11. The Funeral
I sat beside Alex and the headmaster. There was some of Ben's family and friends there but nobody was morning to much. I seemed to be the only one. Alex stood up to say a few words. "Ben, Thank you for protecting her all these years. I won't fail her." He said looking down at Ben's head stone. I walked over to him, he put his arm around me and held me guiltily. A girl came over and taped Alex on the shoulder, "Hi!" She said perkily, "Hi?" Alex was confused by her, so was I, "Ben was my grandpa and I'm kinda sad. And your really cute want to hung out?" She seemed like Ben's death didn't even bother her. Alex looked at her, "Hi! I'm the cute guys girlfriend and Ben's granddaughter! You know the one he actually cared about!" I snapped at her I was so enraged she couldn't care less he was gone "Bitch please like he's your boyfriend I mean look at you! And I don't even care about that old fart!" She said flicking her blond hair back "Oh it's fucking on bitch!" I glared at her then Alex said with a huge smile, "Go a head baby girl! Give her what she deserves!" And he stood back.
"Alex! what have you done?!?" The headmaster grumped at Alex as he stood arms folded watching me beat the shit out of her. "You fucking bitch! Ben was an amazing men and you don't even care about him! Did you even go see him well he was in hospital?!?!" I screamed at her pulling her hair and kicking her, the headmaster grabbed me "Ok Kate I think that's enough! Alex come grab her!" The headmaster was outraged but understood what had happened. The girl left and Alex took me back to the car, "You did good princess..." He smiled at me hugging me and wiping my bloody lip "I shouldn't have done that." I said looking at the ground "Ben would've been mad I kicked the fuck out of his real granddaughter." I said shaking my head, Alex looked at me "You are his real granddaughter! Remember he and his wife never had kids!" Alex said worried about me as he always was.
The headmaster got in the car and started driving. He didn't say anything.
"I'm going for a bath." I said when we got home.
I sat in the tub listing to the water run. Ben's gone. I won't be able to see him ever again. But he wasn't scared or alone when he died. I was there protecting him this time. For all the times he protected me. "I miss you grandpa." I whispered hopping maybe he could still hear me.