The Night the World Started to Hate HerIt only took one night. One night to lose everything she was brought up to believe. One night to go from privileged and naïve, to unwanted, detested, and an outcast.
It was a few days before her thirteenth birthday. To say that she was excited was an understatement. She could hardly contain herself. Her mother and father were planning a large get together with her family and friends at home. There was going to be great food, her father was actually going to cook everything, despite her mother wanting to hire a caterer. Her mother did the best she could with her busy schedule to help plan and organize the party. It was going to be perfect, if neither one of them got called into work that is. She never would have expected that she would be the reason the party never happened.
That morning she woke up with a headache. Her parents couldn't figure out the cause, and the Advil didn't help much. The frozen bag of peas helped some, but not enough to relieve it. It got to the point where s
A Dragon's Halloween"Trick or Treat!"
Ashe looked up from her book, confused. She didn't recall anyone coming around her place on Halloween. Did she even get candy? Oh, yeah. It was in one of the cabinets. She got it for herself, but never opened it.
She pulled the bag out and poured it into a large bowl, then opened her apartment door to see the two children who lived above her all decked out. The girl was a princess, the boy, a knight.
She smiled, "Well This is a surprise." She dropped some candy into their bag. The boy then dropped his bag and started to charge at her with his sword.
"I've come to slay the evil dragon!"
His mother palled and tried to grab the boy who was already partially inside her apartment. He was still stabbing at her with his sword as she tried to back up, having dropped and spilling the candy bowl, instincts yelling at her to fight back. She was able to get the sword out of his hands by the time his mother got a hold of him. She was berating him in Chinese as she d