Character story So Twisted Le’andra Smith and her best friend, Harmony Jones, have had the best summer ever. They went to the beach together and had a blast talking, laughing and having fun. They had always dreamed of the day that they would be able to hang out like they did over the summer. After that her friends started catching feelings and going for people that they never thought they would ever have feelings for. Will this make or break a friendship or will the guy come in between them? It was homecoming night at 7:00PM, the sky was cool,clear,and slightly windy. The football game was about to start, and Harmony was waiting for Le'andra when a guy they recognized from the basketball team came up to her. He had brown skin and hazel eyes with curly hair. A few pimples and a small gap in between his teeth. He was an average teen, sophomore in high school, young, and enjoyed playing basketball. At 6’2 he was an ideal player, towering over all of the other players. Harmony who short she stands 5’5 she loves to sing and play basketball she has black hair and brown eyes she is thick as well she loves to make people laugh she is 16 and is a junior in high school and she is either in basketball shorts and a tshirt or sweat pants and a tshirt and Leandra's best friend. “Hey Harmony,” the guy said. Harmony looked at him and replied back with a quick “Hey...?”wondering how he knew her name. “Man, why are you acting like that,” he said. “Because I don’t want to talk to you. and plus I don’t know who you are,” Harmony responded. “Oh word” he said shoving her to the side. Harmony looked at him furiously “DON'T TOUCH ME” she said and from the tone of her voice let him know that she wasn't playing anymore, so Marcus walked off. As Harmony was waiting for Le'andra she pulled out her Ipod and played some music to pass the time, finally Le'andra showed up and ran to the entrance. She pulled out her phone to check the time, it reads 7:15pm. “Oh no,” Le’andra said aloud to herself. “I’m 15 minutes late I hope Harmony isn’t mad at me.” She finally gets in and sees Harmony sitting on the wall by herself and bobbing her head to her Ipod. Le’andra walks over to her and looks at her and Harmony takes the headphones out her ear. “You’re late,” Harmony said. “Harmony, it wasn't my fault we had to take my brother to my grandpa’s, and I had to go help my cousin I'm sorry.” “It’s ok, now lets have fun at the game,” Harmony said. “Ok,” Le'andra said, going to sit on the bench and watch the football game. Now Le'andra stands 5’9; she is thick, beautiful, sweet, greeneyed with brown skin. She loves food, and she loves to laugh. She is 16 and a junior in high school; she is very smart and always in the newest Harmony waits for her to return. Marcus, who wasn't too far away, walked
over to Harmony and tapped her on the shoulder “WHAT?” Harmony said. “I’m about to get with your friend,” Marcus proclaimed. Harmony laughed “Hahaha you are funny!” “Whatever,” Marcus said, as he walked over to the concession stand where Le'andra was getting her drink. Marcus is staring her down and she caught him “Can I help you?” Le'andra said. can I get some fries to go with that shake he replies. “Boy bye” she said and walks back over to Harmony and says hey I have our drinks. well dang it took you long enough Harmony said. “Harm don’t act like that” Le'andra said “ Act like what” Harmony said. there was an awkward silence for 5 seconds and Harmony said so what's up with you and Marcus. Le'andra looks at her and says nothing is up with me and Marcus, what made you bring that up she said. Harmony says Ohh...well I saw ya’ll at the concession stand that is the only reason I brought it up. Well Le'andra says it’s nothing like that. Ok if you say so..Now I have to use the bathroom I will be right back Harmony said. alright Le'andra said I’ll be here when you get back. Harmony walks to the bathroom. Marcus sees Le'andra standing in the grass looking at her phone and he thinks that this is the perfect time to make his move, so he walks over to her and said “dang you look good” she looks at him and said “thank you”. he said “so do you have a man”she says “no” he asks her “why”. she says “because every guy is the same and I'm tired of getting hurt”. he said “sorry for asking but if you were with me you would never have to through that” but marcus only wanted one thing. but Le'andra didn’t know that yet. Le'andra was loving everything he was saying to her. then Marcus took her by the hand and said “come with me” she said “I can’t I have to wait for Harmony to get back”. “Man forget her” he said. They go to the back side of the building and marcus is against the wall looking into Leandra's eyes and he smiles “what” she said “nothing” he said. He puts his hands around her waist and he kisses her lips and Le'andra pulls away and said “Marcus I can’t” he said “why” “because I just can’t” she walks away. Harmony is out the bathroom and goes to the spot where Le'andra was suppose to be standing but she wasn't there. Oh no Harmony thought she was worried but she also knew that Marcus had something to do with this. But she wasn't
going to say anything she was going to wait for Le'andra to tell her. And if not she would bring it up. Le'andra is power walking her way back to where she should've stayed in the first place she is wondering how she will tell Harmony about what happened or would she. Harmony sees Le’andra walking and she runs over to her and asks her if everything is ok. Le’andra looked at her and said “lets go” right then and there Harmony knew that her friend was not ok. She pulls out her car keys and they leave the game and get in the car and they drive away. The car ride was mostly silence all you heard was a little bit of the radio.Harmony pulls up to the stop light and looks over at Le'andra and asks her if she is ok. Le'andra looks at her and said “not really but I will be ok” Harmony said “do you want to talk about it” she replies back “when I’m ready” The light turns green Harmony pulls off and safely makes it to Le'andra’s house. She pulls into the driveway and parks the car they both unbuckle their seatbelts Le'andra looks at Harmony and gives her a hug and said “thanks for being the best friend ever” Harmony is thinking to herself (if you only knew) but she said “you are welcome” smiles. Le'andra lets go and opens the car door and gets out she turns back around and asks Harmony “are you coming in”. she replies back “yes I’ll be in in a minute” “ok” Le'andra said she goes in the house. Harmony is still sitting in the car in deep thought (thinking about Le'andra I really like her she says to herself then she says no no no I can't that is my best friend and she is not like that but she already knows that I am but I don’t want to force her into anything much less ruin our friendship). After that Harmony gets out the car and goes in the house she says hey to Le'andra’s mom and goes to Le'andra’s room. She sits in her chair. Le'andra is sitting on her bed and said “you can sit on my bed im not going to bite you”.and Harmony said “I know I can but I'm going to stay here for now”. Le’ondra looks at her and sighs. “What's wrong”? Harmony said “Nothing” Le’andra said Harmony said “you’re lying” Le’andra starts to cry with tears streaming down her face. Harmony looks at her and asks her “what is wrong one” last time Le'andra replies with a shaky voice and said “I'm tired of getting hurt by these guys”. Harmony said to herself if we were together you would never get hurt she wanted to say it outloud. But all she said was “I understand”. She gets up and hugs her for a few minutes. as she is hugging her she strokes her fingers through her hair and said that “it is going to be ok”. She lets go of her she looks at the clock it says 11:00. “OH MY GOSH it’s late I need to get home”. “Noo Le'andra cries out you can’t spend the night over here” Harmony replies back sadly “no I can’t but your birthday is coming up and I will spend the night then ok”. “Alright” Le'andra said she hugs Harmony one last time and then she leaves. Le'andra
watches her walk out the door and watches as Harmony gets into her car and pulls out the driveway. Back at Le’andra's house everything is quiet everyone is sound asleep including Le'andra. she is sound asleep. She is in a small room where in the middle is a brown table. and chairs around it. it’s kind of dark but the light shines so they have amazing eye contact. talking and laughing as usual.and it starts out like this. ”So who is your favorite basketball player”?Harmony asks her she replies back. ”Blake Griffin” ”why do you ask” Harmony said “I'm just asking to make sure my thoughts were right”. Le’andra looks at her and smiled and said “well your thoughts were right”. ”Now where are we going from here” Harmony asks her. Le’andra has a confused look on her face. “What are you talking about?”. Harmony looks at her and said “don’t play dumb with me you only bring me somewhere alone when it is serious so tell me what is it”. Le’andra gets up from the table and walks closer to Harmony she look at her and said “I have something to show you”. Harmony said “show me then”. Le’andra kisses her and shocks ran through both of their bodies. out of everyone she has kissed she has never felt anything like this before. Le’andra jumps from her sleep and shakes her head and is thinking what kind of dream was that... I can’t believe this right now, I have to tell harmony but how something isn’t right i'm not like that at least I don’t think I am it can’t be or can it hmmmm *sigh* I have to tell her sooner than later or I could text her I don’t know. she looks at the clock and says I have to get ready for school or I’m going to be late. she looks at her phone and scrolls through it until Harmony’s number pops up. she looks at it for a hard minute. she wants to text her but she can’t. She wants harmony to pick her because she wants to talk to her about the dream she had. But she decides to take the bus to school. She stands in the driveway and the bus comes to a stop. She sighs and gets on the bus and it pulls off. An hour later the bus pulls up to the school and the kids get off the bus and walk up to the main entrance. Le’andra is in thought If I kiss her will it feel the same as it did in the dream, what will happen...should I tell her or should I not, what if...no...sigh. She keeps walking and hears someone saying her name. She looks around and sees that it is Harmony. Le’andra’s heart is pounding with joy on the inside, but on the outside she is nervous trying to pull it off she smiles and said “Hey” Harmony responds back with “Hey, why didn’t you text me this morning” Le’andra said “for one I woke up late and two I wasn’t thinking about texting anyone” she smiles and looks at Harmony who said “Yeah whatever I know I was on your mind lol”. Le’andra didn’t know what to say because what Harmony said was so true. Le’andra smiles and said “Yeah whatever I’ll see you in 2nd period I need to talk to you ok” “Ok” Harmony said. Le’andra walks into the building. Harmony gets out the
car,closes the door and locks it. thinking to herself If she should tell Le’andra how she feels about her. I really really like her. But I don’t want to force anything on her...what if she is not like that...what if our friendship won’t be the same...I don’t know I’ll wait and see. She walks into the building and searches for Le’andra. She couldn’t find her at first so she looks a little harder and then she spots her standing against the window. A smile comes across her face just looking at her gave Harmony chills down her spine.She wanted to go over there so bad but she fights her temptation and goes the other way. Le’andra who is still standing at the window takes a deep breath. How will I get through today she said to herself and walks to class. As she is walking someone said “Hey” Le’andra looks around and sees that it is Marcus. She keeps walking Marcus gets in front of her and said “Hey I’m talking to you” Le’andra said “I know but I don’t want to talk to you” “Oh word..anyways when are we going to chill” Marcus said “What are you talking about” Le’andra said “You know what I’m talking about” Marcus said as he licks his lips Le’andra looks and said “I’m not that type of girl..find someone else” Marcus said “forget you”.Le’andra walks to the bathroom before she goes to class. She looks in the mirror and said to herself Once again I fall for the wrong guy..like what am I suppose to do..will I ever find the right one. forget it...I wanna know what it would be like to kiss Harmony..maybe I will find out one day. She looks in the mirror and smiles and exits the bathroom. Harmony is walking up the hallway and Le’andra is walking down the hallway. “Harm” Le’andra said Harmony looks up and said “What’s up” Harmony said. Le’andra hugs her and Harmony puts her hands around her waist and hugs her back. Le’andra said to herself How does she know I like to be held like this. Then she comes back to herself and Harmony let’s go of her and said “sorry about the hug I got carried away” “It’s ok” Le’andra said with a smile. Harmony smiles and looks at the time “Well It’s almost time for fourth period to start” she said. “It is” Le’andra said. “Yes” Harmony said “Well I guess I will see you then” Le’andra said “Alright see you in two minutes” Harmony said. “Alright” Le’andra said and they go to fourth period. Le’andra walks in the classroom first and sits at the table in the back and saves Harmony a seat beside her. Harmony walks in the classroom as soon as the bell rings. The teacher looks at her and said “You’re late” Harmony said “Nope I’m not late you’re just early” Le’andra laughs and the teacher said “Ms. Jones please sit down thank you” Harmony goes to the back and sits down beside Le’andra. Harmony look at her and said “So it’s second period” “Yep it sure is” Le’andra said. Harmony looks at her and said
“What did you have to tell me” Le’andra takes a deep breath and said “I had a dream” Harmony said “A dream about what,tell me” Le’andra said “well me and you were in a room and...” Harmony said “Yea,and what happened” Le’andra said in a shy voice “I kissed you” Harmony said “No way..that would never happen” shocked but on the inside she was feeling real good on the inside. Le’andra said “Yeah but now I kinda want to kiss you” Harmony said “Now if you want to we can work something out” with a smile Le’andra said “Alright then”. the bell rings and they dismiss to go home for spring break. A week later it’s Le’andra’s birthday weekend. She has waited for this moment and thought it would never come.But she had everything planned from her outfit all the way to the car that she was going to go in and it was finally here. Harmony was getting ready to leave her house and go out with Le’andra she said to herself Today might be the day I tell her how I feel. and hopefully everything will workout and be the same. She grabs her car keys and heads out. Le’andra picks up her cell phone and dials Harmony’s number. “Hello” Le’andra said. “What’s up” Harmony said back “Where are you at” Le’andra said in an anxious but nervous voice “I on my way to your house” she said and she pulls in Le’andra’s driveway “How far away are you” Le’andra said “I’m in your driveway” she said and Le’andra opens the door. and sees that Harmony is in the driveway. A smile comes across her face but she tries to hide it. Harmony gets out the car and said “I’m here” Le’andra smiles and said “yaay,now lets go” They get into the white limo and the chauffeur drives them away into the night. They go to the designated restaurant the chauffeur opens the car door for them. Harmony gets out first and helps Le’andra out the limo. “Aww thank you” Le’andra said “You’re welcome” Harmony said. and they enter the restaurant. and get seated quickly. The waiter comes over and said “what may I get you two ladies” Harmony said “Sprite” Le’andra couldn’t make up her mind so Harmony said “Make that two please” “You got it” the waiter said and he goes to get their drinks.“Harm” Le’andra said “Yes” Harmony said back “Why did you order my drink” Leandra said Harmony looks at her and said “for one you were taking too long..and two you were going to pick it anyway” Le’andra smiles and said nothing because she knows that Harmony is right. The waiter finally comes with their drinks.Then they decide to take a togo plate because it is getting late and they don’t have much time for the limo.Harmony calls the chauffeur and he comes and gets them. They get in the car and ride all the home in silence. Harmony is thinking to herself I will tell her tonight how I feel..no backing down now. Le’andra is thinking to herself. Are we going to kiss..I want to but i don’t know I’m not that way. imma just do it and it will be over and done with..but Marcus..whatever forget him. They pull in the driveway get out the car and the limo pulls off into the night. Both friends walk into the
house and go in Le’andra’s room. “Are you ok” Le’andra said. “No..Yes..I Don’t Know” Harmony said “What’s wrong..Just talk to me harm” Le’andra said. Harmony takes a deep breath and looks down and said “I really like you..like really like you ok and I have been feeling this way about you for awhile I just didn’t say anything because..” She pauses and Le’andra said “Because of what” Harmony said “Because you are straight, and you are my best friend, and you might not feel the same way about me. She sighs and sits on the bed. Le’andra said “I just wished you would of told me this sooner” Le’andra lays back on the bed with her feet hanging off the edge. She looks up at Harmony and said “Oh well you can kiss me now” Harmony said “Really..are you joking” Le’andra said “No I’m not” Harmony said “As bad as I want too I can’t” Le’andra said “But haven’t you been with girls” “Yes I have.but I” Harmony said “But what..Harm you can tell me” Leandra said in an off tone. Harmony takes a deep breath and said. “I have never kissed a girl before” Le’andra is in shock she wanted to say are you serious but she was cool about it because she hasn't either. Harmony looks down at Le’andra and she looks up at her. All of a sudden the fear in Harmony is gone. She slams her mouth onto Le’andra’s and shocks ran through both their bodies like in the dream she had. This lasted for thirty seconds and they stop. Harmony pulls her lips away from Le’andra’s and just stares into her eyes. “Wow” Le’andra said “Wow what” Harmony said Le’andra said “I have never felt like that before” Harmony said “Me either” Le’andra grabs Harmony’s face and kisses her once more. Five minutes go by and they are still on the bed both in shock. “Well what now” Harmony said “I don’t know” Le’andra said. There is a moment of silence. “Will you be my girlfriend” Harmony said Le’andra turns red and said “I would if I was that way...but if I did you would be the first and last. Harmony said “Well I’m not going to force you into anything that you don’t want to do” “But I want to be your girlfriend” Le’andra said in a shaky voice “But you just said” Harmony starts but Le’andra cuts her off and said “Look I know what I said..but I have been heartbroken for too long and I want to be loved again” she continues to talk . and I believe you can do that for me. Harmony said “I can and I will..But what about Marcus” “What about him” Le’andra said “Never mind” Harmony said Le’andra said “Well I’m tired”
“I am too..let’s get some sleep and we will finish the conversation tomorrow” Harmony said “Ok” Le’andra said “I Love You” Harmony said in a sincere tone “I Love you too” Le’andra said back they cut off the light and fall fast asleep.
Random facts Still No Sympathy “Did you know that a man was not the first thing to go up in space? As a matter of fact the first living things to go up in an air balloon were a sheep, duck, and rooster in 1783.,” The teacher announced. The whole class laughs. And James replies “So animals went up in space first?” Yes, the teacher says. “Where did you read that at” James asks. The teacher replies “back in a book of facts.” “Do you believe everything you read” James asked with a questioning look. “No I don’t” the teacher said “Do you have to question everything I say”?. She looks at him and there was an awkward silence. “Now class take out your books the teacher said and read chapters 2226. And answer the questions when you are done. they pull out their books and start to read. Everyone is reading even James until he falls asleep. James gets up and asks “where am I”? The stranger says “why you are in Sweden” James asks “What am I doing here”. The stranger never answered they start to walk an hour passes and James asks “where are we going”?. The stranger says “We are going to the the ice castle” James laughs and says that “There is no such thing as an ice castle” “okay whatever you say” the stranger says in a sarcastic way. They continue to walk “Man how much longer do we have to walk”? James asks the stranger. “10 minutes” the stranger replies. They continue to walk finally 10 minutes past by the stranger says. “We are here” James says “It’s about time now”where is this ice castle?. The stranger points and james looks in the direction of his finger and falls to his knees.” WOW”!! James exclaims this is freaking awesome” he continues to talk. Then he asks the stranger. “What is that on the inside? it looks like a robot or something” The stranger says “Oh no that is a human”. “But it looks like a robot” James says. The stranger explains why. “The reason that it is still a human. is because it has a brain but everything else was replaced with metal. which they can replace anything with metal except your brain. which can not be replaced”. “That is freaking awesome”James says. The stranger smiles and says “See you learn something new everyday”. James looks at him and smiles.....James,James “Man get up class is almost over.” James looked at the clock he is still blown about the dream he had. He says
“Did you know that there is an ice castle in Sweden” “No I did not that is an amazing fact” she asks. James implies “one more thing” The teacher looks at him and said. “Well, we’re waiting” James said “Oh they can replace everything on a human with metal besides the brain. “WOW” the teacher says and she is blown away with a huge smile on her face. She asks him “where did he learn that from” He looks at her and smiled and said “I have my sources”.James gets up and the teacher hands him a detention slip “Next time uses your sources when you are awake” she said “Okay” James said and he makes his way to detention.
Dead Celebrities It Was All A Dream Christopher Wallace (BIGGIE SMALLS) Pac was my man and my homie in the studio we were like shaq and Kobe, I started out as a youngster sitting outside and rapping on the corner. Then one day a group of boys came over to see what I was working with so I get up and spit some supa hot fire the boys told me that I was so good that Diddy should retire I was scared at first but conquered my fears stood up on the stoop and all I heard was cheers I thank God that my childhood helped me start my career, I went from a youngster to a teen in a flash I'm sitting up in math class the teacher tries to play me trying to say I'm a garbage man but I help him face the facts that he is a teacher but at least I will be making way more than that then he kicks me outta class just like that because he doesn't wanna face the facts I walk out the building and walk until I get to the rooftop pull out the black bag change my clothes forget school I’m all about studios and shows my name is Christopher but you can call me BIGGIE or BIG I had a hard life but I want to share it with the kids you see in the industry you have friends and enemies they will either bring you up or bring you down but it is your job either you can leave or you can stand your ground but you can only take so much before you blow up so how about you go in the studio and make a song to shut them up this rapping thing doesn't come easy please believe me what sounds good and looks good are two different things but I know why the caged bird sings not because he is alone and not because he is by himself but he sings to express himself like me that is what I do go in the studio lyrically killing theses dudes east coast VS west coast but who wants to win this the most what I learned tho a hater gonna hate either on your career or on the chick that you date they mad because they can't be you much less try to walk in your shoes but its all on you you gotta choose either be with the ones who are gonna bring you up or believe the ones that will try their hardest to bring you down you can either stay or leave when they come at you go harder and use your lyrics a little smarter haters hate that because they wanna be that they talk all this junk but they don’t know the facts if I
was alive today I would continue to tell my story but I got shot up in a car, Pac got killed before me when that happened more hatred spread they hated me and they hated my team they thought I set him up but it was all a dream not really tho it really happened right before my eyes they took my main man by surprise if he was alive we would squash the beef and do what we were doing before all these words got started out in the streets MAKAVELI I am alive I am alive but if all this was a dream I would reopen my eyes and wipe the tears from my mothers eyes but its too late and my time is up they close the casket carry me out and place me in the dirt.
Dystopia Amnesia Keep going....do they have other options of places to go? What has caused it? Be more descriptive in your writing about the heat wave. Your dialogue is usually very realistic, so maybe you should make John a more solid character so he can tell the story through his dialogue to his mom and other characters. Does that help? ( I just changed the whole thing ) John screamed as loud as he could. The stranger lying next to him woke up. “Who are you?” John asked. "Why don't you read me and tell me who I am.” the stranger said with a slight smile on her face. "Your name is Stephanie.” John stared at the stranger's eyes, and the stranger nodded. “You're my wife.” John exclaims. The year was 2076, the human beings had made great breakthroughs in telepathy. It all started when a scientist proposed and proved the theory that human thoughts, in the form of electrical impulses can be amplified, transported, and interpreted as electrical signals. He had not only won the Nobel Prize in Physiology for his accomplishments in 2023, but also successfully caught the interest of scientific societies on this brandnew field. After thirty years of research, each person had a pair of electrodes implanted inside his head by law. The electrodes are able to detect and read other people's minds, according to the strengths and frequencies of different signals. They are like another human sensory organ, which is no different from mouth, nose or ears. “You are saying that I am suffering from a rare disease called Anterograde amnesia?” John asks. It is a loss of the ability to create new memories John interpreted these messages from Stephanie. He tried to stay calm but his mouth was so wide open that his wisdom teeth were visible. “I guess that explanation is reasonable.” John said “indeed, our brains don't lie.” Stephanie said back and continues to talk “Honestly, I see that face every morning but I'm still having fun with it.” People enjoyed their mindreading abilities because they were considered to be mastered by superheroes only. Crime rates went down since most of the criminals got betrayed by their thoughts even before committing anything illegal. People never got tricked by commercials anymore. Obviously the person who seemed to be enjoying taking a huge bite of the quadruple Big Mac was actually thinking this sucks. Kids knew exactly when to drag their parents to the toy store. Girls caught their boyfriends checking out other girls immediately. This machine in my head has made my life so much better everyone thought. “Hey, I've got a meeting this afternoon.” John said. He was dumping fruit loops from a large box that said taste that lasts for a century. John was a coCEO of Maple Corp he had to take care of some paper work. “Then we will hang out tonight. You know what special day it is today?” John asks Stephanie “Let me guess.”Stephanie wasn't guessing at all.
“Our third wedding anniversary?” “Yeah, I am not good at keeping secrets in my head.” John said. Mindreading had some side effects but people didn't care that much. There was a general idea that people were not trustworthy anymore,since what we said didn't match what we were thinking. Couples break up because after being with each other for some time, they would usually define each other as a liar or a cheater. Who wants to be with a liar much less a cheater, even though we all lie all the time? John and Stephanie were the only couple that had been married for more than three years in the Region of looloo. Unlike other couples, they did not have to deal with trust issues, maybe because each day's events disappear from Stephanie’s memory overnight. “Don't forget to watch the videotape”John said. When he left home Stephanie let out a long sigh. Her eyes felt dry so she blinked several times, as if she still couldn't figure out what was going on. She started to remember what her life was like before she got the disease. She met John at her university, and that was her last and the most profound memory. Stephanie watched scenes of John and her being together. She looked happy, and most importantly she knew she felt happy. She learned how her husband made video tapes for her to watch each morning, explaining her situation and hoping that one day she will regain her memories and feelings for him. She found out how she began to correspond to Johns's feelings, dreaming about him at night, and finally accepting his proposal. Stephanie thought she was going to cry but there was something holding her tears back. Something was missing. It felt like a huge jigsaw puzzle game with only a few pieces given. Fragments of memory before her marriage kept coming back to her mind but she could barely remember anything happened after their wedding. It was quite baffling. Am I trying to avoid thinking of something? Stephanie's smile on TV faded and was blurred as she closed her eyes. Stephanie and John were in the best British restaurant in London. The doctor was arranged according to their preferences revealed by their mind two pink roses and a red candle on the middle of the table the room was filled with fresh scent of green tea. “You want any desert?” John asks as continues to talk “Their chocolate mousse is awesome.” "No, I ate too much.” Stephanie said She took a sip of her champagne. “Have I ever regretted marrying you?” She asks in an sincere way John said. “No. I love you. Why do you ask?” “I'm just wondering, how you dealt with everything?” Stephanie said. she seemed hesitant “What do you mean?” John was fighting with his last snail. “You know what I mean.” Stephanie said. She gently shook her wine glass, while looking at John in his eyes but John was avoiding eye contact with her. “It does feel different.” John said. “But I was well prepared before we got married. Besides, I love you and I want to be with you. That's all that matters.” “But apparently you think work is more important than family.”Stephanie said . She tapped her wineglass, and a few bubbles clang to the glass escaped and floated on the surface. “You just can't hide it.” “There are a lot of things that a man needs to do. Marriage is just one of them.” John said. “But marriage is everything to a woman especially a woman like me, you’re everything I've got and care about.” Stephanie said.
“What am I supposed to tell you? Like you were a perfect girl for me when I met you and now you are a different person”John said. “Yes, I have changed.” Stephanie said. “I was wondering why I didn't remember anything after our wedding and I think I just figured it out. We have discussion like this very often, don't we?” John remained silent, so Stephanie got her answer. “You’re suffering from our marriage. I can totally see that.” Stephanie said tearfully. “Why don't you leave me. Divorce isn't a big deal these days.”there was a long awkward silence. “But I can't leave you alone.” John said. “Where will you go without me?” However, Stephanie felt that John was portraying a completely different picture in his head. Money. Stephanie could only gaze at her husband in astonishment. He was not the same man that she knew. “You don't want to give me half of your properties. That's why you are staying with me right?” John bowed his head,His breath speeded up.Stephanie looked at the man she loved. A lot of things were going through in his head. “Listen,”Stephanie said “You can send me to a hospital. I won't” Bang! Stephanie tasted blood in her mouth. The next morning she won't remember that last night her husband punched her as she woke up and screaming again. Oh God, please remove the stupid electrodes from my head. Stephanie thought, while she lost her consciousness.
Topic Story Same Love It was the start of summer and they were both in the chat room and this all started on June 5th. They had became friends and the girl’s name was Jennifer and her friend was Jay and they were both Nicki fans. And that is how it all started. Pretty soon they started talking everyday and getting to know each other. Then one day changed both of their lives, this is a very special day for both of them it was August 12, 2011. This was the day that they became more than the best of friends because they wanted to be so much more. They both had emails, cell phones, and twitters to contact each other and because Jennifer was all the way in London and Jay was all the way in America it was kind of hard for them to keep in touch. but they would mostly just talk through the internet. And the phone calls were like a once in a lifetime thing but they made it work. They had an amazing relationship they didn’t care about distance and how far apart they were. All they did was love and being there for each other the best that they could, no matter what. They shared everything, they would talk for hours and not even know it .They told each other everything even though it was through the internet they stayed strong each and every day. Now one day, everything was running smooth until Jennifer said something to Jay and she got really upset so they stopped talking for a while. But when they had arguments they would make up in less than 24 hours because their love was strong. It was a week after christmas and a gift from Jennifer had came in the mail for Jay so she goes to the mailbox that day and brings in the mail and she sees that she has something so she takes it to her room and opens it and her grandma is right behind her and the next thing Jay knows is that her grandma has the mail and starts asking questions like: “Who is this”? How did you meet her”? What's going on”? So Jay said nothing, knowing that she will get in trouble for being with a girl, but she didn’t care anymore all Jay could think about was how to tell Jennifer what happened and how she would feel afterwards. Later that day, Jay gets on twitter and tell Jennifer that she got her gift and Jennifer seemed happy about that part and then Jay tells her the rest and, by the way, she was typing. Jennifer was pissed and Jay thought it was all her fault so they talked about it for a few hours and went on about their day. Even though this happened they still had mad love for each other they didn’t care about what other people said they wanted to be together no matter what it takes. But, this all changed when Jay’s family came in the picture. They were very displeased with Jay because she was brought up in the church and she knew the right way. Her family was ashamed of her all they could do was take all of her things away from her and that is what they did. They took her phone and her ipod, and told her not to contact Jennifer anymore. Jay was furious and she was going to find a way to contact Jennifer and tell her. Jay had found her phone and dialed Jennifer’s number. They talked and confessed their love for each other and cried because they knew that this might be the last time that they would ever hear from each other. Until God knows when Jay likes girls and that is final. Her grandmother will never accept that for as long as she lives. Her grandmother is all about religion and the bible. But, Jay feels like love is love, so why should it matter. If she was with a guy, would it be any different? “I don’t get it!” she says, tears running down her face. Her grandma looks at her and says, “Well get this. I will never accept the fact that you are a lesbian.”
That ripped Jay apart, her grandma told her to get her stuff, leave and don’t come back until you get your life in order. “Forreal is this what you want” Jay said “Get your things and get out” Her grandma said back. Jay does just that. She goes to her moms house. And she understands she helps her get through. “I love you” her Mom said “I love you too” Jay said in a calm sincere voice “No matter what I will love you regardless of anything” her Mom said. Jay hugs her and said “Thanks Mom” Jay said “You’re welcome” her Mom replied back. Her Mom walks out the room and closes the door. Jay lays down on the bed and thinks about everything that has happened. She wants to call Jennifer and she does. the phone rings and rings Jay sighs. and all of a sudden someone picks up the phone and Jennifer said. “Hello” in a london accent “Hey” Jay said back. Jennifer sounds confused and said “Who is this” Jay had forgot that she got her number changed. “Its me Jay” she said “Oh My Gosh!” Jennifer said back trying not to spazz out but she could contain herself. By the way her voice was you knew she was ecstatic with excitement,love,and Joy. and she took over the conversation. “Where have you been” Jennifer said “She put me out, I've been living with my mom” Jay said back “Aww I’m sorry it’s all my fault” Jennifer said with a sigh. “No it’s not STOP blaming yourself” Jay said back and she continues to talk “Look I love you and if she can’t understand that then I can’t be there. It’s not your fault baby stop blaming yourself please” Jennifer voice cracks and she starts to cry and said “I love you too Jay,I just feel like it’s not fair for you to go through this” there is a moment of silence. Jay said “I want to be with you no matter what it takes I will fight for this love” Jennifer said still crying “I want to be with you too no matter what it takes even if we are distant from each other I don’t care” she continues to talk you are and always will be my baby” Jay is speechless she doesn't know what to say. “Jay are you okay” Jennifer asks her “ Yes I am I’m just filled with love and joy right now” Jay said “Awwwwwwwwww” Jennifer said back “I love you” Jay said “I love you more” Jennifer said back “Awwww how sweet” Jay said and sighs “What's wrong?” Jennifer asks her “I Have to go” Jay said “oh nooo” Jennifer replied back and she sighs “Maybe next time we can talk longer” Jay said “Most definitely we will talk longer next time” Jennifer replied back “I love you baby I hope you understand that” “I love you too, and I do understand more than
you would ever know” Jennifer said back “I don’t want you to go” Jay said “And I don’t want to go” Jennifer said she continues to talk on the count of three “Okay” Jay said. they counted and at the same time it was 1...2....3.....click and the phones go off. Jay is happier than ever she lays on the bed and drifts off to sleep with a smile on her face. 6 months go by and Jennifer and Jay are still together and going strong. but as for Jay and her grandma they haven't spoken ever since she was put out the house. Jay mom walks into her room and tells her that someone wants to talk to her. Jay asks who it is but her mom won’t tell her. She hands her the phone and walks out the room. “Hello” Jay said she knows it’s her grandma and she really doesn't want to talk to her “Hey Jay” there is an awkward silence. her grandma picks up the conversation and said “Jay I don’t hate you or have anything against you. I just hate the sin that you do. other than that I love you regardless of what you do.” Jay takes a breath and said “ok, I get it and I know that you are a firm believer and you are going to stand for what you think is right,but that is not going to stop me from liking girls. that is something you are gonna have to deal with”. “Enjoy your day”her grandma said and she ends the call. Jay throws the phone on the bed and looks out the window and thinks to herself. Why me...why is it when i’m happy things have to go wrong? but no one is going to change me or stop me. I like girls either accept me or don't. She comes back around and starts to sing. I’m me I'm me and that’s all I can be I’m me I’m me here’s my vulnerability I’m free and you can’t stop me I’m me and you can’t stop me.
Kindergarten I Remember The room has the desk in a square formation with little blue chairs Abc borders around the name tags. The big mat on the floor had shapes of every color and the other mat had the ABC’s on it it. smelled like old perfume in a way. The teacher was white with curly hair and glasses. she was kind of tall. of course everyone was taller than you you’re this little bitty kid lol. The assistant teacher was short and round with glasses. The cubbies were square the books were in the tan shelf and the pale computers were aligned on the table. the bathroom was scary the toilet was bigger than me it had a nasty orange spot in the corner so I didn't use it. the nap time mats were blue the children were loud and obnoxious but some were shy you have fat kids skinny kids funny and silly kids. The teacher’s voice was soft don’t make her mad tho because she would yell and it sounded like thunder.Everything in the class room was bigger than me because I was so little and short and was terrified of everything. the window was big with no blinds you could look outside and everything was so clear.the board was white and big with the letters M.S. L.A.T.T.A written on it in green marker the teacher’s desk was jet black and messy there were papers everywhere she was messier than us lol . You could hear the laughing of children and their voices filling up the room the crying kids who didn’t get their way or wanted to go home you heard the sound of blocks crashing to the ground wooden ones and legoes kids arguing over who got their first and who was playing with what it was like leaving home and coming home with a bunch of kids in the same room for 8 hours. the time out corner was sad it was this white stool in a dark area and you couldn’t do anything besides look into the dark until your time was up.
Play Script Characters (8 main): Victim Brandon From Tennessee Wear glasses Polo shirts and khaki Always has a book on him Freshman New kid to NYC High School Favorite dipping sauce is ketchup motherless Bully Byron Big and tall Sophomore Captain of the football team Always has his letterman jacket on hates his step dad Bully friend #1 Colin Always trying to pick up girls Friends with Byron Rude and immature Tall Bully friend #2 Steve Ginger Tall Always wear oakleys and a snapback Witness Katherine Blonde Average height Cheer captain Dating Byron Always wearing her cheer jacket Poms always sticking out of her bag Bully parent Mrs. Jones “Mother bear” like Nice Divorced and remarried Victim Parent Mr. Martin Redneck Opposite of his son Wears camo and a hat all the time Principal Wilkens Proper
Woman Early 30’s British Random other people (3 “populars”)
Outline: Scene One: Brandon’s first day of school in New York. Meets Byron and his friends in first period gym. Byron is “nice” and they become “friends” Scene two: Brandon walks into the lobby during lunch with a cheeseburger dripping with ketchup and everyone is standing in a circle Walks over and Colin is like why are you here dweeb, we don’t want your nerd disease Katherine walks up and says to them that they shouldn’t make fun of the new kid.
Scene three: afterschool Byron, Colin, and Steve go up to Brandon They tell him that they were just kidding earlier in the morning brandon believes them and everything is “fine” Scene four: assembly the next day Brandon is up to be elected to be on student council. Brandon and all the other candidates for student council are standing up front Byron gets the microphone and starts to speak and “introduce” Brandon to the school, while colin and steve take a bucket of ketchup and throw it on him He gets embarrassed. Runs out of the room Scene five: They are all (Byron, Brandon, Byron’s mom, Brandon’s dad) in the principal's office after school The principal asks about why they did it. Byrons mom explains to the principal while the kids are outside of the office that her son is a nice kid, and Brandon must have done something wrong. They ask Brandon’s dad and all he has to say is that he is new, and he found some new friends but then the incident occurred. They had moved to New York because Brandon had been getting bullied at his last school terribly. Everyone gets brought in and they are talking The punishment for Byron is that he has to clean up the cafeteria everyday after school in order
to get to practice and he has to serve at lunch with the lunch ladies before he can eat his own lunch. Scene 6: Byron is serving lunch to Brandon and he says “I’m never gonna bully anyone again, I’m sorry Brandon. You know what you should come over tomorrow”
Brandon and The Bully Scene one: (it’s BRANDON’S first day of school, and he is in first period, Gym. BRANDON is shooting the basketball and keeps missing while BYRON and his friends all come over to him) 5 people BYRON: (walking onto the stage with COLIN and STEVE following right behind) Hey kid, nice shot! COLIN: (snickering) What are you talking about, he’s awful! BYRON: (glares at COLIN) Shut up. BRANDON: (awkwardly looks up at them and fixes his glasses) Uh, thanks? BYRON: (with motive) Are you new here? BRANDON: (Drops the basketball and stumbles. COLIN and STEVE laugh) Yeah, my name’s Brandon . I’m a freshman this year. BYRON: (puts his hand up and snaps at COLIN and STEVE To be quite) Nice to meet you, Brandon. Well, I’m Byron, this is Steve and this is Colin. We’re all sophomores on the football team. STEVE: (thick, New Jersey accent)
Yeah, and DON’T forget it, freshman.
COLIN: (Smirky and singsongy) Heh, Freshmeat BYRON: (stern look. slaps Colin on the back of the head) Just shut up, okay? (looks over at BRANDON) That’s a thick accent you have, where are you from? BRANDON: (hesitant and stuttering) I’m from down in Tennessee, Kn Knoxville, Tennessee.
BYRON: (confidently) Well Kid, we’ll see you around. Maybe you should come with us after school one day. BRANDON: (unsure but excited to be invited somewhere) Okay, yeah I just might. Thanks guys! (turns to crowd) Oh my biscuits, I think... I think I have friends. I’ve have never had friends before... GYM COACH: (With a stern look on her face) Stop your dilly dallying and get back to work! BRANDON: (stumbling for the basketball at his feet) Yes, sir. GYM COACH:
(angrily) I am a woman!
BRANDON: (stuttering) Oh, I, I mean Ma’am. Scene Two (BRANDON walks into the cafeteria during lunch holding a cheeseburger dripping with ketchup and goes over to his friends. BYRON and all his friends are standing in a circle and talking) BRANDON: (catching falling ketchup with his hands) Hey guys! COLIN: (laughing) What are you doing here, dweeb? STEVE: (laughing) That’s a lot of ketchup there, isn’t it? RANDOM GIRL: (looks disgusted) Look how he’s dressed! Ew! RANDOM GUY: (walks up next to BRANDON, laughing) Guys, look how short he is! (Squats down to BRANDON’S height) Aw, he’s so cute! (laughs even more) (BRANDON stands there feeling hurt, and looks the people he thought were his friends. Noticing that BYRON is laughing too)
BRANDON: (his eyes turn foggy, and he looks down at his feet) Why are you guys being like this...? KATHERINE: (She walks over to COLIN and steve and glares at them then looks back at BYRON and makes a face) Guys, leave him alone. He didn’t do anything to you. BYRON: (looks at BRANDON stifling a laugh) We’re just messing with him, he knows that right Brandon? BRANDON: (Awkward and confused) You... you are? BYRON: (pats him on the back) That’s what friends do, Brandon, didn’t you know? KATHERINE: (Looks over at BRANDON, then back at BYRON) Really, Byron? Don’t mess with him! BYRON: (Pulls KATHERINE in to hug her, and she rolls her eyes) Oh, Katherine, it’s just a joke. (turns to BRANDON) This is my girlfriend, Katherine. Are you still meeting all of us after school? BRANDON: (still confused) Uhh.. I guess.
(BYRON and his friends walk off and the bell rings)
BRANDON: (Thinking to himself if he really wants to hang out with them or not. He sighs, throws away his cheeseburger and walks to class. Turns toward audience before exiting the stage) **side comment I don’t know if I want to hangout with them. Aren’t they my friends? I didn’t know friends were that mean. I guess I can learn to deal with it.
Scene three (It’s after school and BRANDON goes to meet BYRON, STEVE, and COLIN.) BYRON: (Turns around from talking to STEVE and COLIN and smiles) Hey, Kid! Happy to see you came! BRANDON: (shyly) Uh, yeah. Hey, you know you can call me Brandon? COLIN: (smirks) We know, we know. But, Kid just suits you BRANDON: (scoffs) Yeah, whatever STEVE: (rolls his eyes and shoves BRANDON) yeah, plus you look like you’re ten COLIN: (laughing in a kid voice)
Awh its not his fault he’s a baby
BYRON: (defensive) Come on guys, leave him alone. STEVE: (sounding hurt) Why are you sticking up for him? He’s just a loser. COLIN: (angrily) what happened?! You didn’t even want to be friends with him... BRANDON: (facing the ground, lift eyes up to BYRON) Iis that true? BYRON: I may act mean, but I wouldn’t do that. You’re actually pretty cool kid. (smiling at BRANDON) STEVE: (shaking his head at BYRON) Really Byron? (COLIN and STEVE walk off) BYRON: (sighing) Well kid, how do you like the school so far? BRANDON: (looks down; emphasis on “no”) It’s better than my old school, NO one liked me. BYRON:
(Comical) Oh, well do you have any interests?
BRANDON: (looks up and shrugs) I really like workshop. BYRON: (laughing) I didn’t mean classes BRANDON: (sigh) Oh, well the girl with Katherine the other day...She’s in my history class she’s really pretty (smiling) BYRON: (smiling) ohh, okay. (pause; more seriously) Wait didn’t she say you were dressed weird? BRANDON: (calmly) Yeah, but I’m used to it. (shrugs) BYRON: (Looks around) Oh, well umm.. (looks back at BRANDON) What are you doing later? BRANDON: (shrugs) Probably going home and doing my homework.
BYRON: (smiling and persuading) Well you should come over and we could hang out after football practice. BRANDON: (smiling) That would be awesome but I don’t think I can. (looks down at his feet, smile fades away) My dad and I have to go somewhere. BYRON: (puzzled) What do you have to do?
BRANDON: (somberly) we’re going to go to the.... (more urgent) to see my mom. BYRON: (shrugs) Okay, well I’ll see you around kid
Scene Four (next day... students are called to an assembly in the auditorium) PRINCIPAL: (With a British accent) Welcome, loves. Today we are going to elect students for the student council. We have five candidates to be elected into the council as new members.
(sitting next to BRANDON) Kid, I heard you’re one of them with your awesome grades
BRANDON: (shocked) Really?? I... I don’t know if I can go up there in front of all these people... BYRON: (Pats BRANDON on the back) You can do it, Kid! PRINCIPAL: (continuing) I will call them up, one by one. First candidate! He’s a new student and new to New York in fact. Brandon Halls! (BRANDON stands up and starts to walk toward the front. He is still in shock and doesn’t notice BYRON following him and STEVE and COLIN in the corner of the stage. As BRANDON reaches the front, BYRON takes the microphone from the principal and STEVE and COLIN come closer to BRANDON with a bottle of something.) BYRON: (trying to hold back laughter) Okay, everyone! This is Brandon. BRANDON: (to BYRON, fearful) Byron, what... what are you doing? BYRON: (snaps his head over to BRANDON) Be quiet, Kid. (Returning his attention to the audience) Brandon is your typical “loser”. Look how he’s dressed! (BRANDON’S face grows red and BYRON continues.) In fact, the girl he likes thinks so too! Isn’t that right, Mary?
(The crowd laughs)
BRANDON: (eyes grow foggy) Byron... BYRON: (still laughing) And, get this, I think he can’t even eat a burger without drowning in ketchup. So we brought him a whole bottle! (STEVE and COLIN step forward and squirt ketchup all over BRANDON.) BRANDON: (holding back tears) Byron... why? Why would you do this? I thought... I thought you were actually my friend... BYRON: (laughing) That was all a joke yesterday, Kid, an act! (BRANDON weeps and runs off stage as the whole school laughs at him.)
Scene Five (All of the kids are in the office with the principal with their parents) PRINCIPAL (sitting at her desk. sigh’s and looks at each person before talking) Alright, What is the problem? BYRON (smiles) Nothing, it was a joke. No harm was meant to be done, Principal Gregory (BRANDON shifts in his seat and doesn’t make eye contact with anyone.)
BRANDON’S FATHER (looks to BYRON then to the PRINCIPAL. talking in a thick southern accent) My son is a victim of them boys, and I don’t know why! He is a nice boy and I raised him well, obviously others didn’t have the same bringing up. (pauses to think) Well, now that I think about it, he was never bullied until Ashley, his mom, died last year. He changed and wasn’t the same.��Quieter and just not himself. he used to be outgoing, and had tons of friends but Kids started bullying him because he became so antisocial and what they called a “loser”. We were just going to move somewhere else in Tennessee but his mom wanted to be buried in New york, where she’s from. (BYRON glances over at BRANDON and looks down at his feet) PRINCIPAL (takes a deep breath and sighs) I understand.. I would like to talk to each individually to find out what exactly happened. I’d like to see Brandon first. (gets up and leaves the room except for BRANDON and the PRINCIPAL) PRINCIPAL Brandon, what is going on? How did all of this start? BRANDON (thinks for a moment before speaking) Well, I thought they were my friends, but they were just pretending... PRINCIPAL (looks at BRANDON) Well, how does the ketchup fit it? Explain that please BRANDON I just like ketchup and I guess that’s weird or something... (a sad look comes over BRANDON’S face) PRINCIPAL (sighs and looks at BRANDON) I have a feeling this is more than about ketchup, love. BRANDON I know it’s more. I just don’t know what to do ever since my Mom died I have been getting treated differently
(eyes filling with tears) PRINCIPAL (stands up and walks over to the door) You can leave, I won’t ask anything else, love. (BRANDON gets up leaves)
PRINCIPAL Alright, Byron. Come on in. (BYRON enters the room and sits down) BYRON Look, Principal Gregory, it’s not a big deal. I didn’t know anything about his mom or past school experience or anything. I just
PRINCIPAL (cuts BYRON off) That is no excuse. I think I know what happened, I am going to get you and Brandon in here together and you two are going to talk. Okay? (BYRON stands as the PRINCIPAL gets up and leaves and walks out the door. BRANDON comes in and BYRON offers the seat to him. BRANDON refuses and stands next to BYRON) BYRON (punches BYRON in the shoulder and throws him up against the wall) Okay, Kid. I don’t know why you wanted to take it this far. I don’t care about your past anymore. But, if I get kicked off the team because you don’t know how to man up and move on then I’ll make sure you go home with a crooked nose BRANDON So you decide to bully me? Because I’m different? (BRANDON raises his voice) I moved to get away from people like you, people who took advantage of the fact that I lost my mom. People who took satisfaction in watching someone smaller than them run away in fear. I’m done being in fear and if you still don’t wanna change then fine by me. BRYON (pauses for a moment)
I don’t really care, Kid. Just hope I don’t get in too much trouble. BRANDON You probably won’t do anything, you’re just immature. BYRON No, I mean that. (the PRINCIPAL walks in) PRINCIPAL Well, how did everything go? BRANDON Just fine. PRINCIPAL Well, I discussed everything with your parents and Byron,your consequence is having to clean up the cafeteria every day after school for a month as well as serving lunch to the students before you can eat. Now don’t let this happen again are we clear. BYRON Yes, ma’am. PRINCIPAL I plan to see you two tomorrow morning, fourth day of school! 176 more left! Byron, I plan that you will keep yourself out of trouble. Am I clear? Scene Six (a few weeks later after school, BYRON is cleaning up cafeteria and BRANDON enters) BYRON (picking up trash) What do you want, Kid? BRANDON Just because you want to hate me doesn’t mean that I’ll hate you. I’m not so unforgiving. BYRON (slams the mop in the bucket and water splashes) Kid, look now. I don’t need help from a freshman like you.
BRANDON I don’t care if you don’t need it, I’m going to help anyway. (BYRON gets a confused look on his face and then allows BRANDON to help)
Scene Seven (three years later. BYRON’S senior year and a few days before graduation.) BYRON (walking towards BRANDON) Hey, Kid sorry, Brandon. BRANDON (confused) what are you talking about...?
BYRON (reaches out his hand for BRANDON to shake) I’m sorry about everything that’s happened, I haven’t been brave enough to say anything. It took me three years. I’m really sorry about your mom too, Kid... I mean... Brandon. I’m graduating in a couple days, and I thought it was worth talking to you, you know.
BRANDON (shocked) Thanks, man. After school I’m going to my moms grave site. Do you want to come? BYRON If you want, I mean, you may not want me to, but if it helps having someone else there too, you know. BRANDON (smiles) Okay, yeah. I’ll get my dad to pick you up on the way. (BRANDON exits and curtain falls)
I’m Still Human We live in a world that is evil judgmental and cruel look me in my eyes and I can tell you my rules I’m just a little different than you you see and the way I get treated really affects me what’s the difference I’m black you’re white the only difference is my sexuality in sight it’s clear to me that you can’t accept me but I’m still human why can’t you see so what if he or she wants to be with me I’m still human why can’t you see
Novel Piece The Surprise It had been at least three weeks since the attack happened. But it seemed as if it had has just happened yesterday. It was almost like time has stuck, because that was all I could really think of and the fact that they kept having meetings after meeting wasn't helping either. This was the worst attack Forening had had. Elora and Aurora led all the meetings, while Tove and I sat quietly in the back. He was the most powerful and should of had more of a say, but he didn't seem that interested. and neither did I my mind kept going back to all the people that were injured or killed the body count was well into the double digits. and I had felt as if it was because of me. if I had never came here all of these people would still be alive and Finn would still have his job. The thought of him made my heart hurt. why didn’t he just let me go with him? why couldn’t Elora let him stay? my mind was racing from one thing to another.How I was always diffrent How my mother tried to kill me, how my real mother doesn't show any type of love and also how much I missed Matt and Maggie. They probably hated me now but who could blame them. Always getting into something or doing something, but still showed me love. and I wanted that feeling so much with my own mother. Since all this happened she hardly spoke to me and never uttered a word. While in the meeting twenty or so other people that always attendended offered advice but it was pointless.Tove just told me that the best thing for me to do was get my abilities under control, it would be my best defense. So I took his advice and went to my room besides I was sick of all of this anyway. I was walking around as if I was in a daze. being here made me so depressed. I just didn’t care whether I lived or I died. if something bad happened again and something happened to me it would be whatever. “Why is that everytime I see you now, you're either walking around or you're half dead or you’re up in this room?” Rhys said. I just layed in my bed,staring at the ceeling, not saying nothing. “You’re gonna have to snap out of this one day one day you know” Rhys said. “Yeah..maybe” but I don’t think I would anytime soon. Rhys sighed and came over to sit next to me. “Everything is going to be alright” I knew with everything that has happened has really stressed you out but it will get better.” “Yeah” I muttered. “Nothing is what I thought it would be here, I hate everything. I hate everything about being here!” “But not you you’re the only thing that I do like here.” Rhys just smiled and told her things would get better watch and see and he left the room.Needing some fresh air I decided to go to the balcony. The sun was shining bright and the air was crisp and cool. I was enjoying my time out here until Elora interrupted it. “Shouldn’t you be inside studying?” she asked “I really don’t feel up to it” before I could say anything else she said “I don’t care if you feel up to it or not! this is part of being a princess and you just have to get over it it’ your job.” At this point I was fed up with everything, I was tired of her treating me the way she did. I had already been through enough with my other mother kim. I wasn't going through this with my
real mother too. “That’s just it i don't want to be a princess.” “I never asked for this, never wanted it. This is all what you want, not me!” Looking with such rage in her eyes. “It doesn't matter you're my daughter and this how things have to be.” “Yes I am your daughter but why don't you treat me like i am? why don’t you love me?” Elora sighed “You are being foolish, now go do your studies!” “No!” I slowly walked up to Elora. “Ever since i been in this world all i’ve felt is pain and abandonment.” “My host mother as you call her never showed me any type of love.” “she always made it clear that i wasn’t her child. And tried to kill me for that.” “i always felt different, i always felt alone.” “Even though Matt and Maggie were always there and showed me love. I still didn't feel the same.” “I left the only people that loved me to be here with you.” Shaking my head. “And you made the only person in this house that was starting to love me go away.” “Enough! I will not listen to anymore of this.” As she turned to leave i ran in front of her to stop her. I tried to hold off my tears for as long as i could but my emotions were getting the best of me. with tears running down my face i looked right at Elora. “Ever since i found out the truth i wanted to know my real mother, i wanted to know you.” “I thought things would be different, i thought i would finally get the love a mother supposed to give but i was wrong i guess.” “you’ve been so cold and rude to me since i been here.” “Even when i first got here or after the attack you never even gave me a hug.” Elora just stood there and looked at me as if everything i was saying was going in one ear and out the other. It made me even more upset to see this. I just didn’t care anymore and i could tell neither did she. I stepped out of the way so she could leave, she just stood there and looked at me for a moment, then she walked off. “You're not too much different than my other mother kim. She tried to stab me and you keep stabbing me in my heart.” I turned my back to her so i really didn’t know if she heard me or not and i really didn’t care. It was about time for me to meet Tove so I could work on power’s but i wasn’t feeling too good plus I was too upset after my talk with Elora. so I went to my room and fell asleep. I must of slept pretty good because after i woke it was after ten in the morning. “Did i really sleep that long.” I said out loud. I was surprised i got any sleep after what had just happened with Elora. I laid there in the bed a while until one of the servants came into my room. “The queen needs to speak to you at once. so get dressed and meet her in the drawing room.” “Okay” I said as the servant began walk away. After getting dressed I went down to the drawing room. I wonder about what it could be that she wanted. Probably to get on me about not meeting with Tove. Knocking as i opened the door to the drawing room, Elora stood in front of the window looking down at the surroundings. “come in, I have something very important to discuss with you.” I knew it had to be something bad, I just rolled my eyes and did as she asked. Elora gestured to one of the couches and sat down with me. “I know you think that i don’t love you and that I’m heartless and selfcentered but I’m not. “I am sorry for the way I’ve been treating you, it isn’t right. The way you talked to me yesterday really done something to me.” “I couldn’t believe what i was hearing was Elora really saying this to me? This was unreal I had to be dreaming.” I thought to myself as listened. “wendy I was starting to realize I was becoming just like my mother and i didn’t want that.” I been treating you the same way she used to threat me and I am so sorry.” “I know I put you through a lot and I would really like for us to start over if you would allow it.” I sat there with tears in my eyes, this is what I have been waiting for. The women that had been so cold and heartless to me was acting like she cared. “Wow I really don't know what to say.” “This is such a surprise to me, but I would love to start things over with you.” Elora got up
and pulled me off of the couch, she grabbed me and gave me the biggest hug ever. I still couldn’t believe what was happening but I enjoyed every minute of it. Elora hugged me tighter “I have a surprise for you” she said.” I looked up confused. “for me?” I asked. “Yes you,” “I want to show you how serious I am about everything”. Before I could say anything I heard someone walk in behind us. I turned around and to my surprise it was Finn “ There’s your surprise” Elora said with such joy in her voice. I couldn’t believe it, “what!? Really? is this some kind of joke?” “No” Finn said “Elora decided to let me come back.” Finn ran to me and held me. His body pressing tightly against mine, his gripped my waist and looked down at me with his dark eyes. God how I missed looking into them, then I felt his lips against mine. He kissed me almost as if it was our first kiss. “I’ve missed you” he said “I've missed you too” I replied back. I turned and looked at Elora “so he can stay?” He really can stay”? Elora laughed “Yes he is here to stay with me being the queen I was able to change the rules” “Any trylle is allowed to be with Trylle.” “So that means you and Finn.” This was the best day I had had since I been here. Me and my mother were coming to good terms. And I was able to be with the man I love. Me and Finn walked out the room hand in hand. with Elora right behind us. “Also another thing” Elora applied. “I’ve allowed for your brother and aunt to stay here as well” “Matt and Maggie”? “YES”!. this will be the first this has ever been allowed but I’m doing it all for you”. My head was spinning everything was just too good to be true. Then Jerome called my name “Wendy!” I turned around and seen Matt and Maggie running towards me could this day get any better I thought to myself. I ran in their direction meeting them halfway. Matt and Maggie threw their arms around me. I held them close and kissed them both on the cheek. “I’m sorry” I said to them both. “It’s okay Finn explained everything. we're just glad your okay and we want you to know that we don’t think of you any different. “You're still family” Matt said with tears running down his face. I looked at them, then looked at Elora and Finn both had smiles on their faces. I smiled back, finally I had everything I had been missing.
Extra Credit 1 REUNITED
As we sat in front of the judge I could feel my older sister, Bre, squeezing my hand tightly in anticipation; we held on to each other for dear life as we waited for the judge’s decision. The fact that this old, wrinkled white man could make or break my future had my stomach in knots. I wondered if he knew that he held my fate in his hands, that if he made the wrong decision he could ruin the rest of my life. Not thinking of the decision I had made that had got me here to begin with, this stranger had the power to take away the little bit of hope that I had managed to hold onto from my childhood. I needed him to be on my side, Bre and I needed him to be on our side. He looked at us both.
DING DING!! It’s a sound that I will never forget. One day my mom had to take me to work with her, I was laying behind the counter drifting into a lovely sleep when I heard the bell signal that a customer had walked into the store. My mother always taught me to stay hidden so she wouldn’t lose her job; the last thing that she needed were people reporting that she was bringing her little girl to work, but it was either that or leave me home alone or leave me out in the car, which was a very hard choice for single moms all over the world on a daily basis. It wasn’t the first time I had been to her job. I had been there so much that I knew to stay out of
sight. I ran into the back storage room and peeked out from around some empty boxes, and watched the man who had entered the store. Everything was good for a minute until I heard the harsh demand of a male voice, “GIVE ME ALL THE MONEY IN THE CASH REGISTER”
My young body froze in horror, right then I knew my mother was in trouble. She grabbed the bag from behind the counter. “HURRY UP BEFORE I BLOW YOU HEAD OFF!!” was his second command right before his third, “Put all the money in the bag.”
I jumped at the sound of his voice I was so afraid that I peed on myself; the warm liquid drenched my legs. As I shook, I knocked over some empty boxes causing the man to look toward the back room where I was was hidden; I quickly dropped back behind the boxes before he could see me.
“WHAT WAS THAT?” The man screamed as he pointed the gun in mama’s face. “Nothing”, she said, “Probably rats.” Her voice shook and I could see her eyes searching for me. The man noticed it too and stepped into the back of the store.
“WHO IS BACK HERE?” he yelled.
“NO!!!” my mother screamed as she ran from behind the counter and grabbed the man in her attempt to stop him. BOOM!! It was the loudest thing I’d ever heard, my ears popped
instantly and everything in the store sounded muffled. As I watched in horror Mama fell to her knees and her head hit the floor with a sickening thud.
“MA!!” I screamed as I burst from the back room and I guess my presence seemed to startle the man because he raised his gun to shoot me too but for some reason he never pulled the trigger.
“DAMN!!” he yelled he grabbed the bag of money and fled out the store. I ran to my mother and fell to my knees in an attempt to save her. I couldn’t do it, though, it was too late she was dead.
For a long time I thought and felt that it was my fault if she wasn't trying to protect me she would still be alive. She did everything for me, she sacrificed many meals so I could eat and now she has sacrificed her life so I could live. Everything she did for me was selfless, maybe just maybe if I would have been a little quieter, my mother would have not been shot and my family would have not been ripped apart.
Bre and I would have been raised at home with mama instead of being forced into a group home. Bre was five years older than me, so she got out first; she only stayed there for five years. While I had to spend ten years in a place that I dreaded worse than death. When Bre
got released she promised to come back for me. She went to court for custody they told her that she was too young and that she was too unstable to care for someone my age, but they said on my sixteenth birthday that they would reconsider letting me leave with her. Now we sat here in courtroom on my sweet sixteen hoping and praying that the judge would let me go.
*please let him let me go* I thought as my grip on Bre’s hand tightened. the judge took a deep breath and he says.”I’M GOING TO IGNORE MY BETTER JUDGEMENT AND GIVE YOU GIRLS A CHANCE. AFTER WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR MOTHER YOU TWO WERE NEVER GIVEN A CHANCE TO EXCEL AND I DON’T WANT TO KEEP YOU APART ANY LONGER THAN NECESSARY SO I HEREBY DECLARE YOU BRIANNA HESTER LEGAL GUARDIAN OVER MINOR BRITTANY HESTER I WISH YOU LADIES LUCK..AND STAY OUT OF TROUBLE” he said sternly. I couldn’t help but to release tears
“OH, GOD, THANK YOU”I cried as I hugged Bre tightly.
“Happy B-day Brittany I told you that I would never leave you there”.
By the time I had awoke it was nighttime and the darkness had enveloped my room like a plaque. I was disoriented at first because I didn’t have a clue where I was. I was so used to waking up to the sound of other girls around me the silence felt strange but at the same time I
liked it. I noticed something shining under the crack of my closed bedroom door so I got up hoping Bre had came home. I opened the door stepped into the hallway and made my way to Bre’s room. “What are you doing?” I asked as I leaned against door frame. She jumped and knocked over the bag that was on her bed. causing a stack of money to spill out onto the floor. “Dang it Brittany you scared the snot outta me” she said as she got on her knees and began to scoop the money up from the floor. My eyes bulged as I looked at all those dead men who were being honored by having their faces on currency. “Where did you get all of that money”? I asked as I stared incredulously at the array of denominations at her feet. “I’ve been saving it” Bre answered as she pulled up two wooden floor panels and stuffed the bag inside. she then snapped the panels back in place. “Well why don’t you put it in a bank or something? It’s not safe to have all that money laying around the house” I stated seriously.
“You’re the only other person who knows about it. So keep it that way ok?” Bre instructed.
“Yeah no problem.”
Bre looked at me suspiciously. “And don’t get any cute ideas either. If you need something all you have to do is ask, you hear me?”
“Girl please.” I smacked my lips. “Like I’ma take from my own sister. I should be offended, but luckly for you that I love you so much, I’m not.” I shrugged. “Besides, if I had that kind of money in my bedroom floorboards, I don’t think I would trust you. I had a sudden thought then said to Bre. “I don’t have that kind of money in my bedroom floorboards...do I?”
“You wish.” Bre chuckled
“A girl can be hopeful can’t she?”
“Keep hope alive,little sis, keep hope alive. Just keep your paws off my hard earned savings.”
“Savings?” My voice was filled with doubt but I left it alone. In a firm tone Bre once again affirmed the “Savings.” I knew that Bre wasn't telling me the entire story, but from the look on her face and the tone of her voice, the conversation was obviously over.
“Get dressed. We’re going out tonight,” Bre said as she headed over to her walk in closet, which made mine look like a matchbox.
“Going out. It’s the middle of the week. What about school?” I asked, knowing I had to report for my first day of classes tomorrow.
“Girl, I'm your sister not your parent. You don’t have to ever go to school if you don’t
want to. Boss is throwing an end of the summer block party. There will be people your age there, and I bet you that they ain’t even worried about school.” Bre urged I couldn't wait to show off my threads at school tomorrow. I already picked out exactly what outfit I wanted to wear. The last thing I needed was for my clothes to be all that, but my face and hair looking a hot mess. Because I was out kickin’ it all night on the flip side, just hours ago, wasn't it me who was pouting about wanting to spend time with Bre?
Well, I guess this was my opportunity and I couldn’t pass it up.
“I’ll go out but I’m not staying out all night because I’m going to school tomorrow” I confirmed.
Bre laughed and replied, “Yeah, I remember when I first got out of the group home too. I went to school everyday just glad I was in a regular school environment meeting new friends and stuff. That got old real quick though.”
“Well it won’t get old for me.” I assured her. “A sista like me has college bonds and dreams. So that one day I can have a place like this.”
“Think about it little sis. I didn’t go to college and I have a place like this.” Bre had a point. I stood there and took in her words before she interrupted my thoughts. “Anyway, later
with this talk about school” she grabbed my hand. “Here come in the kitchen I have something for you.” I smiled as Bre led me to the kitchen. When she turned on the light I covered my mouth in surprise. There was a bouquet of birthday balloons tied to one of the chairs in the dining room and a decorated sheet cake sat on the table. Bre smiled as she walked over and lit the big number sixteen candle and began to sing.
“Happy birthday to you. You’re older and uglier too. You look like a monkey and you smell like a zoo, but even though you’re stinky, I still do love you!”
Her song was off key, but I l loved her for it. It was the goofy version that our mama used to sing to us each year. It brought tears to my eyes and I fanned them away.
“Quit crying and make a wish,” Bre urged.
For a minute, standing there looking at Bre she reminded me of mama. I felt the same care and love coming from her as I had from mama when she was alive. Although Bre could never replace mama, she was the gracious sister in the world. I took a deep breath and inhaled. I wish that Bre and I will always be together, I thought before I blew out the candle. Bre began to applaud.
“Thank you Bre” I said “Thank you so much”
“Don’t thank me Brittany. This is what I’m suppose to do. You’re my baby sister, and I wanted to show you that you’re are special,” she replied. She grabbed the digital camera and said “Now picture time.” I leaned my face down by the cake and Bre took a picture. Then we took a picture together. It feels good to be reunited with my sister, I thought.
Extra Credit 2
S2 FUMBLE We were so in love but....I was a fool how could I play you I feel bad because it's the way I repayed you (and I know what's on your mind) Brittany I hate you but I can never find another to replace you (ohhhh) Girl I know you been going through it lately and if you could I bet you would try to erase me I'm on my knees I apologize baby you deserve to be treated like a lady Can you hold on a little tighter I'm gonna get right babe and I can hold on a little tighter cause last time I fumbled your heart should've let go of my past for you you did everything I asked of you drive across the country if I asked you too I'm just bad for you (I fumbled your heart) I’m bad news I’m just bad for you I’m bad news I fumbled your heart
When I dropped it I felt stupid I done lost your love girl I feel useless and I'm like stop it didn't mean to do this I just got backfired by cupid didn't mean to take your love for granted Dammit (look at all the damage I've caused) now I know why you ignored all my calls (baby I'm sorry) Can you hold on a little tighter (can you hold on baby) I'm gonna get right babe and I can hold on a little tighter cause last time I fumbled your heart should've let go of my past for you you did everything I asked of you drive across the country if I asked you too I’m just bad for you (I fumbled your heart) Im badd news I'm just bad for you