A story about the dark side of popularity based on teens living in england .
I woke up. I saw the darkness around me but I got up. Like I do. I face my problems. I get up like yesterday and like I will tomorrow. I wake. I Get up. I live. I Carry on.
The light shone through the curtain, and I opened the blue, silky curtains as wide as they would go. I needed some light in my life. What was I to do? Who would help me through this, no one even cared about me, the real me, and No one wanted the real Katy.
I got dressed, I ate and I left and walked slowly to school. When I came out that door, I left all my worries there, no one wants to see that side of me, they just want the fun side, not the messed up side. No one will help me sort that side out.
My phone beeped. I had to meet Jay in 10 minutes at the bridge. I texted back, and hurried along the path. The closer I got to the bridge, my heart beat faster and faster, I ignored everything, everyone too, around me. I don’t know why I still even wanted to see him. He made me like this, this is how I lost all my real friends, and you know those people that are willing to deal with the dark side of you.
Everyone thought that I had it all; I had all the boys, all the popular, all the crowds. I was the most popular girl in school, Everyone thought my life was perfect.It was far from perfect and It was all because of Jay. Being popular meant meant leaving behind all the real friends I had, but it’s too late now. Nearly there, Nearly at the bridge, Im wondering , whats the point to the suffering we call life, before i could explore my thoughts deepely Tallulah and Nicole jumped behind me. They were my friends now, I had wished for this for so long but now I had it all , I wanted it all back like it was before.
I told them to leave me alone. They left, took the other route without even asking what’s wrong but I carried on. I could see him now. His dark skin, his hoody, and I felt finally I can see him alone. It gave me hope, seeing him, it made me think, maybe, one day, I’ll be out of the Darkness.
I followed him, and he kissed me. He kissed me like he meant it. Like he was going to help me through it , honestly , he was going to rescue me from this mess I’ve landed myself in. I held on, I held on to his hug. I just stayed in his arms until it poured down with rain because he was the only person I had left in this world to trust. He was going to help me put the shattered pieces back together.
We noticed the time and we ran towards the gates as they just closed after we got in. We were the lucky ones. We always were but luck couldn’t stay with us forever. We had to work for what we wanted. Just like everyone else. We would work hidden, in silence without telling a word to anyone. The most known popular couple in the school couldn’t be seen shattered or with hope. They had to be the funny ones, the naughty ones. Because otherwise, who knows what would happen. We couldn’t take the risk. We just pretended nothing happened. Everyone did. But everyone knew what happened very well, not one person excluded. That was the biggest problem.
Popularity works in a certain way, a certain manner. Once you’re in, you can get out. But once you’re at the top of the top. They’re is no going back like it or not. You have to do this and that. You have to . Do you know why? Because it may cost you your life otherwise.
Jay and me, we feared for our lives. We did as we were told to do and we hoped it would soon be over. You have to understand that you just shouldn’t get involved in things you don’t understand because you can end up just as badly as us. We hoped for a bright future. We had to keep appearances up otherwise they wouldn’t be happy. But we knew we were doomed secretly. We were in a maze with no exit. But we had hope and we would carry on. Fight to the death and we would survive this. I just knew, we would survive