I like writing, but I'm not sure if I'm really any good at it yet.

She'd never seen Elora that upset before. Never worn one of the necklaces? She wasn't really much of a jewelry person. Elora knew that. This one was special.

She waited a few minutes before pulling out her phone.

"El, please, don't be like this. You can tell me anything. We're best friends."

"Clearly, not anymore."

Aidra tried texting her again. And again.

And again.

No more responses.

Was that... really it? All over some dumb boy?

Aidra went home and sighed and plopped down on her bed. Maybe Elora just needed time. She pulled out the box where she'd kept all the gifts. Earrings and necklaces and bracelets and broaches. Quite a few of them had violet charms. Aidra didn't recognize the flower, but Elora had always insisted they were violets.

Elora had even given her this box when Aidra mentioned she had nowhere to keep all of these.

"I made it myself," she'd said when she gave Aidra the box. A beautiful wooden box with hand-painted designs, including brilliantly colored dragons. Aidra loved dragons.


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The box opens slowly and light floods in.


  • #3985 Posted 1 year ago
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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

This was a good sequel that showed off how oblivious Aidra has been. No criticisms for this one but a mere suggestion that for the text messages to drop the quotation marks and add underscores where the quotation marks would go which will make the text italic which will differentiate the text messages from talking and thoughts.

Also I liked ethelthefrogs addition if there were to be a moment of clarity.

  • #4043 Posted 1 year ago
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Oh yeah, that could be a good idea. Formatting the texts differently.

Unfortunately, Aidra is too oblivious to notice it on her own. Have a vague next part planned where someone sorta points it out to her, though. Since she's too naive to notice on her own.

  • #4058 Posted 1 year ago
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