Hmm… barely any reviews this time… Must’ve been my fault…
Demy: Hey! *hugs* Heh heh. Yeah, it’s touching, but this chapter will be the most emotional (I think.)
icemew: Yay, new reviewer! *hugs* Yes, Mia’s and Daisy’s friendship may not last, but hope’s always on the horizon. But we shall see because I’m an pretty evil at that. Thanks for replying!
TIME FOR NEW CHAPPY! *break-dances*
This is the chapter you’ve all been waiting for. Really.
WARNING: EMOTIONAL CHAPTER APPROACHING!
Chapter Eight: The Truth About Daisy
The next day, Daisy refused to let Mia visit her. “Why not?” the kitten asked from outside. “Why can’t I speak to you?”
“Because I said so!” Daisy shouted in between sobs. “Now leave me alone!”
Mia’s heart began to break after that comment. And Daisy would’ve never given her the necklace had she not been her friend… “Yo, Nobody, what in the name of Lugia is that?” Flo asked rudely on Monday morning, pointing at the necklace.
“Does it matter?” Mia grumbled, staring at the street.
“Yes it does. Now tell me or I’ll take it,” Flo threatened.
“I got it from my mother,” was the lie.
“Then why does it say ‘friend’ on it?” Tina sneered. “Who has the other half, your mom?” Everyone laughed.
“No. It’s from my friend.”
“What friend? No one’s your friend,” Kitty retorted. “And we didn’t give it to you.”
“Daisy gave it to me.”
“Who’s this Daisy then?” Flo demanded.
Mia remained silent.
“Well? Answer me!”
“I can’t tell you,” Mia said quietly.
“I can’t hear you,” Flo growled. “Now, if you don’t tell me this instant, then I’ll rip it from your neck and destroy the scum! Now answer!”
The rosy cat sighed. She knew that Flo wasn’t kidding. She would steal it, but she would just keep it to herself. “I can’t tell you,” Mia repeated.
“You must or I’ll push you into traffic.”
“Look, can’t you just leave me alone?” Mia shouted, standing up and facing her perpetrator.
“Excuse me?” Flo said, raising a brow. “What did you say to me?”
“I said ‘Leave me alone’.”
Everyone gasped while Flo got irritated. “No one back-talks to me. Now answer or I swear to Ho-oh you’ll die!”
Mia scowled. “How did you even make friends, huh? Did you threaten them by giving everyone death messages or what? I bet you were just like me before you moved here.”
Whispers spread through the throng. “No one’s ever stood up to her before” was the excitement.
“Listen Nobody,” Flo snarled, “I’ve always had friends. You, on the other hand, didn’t. Now I suggest you tell me right now before the bus comes. If you do, I might allow you into my group. But first, we need to compromise. What do you say? Friends?”
The Roselia held out her hand. Mia just glared at her and slapped away the hand. “I’ll never be your friend,” she growled.
“You shall answer, or I’ll steal your necklace. Now answer!”
Flo started to fume. “Then I shall rip off your precious friendship necklace, even if it kills me.”
“OVER MY DEAD BODY!” the cat screamed.
“You asked for it.” Flo lunged at her, causing the second fight. Everyone cheered for Flo as she punched and clawed at Mia who kicked her off after several attempts.
“Cat fights are fun to watch!” whooped a random jock from the crowd.
“Magical Leaf!” Flo cried out. From her roses came flashing leaves that were curved like a regular Razor Leaf, only they were more speedy. They slashed at Mia, knocking her onto the ground. She slowly stood up and faced her opponent, hot tears spilling down her face. Flo cackled. “What’s the matter, Nobody? Got no one to root for you?” she taunted, still shrieking with laughter.
Mia had enough. In anger, her eyes were clouded by a teal mist, pink flames surrounding her body. With a yell, Mia sent a blast at Flo who gasped at the attack. She couldn’t move away in time and was flung into the air. The sickening sound of broken bones brought Mia back to consciousness. She stared in horror at the throng and at the unconscious Roselia.
“What have you done?” shrieked Kitty, running over to Flo with Tina.
“She’s alive. Barely,” she said, checking Flo’s pulse.
Everyone glared at Mia who gasped. “Look what you did you idiot!” someone yelled. “You almost killed Flo!”
“No…” Mia couldn’t believe it. She had never harmed anyone so severely before. “I… I didn’t mean to…”
“Of course you didn’t, Nobody!” the same person shouted sarcastically. “No one’s ever done that on purpose before. We all saw you! You could’ve been a murderer had you been stronger!”
“But what did I use?”
“Stop pretending to forget!” the boy yelled, knocking her down with a punch across the face. “You used a powerful Psychic blast! What’s you think you used, Splash?”
Mia tried to focus, but because of the tears, her vision was blurred. She started sobbing. “G-Guys!” she said to Tina and Kitty. “Y-You believe me, d-don’t you?” With every word she said, the tears trickled down her face.
They scowled at her. For a minute, Mia saw what may have been a sincere look from her real friends. But when they answered, it was removed. “Of course not!” Tina said. “We saw you. You did it on purpose!”
“Why did we become friends with you, you liar?!” Kitty screamed.
That remark did it. With a wail, Mia got up and flew into the forest just as the bus came up. Her tears trailed behind her as she flew, searching for the one person she trusted.
“What’re you doing here?” Daisy inquired after Mia shot into her arms. “I thought I told you yesterday to leave me be.”
Mia wailed out loud in her arms. “I did something t-terrible!” she cried.
“What’d you do?”
“I… I harmed a student… badly!” the cat choked, sobbing harder.
“She threatened a-and made fun of me!”
“I understand,” Daisy said sadly.
“No you don’t! You’ve never harmed a student to near death!”
Daisy was silent. Then she got up and crawled out of the cave. “Come,” she beckoned to Mia. “Let’s go back to the stump.”
Mia was confused, but followed. “Why there?”
Daisy didn’t answer. After a ways, they finally reached it. The girl sat back down on the tree stump and gazed at the blood-red flower that had grown a few centimeters since their last visit. Mia sat down next to her.
Daisy sighed. “I got something to tell you,” she said. “Something I should’ve said a while ago.”
“What is it?”
The girl sighed again more sadly. “Mia, you’re my best friend, but you’re not my first.”
“Huh? You mean, you had one?” Mia asked slowly.
The red-head nodded. “But she was from my family…” She looked up at Mia, her eyes welling up. “Mia… I’m a twin.”
Mia was shocked. “A twin? Where is she?”
“She’s gone.” Daisy looked away and sobbed.
Daisy glanced up into the cloudy sky and cried harder. “I see,” Mia said quietly. “What happened?”
The girl sighed, but didn’t answer. Instead, she said something else. “Mia, my name’s not Daisy.”
Mia couldn’t believe her ears. “What?”
“My real name’s Azalea,” she continued. “Daisy is my twin.”
“But… why use her name?”
“Because I wanted to be like my twin. She had friends, care and beauty. It was Daisy I was talking about last time. She was the most popular at my school. I’m not jealous, it’s just that I wanted to be like her so I can finish what she couldn’t.”
“How’d she die?”
Azalea glanced at Mia. “My mother’s death was known. She had a rare heart disease that was never treated. My twin had the same disease and died last year. My dad’s afraid I might have the same condition as well. But I should’ve died! Daisy was stronger than me! Why’d she have to go?!” Azalea cracked and cried harder into her hands.
“But why didn’t you tell me?”
“I-I was afraid you wouldn’t have pity on me… like everyone else,” she sobbed.
“I would’ve cared.”
“But you never had two people in your family die from the same disesase, did you?” Azalea snapped.
“No, but…” Mia was interrupted.
“But what? You may have lost a father, but I lost a mother and a friend!” Azalea wailed. “It makes no difference!”
“We do have things in common though,” the cat pointed out.
“I don’t care!” the red-head screamed. “I don’t care! The point is that I don’t have anyone anymore!”
“You have me.”
Azalea didn’t answer.
“What? Why are you still here?” the girl asked. “How come you’re not at home, huh?”
“What’re you talking about?”
“You know what I mean! Just leave me alone! Why don’t you get out of my life?! I should’ve never been your friend. Ever!”
“Don’t ‘but Azalea’ me! Just get out of my sight! I don’t want to see you again!” Azalea sobbed and pointed in the direction of the bus stop.
Mia didn’t dare argue. She felt tears start to leak out from the pain. She obeyed the human and flew off, leaving her alone to drown in her sorrow. “Why Daisy? Why?” Mia heard Azalea cry out.
The cat choked on a sob. “Why Azalea? Why?” she whispered. Mia activated her invisible coat and flew into the cave for the rest of the day.
And there’s the chapter. I got the idea of her having a twin from a girl at my church. She was a twin who also died from a heart condition. That’s where I got the idea.
But otherwise, I’m evil at leaving it like that, huh? And if you’re confused, let me know. And I hope you had tissues near-by before you read it if you’re crying. Well, I’ll see you next week guys! Sorry I couldn’t post earlier. I had to find a graduation dress for Tuesday.
*Kutie Pie* Please be kind to midgets!