That signaled the end of class, so I grabbed my books and rushed out of the room before Miss Newton caught me. Why I was doing this, I don't know! Stashing them in my locker, I grabbed my now individual and unique back pack (purple and silver swirly design!), slammed my locker door shut, then ran to tell Rachel, my older sister, where I was headed. She nodded an OK, but I had to call mum first. After the approval of my mother, I rushed to meet Dani. Smiling, she offered her elbow to link with mine, and we left school and walked slowly to her house.
“I’ve never seen your house before! Is it nice?”
“Average.” Danielle smoothed her silky pink top and loosened the straps on her silver sandals. Yep! My friend was a sure stylish gal!
I fixed my plain dark blue top, trying to have such poise as my friend. Unsuccessful.
Continuing on, we arrived at Danielle’s house after ten more minutes or so. I gasped as it came into view. It was a tall white marble house. Three storey’s at least and paddocks with spray painted white fences enhanced around it. She opened the gate and let me in smiling weakly.
“Average?” I asked, my question dripping with sarcasm.
“Not the answer I was looking for! Gosh this is huge!”
“Well let’s just say my dad has a couple of other businesses other then Jenson’s Publishers.”
“A couple? Your dad must make a mint…” Realizing I wasn’t sounding very tactful, I tried to tape up my tear. “…and you are so blessed! This is very cool! Sorry, I’m just a little astonished!”
Danielle shrugged. “I get that reaction a lot. Come on!”
We opened the large white door, and wooden furniture and white couches greeted us.
“Hey mum!” She motioned for me to hang my bag on a coat rack and she did the same. “My friend Lucy is here!”
A lady appeared at the doorway of the lounge room.
“Hello sweetie! We’ve never met, my names Eileen!”
“Hello Mrs Jenson, thankyou for having me unexpectedly!”
“That’s fine! Would you girls like anything to eat?”
“Lucy?” Danielle asked. “You hungry?”
Eileen smiled. “I’ll set out some fruit anyway, OK?”
Danielle nodded and then pulled me up the long staircase, then up another staircase then down a little hallway and into a large room. Before I said anything in awe, I asked:
“Do you have any siblings?”
“Yes, six brothers.”
She nodded. “One’s away at college, and another one is about to go. I’ve got one 14 year old, one 12, 11, and one’s 7.”
She motioned for me to sit on a hangy, purple, mini couch in her room..................
TO BE CONTINUED....................
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