"So... you and Bella had fun tonight."

"Is that a question or a statement?"

"A statement. She called me a lil while ago."

"Remy, what are you doing?"

"What am I doin right now or what am I doing in your room?"

"What are you doing here. Why are you sneakin in my window?"

"I always sneak in through your window."

"Yeah, but... not since Bella."

"What does dat even mean?"

Ugh, you know what it means... "What are you doing here? Seriously."

"Honestly... I want to see de dress."

"Oh my gosh. You're a weirdo."

"I heard it was nice."

I changed the subject, "Belladonna almost touched me today."


"I told her about my...'condition'."

"You're kiddin me."


"Anna- reserved skeptical of all human life Anna- told Belladonna her secret the first day you guys hang out."

"I have known her since seventh grade dufus."

"Yeah but ya'll never spoke a single word to each other until today."

"You barely started talking to her a week ago."

"I have talked to her before."

"Oh yeah? When?"

"BESIDES THE POINT. What happened? Belladonna didn't even mention it."

"The point is that she almost did and I freaked out so I had to explain mahself."

"And she didn't freak?"

"You didn't freak."

"Yeah, but I'm a suave kinda guy."

"Oh psh. Well, maybe she was just calm about it to get in my good graces."

"No, she must really care."

"Right..." Remy was right, I am skeptical. I was still weary of her dating my best friend and I have every right to be.

"Do you mind if I stay here a bit? My brother is back home from college."

"It can't be vacation? School just started lahke a week ago."

"Exactly. Him and my dad are going at it and I'd rather not intervene."

"Sure you can hang for a bit." We ended up falling asleep.


It was the night of the dance and I was getting into a limo. Confused? Yeah me too. Somehow I am going to the homecoming dance with Remy and Bella and in some crazy turn of events... I have a date of mah own.

Let me explain...

Two days ago someone spilled their plate of spaghetti on me as I was making my way through the cafeteria. But it wasn't just anybody.

"Anna? Anna Darkholme..?"

"Well, at least you know my name after spillin this crap all over me. Ah expect a full blown apology."

"Anna, its me! Cody."

"Cody... Cody. Cody ROBBINS? What are you doin in Louisianna?"

"Ah could ask you the same question missy!"

"I've been livin here for years. Ever since seventh grade." Oh mah gawd. I can't believe this is happenin! I haven't seen Cody in so long and I instantly think of Mississippi, how I have been there in ages. Cody and I had our first kiss, a innocent peck on the jungle gym at recess when we were in 6th grade. Then I moved here. So many months passed and I have a new life. I'm sixteen now, a junior in highschool, and somehow seein Cody again brings me right back to that jungle gym.

"I was wonderin where you went."

"Well, I've been here."

"All this time... this is crazy."

"What about you? What could have possibly taken you away from Mississippi?"

"Just some family issues... I'm stayin here with a cousin of mine."

"Yeah, 'family issues' is what brought me here too. Its so good to see you. Its like Mississipi is right here next to me. I miss it sometimes."

"Trust me, I'm already homesick. But seein you here makes me feel a little better. Sorry about the spaghetti."

"You're just lucky I only have one more class after this."

"I'll make it up to you."

"Well, why don't you go get some more food, try not to spill it on me and maybe we can have a decent conversation."

"Sounds like a plan."


"Rogue, I was just comin to join you for lunch." Bella sat down next to me with her elbows on the table and her chin resting on her knuckles, "And who's this?"

"A friend of mine."

"A friend?"

"Yes, I have friends. Belladonna this is Cody an old friend from Mississippi."

"Nice to meet you," Cody answered.

"Well Cody you have come just in time. The dance is this Saturday and Anna here needs a date."

Did she just say that? "I- I don't need a date."

"A date for what?" Remy said as he joined our table.

"Actually, that sounds like a lot of fun."

"Really! Thats great! Oh my gosh I am so excited!" Bella squeeled.

"What sounds like a lot of fun?" Remy asked eager to be in the loop.

"Cody here is gonna be Anna's date to de dance! We can all go together! Dis is fantastic!"

"No, Cody... You... I don't even want to go to the dance!"

"Yeah, she does. She even has a dress already," Belladonna spoke for me. Okay, I can hate her now.

"I am not some pity date! Okay? Just leave me alone!"

Cody chased after me as I stormed out of the cafeteria, "Hey! Anna! Stop!"

"I'm sorry I freaked out for a second."

"Yeah... for the record I don't think she was taking pity on you or nothin. I think she just really wants to go to this dance."

"Its probably because she is gonna be prom queen or something."

"Isn't prom at the end of the school year? Its december."

"I don't know what dance it is! Its Winter Formal or Homecoming, I don't know and I don't care about this stupid dance!"

"As if going with me would be so horrible?"

"No... its not you..."

"Then lets go. It might be fun."

... So thats how I got to this place in time. I'm in the black dress and I feel ridiculous. I'm wearing matching black gloves and a shawl to protect my skin. It felt silly but everytime Cody looks at me everything else goes away. He is the only person that has ever kept my mind from thinkin about Remy. So what if I'm holdin on to an old memory of what we could have been, Cody is here and I finally feel normal. My whole life is a giant torture device, if I could only have this one night...

The music was loud and as the hours crept by the music got slower and slower... Cody and I were dancing.

"Anna, would you like to go out with me? On a date?"

"What do you think this is?"

"A real date."

"Yeah, maybe."

"You know, the last thing I remember is us kissin on that jungle gym and the next day you disappeared."

"I just moved."

"Without a goodbye?" I remember our first kiss, as his lifeless body fell to the ground... I was quiet as I waited patiently for him to open his eyes. My mom came then somehow knowing what happened. She took me away but not before I saw Cody lift himself up with no recollection as to what happened. To him it was just a kiss, to me a nightmare.

"We were just kids."

"Yeah... Anna... you think I could..." His face leaned in, our lips so close... when Remy snapped us back into reality. He ripped us apart and punched Cody right smack in the jaw.

Mysteryrogue: So its been a while... I'm SORRY! So much has been going on I barely have time to write! But here is the next chapter, what'd you think?

This chapter wasn't inspired by a song, but the next one is. Lots of drama haha. Well hope you liked!

Special shout out to curly pink girl and cheferica222 for reviewing my other story I Don't Like Sleeping Alone.