The Bully Blog

Laura Richardson has been bullied ever since she started her new school in Salem, Oregon. Her blog helps her with the pain of all the bullying, but writing is never enough. Even though her blog only gets a few views a week, she continues to write. What happens when she finds out who that one person is that always reads her blog?


10. Graduation

So it has been about two weeks since I started dating Dylan. We aren't the lovey dovey couple we are like really close and in love. Oh, by the way, out hair is still a dark hue of purple.

So it was graduation day and we were ready to walk out on stage for the graduation ceremony. Finally that moment came.

After sitting through a few long speeches, Dylan stepped up to the microphone. He started, "Hello everyone. I hope you all had a great day. Well, I am gonna start off with one of my favorite quotes from a girl named Laura. About two weeks ago when we went to see The Giver, she said, 'Sometimes, I feel like I am the only one who can see certain things. Like when someone is sad, I feel like I am the only one who can see it truly.' I bet most of you are wondering why I chose that as my favorite quote. Well let me tell you why.

"Laura moved here about three months ago and it has been tough for her. She has been bullied to the point where she has started to self harm and even wanted to commit suicide. When she was about to commit suicide, belt in hand ready to hang herself, a song started playing. The song called to her because it was about someone wanting to be there with you. It was like a sign and enough of a sign so that she didn't kill herself.

"About two weeks ago, I was assigned to tutor her, and she was not happy about that. Little did she know that I was the only one that read her blog she had about what she went through. I told her, she broke down and let me in. That is big for someone like her to do when they are going through something like that.

"Tomorrow is going to be Laura's two weeks clean. She started to be clean when I met her. I don't know why, but I guess I made her clean. I know this sounds stupid, but nothing sis more rewarding than knowing you saved someone's life.

"Again, it sounds stupid, but I would rather be in the position I am right now without Valedictorian than be here without Laura. Even though I can go out and make medical discoveries and possibly cure cancer, I want the power to cure someone of a deadly illness with words. Thank you, goodnight." I got up and left the stage. I didn't stop even though I heard footsteps behind me.

When I got out into the coolness of the hallway, I slid down the wall and sat down.

I looked up to realize that, Dylan had followed me out here.

I looked up at him and said, "I need a hug." I wasn't trying to be cute or anything, I just really needed a hug.

When our principal came out to us, Dylan said, "Please leave us alone." When we were alone again, Dylan looked at me and asked, "Babe, why are you crying?"

I stuttered, "I-I, y-y-you dedicated your whole speech to me. The fact that you would rather be with me and save my life, than go out and possibly save millions of lives, it just, it just, it means a lot and I don't know if I could thank you enough for what you have done."

He looked at me and held my face in his hands, and it happened. He kissed me.

We were brought back to reality when our parents came running to us.

Our parents stared and looked around at each other. Finally, my mom asked, "Why have you kept this a secret from us? We could have helped."

I said, "I didn't want you to worry about me. Plus when Dylan and I got together, I forgot about it all."

Dylan's dad asked, "Son, do you love her that much?" Dylan nodded his head. Dylan's dad continued, "I guess I have to let you go. You aren't my little boy anymore."

Dylan smiled, "No I am not. And, this isn't the best way to introduce you guys, but this is my girlfriend Laura and her parents."

I ended up at Dylan's where I felt the happiest I have ever felt in my entire life. That was the best night ever.

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