“Zoe, I am not wearing this inside my own house. Let alone out for my bachelorette party.” Zoe stood next to the door on the balcony admiring her handiwork.
“Sis, come on! Last night of freedom!”
“Is that honestly how you see marriage?” I looked over my shoulder at Zoe who merely shrugged,
“I’ve never been interested in marriage or kids, just doesn’t appeal to me. Now partying, that interests me!”
“Fair enough, but I’m going to get changed before Tek sees me in this and asks me to wear it constantly.”
“Wait till he sees your dress! Mum picked it out, with some help from me.”
“So I have no say in this?” Zoe grinned back at me,
“Can I at least see the dress?”
“Nope. Its a surprise!”
“This dress is not cute Zoe!”
“Its gorgeous, now come on! The dancers are gonna be here in a minute!!”
“I can’t believe mum actually planned this with you.”
“Oh just let your hair down for once!”
“You made sure of that,” I gestured to the mane of black curls framing my face, which was rock hard from all the hair spray Zoe had put in it.
“Oh how witty of yo..” Zoe’s voice faded as some cops walked in and began dancing randomly while saying the party needed some livening up, I rolled my eyes and walked over to the bar. Trying to ignore the strange guy who appeared to be rather wasted and hitting on the mixologist,
God knows how I’d had to drink but I somehow ended up on the inflatable bull ride Zoe had had set up so she could laugh while watching people fall off, and then Zoe hauled me off over to the damn crystal ball she had been staring at since we arrived at the venue
“Relax, Jasmyn, it’ll be easier for me to see.”
“This is totally a hoax, like you’re gonna be able to predict my future.”
“Well my therapist said I need to do something to distract myself, why not fortune telling? Could probably make some money from it to.”
“Well, okay but as long as this reading is free,”
“Family discount?” I rolled my eyes and waited for her to begin, she grabbed my palms and pressed them to the crystal which promptly began to float in the air and glow,
“I see… pink eyes and pointy teeth,” I snatched my hands away from the crystal ball,
“Nice trick, so is it held by string or what?”
“You’re so skeptical, yet you know magic exists around us. Roxane for example,”
“How do you know about Roxane?”
“Roxane is standing across the road with her hair tied back right now. Don’t look up. Just continue looking at me. She needs to talk to you because she knows about the point teeth thing and is pretty pissed that I played with the crystal ball by the looks of it.
I looked over at Roxane briefly, through the strands of my hair and the stare I received in return chilled me to the bone.. and then I passed out.