Just as Ellie was about to warn Simon to not go with his friends that were about to do drugs, she suddenly remembered her friend's advice about gaining interest in what he likes to do.
Hmm... if I try and force him to not go to that party with his friends, he might want to stay away from me more. Instead, I'll follow him there, so we can be together!
You know what? Is it okay if I join you guys tonight? I finished all my tests and I have nothing to do.
No, it's fine. I need a break from studying anyways. So is that a yes?
Really? But you hate going to parties. And you really probably won't like this one either...
Ok sure. I'll see you later then.
I'm really having second thoughts about this... but if it will improve Simon and I's relationship, I'm definitely going.
When Ellie arrived at the party with the address Simon gave her, she found him huddled with his friends in a corner. They seemed to be whispering to each other and Ellie noticed that they were passing around a white bag.
He hasn't paid attention to me at all during this party... Should I call him here? No, I should go and join whatever they are doing
Ellie followed them as they went into a separate room and started laying out a bunch of white bags. To her surprise, Simon offered her one. Even though Ellie had no interest in taking the drug, the feeling that Simon might leave her was so strong if she didn't take it.
Here, Ellie. Try one. You won't regret it.
C'mon, stop being boring. I promise, you're gonna love it.
I really don't know if I want to take it or not.. but if I don't take it, Simon will think I'm lame.
R..right now? I.. don't know...
As soon as Ellie snorted the cocaine, she immediately felt extreme happiness and bursts of energy. She felt wide awake and so confident that she could do anything.
Whoa, I feel so refreshed. I feel completely normal.. but better! I want more.