i had a dream that my nose was bleeding and so was nick's - which i now realize is quite funny, because he just broke his nose in real life. which i guess isn't funny, only ironic.
but then emma gunderson came and nick left, and somehow, we both knew she'd die by the end of the night.
she was wearing that purple shirt and jeans and her hair wasn't black, she looked just like she did in seventh grade.
and we went everywhere, even the auditorium at school, because we wanted to make it a nice last night.
my dad left us alone for a while when we were at home - i think he knew she was dying, too, and wanted to be nice. we danced (she tried to lead) and held hands and for some reason i felt like i loved her.
later, we went downtown and wells was there, kind of in the same position as the umbrella man. he was wearing blue (not painted) pants and shiny black shoes, and from his waist up he was painted a sticky bright yellow. he wasn't wearing sunglasses and he had a big yellow beret covering his eyes a little and he was bending over.
i went to talk to him and emma disappeared.
i woke up close to tears, because i haven't seen emma in months.