Love Is Thicker Than BloodAs a child, I was taughtThat family always came firstSo tell me, why is itThey give me the worst?Whenever I need supportWhenever I need to cryThey are never any helpI don't know why I tryThen, I turn to my friendsAnd they are there for meThey do their best to helpThat, I can plainly seeThey're not always sure what to sayOr if they should talk at allBut that's okay; I understandThey still help me stand tallMany times, they've saved my lifeI wanted to give upMy friends stood by meAnd said, "No, sweetie. You stand up!"We share no biological relationNo DNA or bloodThey taught me it doesn't matterTheir love comes in a floodI don't hate my familyNo, not at allBut they do not come firstNot after all the times they've made me fallMy friends are at the top of my listThey will stay aheadBecause they are the ones who ensureEvery night, I'm safe in bed
Chapter 1: Last-Minute AnxietyKadysha 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 maybeI will never have a babyYou tell me I'm missing outAm I supposed to be sad and pout?You must wake at three amYou get little sleepBut I can sleep well through the nightWithout so much as a peepIn your house, at any hour of dayA very piercing sound may ringBut in my house, there's no such noiseNot even my computer will make a pingNo dirty diapers will be smelledNo breastfeeding for meBecause I chose a different optionI'm sure you can plainly seeBut that is not the end for youIt's only just begunYou have many more years to goAnd they will not be funWhen eighteen years have passedPerhaps if you are luckyIt will have been worth all the troubleAnd not have all been suckyBut I choose not to put my life on holdThat is just too longTime can never be recoveredThat fact is certainly not wrongSo if you want to think I'm missing outReally, go right aheadBecause I'll be laughing the whole timeWhile you struggle for a mere hour to sleep in
Kadysha - Extra Info1. 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'