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All along it was a fever,
A cold sweat, hot-headed believer
The streets of New York City were loud, everything from whistles being blown to various music blowing from giant speakers mixed together. There were people everywhere, proudly waving their multicolored flags and some even waved around pieces of clothing they should have been wearing.
Pride 2013 would definitely be one to remember and Alice was especially excited to be there that year. Not that she wasn’t excited every year.
The only problem with that particular year was Tina, her best friend of six years who unfortunately wasn’t sharing the hype. With each float that passed by and every cheer that was supposed to amp up the crowd, Tina barely waved her flag. Her smile was so unlike the one Alice was so used to seeing.
She playfully bumped her friend on the shoulder, "Come on TK, cheer up. Helena was a bitch anyways"
Tina expelled a breath of laughter and waved her flag as another float passed by, "Isn’t that always the case?"
"What do you mean?" Alice asked as she watched the parade with the corner of her eye. A group of bikini clad women strolled their way down the street.
Tina sighed, "They’re always the assholes, it’s always their loss"
"Well it’s the truth" Alice’s eyes caught on a particular woman who winked at her while passing by.
Another sigh, "Then why do I feel like I’m the one losing?"
This time Alice fully turned her body to face Tina, "Look, if they can’t see what an amazing person you are-"
"I know, I know. Then I deserve better" Tina rolled her eyes and pursed her lips a her friend who was now grinning at her. It was silent between them for a little while, both just enjoying the parade before Tina spoke up again, "I just . . I want someone to be that. The ‘better’ you know? I want someone who sees how supposedly amazing I am and is actually willing to stick around"
"She’s out there somewhere" Alice said simply but confidently before smiling, "For all you know she could be around here . ."