A week later.
A cool wind blew my hair back. Steven's arm was securely wrapped around my waist. We headed towards
the sparkling blue pool. We were throwing a party for Jackie's birthday. My cellphone buzzed in my back pocket.
It was a text: WHERE R U? -MOM I rolled my eyes and shoved it back into my pocket. "Who was it?" Steven asked
casually. I looked up at him. "My mom." He sighed quietly. A girl with black hair came walking up to us. She was on
the short side maybe 5ft 2. Her eyes were baby blue. Like a child's. She looked up at us and we stopped.
"I love your bag! Where did you get it?" She asked . Her voice was sharp but sweet. She lifted a pink , polished
nail to the black prada bag dangling from my forearm. "Thanks! Umm, It was a gift." I blurted , thoughtlessly.
She smiled warmly , "My name is Madison." She held out her hand. I shook it. "I'm Callie and this is Steven." I
gestured to him. She looked him over as if she liked what she saw. She batted her eyes at him. Was she flirting?
'Oh my. He's hot. He WILL be mine. ' She thought .
I narrowed my eyes at her. She ripped a piece of paper out of the notebook she was clutching . She wrote her
phone number and handed it to me. I faked a smile. "I'll be seeing you." She called over her shoulder as she
walked away . But she wasn't looking at me as she said this , she was looking at Steven. Steven's grip tightened on
my waist. "She was perky , wasn't she?" I remarked to him. He laughed . "Just a tad." We walked into the pool
area . I checked everything anxiously. This was a high class hollywood party. But in Italy. The chocolate fountain
was in the corner . Jackie had a lot of human friends plus she still liked chocolate. Colorful lights swept the room.
A small bar in the middle. A couch or two to the left. Perfect. She would love it. I pulled out my phone and began
sending invites to all Jackie's friends and - Madison. I had to admit I didn't have a lot of friends . But she had better
watch herself around Steven.