3. The lies
I was afriad this day would come.....
Then it happened.
I felt a fist hit my face. I was to shocked and weak to do anything so i stood there holding my cheek. Maria pushed me, and i lost my balance because I was in pain and too weak, and i feel to the floor. Then her friend Cathy came near me and got down and started slapping me and got up only to kick me she kicked me in my stomach and legs.
Then she said "this isn't over" then ester helped me up and brushed me off a bit. Then she got pulled away by Cathy and Maria got close to me only to whisper the words "tell anyone and there is more where that came from!"
I slowly walked to my friends holding my stomach and holding my cheek. I never felt so embarressed, but i was kinda used to it since This was Maria's daily thing. She ruined my life.
Then suddenly I felt someone get a grip of my hand and they pulled me to the side of the croweded hallways. "What?" I was confused it happened fast i didnt see who it was. Then they stopped walking and i looked at who it was. It was just my friend Brian. He is like my big brother he is really nice, doesnt hurt me, and always makes me laugh, he's always there for me.
"Brain?" "Hey Connie" his smile made me feel safe because i know if im with him no one could hurt me. " oh hey brian you scared me" "are you okay? Why are you holding your stomach? Why is your face bruised?" He was asking so many questions.
"Dont worry about me Brian. I just fell on my way to school. Im fine." I gave him a fake reassuring smile. But then i grabbed my stomach tighter because the pain him me again. "Ow" i moaned quietly. "Are you sure you're okay?" He asked as he saw my clench my stomach. "Wait. You didnt walk to school your mom dropped you off. You couldnt have-" i cut off off by saying i had to go because then i would be late to first period and so would he. I told him i would talk to him during math class.
I walked into the building while talking to my best friend daniel when i saw Connie. She looked hurt. "I'll see you in a while I gotta go talk to connie something is wrong." I left daniel with that and rushed over to her. " i grabbed her hand a pulled her to the side she she wouldnt get pushed or anything. " hey connie" she looked up with her beautiful eyes and gave me a little smile. She was like my little sister. I watched out for her and made her laugh. I talked to her for a while. Asking her about her appearance because she was bruised and holding her stomach she flinch when she grabbed her stomach tighter. And said she had to go. I saw her walk away. I was left with so many questions. I couldnt stop thinking about her and what happened this morning.
"Mr.Hernandez! Please pay attention and answer my question. Who created the law setting slaves in the south free during the time of slavery?" I was to busy thinking about connie and what happened in the morning to pay attention to the lesson. Then Mr.Connors, my first period teacher, snapped me put of my trance. "Huh? Oh...um... It was...Abraham Lincoln?" I guessed with little confidence I would get it right. "Why yes that is correct. But please Mr.Hernandez pay more attention you got lucky this time." Phew that was a close one. I sat there back in my trance for the reast of the period until the bell rang for second period.