100 Word Story – Burned Promises (Part Seven)

We promised each other that we would be inseparable, that we would always be together. Whether we scheduled a doctor’s appointment for the same day and time, went clothes shopping together, or even got caught sneaking out of class together, we always made sure we did it as a duo.

If Evalyn got caught coming home late, I would make sure to call her house to say that she was with me all day, even if she was visiting her boyfriend. If my parents were calling my cellphone, and I didn’t bother answering, she would call them and say that my phone died. We made sure we had a solution for everything, and that was how we rolled on a daily basis.

Why would it change if we decided to check out an old abandoned house? We had the perfect answer for every situation.

That is, if we both made it out alive.

A bright light rose from the box, its blinding aura forcing me to look away unless I wanted to go blind. I could hear the man groan in pain, probably getting caught in the light and feeling a burning sensation. A loud crash came to the floor, followed by Evalyn gasping for air.

Through her coughing, I heard Evalyn cursing my name, “Fuck you, Tara! We were suppose to open that box together! Both of us were going to get a wish!”

We were. That’s why we came together, to both make a wish.

But only I got the chance.

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