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Ava, Chapter 26: Phoebe

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Posted to June 27, 2004

     Why isn’t she talking to me?  She won’t even look at me.  I’m sorry, dammit Kylie, I’m so sorry.  Why didn’t I run after her.  Why did I let it fall apart in the first place?  She doesn’t love me anymore.  It’s funny.  Here I am, the famous advice columnist, who can’t keep a relationship together to save her life.  I can’t help myself, I can’t help my sisters.  Maybe the only reason I’m popular is because my advice is so absurd that people read it just to laugh.  But there she is.  Sitting on the couch eating tuna fish sandwiches with a like silent Paige.  She hates me.  Why didn’t I run after her?  If you know something’s right, take it!  Isn’t that what I always said.  Don’t let it get away.  But no, I had to get mixed up with Cole in the most illogical relationship in the world.  I let him go and he came back.  He kept coming back.  He wasn’t in love, he was obsessed, and I got used to freaks like that.  ‘If they love you they’ll come back.’  Bullshit!  If you love them, you’ll come back, you’ll fight, but if you don’t why should they?  How do I do this?  Why am I so scared?  Does she want me back?

     I can’t do this.  I can’t be in love.  Look what it does to you.  All you have to do is look at Paige and you’ll never want to be in love again.

     Is Piper all right?  Where is she?  What’s going on?

     “I’m going to look for Piper, she might be in trouble.”

     No one listens to me.  Kylie is pretending I don’t exist and Paige is too caught up in her own internal misery. 


     I go up the stairs.  The doors locked.  I bang on it.  “Piper!  Are you in there?”

     There’s no answer.  Perhaps the seduction is proceeding as planned.  Maybe I shouldn’t interfere.  She can call Leo when she needs the elders.  We can go home.  I got what I came for, maybe not everything I wanted but everything I could hope to get.  Piper’s tough, she can deal with it.

     I just want to go home and cry.

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