The Truth About New Years Eve
“Bahaha, she’s wearing that awful dress your mother wore? No Martha, you’ve got to be joking, that thing was oldfashioned even when your mum got married! Yeah…, Yeah, I know! Oh absolutely…”
Sadie didn’t mean to eavesdrop on her sister, but when she heard it was Martha Esme was talking to, she felt her anger rise a bit. Martha had some nerve, still chatting away with Esme like BFFs, when she had kissed her boyfriend on New Years Eve! Sadie was sure Esme didn’t know about this stunt Martha had pulled, or they surely wouldn’t be friends anymore.
Sadie felt it was time her sister knew what her best friend had done, so after Esme hung up the phone, she pulled her apart.
“See, Es, this might be hard for you to hear, but on New Years, I saw Martha kissing Finn… He didn’t kiss her back though! But she did try… I thought you needed to know…”
Much to Sadie’s surprise, Esme didn’t get angry or sad, she SMILED.
“Wanna know a little secret, sis…?”
” Martha didn’t kiss Finn because she wanted to so badly. I asked her to! Just for a laugh. And to test his loyalty to me, I guess!”
” How COULD you do that Esme! What kind of crazy stunt is that!? And to think I’ve been feeling sorry for you for over a MONTH!”
Meanwhile, The Hot Wings were rehearsing in
Daniel’s garage their rehearsal space. Sadie was supposed to be there too, but was running late because of the discussion with her sister. Sarah and Jill were present though, just for fun.
Daniel immediately threw down his drumsticks when Sadie entered, clearly upset.
Sadie told her boyfriend all about Esme.
Jill heard everything Sadie was saying and wasn’t amused. What was this girl thinking, pulling a stunt like that on her little brother!
So, when Jill got home early that evening, she sat down with her brother.
“So Sadie said, that Esme actually asked Martha to kiss you, just to test you!”
But Finn would have none of it!
“You’re an idiot, sis. Don’t you see what this is? Sadie has had a crush on me for ages, Esme told me so herself. She’s just trying to come between us. Yes, I know you say she’s with Daniel now, but why else would she make something like this up?”
“Esme wouldn’t do something that stupid. You’re wrong Jill. Wrong.”
And then Finn left to meet his girlfriend for a snowy walk in the park.
Even though he was sure Jill was wrong, the things his sister had told him kept running through his mind, so he decided to see what Esme had to say…
“So… ummm… I have to tell you something… About New Years… Ummm… Martha tried to kiss me… I pulled away! But yeah… I thought you ought to know…”
” Wow!” Esme said “You’re the second one to bring this up today…”
“Don’t worry about it, lovely! See, the thing is, I already knew because I asked her to kiss you! Just for a laugh aaaaaaaand to see if you’d kiss her back. But of course you didn’t, cause you’re MY lovely Finny!”
And she grinned.
But to Finn, this was nothing to smile about…
“Are you insane?! Who does that?! What were you trying to do anyway, TEST me? Test me by letting your BEST FRIEND kiss me? What the… Who are you, Esme? It’s like I don’t know you anymore!”
Then Finn calmed down a bit and told Esme a bit less furiously that if this was what their relationship had become, then maybe they should not be in a relationship for a while…
“You’re breaking up with me?! Over THIS?! Who are YOU!? Well, if this is what you want, then this is what you can get, Finn. Bye.”
And with that, Esme left…