Love Is Thicker Than BloodAs a child, I was taught
That family always came first
So tell me, why is it
They give me the worst?
Whenever I need support
Whenever I need to cry
They are never any help
I don't know why I try
Then, I turn to my friends
And they are there for me
They do their best to help
That, I can plainly see
They're not always sure what to say
Or if they should talk at all
But that's okay; I understand
They still help me stand tall
Many times, they've saved my life
I wanted to give up
My friends stood by me
And said, "No, sweetie. You stand up!"
We share no biological relation
No DNA or blood
They taught me it doesn't matter
Their love comes in a flood
I don't hate my family
No, not at all
But they do not come first
Not after all the times they've made me fall
My friends are at the top of my list
They will stay ahead
Because they are the ones who ensure
Every night, I'm safe in bed
Chapter 1: Last-Minute Anxiety
Kadysha slowly undid her star odangos and pulled her pigtail holders off. Her pitch-black hair fell down, gently sweeping her backside as it did so. Next to go was her dark red lipstick, removed with a wet cloth. She then removed her clothes and replaced them with pajamas consisting of a blue top and black, fluffy pants adorned with colorful stars. Kadysha took one last look at herself, gazing at her mirror reflection with her cherry blossom pink eyes. They told all. She was scared, she was anxious, but most of all, she was heartbroken.
"Kaydee, are you okay in there, sweetie?"
The voice belonged to her boyfriend, Jacey, who had allowed Kadysha to stay for the night so they could leave together tomorrow. She was going to Alfea and he was going to Red Fountain.
"Kaydee," Jacey called, knocking on the door. "Sweetie, I know you're upset, but please come out."
Kadysha wasn't ignoring him. She didn't hear him. She was so wrapped up in her mind, her thoughts. She kept thinking back to the c
I'm Not Missing OutThere is no "not yet"; no maybe
I will never have a baby
You tell me I'm missing out
Am I supposed to be sad and pout?
You must wake at three am
You get little sleep
But I can sleep well through the night
Without so much as a peep
In your house, at any hour of day
A very piercing sound may ring
But in my house, there's no such noise
Not even my computer will make a ping
No dirty diapers will be smelled
No breastfeeding for me
Because I chose a different option
I'm sure you can plainly see
But that is not the end for you
It's only just begun
You have many more years to go
And they will not be fun
When eighteen years have passed
Perhaps if you are lucky
It will have been worth all the trouble
And not have all been sucky
But I choose not to put my life on hold
That is just too long
Time can never be recovered
That fact is certainly not wrong
So if you want to think I'm missing out
Really, go right ahead
Because I'll be laughing the whole time
While you struggle for a mere hour to sleep in
Kadysha - Extra Info
1. What does your bedroom look like?
My dorm room at Alfea has blue wallpaper and I have some posters of nature hanging up. My bed is a long, rectangular one, but it's also wide and has a canopy over it. Next to it, I have a table stand with a lamp and a picture of my boyfriend and I. My teddy bears are lined up against the wall my bed is next to. I have a small closet with a folding, panel door. On the opposite side that my bed's on, there are two large windows, and I have some flowers growing in the window sills. I also have a chest full of my Bea dolls. I also have a small bookshelf and a beanbag in one corner, and I have a blue, heart-shaped rug on my floor.
2. Do you have any daily rituals?
Nothing beyond the usual "wake up, shower, dress, eat breakfast, and go to class" schedule. I do spend at least a half hour on my hair, though. It takes time to put my stars up the way I like them.
3. Do you exercise, and if so, what do you do? How often?
Outside of my battle classes, I wouldn'