Life didn’t exactly turn back to normal after The BFF Wars. I would get ambushed on the street by random citizens, asking for my autograph. It was like I was a celebrity.
And, of course, nothing was normal without Jules by my side.
I was walking through town one drizzling afternoon when I saw a familiar person at my favorite ice-cream shop. The curly blonde ponytail, the stunning sky-blue eyes: it was definitely Jules.
I got some mint ice-cream and sat down across from Jules.
“Hi, Jules,” I said after a minute.
Jules looked up from her pink dessert. “Hi.”
All of a sudden she burst into tears. I tentatively put my arm around her and she cried into my shoulder.
“I’m sorry, Tori!” she sobbed. “I wanted to spend time with you, but Venus wouldn’t let me. I didn’t want to call The BFF Wars, but Venus made me do it! I tried to talk to you, but she wouldn’t leave me alone. I want to be your friend again! Your best friend!”
I helped Jules up and looked her in the eye. “Jules, of course we’re best friends. Best friends forever, right?”
We hugged each other, tears pricking the corners of my own eyes.
I introduced Jules to Charlotte, and they quickly became close friends. We were a trio — the perfect number. That’s why cars have three seats in the back: so you can take your two best friends on adventures with you!
As for Venus? She crawled back to Paris. Hopefully we’d never see her again.
With Jules back in my life, things returned to normal pretty fast. People forgot that we had been on The BFF Wars, and we stopped getting mobbed.
Jules made me feel adventurous, and Charlotte made me feel hilarious — with both of them, I felt unstoppable, like I could do anything.
I loved my best friends. ♥