"Untitled"

And she ran back into his arms, finally, finally, she could truly live happily ever after...

I slam the book shut. The sappy love stories that I read at night always follow the same theme; Boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, girl dumps boy, and after a tumultuous coming-to-terms with the break up, they'd weasel back into one another's arms for a perfect fairy tale ending (or at least a similar theme). It is sick! Life doesn't work that way.

In real life, nothing ends perfectly. There is no Cinderella and definitely no Prince Charming. The only people that are real are the Evil Stepfamily. No, that isn't true, my family isn't evil. That's just the way I see them. But of course everybody goes through this phase, they say. That is if this is a phase. This story isn't about my family, so let's quickly leave that topic.

In the beginning I said there is no Cinderella, I change my mind. Cinderella was a servant. Today, every teenage girl is a servant: a servant to school, a job, parents, friends, or oh let's say… a boyfriend. We can't help it, it's our nature. People may hate me for saying this, but it's true, we all want to please. We aren't the only ones, but since I am a teenage girl, we'll stick to us for my purposes.

I've always thought of myself as a pretty strong person. I've never let my self-worth depend on someone else, but then I met Michael. He was the star quarterback on our high school football team, I was nothing but a drama geek. Before I met Michael I was not a "drama geek" I was a drama queen! I eagerly wanted to please Michael and to become popular. The first thing I did was quit our school's production of Romeo and Juliet, I was Juliet.

The more that I saw of Michael, the less I saw of myself. I started to hang out with his friends and rejected mine. I quit my job (I hated my boss anyway) to spend more time with Mike after school. I almost started to skip school. I didn't, however, I couldn't afford to get kicked out of my school(my parents would kill me). It wasn't even that Michael pressured me to do these things. I was just so eager to please that I changed my life to suit him.

I didn't notice what was happening to me until I found out that Michael was cheating on me. After I dumped him, I realized that I was alone. I had no where to go, no one to hang out with, no one to pay for things anymore…

See, I was a servant to too many things. I lost one master and my world turned upside down. Take away the masters of a servant and you're left with something a bit….untitled.