The Spare - first chapter
167 days ago
(This chapter has a song bc I love musicals so the song lyrics will be in italics and Arianna´s actions will be in bold)
Arianna, called Ari by most, was in her bathroom. She had just finished re-dying her hair brown after it started to fade. She heard her father having a conversation with her older brother. The bathroom walls were a little thin.
´´Why do you let Ari go to a public school and not me?" Adrien asked his father.
"Because she is the spare. You are my star, Adrien." Gabriel, Arianna and Adrien´s father, replied.
Arianna sighed, she knew he was right. She was told she wasn´t pretty enough to be a model, she wasn´t good at anything Adrien was good at, and her grades were average.
Spare, am I really just the spare
I´m not part of the town, not born to be queen
Just somebody hopelessly in-between
Arianna looked at all the pictures of Adrien that her father had.
He´s the scholar, athlete, poet
I´m the screw-up, don´t I know it
But then who could ever compare
Of course, they´re gonna think I´m just the spare
Arianna perked up.
Well, I don´t care
So I´m the extra button on a coat
In case another one comes loose
Arianna left to walk to school.
But if I have to be a button
Why can´t I be a button that´s of use (oops)
Arianna tripped over the curb
I may lack style and I may lack grace
And once in a while, I fall on my face
But this little button deserves a place in the sky
This button wants to fly
Wait, buttons can´t fly, it doesn´t make any sense
So I´m a rusty horseshoe hanging up
Over somebody´s old barn door
And I´ll be hanging there forever
Just wishing the horse had one leg more
Arianna looked at the pictures of her brother modeling all over billboards
And maybe I can´t be the perfect one
And maybe I err on the side of fun
But horseshoes need a chance to run somewhere
This horseshoe is more than just a spare
Someday I´ll find my thing
A thing that´s all my own
That thing that makes me part of something
Not just all alone
If only all this feeling I have in my heart
Could mean something to someone, how I´d love to play that part