Have you ever gone to a party you didn’t want to leave? Or do you hate parties? Write about it!
His name was Riku and she was trying to avoid him by whatever means necessary. Mia was forced and coerced by her best friend into coming to this god awful house party. A HOUSE party! In their near 30s?
Un fucking real, Mia growled in her head. She had made a pact with herself that she would stay and appease Bobbi for at least an hour and then she would make her escape.
During the 55th minute of her personal hell, she was almost scot-free when Riku walked into the door, spotted her and scooped her up in a big hug.
They broke up two months ago. No one but her knew why. He still remained friendly with her but every look he gave her was tinged with sadness and curiosity. All her friends were constantly berating her about the breakup until she finally told them all to shut the fuck up and leave her alone.
Since then she has worked to actively avoid Riku and the subject altogether but OF FUCKING COURSE he shows up to the one party a year she goes to that she didn't want to go to in the first place!
After their awkward hug, she made up some excuse and got away from him. Now she was hiding in an upstairs bedroom, playing Covet on her phone.
Someone knocked on the door. Before she could say anything, it opened up. It was Bobbi, her bestie.
"Dude, I just saw Riku. I did NOT know he was coming! I thought he was still in Osaka with his brother. I'm so sorry, Mia, if you want-" Mia didn't let her finish.
"I honestly don't believe you," she said, quietly. She looked at Bobbi and glared. "I know you assholes have a separate group chat without me, readily discussing my 'problems with commitment and inability to communicate my needs'. You guys are some great friends."
Bobbi's mouth fell open. She didn't say anything. Mia got up and stood in front of her.
"Was this your guys' plan all along? Trick me into coming to this stupid party so I could run into Riku and what? Work it out? Fix things? Get back together?" Mia's voice was getting louder with every question.
"No, dude, no, we just thought maybe if you saw him you'd realize you need closure or something," Bobbi responded, her voice shrinking under Mia's stare.
"THAT IS NOT YOUR DECISION TO MAKE," Mia screamed. She distinctly heard the voices downstairs get quieter. She breathed in deeply, filling her air with lungs to prevent herself from yelling again. She grabbed her bag and phone and walked out of the bedroom, down the steps, through the hallway (people were staring at her) and out the front door.
She pointedly ignored Riku calling out to her.