It was an ordinary day in Sydney’s life; or so she thought. Soon, though, she would discover that today would be the worst day of her life. Sydney had just finished eating breakfast, and she was walking to school. She always tried to get to school early in case she had forgotten anything. She was checking at her locker when her friend Alice came up to her.
It was completely unlocked as always, and Scarletta decided to hide in the supply closet. It was several hours of listening to the subjects of the Kingdom of Hiddens look for her, but by 6:30, they ceased their running around. It was the most terrifying game of hide and seek. When Mrs. Evered came in, she opened the supply closet and found Scarletta. Scarletta lifted her head and knocked a box off the shelf, which spilled pictures of all the kids she had met.
I open the office door and there was my mom. “Will you go get your books and take them to the library?” she urged. “What’s going on?”
Cynthia Pond tucked her brown hair behind her ears as she texted her friend Victoria. Her phone was hidden beneath the top of her desk. She wasn’t supposed to have her phone out, seeing as she was at school, and taking a test at that, but she hadn’t studied. She never studied, because Victoria always knew the answers. All she had to do was send a quick test and bam, instant A+.
You, at your previous school, what was the last syllabus?” “Hmm… last syllabus… was… hmm… wait…” she took her bag and put in on the desk, pulling out some books. “Hmm… I don’t bring that book. I don’t have the timetable yet, so I don’t know that we have economics today.” The class laughed at her drama. I chuckled too. “That was not my question.
The smell of books and the leather of the couches surrounded me, as I walked straight to the kids fantasy section. I was a girl on a mission. My eyes scanning the shelves looking for that colorful orange and blue binding I had heard so much about. When my eyes found that blue and orange binding I was looking for I ripped it from the shelves, and ran to my mom jumping up and down begging her to let me get it.I had never read a fantasy book before and I had wanted to read this book since the beginning of the school year. But my mom’s answer always had been “ When you finish your school books then you can read it.” That day in July I finally got what I had asked for, for seven months.
When we arrived at school, everyone was complaining about being at school with no power. Administrators walked around with a megaphone and told us to get to class. I was sitting in first block where I over herd two teachers talking. One of the teachers said, “Did you hear?” “Hear what?” “No one knows the cause of the power going out. There was no storm last night to cause it.
I said to her “okay that will be 2.99”. She gave me the money and walked out joy filled she got a nice new fiction novel. After she left I went into the back of the building to restock some books. As I was restocking them I thought maybe I should put that dragon book back there in case another person wants a copy. So I started looking for another copy but I couldn’t find one.
When it came time for the interview, we met in a study room in the library. Once she arrived and became comfortable, I explained to her what the informed consent was and how I would keep her identity confidential. She did not ask me any questions about the informed consent or any other ethical problems. She just smiled and told me she was not really worried about her confidentiality. I tried to talk as little as possible and to ask questions that would keep her talking.
All her mom could do was shrug. Stephanie took a step forward, leaving the shadows of the staircase, walking slowly behind her mother and slipping behind the wall, eyes darting to the living room every few seconds. She saw a few handshakes exchanged and the woman opened the file, saying the words everyone in the Reid family hoped to hear. “Stephanie isn’t in trouble.” Mrs. Reid breathed a sigh of relief, her husband clasping her knee with a grin. Stephanie leaned back against the wall, closing her eyes in glee at avoiding trouble.