Standing Up To Life Book 2 Ch 37 Pt 1

CHAPTER 37:

Sunday came and went quickly. Between homework, working on dance stuff, practicing sax, and doing as little of anything else I could… yeah the weekend was gone that fast. When I got to school on Monday things went fairly smoothly - at least until I got to my locker at the end of the day.

There was another note in my locker, ‘Leave the school or else.’ I didn’t have enough time to run back to the office to show it to them so I went ahead and put it in my backpack quickly and ran to the bus. As I sat on the bus I wondered how much I needed to be concerned about these notes.

On one hand they were just words… but they were beginning to take their toll again like last year’s words. I was so busy thinking about all of this that I didn’t even notice that Lucas and Jarred were on the bus until I was getting off - and the two of them were behind me. My heart skipped several beats a I realized they must be following me.

There couldn’t be any other reason they’d be coming this way could there? I didn’t want to start running home - I’d worn a pair of shoes with a slight heel to them today and I knew I couldn’t run in them. If I had to I could kick them off..

I decided to keep walking. As I made it halfway up the block to my house I looked back to see them still behind me. ‘Oh no,’ I thought to myself. Hey had also gained some distance behind me - they were maybe a hundred feet behind me now. If I could manage to get my keys out I could probably get inside and lock the door before they could do something. I’d have to call 9-1-1 when I got inside… hopefully they wouldn’t try anything beyond that.

I was so scared at this point that I didn’t have anyone with me that I almost missed the fact that Mrs. Lind was sitting outside with Brittany and Jamie in the front yard. Seeing a better opportunity to stay safe I decided to cross the street and go over there.

Mrs. Lind must have noticed something on my face because she immediately clued into the fact I was scared of something. As I walked up she asked me, “Tiffany is everything okay?”

I shook my head. “Can I stay here for a few minutes until those two boys go away?” I had tilted my head slightly so she could tell who I was talking about.

“Sure… are you okay?” she asked. I think she instantly realized that I was scared of being hurt by them.

“I’ll be better when those two go away.”

“Tiffany, why don’t you come inside with me and tell what’s going on, okay?” she asked.

I nodded, I was really upset and almost in tears. She had gathered Jamie and Brittany, shoeing them to play with some toys in the living room while she sat down in the kitchen to talk to me. “So what’s up with those two boys?” she asked.

Suddenly I was really nervous… I didn’t know if she knew that I wasn’t born Tiffany or not… they’d just moved in this summer after I’d been dressing as Tiffany. Would she be open to the idea that she’d actually had a ‘boy’ watching her daughters this past weekend? Or, would she freak out and scream at me - sending me right back out to Jarred and Lucas to get beaten up or worse…


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Nov 28, 2012