Something odd, something different and curious finally made her brave enough after 3 intense years, to lift the fragile veil of Lilith’s friendship, smiling back at her from that familiar face.
Listening to Lilith’s sweet songs, sharing, believing, allowing them into her heart, lulling her own tongue into singing its most precious tunes, sharing her deepest secrets.
Hearing the devastating news she could not digest it, could not fathom why Lilith would betray her with those untrue, unkind words.
Lilith was not that kind of person! It simply could not be true. True friends do not go behind each other’s backs with knives. It’s an unspoken LAW!
Breaths became labored, her heart rate elevated, unprepared for the abrupt revelation, completely depleted of precious oxygen, the wind knocked out of her sails.
A smidge of skepticism, a moment of hesitation, a wall of doubt might have prepared her for the shock of it all.
Betrayal revealed the ugly, ravenous beast who had waited patiently behind her friendly mask, now freely expelling her jagged, putrefied breaths.
Lilith had waited, calculating, ready to consume the fresh, vulnerable, trusting friend. Only after the feast began did the victim feel excruciating pain, the intensity of the damage.
The chunks bitten from her soul soon festered, refused to heal. What remained was the shell of her former self, disoriented, doubting everyone and everything, shaken to her core.
Diminished, broken, a mere shell of her former self, vision blurred, everything precious seemingly now lost, everyone she held dear evaporated. Only enough strength for a simple cynical thought left inside her aching skull.
She asked her miserable acquaintance, …..“and will you have fries with that?”