Broken Mind

Aubrianne McCoy is an outcast, but when she gets in a car crash with her science teacher, Mr. Cartwright, she is all kids can talk about. But she faces more troubles besides her injuries. Will Bri break down, or will she face her troubles and move on?


11. Chapter 11

Let's skip forward to August 29.

It had over a month since I started chemo and radiation. I had gotten used to the weird feeling of, well, everything. None of the symptoms had showed up yet.

I woke up at 7:38, and I knew Dad would still be sleeping. He would always be so tired from making lesson plans

So, I took a shower like any old morning. I completely avoided the mirror because I thought that would be a little vain to immediately look at myself right away. So, I turned on the shower and stepped in.

Although this time, the water felt different on my head. I didn't really know why. And then I tried putting shampoo in my hair, but I didn't feel anything on my head. Well, except for the shampoo.

When I got out of the shower, I looked in the mirror and realized there was no hair on my head. Not a single thread.

I got dressed in my beige, spaghetti-strap tank top and shorts. I ran to my bedroom and saw the pile of hair sitting on my pillow and some laying on the floor.

I grabbed a plastic bag and put all the hairs I could find into it, hoping I could save them for a wig. We never brought the hair in.

I laid on my bed, and eventually started crying under my pillow. I couldn't hold it in anymore. I just let the tears flow down my face.

Dad walked in about an hour later. I couldn't see him because there was a pillow on my head. I heard him sit down in my recliner.

"Take the pillow off of your head," Dad demanded me.

"Please don't make me," I replied.

"Take the pillow off of your head," he repeated. It sounded softer than before.

"Fine." I sat up with the soaked pillow in my hands. Dad looked at me with sorrow. Then, he spoke.

"Sarah is on the phone," he said. "She wants to talk to you."


Sarah Tupper: the new girl. I have noticed that there are two types of new kids; the cool newbie and the lame newbie. Sarah was, well, in the middle.

She would hang out with kids like Queenie Woodley and Melanie Mendes. But, she would also hang out with kids like Milly and Carly Jordan.

Her boyfriend was Zayn Mason: an absolute douche bag. He cared about no one except for himself. All he did were things that would lead to his own personal gain.

It was April 17, and it was the day before finals for sixth grade. Yes, we had finals in sixth grade.

The bell rang, and Miss Campbell was starting our English class when there was a knock at the door. Miss Campbell told me to open it, and it was Sarah.

"Hi," she started. "I'm Sarah Tupper. I'm supposed to be in Room 213. Is this it?"

"Yes," I replied. "Yes, it is." I was smiling.

We've been friends ever since.


I took hold of the phone Dad was handing me and put it up to my ear.

"Hello?" I said.

"Hey, Bri," said someone in the other line. "It's Sarah."

"I know," I replied. "Wassup?"

"I was wondering if maybe you could come over to my house and we could hang out and talk."

"Uh..." I didn't know what to say. I wanted to go, but what would she say if she saw me like this? "Sure, I'll be over in about twenty minutes."

"Great! See you then."

I hung up the phone, and I started panicking. Why did I say that? I asked myself. Thankfully, Dad had a rainbow bandana that he was gonna give to me later, but he thought I needed it now. We were able to get to her house in seven minutes.

Dad gave me the little spiel about manners and not getting into any trouble or whatever, and drove off.

I walked up, knocked on the door, and waited. Sarah opened the door, and I saw Aurora next to her.

"Hey, Bri!" Sarah exclaimed. "So glad you could make it."

She kept on blabbing on. I just tuned her out, and stared at Aurora. As I looked at her, I started to get lightheaded and I started to zone out. I heard a warbling noise, and then everything went black.

I woke up on a soft, blue bed. Dad was sitting in a chair next to my bed, with Sarah and Aurora at his side. I tried standing up immediately, but Dad brought me back down.

"Bri, it's not safe," he exclaimed. "I can't have you fainting all the damn time." He stopped for a second. "Aubrianne, I'm sorry about that. It just everything is so stressful right now."

I looked at Sarah, and I started screaming.

"What the hell were you thinking when you and Carly burned down the whole school? What were you trying to get out of that?"

"I don't know," she said quietly. "I was just so full of it when I found out the school was trying to kick me out of school, so I ganged up with Carly and we burned it."

"What the hell? How are kids supposed to learn around here now? How are teachers supposed to get payed, huh?" I turned to Dad. "I would like to go home now."

He helped me stand up and walk, and we left. Dad and I were home, and we sat in the car for a while. Finally, Dad broke the ice.

"Bri, there's something that I've been meaning to tell you about Aurora," he said.

"I know," I replied. "She has heart cancer. Candice told me a month ago."

"There's something else," he continued. "When I visited her in the hospital in May, something happened. Something that would've lost me my job."

"What?" I asked. "What is it?"

"Aurora and I have kissed. More than once."

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