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?


6. Todd Came Home


My mom came to pick me up from school, I waited until all the buses drove out and I crossed the road and got into the car.  

“How was your first day!” My mom asked me happily as she stepped on the gas pedal. 

 On the inside was thinking ‘great! I really like this girl named Claire, she’s awesome! Then there’s this guy named Josh and he is just so funny!’ when on the outside all I said was “Great.” I have a habit of lying about my feelings.  

We were stopped at a red light when she turned to me and looked at my shirt that was stained a light yellow, she made a strange face. I looked at her, then back down at my shirt. I had totally forgot all about the Cody incident , I just knew my mom would question about the stain.  

“Abby, I just bought that shirt! What happened?” she said upset.  

“Oh, someone just spilled their drink on me” I told her.  

“On purpose?”  

“Yeah… Kind of, but whatever.”  

“No, I’m calling that school, they have no right to spill a drink on my daughters shirt! He’s going to be paying for a new one!”  

My mom was totally over reacting. She’s not going to call.  

“Mom, calm down. I don’t care, he was a complete jerk about it anyway. Actually, I’m glad he spilled his drink on me. I made a new friend because of that.”  

I told her a little bit about Josh, then Claire. She parked in the rocky driveway to our house we just moved into not too long ago, I actually still had some unpacking left to do. I hopped out of the car and ran up the wooden steps and through the doorway and up to my room. I threw my backpack down on the floor and laid on my bed. I didn’t do anything besides stare at the ceiling for a while, then I heard my brother come off the bus and walk through the door. This is when all hell breaks loose in the house. I could overhear my mom asking Todd all about his first day at school, she babies him way too much and it sickens me. I have a feeling I’m going to be the cool child while he’s still living with mom and dad at the age of 25.   

I could hear Todd’s footsteps as he came up the steps, I tried shutting the door before he could get in but I was too late. He ran in my room and all he did was jump on everything and take everything out of it’s place and not even put it back.  

“Get out, now! You’re so annoying!” I yelled at him as he jumped on my bed.  

“And what are you going to do if I don’t?”  

“You know what? I hope you fall and crack your head open!” I was starting to get aggravated. I grabbed my phone off my desk, slammed the door, and ran downstairs to the kitchen. I knew I never heard my phone go off but I would still find myself checking it repeatedly to find a new message from Josh. I opened the fridge and got a jello cup and went to the living room to relax cause last time I tried, some brat ruined it for me. I turned on the TV and watched some Jerseylicious, that had to be my all time favorite show. Then my mom came strolling into the living room with the vacuum. Thanks mom.  

I tried to get away and chill out by myself, my brother comes in and destroys it. I come to the living room to relax and watch my favorite show, and my mom comes in and starts vacuuming. The vacuum was like a blender compared to the TV, it made too much noise. I rolled my eyes and sighed as I walked upstairs with my phone in my hand. I checked my room for Todd, he wasn’t in there anymore. I sat down on my bed and decided to do some of the homework I had been assigned since there wasn’t anything better to do. I pulled out my math sheet, all the questions were pretty easy and I knew them off the top of my head. I still had to unpack all the supplies that went on my desk, all I could find at the time was a pen. I began to write my name as my brother suddenly bursts out of the closet and says “BOO!” I jumped and my pen slipped out of my control. I had a giant scribble across the page.   

“Oh my gosh! You’re so immature!” I screamed at him as he laughed and ran out of my room.   

I bolted downstairs to show my mom what Todd made me do. She told him not to scare me like that again and to stay out of my room, that’s it. She didn’t even say it with authority. I was having a bad start at school and then things got better, now they’re just getting worse again. 


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