Ring, ring, RING! Shit. That's my alarm clock. "VALERIE!!!!" Even shittier that's my Mom. Maybe she won't mind if I sleep in a few extra minutes. "VALERIE!! I MEAN it!" Nope. She minds "Ok, mom I coming" I say as I run a comb through my pink hair and quickly put it in Space Buns brush my teeth and run to the kitchen. My mom is almost out the door by the time I get there. She kisses the top of my head and says: "Bye Val I love you" "Love you too" I respond as she shuts the apartment door. I scarf down breakfast and head out.
I'm waiting for my friend Noah. Noah, as always is right on time."Hey" he says "Hi" he looks tired. "I left my inhaler at your house on Saturday" he says "I know, I have it" I put his inhaler out of my front pocket. He gives me a smile and says "Thanks" "No prob dude" I say back. He pulls out a blueberry muffin and gives me half. "Did you get the guts to ask Asher?" I ask through bites. "What do YOU think?" I stuff the rest of my half in my mouth "No" he sighs "We are Juniors Val! And I have NEVER had a date!" I roll my eyes "If you would just get the guts to ask Asher, this wouldn't be a problem" He sighed "I know I know" "Ask him! TODAY!" Noah gives me a LOOK and says: "Maybe I will" Then the bus stopped by my house
VALERIE is used to knowing what's going to happen next so when things spiral out of control, she can no longer depend on her confidence alone to get her out of this mess. NOAH if there's one thing that bouncing around from place to place is: nothing lasts forever and trying to relive the past never ends well. Will he ever be able to call a place home? ASHER knows what he wants. It's getting there that is going to be hard. He also knows that open does NOT mean okay but at least he has his boyfriend Noah. They are all very different and sometimes that's not always a bad thing. Sometimes different is the only thing that's gonna save you.