Standing Up To Life Book 2 Ch 40 Pt 1

CHAPTER 40: Part 1

The drive to Amy’s house was quiet. Before we got there though Amy’s Mom asked, “Did you two eat lunch?”

“Yeah,” I said.

“Kind of,” Amy added into the same sentence.

“So I take it that you had it, but didn’t eat much of it?” she guessed.

“Basically,” Amy replied.

“Do you two want to stop somewhere real quick?”

“Sure,” Amy said.

“Is that all right with you Tiffany?”

“That’s fine,” I said. I wasn’t trying to be rude… I just wasn’t feeling very ‘up’ after listening to the adults argue over us for that long.

I didn’t look up, but I could feel the look of concern from the front seat. The graffiti had upset me a good amount, but really it had been the battle that had been had in the office that really upset me. Was it worth all of this just to be the person I was?

We ended up at Burger King and each ordered a kids meal. If I’d been a boy still there would have been no way I ever would have ordered one, but as a girl it was kind of cute. We took the food home to eat - sitting down at dining room table to quietly eat our chicken tenders. After we finished Amy and I migrated upstairs to her playroom where we just sat doing nothing for a while.

“What do you want to do?” she asked me.

“I don’t know, you?”

“Nothing really… but I don’t want to just sit here.”

“Neither do I.”

“Barbies?” she asked.

I shook my head, “Not really.”

“TV?” she asked.

“I don’t know what I want to do… that doesn’t really sound like it though either.”

“It’s pretty warm outside right now… we could go swim - or at least sit in the pool for a while,” she suggested. “I think my parents are going to have it drained in about a month for the winter - so we’re not going to have a lot more time with it for a while.”

“Okay, I guess that works. What time is it?” I asked her as we got up and left the room.

She glanced at a clock in her real quick, “Two. We have an hour and a half until we’ll need to leave.”

“Okay, that’s enough time to swim for a bit and shower, right?” I asked her.

“Should be.”

“Just checking,” I said as I went to my room to get dressed.

At this point I had most of my swimsuits at her house. I looked through what I had and decided to choose my ‘first’ one. It was one with Ariel from the Little Mermaid on it. Amy’s Mom had bought one for all of the girls from the slumber party that Amy had at the end of the last year. Basically it was also the event that changed the ball from rolling slowly to tumbling down the tunnel like in the Indiana Jones movie…

For some reason it seemed like a comforting suit to wear at that moment. I had only worn it a couple of times since then - I had other I looked better in. As I came out and went down the hallway to see if Amy was done her door opened. “You stole my idea Tiffany!” Amy told me.


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