She put emphasis the word mother as she turned around and looked at the class.
"Look at me. Why are you picking on those girls?"
"Because they're freaks."
"Not anymore then you are."
"Oh, come on mom. They have weird colors in their hair."
"You stop bullying those kids or I'm calling their parents. That and little Ande's parents own this island and have control over our house. you get us kicked out and you'll never see sunlight again." She sent her back to her seat and started the lesson on grammar. Riley sat in the back quietly laughing with Jessica over how stupid her mother is.
"Ande, Aphrodite...I'm really sorry about my daughter. She's just so used to being the center of everyone's attention...even at her old school. Bullying is no laughing matter and Riley should know better."
"It's okay.." Aphrodite said, turning around to leave but I pulled on her shirt to stop her.
"No. It's not okay. Mrs. Goodman, do you know what Riley AND Arley did to me? They beat me up, attacked me, and pulled me into my own bathroom and chopped my hair off and broke my glasses because I wasn't like them. I don't think that that's just 'Ok.'"
Mrs. Goodman looked at me stunned..."They did That to you?" She bit her lip and ushered us out of the room.
"Hi aunt Jose." Aphrodite said back. the woman did look a bit like Aphrodite. We sat down in a corner to wait for our lesson to start (Turns out my new friend likes dancing as well) Aphrodite decided to tell me about when she moved here and how she met Riley.
"So, when we got here, we LOVED the island until we were visited by a certain blonde little girl and her minions. My aunt shooed them away but they did tell me that I wasn't the only "freak" on the island. That's pretty much it." She said, standing up and pulling on her ballet shoes. "Aunt Jose? Who else is in this class?"
I smiled at her, remembering what my mom said this morning about being nice even if they pick on me. "Hi, Riley!" I chirped. She got right up in my face "Thanks for telling my mom on me, you little bitch." This, of course, meant war.
She decided that a few hours at my house would be nice for her. A little break from the normal routine. But before we even went in my house, I made her let me put her hair down and steal her hat...I think she looks great with it down.
The sun had started to set and I kicked the door open with a little bit too much force because it hit the wall behind it and I got "Ande! Watch what you're doing!" From my dad who seemed to be a little more flustered then usual.
"Oh, go to bed you old geezer." I yelled back at him, tromping through the house and over to the cookies that were sitting on the counter. Aphrodite followed close behind me
She laughed a little and started to speak "My aunt and I came over from starlight shores. Most people who have come here start out in starlight shores."
She finished up her cookies and my dad left us alone to go to my room. But before we were halfway there he looked at me and said
"Oh, your surprise from this morning? Me and mom want you to become a teenager." I grinned and slammed the door behind me.