Okay, something’s definitely not right.
And I have no idea what to do about it.
I know I said I was looking too much into this whole thing, but… Now I’m not so sure.
It’s so hard to describe, but Mari’s just different. Irritable. Quick to anger. So defensive about everything… Every time we talk to her, it’s like rolling the dice. You never know if she’s gonna give you a smile or bite your head off.
And even when she’s not being nasty to us, she’s still not herself. Everything she says, everything she does… It’s like she’s a million miles away or something. Just going through the motions. Like she’s on autopilot. Even in those rare moments where she’ll actually crack a smile, something’s just… wrong.
That’s not our Mari.
The only time she seems happy – Truly happy – is when I catch her coming or going from a night out with her friends. Have I mentioned she’s been doing that a lot lately?
Every. Single. Night.
I know, I know… I’m such a damn hypocrite. I mean God, how many nights did Jade and I go out when we were younger? But this is Mari. She’s never been into that sort of thing. Not until now.
Who the Hell are these “friends” she’s going out with?
What is she doing all night?
Why is she dressed like that?
I’ve tried talking to Jade about it, and she seems to think I’m overreacting. But I just can’t shake the feeling that there’s something really wrong here. How can I just sit by and not do anything about it?
But then, how can I do anything when I’m not even sure what the Hell’s going on?