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together about the stupidest things, the crinkles in her eyes more apparent than ever. Her laugh was always boisterous, a squeal of happiness followed by the shaking of her shoulders, and she would then cover her mouth, fearing that she was too loud. She never laughed anymore‌. I met Jupiter by accident‌ literally. Stepping into class, I sat next to her in a rush to find a seat before other students came in. I looked at her briefly, observing from afar, before she caught my smoldering gaze and looked back. Maybe it was creepy, but staring was something normal for me. Everyone was a puzzle I tried to solve. My parents always told me it scared people off, but I couldn't help it. I always wanted to know the story behind the face. Embarrassed, I blushed bright red, looking anywhere but in her direction as I got my pencil case out of my bag. Flattening out my purple skirt, I ran my hands through my brown wavy hair, already believing I blew the chance of ever being her friend. But, to my surprise, she smiled before opening the conversation.

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2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...

2020 Leadership Journal E-book  

A leadership journal written by girls from Newark, NJ to cultivate courageous conversations and action. Purchase your copy at theleadershipj...