For starters, it wasn't with a guy.
Yep, that's right - my worst break-up was with a girl.
Cue jaw drop.
Yep, I'm bi-sexual.
JK. Keep reading.
So I haven't told you all this because it's such a crappy story but due to a lack of toads to write about, I decided to delve into the biggest backstabbing I've ever encountered.
I met Eve in the sixth grade. She was this lame, dorky little Asian girl who had barely any friends. I had just moved to my new school and was involved in every activity under the sun...spelling bee, yearbook, student government, power of the pen (writing competitions), cheerleading, basketball for about 3 practices, volleyball for 1, and ski club (my favorite of them all).
I got close to Eve during our geeky clubs that she happened to be in with me, cue spelling bee, power of the pen & yearbook.
I realized she was a little bit misunderstood and craved to be a part of something. As a new member of the popular crowd, I decided to take this little geek under my wings. She also lived down the street from me and we took the same bus to school so getting close was pretty easy.
No one could understand back then why I decided to bring her into the group...
Kids are mean and after being bullied endlessly in elementary school, I no longer had the tolerance for bullies, bullying or leaving people out of the "popular" crowd. In fact, I was known for pulling the outliers in and trying to "save" people. More on that another time...
SO Eve and I became BFF's. We are both only children, both have FOBBY ass parents, both aren't white, both enjoy the geeky aspects of life and were both really good at school.
She started to admire me back then...I remember if I'd buy something, the next week - she'd have it too. She copied my taste in music, had crushes on the same guys, you name it - she followed it. One time on a field trip a few friends and I decided to make up a fake band called Three Stones. The entire bus ride we discussed the new Three Stones CD and how great they were. Eve sat there quietly until one friend finally asked what her favorite song was. Eve got nervous and instead of admitting she'd never heard of the band, she replied "oh that really popular one from the radio you guys just mentioned."
Later in the day, we pulled her aside and told her the band didn't exist and that she really needed to find her own likes/dislikes versus copying all of mine. It'd gotten to an unhealthy level of mimicking.
Fast forward to the adult years.
I had just graduated college and was deciding where I would move. Eve had moved to Baltimore the year before so when I graduated, we'd be in the same city for once. Single gals taking over the city, we had it all planned out. (She graduated early, like I said smart as F)
The week I was going to sign my lease on a new apartment in Washington D.C. Eve got fired from her job... She was distraught and had no idea wtf to do next. So I told her to come look at apartments with me and maybe we could just live together and figure things out as we go.
We signed the lease, moved in the next week and began our happy life together. We did EVERYTHING together. Grocery shopping, workouts, going out, eating meals, etc. There was never a dull moment and we were truly inseparable.
Until everything changed...