Jaida was at school one day and she felt something drip down her face it was milk from lunch, chocolate milk that was chunky. She ran to the restroom and washed it out as much as she could, but you could smell the milk from her hair. She went back to class and once she stepped into the classroom she got yelled at by the teacher for leaving class without being excused everyone laughed at her.
[[Sit in her seat embarrassed]]
[[Act like nothing happened]]Jaida ‘s aunt is so nice she takes Jaida out just for fun and they do everything with each other. Jaida’s siblings don’t like her aunt because they think she spoils her and not them. Jaida’s aunt thinks Jaida’s siblings are bratty because they don’t do anything they’re told. Jaida’s aunt only works at Jaida’s school because she likes seeing her. Since Jaida’s always in the office because of her teacher her aunt applied for the job in the office.
“where's your backpack at?” Her aunt asked
“My teacher gave me a referral for not being in the office,so her I am.”
[[Continue ->Paragraph 3]]When you walk into the office you expect it to be scary, but it’s actually not. When you walk into the office you see a desk with two chairs in front and a chair behind the desk. There is a huge bowl of candy that anyone can grab from and you can have as much as you want. Jaida always walks in with a smile on her face because she likes being in the office. When there’s a substitute because she can’t do whatever she wants. The office smells like lavender and not sweat like all the classrooms.
[[continue ->Paragraph 4]]The bell rang and she ran home. Her parents were sitting in the living room and asked her to come in. They told her that she was adopted. She ran up to her room and thought to herself “is that why I look nothing like my parents”. 12 years of my life and they have the nerve to tell me now, she thought. The next day she went to school, she was working on her math warm-up when right at that moment someone pulled her chair back and she fell and hit her chin on the desk.
[[ Get mad and go to the teacher to tell her your going to the restroom.]]
[[ Stay calm in her seat and be quiet.]]She got up and went to the teacher say,“ I’m leaving to the restroom, I’ll be right back.” She left, but the bell rang to go home so she took all her stuff and ran home. She ran in the house up to her parent’s room.
She asked her parents, “ Do you know my real parents?”
“ Yes, they live 2 hours away from here,” they answered
” Can you take me there.”
“Sure,” they said.
She ran upstairs. Put on her hoodie on and yelled, “I’m ready.”
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She sat in her seat and she was so close to crying. Her eyes were watering, but she held it in. The teacher walked up to her and told her to suck it up. Jaida looked around the classroom and all the kids were staring at her. She tried to hide her face in her jacket, but her jacket was too small. The bell rang to go out to break when she got out of the classroom she ran out to the field by herself. The teachers saw her running and let her go because other kids would be out there shortly. Jaida sat there crying her eyes out she was rubbing her chin and when she touched it hurt. Her chin was bruised from hitting the table, she went to the nurses office and she told the nurse what had happened, but she just told her to ice it. Break was over and she had to go back to class. When she got back to class, she realized that she forgot to use the restroom.
[[continue -> Get mad and go to the teacher to tell her your going to the restroom.]] Jaida has two sisters and a brother that she shares a room with. They only a two bedroom apartment,so she sleeps on the couch sometimes.She doesn’t get along with her siblings because they’re younger and they don’t listen to anything or anyone. Jaida’s in sixth grade and she has this one friend that helps her with everything her name is Nathalya. Nathalya and her don’t even have the same classes, so it’s hard to ask for help when everyone in her class hates her and all she does is get bullied, but even though they just meet this year they are still super close. The bully is Nathalya’s old friend from elementary school. Her name is Christina, Christina blames Jaida for breaking up their friendship, so that’s why she bullies her. Nathalya and Christina got into a big argument before she met Jaida, so it wasn’t her fault. At home and school, she doesn’t get along with anybody, so it’s super difficult to do stuff. She doesn’t talk to her parents about being bullied because she doesn’t feel comfortable talking to them. She feels more comfortable talking to Nathalya’s parents because they understand her better and they don’t yell at her for everything she does. Her parents don’t listen to her because they think all she does is lie, so everytime her younger siblings tell on her for doing nothing her parents believe it and she gets grounded.
[[continue ->paragraph 6]]Jaida’s house smells like B.O. because her siblings don’t like taking care of themselves. Her parents ask them to, but they just ignore them. She is the only one in her family that cares about her health. She goes to the doctors and dentist with her aunt because her parents don’t take her. When you walk into her house all you see is dirty laundry all over the place and dirt because no one cares about the house. Jaida’s aunt had to hire a maid to clean her house because literally no one would do it.
[[continue -> paragraph 7]] She got into the car,but she was really nervous because they abandoned her and she doesn’t know if they want to see her. She got to their house and knocked on the door a lady opened it and she asked who she was. Jaida said,” I’m your daughter.” They told her to come in and so she did. They talked to her and said” we didn’t want a girl, we wanted a boy.”
[[Run out of the house.]]
[[ Just stand there shocked . ]]She ran to Nathayla’s house and told her that she needs a break from everything and she went inside Nathalya’s house to find Nathalya’s parents she found them and she asked,
” can i please come live with you guys because I needed a break from everything that’s going on.”
They say, “of course you are like a daughter to us. “
She got excited and screamed, “thank you!” She ran to her house and packed up all her stuff her parents asked, ” what are you doing?”
[[ Speak up to her parents.]]
[[ Ignore them and walk out . ]]She stood there shocked because she didn’t know what to say. She thought it was an awful idea because just because she was a girl. It kinda hurt Jaida because all because of a gender she went all this way to talk to her parents and this in the response they gave her. She told them that she was going home. She called her aunt and she picked her up. The whole car ride Jaida was quiet she was still in shock. Her aunt to a wrong turn so Jaida asked" where are we going." Her anut responded," You'll see." They got to the ice cream shop and Jaida got out of the car and ran in. They got their ice cream and finally went home. Jaida skipped out of the car and ran up to her room. She grabbed her laptop and put on Disney plus. She started to doze off and finally fell asleep.“ I’m moving in with Nathalya and her family because they actually care for me and they don’t blame me for something I don’t even do,” she said with anger.
Her siblings saw her leaving so, they went to tell on her,but she ran out of the house with all her things before they even got into their parent’s room. She barged into Nathalya’s house and she ran upstairs into Nathalya’s room.
[[Jump onto the bed with relief]]
[[Unpak all her stuff]]She ignored them and kept packing they walked up to her and pulled her hair saying,”tell us or your not going anywhere.” She still just kept packing until they left her alone. They left the room and she just started to smile for some reason. She didn’t like the fact her dad pulled her hair it was just that she wasn’t scared anymore. She said to herself,” I’m not going to be living here anymore so I shouldn’t be scared.” She got to Nathalya's house and went to bed because she was tired and stressed.
They made a cake to celebrate Jaida moving in. They literally ate the whole thing and they have to go to school tomorrow. Jaida woke up in the middle of the night and Nathalya wasn’t there , so she went down stairs and saw her sitting down in front of the t.v. watching bubble guppies. She laughed,so loud Nathalya heard. Jaida ran back upstairs and Nathalya chased after her she told her not to tell anyone that she watches that still. Jaida couldn’t hold in her laugh so she just laughed in her face so loud. They both went to bed,but woke up again because Nathalya’s alarm went off. They got ready for school and ran downstairs laughing. Her new parents gave her a warm welcome home. Finally, she can be herself around them and she doesn’t have to hide anything anymore because she feels that they understand her more and get what is happening with the bully at school. They help her with the bully problem by asking the principal to switch Nathalya’s classes to all her classes so she is with her all the time because the bully is in everyone of her classes. Her bully never bothered or messed with her again because the bully scared of Nathalya.
She just sat in her seat embarrassed. She took her pencil and flung it at the wall and it accidently hit the teacher in the face she laughed, but tried to hold it in, but she couldn't, her teacher knew it was her so she had to sit in the office till school was over. The lady in the office was her aunt and her aunt didn’t like her teacher, so all she let Jaida do was play on her phone because she didn’t want Jaida to hate her, but she was Jaida’s favorite aunt so she would never dislike her. Jaida was always in the office because her teacher would assume everything was her fault. She started to get hungry, so she went to go get her backpack, but her teacher saw that she was out of the office. Her teacher walked right up to her and gave her a referral.
[[continue->Paragraph 2]] She acted like nothing happened and continued working on her project. The teacher gave her a rude stare. Jaida didn’t think anything of it. The teacher told all the kids to get their folders out of their backpacks, but the teacher told Jaida to stay. The teacher told Jaida,” Why are you being so rude today?”
Jaida said,” How am I being rude all I did was run to the restroom to get chunky milk out of my hair?”
“ Stop making up excuses and just own up to it,” the teacher said.
Jaida walked away to grab her folder, but her teacher grabbed her hand and said,” No sit down!” All the kids heard screaming so they came back inside. They all looked at Jaida.
[[continue->Sit in her seat embarrassed]] She just jumped onto the bed with relief because she never stood up to her parents like that because they would either ground her and take her phone away or slap her right across the face. She was laying on the bed and looked around Nathalya’s room thinking I’ve been to this house a million times and it just feels like home. Nathalya came in and asked,
“making yourself at home?”
[[continue-> paragraph 8]] She started unpacking because she didn’t want to do it later. Jaida put her headphones in and was listening to music. She was just dancing around the room and Nathalya was just standing in the door frame staring at her. Jaida knew she was there she just didn’t want to say anything. She was done unpacking and she went up to Nathalya saying,”Do you want to do something for fun.”
Nathalya said,”Uh yeah!”
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