Monday, 7 May 2007
05:03:26 PM (GMT)
When we woke up, we all took turns in the bathroom. I put on my long red top with
flary edges and footless tights, Ella put on a T-shirt with a weird design on and
jeans and Gwen just put on her fav top and trackies. We were all girls for fashion
but neither of us dressed up everyday. We decided to go shopping after we had eaten
our hotel breakfast. Hopping into our car, something caught my eye. A boy. He looked
just like Matt. But it wasn't Matt.
"Woah, I look horrible today," said Ella looking at her reflection in her pink pocket
"Stop fussing, you look fine and you know you do!" replied Gwen, gently slapping
Ella's hand away from the mirror. Ella gasped with shock and the mirror slid out of
her hands. I reached out my arm frantically to catch it. I did catch it, but my hands
were slippery with sweat. My muscles relaxed as I knew I had caught it. Suddenly, the
mirror dropped out of my hand and smashed on the tarmac road. Ella, Gwen and I
gasped. We knew what smashing a mirror meant. Seven years bad luck...
As we parked our car in the city car park and started to walk towards our first shop,
Ella got really bouncy and happy.
"I feel like buying everything in the world!" she said, smiling and skipping.
"Well, don't 'cos we haven't got unlimited money," I sighed, my high heels scuffing
along the paved ground. We pushed open the revolving doors and started to look around
the shop. It was very cool in there. I picked out a purple mini dress that sloped at
the bottom. I chose some matching purple heels and some dangly silver earrings to
After half an hour, we each had purchases. I flicked through the money worringly.
"We haven't got that much left," I said. "And it's got to last us the whole month."
"It's OK, we can always send off to my Mum asking for some," said Gwen. But then she
remembered something. "Oh, she's travelling, and I don't know where she is."
"Girls, we have to use this money for emergencies only, OK?"
"But what is an emergency? Give me an example," said Ella.
"Like food," I said.
"Nikki...you don't think it was the mirror...?" Gwen said uneasily.
I took a deep breath. "No more clothes, OK? Just food."
"But what about souveniers? The people back home will want something, won't they?
Well, mine will anyway. They love souveniers," said Ella.
"Well, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it," I replied, feeling like I was the
grown up adult while Ella and Gwen were just children who didn't know any better.
Suddenly, I was really desperate to get out of the shop. "Come on," I said, pulling
my two best friends towards the exit. "Let's go get a bagel or something."
It was 1:00 and we were sat down on some silver chairs outside a small cafe. It was
called 'The Luminous Cafe'. We were all eating our lunch (bagels and chips) and
sipping our cokes.
"So, what are we doing after this?" asked Ella, leaning back on her chair.
"I don't know," I replied, looking behind me for anything. Then I heard a sudden
crash. I spun round to see Ella lying on the floor, her chair tipped backwards.
"Are you OK?" I whispered, pulling her up trying not to attract attention. But it was
no use. Everyone was now staring. Even some of the cafe workers had stepped outside
the door to see what was happening.
Ella had now gone very pink. Tears streamed down her powdered cheeks. "It was
that mirror!" she wailed and ran off into some public toilets.
Gwen was now looking at me worriedly. "Do you think it was?"
"I don't know," I answered. "I really don't know."