Lily the perfume bottle lived on top of Annabelle’s dressing table. Joining her there were Joy the lipstick, Arty the tissue box, Mary the mascara, Natalie the nail polish, Harry the hairdryer and Eve the eyeliner. They had been living on that table for about a year since Annabelle purchased them from the department store. Every night when Annabelle goes to sleep, they gathered round to talk about their day and catch up on what Annabelle did. As they could not leave the dressing table, they gathered in one of the drawers so that they did not disturb Annabelle as she slept.
What Annabelle uses depends on where she is going and what she is doing on a particular day. When Annabelle went on a date, she used a lot of lipstick and nail polish that night. Going for dinner with her parents may require some mascara and eyeliner. Watching a sad movie would require heaps of tissues from Arty. However, there was one thing Annabelle would always use everyday, no matter what the occasion. Lily the perfume bottle was Annabelle’s favorite. Every day before she leaves the room, Annabelle would never fail to grab hold of Lily and spray a little perfume on herself. Whether it was to go to college, or to the park with some friends, Lily the perfume bottle would always be picked up.
Sometimes, Natalie the nail polish would go unused for a week because the nail polish on Annabelle’s toes stayed on for so long. Natalie would be sad as she felt neglected and thought Annabelle did not like using her. Secretly, each item on the dressing table felt afraid of being thrown away if Annabelle grew tired of them or did not like them anymore. There was once when Annabelle cut her hair short and did not require Harry the hairdryer for 2 months! Harry was devastated and every night the others would have to console him.
As the months went by, no one noticed that Annabelle always used Lily the perfume bottle. Annabelle found Lily on this link which recommends the best perfumes for women. Everyone thought that Annabelle liked them just as much. One night, as they gathered round in the drawer, Mary noticed that Lily the perfume bottle was running very low on perfume. It slowly dawned on the rest that Annabelle had been using Lily every day without fail. That meant that the perfume inside Lily was getting utilized at a faster rate than usual. The others became jealous that Lily was getting more attention than they were and began to taunt Lily that she was going to get thrown away once Annabelle finished all the perfume.
Lily the perfume bottle got very upset when she heard that she might be thrown away and was inconsolable. As the perfume inside her got less and less, she feared for her future. When she eventually ran out, Lily prepared herself to face her fate. However, Annabelle surprised everyone when she kept Lily the perfume bottle because she liked the bottle and it was her first perfume she bought. Lily was so relieved and spent the rest of her days in Annabelle’s closet.