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Everything Changes part one

By , groton, CT

Your life can change at any moment. For me it was at a dinner

party in New York. Everything was going great, we had just

finished the construction of a very upscale, fancy, expensive

looking building for some very wealthy people in New York, and it

was great for our company. I own part Grey Ink Industries, my

father owns the rest, he is in charge of the mechanical portion

and I mostly deal with architecture. You could basically say that

we ran to different companies, but he still owns part of mine.

Despite being rich girl, I'm not one for parties (my idea of a fun

friday night is eating chinese food and watching netflix in my

pajamas) but this was different. It felt good to celebrate

something we had worked hard for. I was almost on the same

level as my father, as far as big businesses go, and I had worked

my --- off to get there. My father never liked the idea of me

taking over the family, so when I wanted a job here I had to start

from the bottom, not to mention he would do anything to keep

me there. My father and I never got along, especially after my

mother died. He never believed in me or was proud of me, h---, I

can't remember the last time he even said anything nice to me,

so it felt good that I was able to intimidate him now. My company

was finally making big money, we finally had a reputation, we

were finally going places, and I was going to celebrate.

I was sitting on the sidelines, as I often do at parties, keeping to

myself when my friend Cody approached me holding two glasses

of champagne.

"Hey! What are you doing over here?" he asked me, "Come

celebrate with us."

"I have been," I stated as I stood up and took one of the

champagne glasses, "I'm just resting, you know I don't like

parties that much."

"Yeah," he said rolling his eyes, "or any form of social gathering."

He pulled my hand and dragged me towards where the majority

of the people were standing, then unexpectedly stopped almost

making me bump into him. "Tell me, Flora, how you became the

head of a successful business company if you hate interacting

with people so much?"

Now it was my turn to roll my eyes, "I don't hate interacting with

people, people are fine, I just prefer to be alone sometimes, you

know this Cody."

"Whatever..." he said as the drank some of his champagne. "I'm

gonna go find Yoko," he finished his drink, "And some more


"Tell her I said 'hey', and maybe skip the booze, you look like

you've had enough, and Aaron from tech is here and I know you

like him and seems really into you so I'm not letting you talk to

him if you're drunk." I called after him as he made his way into

the crowed of people.

I figured that I might as well go socialize, so I began walking

over to a group of people who looked familiar. That was when we

heard a gunshot. Everyone went silent, thinking it must have

been some mistake, but then six people dressed fully in black

armed with guns run into the room. Everyone is screaming and

panicking, we hear gunshots and the people are yelling "GET ON

THE FLOOR!!" even though a lot of us already are. I duck under a

table. I have no idea what the h--- is going why, but I'm scared. I

peek out from under the table and see a group of people trying to

get out the emergency exit, the shooters don't like that. And just

as they are about to fire I realize Cody is part of the group,, and

a gun is aimed right at him. I can't lose my best friend, I

absolutely cannot lose him. Without thinking, I run out from

under the table and throw my body in front of the group, just as

someone shoots a bullet right at my heart.

I was going to die. That bullet was going to rip through my heart

and kill me. I never thought it would end like this. I felt the worst

pain I ever had, when the bullet broke my skin and I knew this

was the end. But then I felt a worse pain, a burning, my heart

was on fire! But I wasn't dying. No, something else was

happening, something that wasn't supposed to. The bullet hole

started glowing, and then every part of me was glowing bright

blue light created a shield around me and other bullets that were

fired couldn't penetrate it. My body exploded with light and it

touched one of the gunmen's faces, he screamed and grabbed his

face, we could hear his skin burning. The bullet dropped out of

my chest on the the floor and I stopped glowing. I grabbed the

bullet and Cody and I ran out of the building.

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