“I haven’t slept in two days. I literally can’t go anywhere with you. I am going straight to bed.” I tried to gently push my way through the party and to my room. I wanted to go straight to bed and didn’t want to talk to anyone.
“Claire, you should stay. This will be the best party of the entire semester. Just think. This is only the preparty and look at all the people who are here!” Mary grabbed my arm and started pulling me back toward the kitchen.
“Mary. No.” I didn’t have enough energy to pull my arm out of her grasp, but couldn’t totally relieve myself.
“Come on, Jace is here!” Mary knew the one thing that could get me to a party that I didn’t want to be at. All I had to do was glance around the door jam to see Alicia falling all over Jace. Alicia was my nemesis. The one who made my every day life a living hell. She knew I was coming home from two all-nighters because she was part of my team. Part of the team that was supposed to be dealing with a huge end of the year project where she had totally ghosted us.
Now here she was, all over Jace. In my house. I saw red and then I must have totally blacked out. The next thing I knew, I was waking up in a jail cell with blood on my clothes and scratches on my arms.