Chapter 16

We had the bed set up in my room and as soon as I finished putting the new sheets on it, all three girls had taken it over. I pursed my lips together and stared down at them.
“Off the bed, it’s mine.” I said.
“No.” Phyllis said lightly and laughed.
“You know, you didn’t even want me to get this bed and now you won’t get off it!” I exclaimed.
“Too bad…so sad…” She smirked. Without another word, both Holly and Amanda jumped off the bed and I jumped on, wrestling her to get off. After much non-successful attempts, we stopped and looking down, I found Phyllis pinned under me. Her eyes fixed themselves on mine, and for a few split seconds, I could see into her mind.


She was seeing me, above her, as we were then, then I whipped my head around eyes narrow and glowing as my wings burst free something was definitely wrong. I could see a shadowy creature, bigger than the last, with glowing red eyes, appear, broad sword in hand as he charged towards me. Then everything went white.


“TAYLOR!” Phyllis shouted, throwing me out of the way as my wings burst free, without my command. I tumbled to the floor, taking Phyllis with me and the creature hit the bed. Luckily the sword had disappeared when I moved. It bounced off into the ceiling fan and disappeared. I looked down at Phyllis again, noticing I was on top of her with my hands on her waist. I could feel the heat rise in my face and I could see the color spreading across her face. I lifted myself up and lended her my hand. She got up and looked at me for a brief second and then proceeded in hi-tailing it out of my room. Amanda and Holly stood there, wide-eyed and opened jawed. I just shook my head and left the room too.

“Phyllis?” I called as I saw her walk into the kitchen.
“Wh-what?” She stammered and looked down at the floor.
“Uh…what…what was that all about?” I asked.
“I don’t know.” She said shortly and went back into the kitchen. I closed my eyes and sighed. I had embarrassed her and myself too. I sat down on the sofa and stared at the wall. A few seconds later, the girls came out of my room, said goodbye and left. I think the whole thing freaked everyone out.

The rest of the night we avoided each other. I stayed in my room, writing some lyrics while Phyllis either was working on some artwork or making dinner.

“Taylor…” I looked up from my position on my new waterbed to see Phyllis in the doorway.
“Dinner.” She added and began to walk away.
“Phyllis!” I called. She turned around and looked at me.
“Can we talk?” I asked.
“Uh…uh…I guess.” She answered.
“Why don’t we just grab some food and bring it in here.” I suggested.
“All right.” She answered.

We grabbed our food, which happened to be sandwiches, and brought them back into my room. I flopped down on the bed and looked at her while she sat down on a chair in the corner of the room.
“Phyl, sit on the bed…”
“That’s all right.” She said waving her hand.
“Come on…” She sighed and got up. She sat down on the edge of the bed and looked over at me uneasily.
“I think we need to talk.” I said and glanced at her again.
“About?” She asked and took a bite of her sandwich.
“About what happened before. I mean…”
“I don’t think we should get into this.” She said and began to get up.
“Phyl…come on…” I began to protest.
“No Taylor! I don’t want to talk about it! This is all too weird for me. I don’t understand what’s going on half the time…” She said angrily but had that look like she was about to burst into tears. I got up off the bed and put my plate down and took hers out of her hands.
“I didn’t mean to…”
“Taylor…you have to understand something...this is not what you would call a normal rooming situation. For fucking Christ’s sake, you’re and angel!” She yelled, letting tears spring forth.
“I’m sorry. Phyllis…I didn’t even want to be here…I wanted…I want to see my family again. I miss them so much…” I could feel my throat tightening on me as the tears began to brim under my eyelids. I looked down at her and could see her wiping her eyes with her hand.
“Phyllis…I’m glad I met you.” I said and looked down at her again.
“I can’t handle this!” She said and walked out of the room. I rushed after her. She grabbed her car keys and booked out the door.
“PHYLLIS!” I yelled. She didn’t even turn back.

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