Emma is an average girl, going to an average university, and leads an average life (in her mind). Seth is a boy, also going to same average university, but he is not average. In fact, he has a secret. As the two meet, things start happening, good vs. evil, blah blah blah. The usual. :)
“Seth, what is going on?” I touched his shoulder. “Should my parents not leave?”
“No. It’s just…” he trailed off. He took a deep breath and said, “I don’t want you be alone.”
“Seth, they do this every year,” I said. “I’m used to it.”
“That’s not it.”
“Well, then what is it then? You’ve been secretive all week about this. You said you’d tell me eventually, well, I think tonight is looking to be a pretty good night for that!” I crossed my arms. “I will get out now and walk home if I have to.”
“No. Don’t.” He looked at me with worry in his eyes. I could see it. He paused.
I’d had enough. I unbuckled my belt and grabbed my purse. I pulled on the door handle to get out of the car when Seth grabbed my hand.
“It’s a huge secret,” he said.
“No kidding. But I don’t see you telling me this now. Let me go.”
“Emma, don’t go. It’s not safe.”
“Seth, I’ve been in worse situations and I’ve always been fine! If you don’t let me go, I’m opening the door and yelling ‘Kidnap’”. I just wanted to go home. I don’t trust easily. Fight or flight. I choose flight most of the time. Like now.
Seth didn’t say anything.
“Right then,” I said. “I’ll see you tomorrow.”
“Do not get out of the car,” he said coldly.
“You’re not telling me something huge, so I don’t have to listen to you,” I retorted. I opened the car door and got out. I started walking away from the car.
Seth got out. “Emma, please! Don’t go. I really don’t know how to say it. That’s why this is so hard.”
“Seth, if you even cared about me, you would have told me originally! But this whole thing is so weird; maybe we should just quit it right now!” I shouted. “You don’t care! No one ever does! I’ve gotten pretty damn good about taking care of me and I don’t need anyone!”
“Emma! It’s not that. Please come back to the car!” Seth started after me and then stopped.
“No, Seth. I will not. I’m going to walk home.” With that, I turned and started walking.
I heard Seth scoff in disgust, but before I could turn to yell at him to go away, something grabbed me and grabbed me hard.
“Ahh! What is this?!” I yelled.