I hear them call my name. “Rose.” “Rose.” “Rose.” It doesn’t stop. They just keep calling and calling. I cover my ears but they just get louder and louder. The more I try to block them out the louder they get. They whisper little things in my ear. “They don’t love you.” “It’s all an act.” “They just feel sorry for you.” “AHHHHHHHH! NOOO! THATS NOT TRUE!” I try again to block them out again. “You know it’s true.” “You see the way they treat you,” and then the lights go out. Images start to fly by of my friends and family. All different moments I’ve spent with them. Heather cheering me up after I lost that soccer game. She looks so fake, I think to myself. My mom telling me the cake can be saved even though I knew it wasn’t possible. She lied to me? They all lied to me. No one really cares. No one. My eyes start to water, and my cheeks become damp. Covering my face, leaning against the wall, I let the gravity pull me down. I just sit there, crying. Thinking of all the moments I’ve been lied to by people I use to trust. “Shhh.” “It’s ok” “We’re here for you.” “We are true friends.” “That wont lie” I curl up tighter. Pulling my legs to my chest, and let the voices engulf me like a warm blanket. Keeping me safe from all the horrible people in the world. All the people out to hurt me. They are all I have now.