3. First Day Back
Ellie thought that three months off of school wasn't enough. It wasn't just school that she was coming back to. School, dance lessons, and worst of all, her therapist visits. She had always hated going to the therapist ever since she was very small. Her mother still made her go every day. Ellie had to walk into the large room with hundreds of books in bookcases all about peoples feelings and whatever. A long red couch waited for her to sit down and vent everything going wrong in her life. Since nothing different ever really happened in her life soo, she would always tell the doctor about what happened in her day. The doctor always said that she was fine. The only thing that had changed was that she was more depressed than usual. The doctor said that this was normal after you hae lost someone close and near to you. Her mother still made her go.
Ellie's mother drove her to the school and dropped her off right next to the stone pathway leading to the school doors. Ellie went to a private school so, most of the things that you see at her school might not be in yours. As Mrs. Groth's car screeched away, Ellie started to tip-toe across the stone path. She tried to blend in with everyone around her so that people wouldn't storm around her and ask her lots of questions. She was halfway to the door. Ellie crouched behind the marble water fountain that had a thick bottom which worked in Ellie's situation. She had dashed away from the fountain and was practically in the doorway of the school when, she heard a familiar voice calling her. "Ellie! I can't believe your back!", shouted the voice. Ellie realized that it was her best friend Sistine. Sistine ran to Ellie and stretched out her arms as wide as they would go and gave her a big hug. Ellie smiled and said, "I'm glad that I'm back too". Sistine mentioned that they should go to class together. So, there Ellie was linked and skipping down the hallway. The sight of her classroom made her have a touch of happiness. Until she looked at the room plate. The words : ROOM 201, was plastered in capitals with a black dry erase marker. Ellie's eyes stung at the sudden realization that the number on her classroom plate was the number that was on her dad's hospital room. Sistine pushed her into the room and everyone was holding cards and there was a cake in the back of the room. "WELCOME BACK TO ROOM 201 ELLIE!" everyone shouted. Suddenly, Ellie started crying.