Going Out for Dessert
And then…I was nowhere. Or somewhere. I don’t know where. I was just…drifting.
Was this the afterlife, this drifting nothingness? Who was going to take care of my sister?
“Your sister?” It was Nadia’s voice from all around me. “Oh, what a great idea! Dessert!” She giggled.
Then, somehow, I was watching from behind Nadia’s eyes, as she walked into a familiar apartment building. It was the one with the apartment where Tara and I lived together!
“W—wait!” I said. “You’re not going to—”
“Oh, shush,” Nadia said, giggling. “I already ate you, you don’t get a say in my next meal!” And she knocked on our door.
Tara opened it. “Hi, who are—ohhhh.” She stared. “You’re gorgeous!”
“I’m a friend of Ethan’s. Can I come in?” she purred.
“Of course! Have a seat!” She was awed by Nadia’s neko looks, I could see it in her eyes.
“Thank you,” Nadia said, sliding onto the sofa. “Why don’t you sit here beside me?”
Tara blinked. “All right?”
I felt a grin slide onto Nadia’s lips. “I had a little proposition for you…”