Standing Up To Life Book 2 Ch 39 Pt 1

CHAPTER 39:

Thursday I had hoped I would be able to just have a brief, but good day at school. My wish was not to happen though. Right off the bat I started off bad - we had a really hard pop quiz in science because a bunch of students just started messing around. I had no doubt that I had really messed up on it. At least Amy wasn’t happy about it either. By the time we got to choir the two of us weren’t in the best of moods.

Things only got worse from there though, we were both called to the office just as we were getting ready to sing our favourite piece. It turns out that someone decided to get more ambitious with their attacks on me - all while including Amy in the incident as well. Both of our lockers had been ‘tagged’ with graffiti done with a marker. Mine in particular referenced the sexual acts that the offenders wanted to do with me and seemed to say that today I was going to be attacked after school. Amy’s wasn’t particularly better.

This sent both of us into tears, and for a second I thought maybe Amy should just give up on our friendship. It was hurting her… and I was afraid if they couldn’t attack me they would get her… As we sat in the conference room waiting for Mrs. Henry to come back and talk to us some more I decided to offer her an out, “Look Amy… I’m kind of worried that if you keep…”

“Stop Tiffany, don’t even think about finishing that sentence,” she told me.

“But…”

“No. Do you think I honestly care what other people think about me?”

I just sat there like an idiot.

“Tiffany, you are my best friend - you’re such a great person. I don’t care what anyone else says or does.”

“But Amy, it’s not like I do anything for you…”

“That’s not even close to the true Tiffany. You listen to me endlessly telling all my problems, you’re a ton of fun to hang around with, and so much more. You don’t even ask for anything in return! You’re like a sister to me, so don’t even think of trying to tell me I’d be better off not being your friend - because that’s not true.”

I couldn’t do anything else at that moment but cry and give her a hug. “I’m sorry Amy,” I told her.

“There’s nothing to be sorry about,” she told me.

The two of us managed to get hold of ourselves a couple of minutes before Mrs. Henry came back in. We were actually managing to talk about some small talk when she came in. “Ladies I’ve called your parents about this incident, and they want to come down to talk with everyone present. I’d like for you both to come with me to get your lunch from the cafeteria, and then you’ll eat here in the conference room.”

“Can’t we go and eat with everyone like normal?” I asked. Why should Amy get screwed by this too?

“This was a request by your parents. They’re concerned about your safety with the way some of this was done - and the fact it seems to be escalating. So I do need you both to get your food and come back here.”

“Could we get some of our friends to join us in here?” Amy asked. That was a reasonable request right?

“Well… Like who?” she asked.

Amy listed off Nikki, Ashley, Lindsey, Kristina, Kyle and David.

“I suppose I can try and see what I can do. Give me a couple of minutes,” she said as she left the room. As promised she returned shortly and said, “Come on ladies.”

 
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