Rainbow Magic Fanfiction: All the Things They Didn't Tell Us - 3. Lies
A/N: Sorry it took so long! (EDIT: Sorry for not knowing what a long time to update truly meant when I wrote this chapter.) I didn’t work on it for a few days, then somehow the document got deleted, and I had to do it all over again. So, finally, I present to you: Chapter 3: Lies.
I lay awake in bed, wondering when I’d have to start lying again. I’ve had to lie to Kirsty about some things for a while now. About a year ago, Kirsty asked if Zoe was still more popular than me, and I said no, even though she was. I’m not sure why. But there’s no denying that things haven’t been the same between Kirsty and I ever since we stopped helping the fairies. Was our friendship all a lie? Were we only as close as we were back then because of the fairies? These are the kinds of questions I end up asking myself whenever Kirsty visits. And the one I push deep down inside my consciousness that only arises at the weakest of moments:
Am I still good enough for Kirsty?
I was right. Kirsty did start asking those kinds of questions.
“Zoe hasn’t made some kind of dramatic rise to power again like in the movies right?” she asked me that morning while we were getting dressed.
“No. Still less popular than me.” I hated that lying to Kirsty came so naturally to me now. In fact, I hated the fact that I had to lie to her in the first place.
But people change, and I guess these things happen.
“That’s good. You’re not still single, are you? ‘Cause all the popular kids going into senior year in August are all in a relationship.”
“Does that include you? Are you still with Andrew?” Andrew was her boyfriend from school. He was a popular, football playing jerk. Just, don’t tell Kirsty I said that…
“No. I’m the only one. We broke up in May.”
“That jerk dumped you?! Why didn’t you tell me?”
Kirsty gave me a funny look. “For your information, I dumped him. And the only reason I did it is because my friend Carly likes him, and they have wayyy more chemistry than I ever did with him. I guess I don’t really care. And he’s not a jerk, he’s just dating someone else.”
“Right.” Trust me, he’s a jerk.
“So are you?”
“Am I what?”
“Single, Rachel. Are. You. Still. Single? I hope not, I don’t think you’ve even been in a relationship.” I saw a disapproving look on Kirsty’s face. She spoke the truth, too, but I couldn’t let her know that.
“That’s not true,” I lied. “I dated this one guy in freshman year, but I didn’t tell you about it because it didn’t last very long. And… I have a boyfriend.” Oh great, Rachel, you’ve really done it now. First you’re lying to your best friend about your social status, and now your love life, or more accurately, lack thereof? What have you become?
It wasn’t like I had never been asked out or anything. There had been guys, but I turned them all down. There had been a couple that I actually liked, but Zoe always got to them first. Though that hadn’t been an issue since the beginning of the school year. Sometimes I wonder if the increase in my friends teasing me about me and Cory that year was related.
No, forget that. Cory and I were just friends. Not to mention he liked this other girl, Wanda Rubenstein. She didn’t go to our school, and Cory said that he was leaving to go visit her in what would now be five days.
“Really? You do? What’s his name? Wait it’s not Cory is it? I mean, he’s kind of cute but he’s too skinny, and you said he wasn’t popular.”
“No, it’s not Cory. His name is… Derek,” I said picking the first name that popped into my head.
“Can’t wait to meet him!” Oh joy, this’ll be fun. I had never been more grateful to be on Rainspell Island…
Kirsty and I were walking on the pier again, looking for any other signs of Jack Frost or his goblins.
“Can we please go back now, Rachel?” Kirsty whined. “There obviously aren’t any goblins here.”
“No, not yet. I have this feeling something’s about to happen…” I trailed off, staring out at the ocean, trying to think.
Kirsty elbowed me a few minutes later. “Something did just happen.”
“Really? What?!” I asked excitedly, turning around.
“That guy,” Kirsty said pointing to a guy with brown hair.
“Not what I meant, Kirsty,” I said exasperatedly but Kirsty was already gone. I went looking for her, and she turned out to be with that guy she saw.
I listened in on their conversation. “I’m Kirsty,” Kirsty said.
“I’m Gordon. Do you want to go get lunch? There’s this great place right over there.”
I then felt the need to interrupt. “Um hello?” I said getting in between them. “Remember me? Your best friend? We were hanging out and looking for… you know whats…”
“Oh hi Rachel! Gordon, this is Rachel. Rachel, Gordon.”
“Yeah hi. Kirsty, we really need to get back to looking for-“
“Are you kidding?!” Kirsty looked at me indignantly. “We’ve been looking for hours and we haven’t seen a thing! You can keep looking if you want, but I’m leaving with Gordon. I’ll see you later, Rachel.” And with that the two of them left.
I sighed. Could this day get any worse?
Yeah, I know, it’s bad. I need to put more effort into this story. Clarity is my main story, and I’m also starting a couple other stories so I apologize that I am kind of putting this one on the side-burner. NG202 out!