Here I was, my special spot. I always use it to think. Why had I been so rude to Novia? She was just trying to help. I began to realize why as I let my thoughts drift,
Back to the day my mom died and my dad handed me over to social services.
When I was just a little girl who just wanted someone to love her.
When I was told I would be going to camp and when I met Novia and the pranks she played.
I remember becoming friends and moving here. I recalled bowling on Friday nights and never, ever, being able to get a strike and family day every Sunday, where I slaughter everyone in Monopoly.
I started sobbing. It was hard thinking about all the good and bad that had happened. All these great memories would become that and no more. Novia probably hated me. As soon as I got back to the house the social worker would be there to pick me up and I would leave this behind. After sitting for a few more minutes, I decided it was time to face it. I climbed up the hill to the house, I’d better start packing.
“I’m sorry about this, I just thought we were ready to handle her. I guess we aren’t ready for this extra responsibility,” I overheard my foster mom say.
They were talking about me. Frantically, I entered the room.
“WAIT, WAIT, what?” all of a sudden I was confused, instead of a social worker, it was Principal Fletcher, in workout clothes, holding a dog leash.
“Oh, Aisha! I’m sorry I forgot to mention, that I’m giving up on Pepper. It is a lot of extra stress to train a puppy, especially this one. ”
“So this isn’t about what happened at school? And you’re not sending me back?”
“Oh, that is where I come in. I’m sorry that we have not had more time to talk about the situation at school. It was brought to my attention that you were being bullied and I learned that it was a joke put on by some rude girls. I’m sorry I blamed you,” Principal Fletcher said.
“Oh, that isn’t a big deal! As long as the social worker isn’t coming,” I replied.
“She is, but only because we want to pursue adopting you!!”
“Really? Thank you! Is it okay if I run over and talk to Novia? I need to talk to her.”
“Sure, just be back by 1:15, so we can work out the details,” Eileen replied.
I couldn’t believe it! I was getting adopted, by people who loved me and cared about me. I ran over to Novia’s house and top speed.
“Novia!!” I exclaimed, “I’m so sorry, I couldn’t bear losing you so I overreacted and was mean. Will you ever forgive me?”
“Oh Aisha, I knew you would come back! Of course I will!” Novia said.
I felt so relieved to have my friend back!
“Novia, Aisha, come here! I need to tell you something,” Mr. Scott yelled.
“I told you I would make a decision about whether or not we would be staying here or if we would move. That would affect you as well Aisha so I’m glad you are here for this, “He began.
“I know you just moved here Aisha and that you and Novia are amazing friends. Jake, Novia, I know you’ve lived here your whole life. I also know that your futures will be greatly impacted by this move, if I accept. With that being said, I still think there are a lot of benefits involved with the move and that’s why I have decided to accept the position. We will be moving as soon as school’s out.”
“Cool dad! I will miss this place though,” Jake said.
“Girls, any thoughts,” Mr. Scott asked.
I said in a shaky voice, “I love Novia, she is my best friend, but you are her father and you know what is good for her. Just because I’m selfish and want her to stay here with me, doesn’t mean I should keep her from such a great opportunity. So Mr. Scott, I support you decision.”
“Oh, Aisha, how did I ever not like you? You are the greatest friend ever. Don’t forget that.”
“We have a long road ahead, Novia, and a full life to live, but trust me, I’ll never forget you,” I claimed.
“Me neither,” Novia promised.
YES! I finally posted this! What did you think of the ending? I have two endings and I’m writing this outro before I even write the post. So even I will be somewhat surprised 🙂 I hope you liked it! Let me know what you think by commenting. It’s a cliffhanger… MWHAHAHA!!!
By the way, I already have a plot forming in my mind for the next part of the story, but who knows if I’ll get to do it. Bye for now!
(It is technically still winter so that is why I still have this signature 😉
PS I also have 71 followers now 😀