Here is part one of the second chapter.
Ann turned around to see Kylee running toward her. Kylee was a thirteen year old girl with short blond hair, she had Creamy skin and bright blue eyes and she was wearing black clothes, Not that she was Goth, but the only reason she would wear dark clothes was because everyone always said that her personality was too bright and perky. So she wore black to help tone down her rays of sun shine.
Kylee had been one of Ann’s best friends back when they were in seventh grade. They used to do everything together, like shopping, swimming and calling up Kylee’s mean, next door neighbors and telling them that they saw their cat on fire. Oh yes, those were wonderful memories. But they had not done any of that lately. With Ann going to high school everything just seemed to change.
“Hey, Ann,” said Kylee when she reach her, “I haven’t seen you sense last Halloween, it’s been too long.”
“Well, I guess that’s high school for you.” Ann said as they walked into the Ice cream shop and sat down at a nearby table.
“Oh yeah, you’re in high school now, how’s that going for you?”
Kylee stopped talking when she saw Ann’s face. “Oh, that bad?” she asked.
A woman came up to their table. She was wearing a T- shirt that read: Towns Ice cream, the best Ice cream in town.
“What kind of Ice cream would you young ladies like?” asked the woman.
“Peanut Butter chunky,” Said Kylee. She always ordered Peanut butter chunky, but Ann liked to pick a different flavor every time she came to ‘Towns Ice Cream’.
After looking at the flavor board, Ann finely said “Cake batter, please.”
“Right away,” said the woman as she left.
“Well, high school can’t be all that bad” Said Kylee.
“What are you talking about?” said Ann, “it’s worse than bad. I mean, look at my face!”
Kylee leaned in and look at Ann, “I don’t see any- wait, you’re wearing make-up. You never wear make-up!”
“Yeah, I’ve been wearing a lot of it lately. I need it to hide the bruises.” Ann said leaning back in her seat.
“Bruises,” Kylee asked.
Ann told Kylee about her encounter with Bones and the rest of her delinquent gang, Making sure not to leave out any details. She had been keeping it all a secret for five days, now, and it felt good to tell someone about it.
“Oh my gosh, Your saying she just beat you up and left you there to suffer!” Kylee said, with astonishment in her voice.
“Yes, it was one of the worst experiences I have ever had, and it is something I don’t want to encounter again.”
“If you don’t want it to happen, why don’t you tell the principal or somebody?” Kylee asked.
Ann laughed, “I did tell him about it, and you want to know what his response was?”
Ann lowered her voice and made it sound like her school’s principal, “He said, and I quote, ‘I’m sorry to hear about your predicament, but I am afraid that there is nothing I can do about. Kids will be Kids. If you don’t want them to bother you, then I suggest that you don’t make yourself such an easy target!’ end of quote.”
“He really said that?” Kylee asked in disbelief.
“I quoted him, didn’t I?”
“I can’t believe that!”
“I couldn't either.”
Kylee looked around the room, as if she were trying to look for someone to blame, “What about your mom?”
“What about her?” Ann asked
“Well, what’s she think about all this?” Kylee stared at her, waiting for an answer.
Ann sighed, “I don’t tell her anything about this kind of stuff.”
“Because,” Ann said, wishing that the subject did not land on Sue, “She’s just got enough on her mind right now... I don’t want to stress her out.”
“But you should tell her, she could press charges for something like this. I mean, her kid is getting beat up by someone twice her size, and the principal refuses to do anything about it!”
“No, Kylee just forget it. Let’s talk about something else; I don’t want to talk about this anymore.”
Kylee looked like she wanted to say something, but she held it back when she saw the seriousness in Ann’s eyes.
The woman came back with their ice creams. “Here you are, said the woman handing them each an Ice cream cone full of Ice cream, “one peanut butter chunk and one cake batter.”
“Thank you” said Ann and Kylee together as the woman left to the next table.
Ann licked her Ice cream; it was a very interesting flavor.
Ann and Kylee sat in silence for a while, just eating their Ice creams; till Kylee broke it.
“You know, I’ll be in high school next year, we can probably make it through your last year together,” said Kylee.
Ann smiled, “thanks, Kylee. But I don’t think that really solves my problem.”
Kylee looked down at the table. She looked as if she was in deep thought. A moment later she looked up and smiled, “you know what,” she said, “I think I might know something that will cheer you up.”
“And that is…”
“You need a night out. I think that high school has been putting too much stress on you.”
Ann had to laugh at that, “I see you have finely caught on to that.”
“I’m serious, though!” said Kylee, “as a matter of fact, I just remembered that May told me to invite you to her party tonight, you can take off some of your stress there.”
“Tonight,” Exclaimed Ann, “why didn’t you tell me about this sooner?”
Kylee finished off her Ice cream cone, “I really did try to get a hold of you sooner, but it’s nearly impossible to talk to you anymore!”
Ann shrugged, “I guess you’re right, I should just be glad you even got to talk to me about it today, I just got to much going on to talk anymore.”
“That’s exactly why you need to go to this party,” said Kylee.
“Your right” said Ann.
“OK, so you’re going, right?” asked Kylee.
“Don’t worry,” said Ann, “I’ll be there.”