That night, I was taken home, nothing serious had happened. My mother, father, and sisters greeted me.
I waved goodbye as Karen honked and drove away.
“Who was that?” My mum asked.
“A very Christlike lady!” I grinned.
Though a little worried, I was prepared and determined to overcome those girls tommorrow! I was suddenly thankful that those girls had pushed me around a bit!
After a dinner of mac and cheese, I settled into bed and fell asleep just as my head hit the pillow.
* * *
Stetching, I rolled over and rubbed my eyes. Friday! Finally!
Grinning, I felt happier than I ever had before. Getting up, showering, and dressing, I sang as I brushed my teeth (Very hard to do!). I grabbed my bag and ran down the stairs.
“Hi Rachel! Your up early!” I exclaimed cheerfully, slinging my bag on a wooden chair and grabbing a cereal bowl from the cuboard.
She grinned back with her perfect white teeth. “Yes acctully! We’ve put mum and dad through a lot in the last few days, so I thought I’d surprise them with breakfast!”
“GREAT idea!” I put exageration on my words. “Can I help?”
“Mmmm, yeah, I guess so. Can you get four eggs please?”
I nodded, putting the milk I was about to pour, down. Opening the fridge, I grabbed the crusty, cardboard egg carton, and brought it, and the remaining eggs, to Rachel.
Hearing a little whimper, Rachel ushered me to fetch Abigail.
Tiptoeing into my parents room, I gingerly lifted Abigail out of her cot at we both returned to the kitchen, that smelled like fried eggs.
Sitting her down in her highchair, we fed her, her BEAUTIFULLY looking (not!) food and finished off mum and dad’s surprise breakfast. When Rachel finished, and stacked it on two plates, she started to clean up, as I went to wake up our parents.
Sleepily, they both came into the kitchen. Seeing the wonderful surprise, they thanked us, and dug in!
Walking to school, I knew Rachel wanted to ask me questions about the girls, but being the kind sister she is, she obviously didn’t want to pester me.
I sighed. “Rachel! What do you want?”
“Huh, me? Why would I want anything?” She replied, oh-so-innocently.
I continued. “If you want to say something, then just say it!”
“Well……what are you going to do today?”
“You know, a bit of school, homework, eat, play, then sleep. You know how it is!” I tortured Rachel with an impish grin.
“Lucy! You know, when those girls come!”
“Those girls? Three days ago, they were your best friends.”
“Well, if you don’t want to say anything, you don’t have to.”
“I’m kidding with you Rach! What am I going to do? I’m going to stand up for myself, because I have a LOVING family, GREAT friends, and an AWESOME God! He saves! He protects! It’s written all over the Bible! Noah! Meshach, Shadrach, and Abednego! There are SO many examples!
That’s what I’m going to do!” I replied defiantly, a little more confident then I felt.
Rachel nodded, deep in thought, letting the words sink in. “You go for it girl! I should of done that ages ago!”
As we approached school, nerves started to come.
‘Oh God, help me!’ I prayed silently, as I clutched my stomach.
Rachel stayed with me for as long as she could, but classes called, and she left, after dropping me off at my first class of course!
The day pursued with no excitement! I was very ecstatic, maybe my problems were over! As I was waiting outside Rachel’s classroom, waiting for her, they came again.
Daring, they grabbed my arm.
“Stop please!” I said as loud as I could muster. I was shaking like CRAZY inside. “Stop!”
Jamie sneered. “What you going to do about it?”
Fear crept in. ‘God! Help!!’ My prayers yelled.
“If you trust in the Lord you will be safe. ( Proverbs 29:25b ICB) ” I muttered repeatedly and desperately.
“What am I going to do about it?” I asked. I had uttered those words just this morning to Rachel. And I was going to live up to my reply! “I am going stand up for myself! I don’t want you to keep doing this to me. I HATE it. Treat others the way you want to be treated! Now don’t touch me!”
Bonnie looked surprised and took a step back.
Jamie’s eyes softened. “What?”
“You heard! Now PLEASE let go of me!”
Her grip loosened.
“Fine!” She let go. “You’re different then I thought! But don’t let it get to your head!” They all stomped away and I saw a wide eyed Rachel at the doorway.
“W…wow! Your s..so….”
“Me? No, God!”
I cast a glance Heavenward, my eyes shining.
NOTE: Thanks for the comments on the last chapter! That was VERY encouraging!
I'm going to do a second set of chapters, still titled Sister to Sister, but the SECOND one. It'll say in the title! Thanks! Hope you enjoyed the first one!
Koko Down Under! :D
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