Standing Up To Life Book 2 Ch 46 Pt 4

Chapter 46 Part 4

As it was Mr. Hancock was going to draw up a lawsuit against them and Mrs. Hinther the next morning. We were going on the offensive - we decided that was the only way I was going to be able to continue to have my freedom to be Tiffany. And, if we didn’t succeed, my parents promised me that we’d move to another district that would accept me. They were not going to accept failure lightly though.

By the end of our meeting my heart had been torn every way it could be. They had shown me the letters to the editor, the news clips, and everything else that had come out since we left. It made my blood boil, scared me, and honestly some of it made me feel good. Kristina and a few other girl’s had appeared to support me on the interviews. They were way outnumbered by the other people in the way they story was presented, but I knew that they supported me - and that made me feel a little bit better.

When we drove home I thought I was going to be alright. Things would in fact work out.

As we drove down our street though we saw several news vans and reporters in front of our house! My Mom used her head though and drove right past our house and went back to the Hancock’s. “Mom what are we going to do?” I asked her anxiously.

“I think that tonight you’re going to stay with the Hancock’s,” she said.

Dad was furious by now. The things coming out of his mouth were worse than anything I’d ever heard him say before. Amy’s parents came out as we pulled up and asked what was going on. “I should have realized that might happen,” her Dad said.

“Well, I think that our best thing would be for Tiffany to stay here tonight until we can get rid of the reporters,” Mom said.

“Yeah I think you’re right. Why don’t I go with you to your house though to help out?” he offered.

“That sounds good,” Mom said again.

“Okay then, Amy!?” Her Dad shouted. She had gone upstairs not thinking anyone would be coming back tonight to get ready for bed.

She came down the stairs, “Tiff, what are you doing back?”

“I guess I’m staying here tonight,” I told her. She looked at me quizzically, but proceeded to help take all of my bags upstairs to my room there. I said goodnight to my parents when they left and started getting ready for bed. Amy and I talked for a long while that night before we went to bed in her room. No one suggested that I sleep down the hall; I think they all knew I needed to have Amy nearby tonight. I wasn’t sure how tomorrow was going to go, but I was really worried about it.

As I went to bed that I had a lot of nightmares. Unfortunately life and the nightmares were far too close to reality for me. Sometime that night I woke up from a really bad one, and realizing that Amy had wrapped her arms around me. What would I ever do without her? How had I ever lived without that friendship before? Feeling safe again I finally managed to drift back to sleep.

 
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