So I should probably tell you a little bit about myself. My name is Alex Wilkes. I’m 18 years old and my life is complicated. I know that most 18 year old girls will tell you that they have complicated lives, but mine is a little bit more complicated than broken nails and bitchy friendship groups. I’m currently living at home with my mum and my step-dad. And my hamster. Oh, and my ex-girlfriend, Sophie. There’s the complication.
It all started a few months ago, I told her she could stay the night. The next day when she was about to go home it started to rain. She lives quite far away and I didn’t have the heart to make her walk, so I said she could stay until it stopped. It didn’t stop. Each day there was some kind of reason that meant she couldn’t go home. Eventually there stopped being reasons and she just never left. She forced her friendship upon my family and they felt bad for her. She has infiltrated my life and I’m not in control.
She keeps trying to force her friends upon me. I’m not the most sociable person in the world. It can only lead to disaster. When we were actually in a relationship, we went to the cinema with her older brother and their friend, Skyler. The whole event was very awkward. Sophie was constantly all over me, kissing me and touching me. Usually I wouldn’t have minded the attention, but not in front of her brother. He was giving me disapproving looks the whole time. Skyler didn’t look too impressed either. At the time I thought she may have been homophobic, but since then I’ve discovered that she is a lesbian.
Anyway, a few days ago I got a message out of blue from Skyler. At first she was just being friendly, asking me how I am etc. Then she started asking me questions about Sophie, asking if we are going to get back together. Of course, this immediately made me suspicious. I confronted Sophie and asked if she had put Skyler up to it and if she was trying to probe me for information. She denied it, obviously, and said that she wants me to talk to her friends more. Usually I wouldn’t play along with her silly games, but Skyler seems genuinely nice. She’s pretty too. If a pretty lesbian wants to spend her time messaging me, I’m not going to stop her.