Abby's Secret

Abby is your average fourteen year old who has just moved from California to New Jersey. She tries to find ways to fit in and act normal but she's crumbling on the inside. All she wants is to go back to California and be with her three best friends who mean the world to her. Her little brother, Todd, gets to her phone and pretends to be Abby and texts a boy from her new school and says she loves him. He has a crush on her and she knows it. Is Abby going to tell this boy the truth that it was actually Todd who texted him, or is she going to lead him on and crush his heart in the end?


9. They Were Like My Siblings


Todd was lucky I was letting him get away with this. I’m not going to tell my mom what Todd did, then I would have to tell her that I sort of liked Josh and that he liked me back and I don’t talk about boys with her. I don’t really talk about those kind of things with my mom. When I was in California, I told her all about Cara, Bailey and Tommy. That was when I was actually completely happy, I had my three best friends with me all the time and we would just listen to music and run around being kids. I loved it, we were all friends and knew just about everything there was to know about each other. But we were kind of our own group, I didn’t really have any other friends aside from them. To be honest, I didn’t have any time to have other friends. I was with them every single day doing the most crazy things. For instance, we went to get ice-cream and they dared me to speak to the woman in Spanish. And I did. She got frustrated  and closed the window on me. Then we all grabbed pillows and made ourselves look like we were pregnant and went out in public. Some embarrassing times, but they made some good stories to tell. They were my life, now all we have is our phones to keep in touch, you can’t do any of those things over the phone. The day I found out I was moving I locked my bedroom door and cried on my bed for hours. I just couldn’t leave them, they were literally my only friends. I told them all the news and they were devastated. There we were, all huddled in my room crying. We were friends since kindergarten and we all bonded over those seven years and now I had to leave them. We had a month to be together before I left, I didn’t spend one moment without them. Even if I had to take a day off to pack, they helped me pack. It was summer so we had a million sleepovers and watched a bunch of scary movies. Then came the last moving day, we all put the rest of my boxes and bags in the truck and had a group hug. I swear, I could have hugged them forever, and if I could, I would have stuffed them in my suitcase and brought them along with me. I had tears coming from my eyes like Niagara Falls. My mom rubbed my back and pulled me away slowly from them and I got in the backseat of the car and waved goodbye to them as we drove off. That was the end, it had to be the worst day of my life. I’ve never had feelings for someone like I did for them, they were like my siblings.   

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