outside when the first guests arrived.
Everyone was having a great time, dancing, eating, it was a blast!
There was one person who I really wanted to see, and everywhere I looked, I couldn't find her. It was Jeanna. I had invited her and her mom, Lekeisha, (her mom and my mom were friends) and I caught a glimpse of her mother mingling, but I hadn't seen Jeanna. I was really excited to share with her everything going on in my life, I know I had been a jerk and hadn't called or hung out with her lately, but I still cared about her.
Finally, someone told me she was on the front porch.
Sure enough, there she stood. Not really smiling, just watching all the people coming in and out, who were hollering, dancing, being silly. (did I mention it was an awesome party?)
I hadn't seen her in so long, a wave of affection washed over me as I said, "Hey Jeanna! I was afraid you didn't come! Why didn't you come inside yet?"
Although she returned my look of affection, her voice sounded sad when she said, "Oh, I thought about it. But I realized I don't belong here.. not anymore."
"What! Jenna! What do you mean? Of course you do, you're one of my closest friends! Look, I know I haven't called lately.. I've just been so busy with-"
"It's ok Mikie, really. You don't have to explain or apologize. I've heard about how successful you book has been by the way. I'm so happy for you. But after looking around at all these new friends you have, I can see that I dont' fit in. I mean, look at all these pretty, skinny, party-people. I'm just not one of them. You deserve a cool crowd like this to hang out with . I just don't fit."
"That is crazy talk! Jeanna, I don't feel that way at all! I know I have some new friends now... but that doesn't mean--"
She was smiling, but her eyes started to swell with tears..."look Mikie, I really don't wanna make a scene and start crying in front of all these people. I'm going now. Congratulations on your book. I'm so proud of you..."
By then, people were all over the front porch, yelling at each other, talking, laughing, and Jeanna slipped away before I could stop her.
Suddenly, I wasn't in such a partying mood, and luckily, after some guests started cat-fighting with each other, they all started meandering back to their cars to go home.
I cleaned up and went straight to bed. I was exhausted, and didn't want to think about all the things that Jeanna said. At least, not right now.
I woke up with an achy feeling... not in my body, but in my heart. I remembered my conversation with Jeanna, how she felt like she didn't belong in my life anymore, and felt horrible, because I knew I had caused her to think that way. I felt like such a jerk for not even making an effort to talk to her lately. She must think I'm such a creep for kissing her on my birthday, then hearing nothing from me. Of course, I hadn't heard from her either, but knowing that she felt I didn't want her around, I guess I could see why she wouldn't have called me.
The problem was, my deadline for my book was fast approaching, and I really needed to get another section of it into the publishers. As much as I hated to, I couldn't deal with the Jeanna thing right now. As soon as I was done with my book, I would go hunt her down and beg her forgiveness, do whatever it took to make things right. But right now, I just couldn't do that.
As I headed off to the library, I asked mom if she wanted to come with me, as she had been using the library to write her books too. She said she wasn't feeling well, and was just going to stay home and work on her book today..
so I left and was soon buried in my work at the library.
Little did I know, what was coming. Little did I know, that was the last time I would see my mom alive.
*buckey's notes* So, I can't believe at only 89 days old, Honeybee is gone! She never even got to see Mikie get married (one of her wishes) or have grandchildren. :*(
And Jeanna really did stand outside for the whole party. Thank goodness Mikie wanted to work on his charisma skill, so I could have him talk to her. He hasn't rolled any more wishes to see her. :*(
Oh, and I don't know why some of my pics are small. I've tried to re-upload them, and it's just not fixing anything. Maybe be the time I publish this, they will be the right size...
One last thing, Mikie is up on the exchange now if anyone wants to download him! Here's the link!
Download Mikie Song