Zoey sips her coffee silently as she glances over a gossip magazine left on the coffee shop booth. Nothing particularly catches her attention - she doesn't really care for gossip anyhow - until she reaches the mid-back of the said magazine. Along with an enlarged picture of the popular contest couple, Drew Hayden and May Maple, both her friends though she's closer to the latter than the former, and various shots of their contest performances and couple pictures over the years, it reads 'Famous contest participants, Drew Hayden and May Maple, are now engaged!' Zoey stares at the pages with wide eyes and chokes a little on her coffee.
She didn't see that coming.
Somehow, she doesn't feel an ounce of happiness. She knows she should be happy that one of her closer friends is going to marry her long time rival and lover, but she just can't bring herself to smile. As if it's planned, just on cue, her phone starts ringing.
"Hey, Zoey!" pipes the other voice on the pokenav, "I know you usually don't read magazines, but have you seen the newest issue of Pokemon Updates
Zoey loses her composition slightly and freezes. This is about the worst time for the person she doesn't want to think about to call. "Yeah, I saw it," Zoey replies weakly, "Congratulations May."
She hears May's sheepish laughter on the other side of the phone, and she feels like she needs to get away now
. "They're kinda making too big of a deal out of it," she says with a soft voice, a voice of a girl in love. "I hope you can come!"
"I hope I can too," Zoey replies, hoping her voice doesn't sound as pathetic as she thinks it does.
"Yay, hope to see you then, Zoey!" May's cheerful voice chirps, "Well, I gotta go now. Wedding planning is almost torturous."
Zoey could only offer an awkward, weak smile in return. "I hope you'll be happy, May."
"Thank you, Zoey. You too. I hope you can be happy too," May smiles wholeheartedly before hanging up.
"Always be happy with him, so I won't weaken my resolve," she whispers into the sound of the static beep of her phone.
And it hurts.
You're my heart, say goodbye.