“How dare you talk to her, you’re my friend!” She screeched.
“What do you mean?” I said feeling utterly confused.
“You’re my friend only! It’s stupid that you’re talking to other people. So stupid!”
I gaped, “Are you for real?” I moved closer and lowered my voice glancing around the school hallway hoping that no one had heard her. “Why is it stupid for me to have other friends?”
She stepped closer and narrowed her small beady eyes, “Because you’re my friend and no one else should be. You’re not allowed to have other friends! Do you understand?”
“I’m not allowed?” I laughed; sure that she was teasing me.
But she didn’t smile. Her thin lips pursed.
“You’re crazy!” I moved back and noticed for the first time how much like a snake her dark eyes were.
How had they become friends anyway? Had she always been this creepy?
I took a deep breath, “I will have as many friends as I want, so deal with it!”
“You’ll be sorry.” She seethed.
I watched her storm away and knew that she meant every single word.
A shiver ran down my spine.
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