She was like any other 17 year old girl. Uniqua had friends, good grades, a decent job, and a perfect family. Living in LA, anything can happen. Even to those who never saw it coming.
It was a Friday, the best day of the week. When school ends, I would only have to do a 4 hour shift at Mcdonalds, then I will be home for the weekend. No homework from all my honors classes, no work, just time to hang out with my best friend, Tasha. We had planned to go out to a fun teens club called Lights Out, for Tasha’s 17th birthday. Everyone from school was going to be there, including the guy I liked, Ty. Hopefully he would notice me for once. The bell rang at 2:45, I grabbed my bag, and went out to catch the bus.
The bus dropped me off at my house, and I walked into the door to see my Mom washing dishes. “How was school today sweetie?” She asked. “Alright Mom, I’m gonna go get ready to go out.” I could tell she wanted to talk some more, but I jogged up the stairs before she could say anything, too excited for tonight. I walked into my room, and threw my backpack on the ground. What was I going to wear? I peeked into my giant closet, thinking about what would be cute. I settled on a red dress, and eagerly waited for Tasha to pick me up.
At around 7, Tasha texted me that she was outside. I ran down the stairs, and quickly asked my family how I looked. “Gorgeous honey!” My mom said. “Stay away from boys!” My dad said. “You look ugly” my 13 year old brother sneered. I stuck my tongue out at him before going outside, and heading towards Tasha’s car. I wished her a happy birthday, and we drove to the club with the radio at full volume.