I do a once over in the mirror and see my very long dark brown hair curled and sprayed with so much hair spray that I hope I don't stand next to any flames. My hazel eyes are more of a jade green color due to the eye makeup and my pale white skin has a light glow and a peach color to my cheeks. I don't wear makeup or fix my hair but because this is the first school dance my mom is letting me go to my friends Terrie and Alison talked me into letting them doll me up for the night.
"Marie you look great without makeup but you look awesome with it on, everyone at the dance is going to be shocked." 'Thanks Alison but you sure I look alright?" "Yes for the last time you look amazing Marie and who knew you had some curves under the jeans and t-shirts you wear all the time." Terrie say's as I notice what she means when I look at the red lace dress and low red heels they made me try on. "Why don't you dress up more often?" Terrie ask me as Alison gives me some light pink gloss to put on my lips "I don't know I guess I just don't really care is all." They both let out a laugh and I know why there laughing.
A fifteen year old girl who doesn't like to wear makeup or dress up and who's never been to a school dance or out to parties what's wrong with her. The truth is I just don't really care about dressing up and spending hours looking for the right outfit and stuff like that. I know guys look at me but I think they see me as the tomboy or something and they want a girly girl so whatever I can't change that but for tonight I'm a girly girl.
"Ok we look hot and I'm so glad my dad isn't driving us" "yeah Alison it's cool that your sister who's a senior is going to drop us off and then pick us up later." "I know I'm so thankful that she said she was taking us because it would have been so embarrassing for my dad to drop us off because he wouldn't have left." While Alison and Terrie talk I practice walking in the shoes even though they aren't very high I still think I'll fall on my face and how terrifying will that be. My mom finally lets me go to a dance and I trip over some stupid shoes and bam hit my face on the dance floor.
Twenty minutes later…
The dance is great and when we walked in everyone looked at me in a way I've never seen before it's like they were thinking who is that no that can't be Marie Darkholme? But yep it is and I have to say it's nice to be noticed for a change. Alison and Terrie are dancing on the floor with two guys a year older then us and I make my way to the snack table to get some punch and slip off my shoes for a minute. While sipping some red punch and letting my toes breathe I hear some guys talking behind me. "Just go ask her to dance Cody you do know her name don't you?" "Um…. Well sure I do it's um…?" "Lame dude" "I'm Marie… um I couldn't help over hearing."
The boy named Cody is new and has only been going to the school for about month he's a jock and in my English class. "Um… yeah hi I'm Cody and well Marie would you like to dance… um with me that is?" "Um I'm not really a dancer but sure why not." We walk out on the dance floor and a slow song comes on we awkwardly look at each other and move a little closer he takes hold of my hand and something happens that knocks both of us to the ground.
When Cody touched my hand it was like a bolt of lightning moving through my body and all these voice's and pictures speeding in my mind. I didn't know what was going on when I stood back up I saw Cody still lying on the ground with everyone around him and everyone staring at me and that good feeling of being notice was gone and I just wanted to fade away.
I ran out the door with Alison and Terrie calling and running after me but I just kept running and hoping that the sounds, voice's and pictures of people I've never meet before would just go away. What's wrong with me and what's wrong with Cody? Will he be ok, will I be ok?
Thirty minutes later…
I ran until I came to a house and to my shock it was Cody's why was I at his house and how did I know where he lived. The faces in my head I've never seen before but for some reason I feel as if I know them but how can that be? I don't feel like myself…. I feel like….like I'm Cody but I'm me I still look like me and sound like me but my mind is filled with memories that belong to him. What's wrong with me?