400 LUX by Lorde

Song 2 for @sky-rocketer : 

LAUR. I CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE WE'VE BEEN FRIENDS FOR LIKE TWO YEARS. you are so sweet and amazing and an absolute track star. You are the kindest gal i've ever met and you are the bestest listener and ily. college and zee boy will work itself out and you will be happy. very happy. yo twitter is pretty cool, like, rlly. ok. ily. bye.


21st, Tuesday. 2014 - After the huge math test, there will be yet another infamous house party at the West Dorms, but there’s a twist, you must come in a mask, at 12 we will reveal who really are; hopefully some secrets and surprises will spill (mandatory)
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"Darlings, how have you been?" Dr. Price asked. She seemed to be in a good mood, which was unusual. Her usually flawless blond bob seemed disheveled and out of place, suggesting she'd been out late last night.

"I'm okay, I guess," I said, beginning to pick my nail polish off. "If I may ask, why do you see us together?" I asked, looking at Finny. I rolled my eyes and glowered at him as he returned the actions. If we acted like we liked each other, Dr. Price would separate us for sure.

"You have the same problem. Why see both of you for the same thing when I can hit two birds with one stone?" She asked. Her attention wasn't on us, but on herself. She was staring at her reflection in her Chanel compact while applying her lipstick and fixing her unruly bob. "Um, are you meeting regularly?" Dr. Price muttered.

"Yeah," Finny said, trying to sound uninterested. He looked at me and winked, causing me to smile a little.

The doctor pursed her lips. "Okay, see you next week," she said, not even looking up as we left the door.

"She's a gem, isn't she?" Finny laughed, wrapping his arm around my waist.

I giggled and nodded. "Are you going tonight?"

"To the party thing? Yeah, are you going with me? I can't wait to see your mask," he grinned. 

"I would love to go with you, but I promised some friends I'd go with them. I'll meet you there though," I smirked, leaning up to kiss his nose. "I'll see you later," I said before skipping off.

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"We're so late, Gail," I sighed, swinging our linked arms. Rosie was on my other side, swinging her arms, too. We'd all gotten along so well, which was nice for a change.

"Did I tell you I love your fox mask?" Gail laughed, pushing her hair out of her face. I smiled and nodded. 
We stopped walking a few steps outside the West Dorms and I helped Gail fix her hair and checked if Rosie had any lipstick on her teeth.

"Okay, we're going to be fabulous girls who don't need boys to make them happy in three... two...one," Rosie said as we entered the party. 

The scene was perfect. Everyone in masks; girls in long and short gowns, alike, boys in tuxedos, loud music, elegant champagne, but also a table of students getting high. "I'm going to find someone, meet up later," I said waving goodbye. I wandered around and gladly took an appletini (maybe two) and started to feel the effect of the alcohol. My head began to spin a little and I had a strong craving for water. To steady myself, I sat down and began to close my eyes a little. I slowly got up and went into the bathroom to splash a little water on my face.

Upon entering the bathroom, I saw the back of a girl and the long legs of a guy on the counter, blocking the sinks. Another couple quickly darted out of a stall, pushing past me. "Excuse me, I-um, need to wash my hands," I said to the couple, although my hand was on my forehead, which seemed to be burning up. Scott and a bouncy blonde turned to face me and the girl blushed bright red and ran off, while Scott wiped his mouth smugly. 

"You wanna go next?" Kyle smirked. I rolled my eyes and quickly exited the bathroom. 

It was almost midnight and I was getting really tired. I slowly sipped another drink, hoping it would fill my rumbling tummy. Even though I was at Virginia Hills to get better, I was slowly getting a little worse. The only things that Finny and I did during our sessions included talking about our pasts a little and making out, mostly. As the clock stroked midnight, I searched around for Finny. I found him a few minutes later talking to a few guys in our large support group. "Hey there," I whispered in his ear and I attempted to be what people considered "sexy" and kissed his neck. He greeted me with a grin and kissed me back.

"Wanna go to the lake?" He asked. I nodded, taking his hand as we left the party. 

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As we walked, I removed my mask and took off my shoes, leaning my head into his shoulder. "Did you have fun tonight?" I mumbled, starting to get really drowsy.

"It was fun, but I missed you," he said, leading me towards the lake.

"I missed you, too," I said, trailing off. We reached the lake a few minutes later and sat on the log that we did almost a week earlier. I smiled and listened carefully to the waves crash against the large rocks and the calming effect it had on me.

"I love it here. I love being here with you. You've really helped me a lot lately, and I think I'd like to spend more time with you," Finny said, looking into the distance. The mountains were clouded at the tops on the unusually cloudy night.

 I nodded and took my long hair out of it's pony tail. "Are you mine?" I mumbled as I started falling asleep. "I think I need to go to sleep," I said, instantly regretting it. It sounded like the first question was less important, but I didn't want it to be, but I was too tired to stress it.

"We can walk back to your dorm and I can see you in our one-on-one tomorrow," Finny offered. I smiled, he was perfect. There was nothing that he did that bothered me and he seemed to actually like me. The only downside, if any, was he was almost as screwed up as me. But maybe that was good because he understood. We walked in silence back to my room, where he tucked me into my bed. I was still wearing my dress from earlier, but I didn't care. It was probably going to happen anyway. "I'll see you later in the morning. Goodnight, love," he said, kissing my forehead lightly. I reached up and pecked his lips quickly before falling asleep.

Today was a good day.

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