"Ahh" Ria's voice says from somewhere.
"Ria? El?" I say nervously. Am I hearing things?
"Hi guys.... Ria how do you work these things out?" that's Vee.
"Sorry guys. I was just thinking of talking to you and well..... sort of a communicator" Ria says
"Girls! Dinner's ready!" I hear a faint shout.
"Guys we have to go... we'll meet up at the park tomorrow" then there's a muffled 'click' .
"Vee? Are you still there?" no answer. I guess she's gone too.
"Sam, who are you talking to?" Todd comes to my bedroom door. He's my older brother.
"Yes you are. I heard you. Have you got your friends round?"
"No. I'm... uhh... on MSN" I plat the nudge sound for emphasis.
"I don't believe you but mum and dad'll never believe me if I say you have friends over"
"I don't have friends over!" I exclaim. Todd just laughs and goes back to his room. I play on my computer for a bit.
"Sam! Do you want something to eat or did you eat with El, Vee and Ria?" Mum calls up the stairs.
"I'm coming!" I yell back and run downstairs.
"What's that?" she eyes my bracelet which happens to be glowing faintly.
"Oh, umm, it's a friendship bracelet. We all have one"
"It looks like it's bonded to your skin though" she notes.
"It's not. The.. uhh... glow-in-the-darky thing makes it look like that" I say the first thing that comes into my head. She nods and hands me some cheese on toast.