Saturday, 17 May 2008
09:42:23 PM (GMT)
Emalia was sitting at her desk drawing. She wasn't paying attention to the bell that
just rang. and before she knew it, the teacher had told her that it was time to go.
She packed up her stuff and started the walk home. It was as usual for her. Walking
by herself, making up a song in her head. Balancing on the railing of the bridge
humming along. Watching the other kids ahead of her laugh and giggle and wishing that
she could be one of them. But then she lost her footing and fell to the water below.
She dragged herself out of the water coughing while the other kids laughed. Her life
was just a joke to them. She lie down on the bank to dry off in the sun, and fell
"I was wondering when you'd wake up." A boy with green eyes and blond hair was laying
next to her. "That was pretty mean. I mean, what the other kids did. I hope your
okay?" Emalia knew him. His name was Jack. he was in her class.
"I-I'm fine." Emalia said sitting up.
"Glad to hear it. Oh, you dropped this." Jack handed her a soaking wet book with a
blue cover. It was Emalia's drawing book. "I don't think they could've been saved."
"NO! This was all I had left of her..."
"Left of who?" Jack asked.
"Of... my mom. She gave this to me before she died." sighed Emalia.
"Bummer. That must have been sad. Let me walk you home?" Jack said.
"You'd walk ME home? You don't care what the other kids would think?"
"Naw. Who cares what they think. I'm just helping a friend out."
"Friend? really?" She asked
"Yeah. It looks like you could use one."
So at that Emalia and Jack walked home.
~to be continued