I never finished animal farm, BUT I did have time to write. So here is a little more of the book…
The next time I saw Maddie was at the local park a couple of weeks later. I usually went there to clear my head after school. Sometimes, I would bring food to feed the ducks, or I would sit on the bench that overlooked the pond.
That day however Maddie was sitting on that particular bench. I could see that she had been crying as her makeup was smudged and her eyes were all red. As soon as she saw me, she began to wipe her tears hastily.
“Excuse me, is it ok if I sit here?” I asked politely.
I don’t know what I was thinking. I guess I just felt sorry for her. Whatever it was that caused me to sit down next to her, even though my reputation was on the line, I did. I grew bored after a while and took out a ham and cheese sandwich. I then heard her stomach grumbled really noisily and I turned to see her face look and my sandwich hungrily. In that split second we looked at each other burst into laughter causing the nearby ducks to flap their wings in alarm.
“So, you hungry?” I joked.
“A little,” she said humorously.
She sniffled loudly as her nose became runny from the cold. A few moments passed in silence, the only noise being the trickle of water from the pond and the quacking of ducks.
“Here, have a tissue.” I said, as I took out a packet of tissues form my purse.
“Thanks.” She said gratefully as she daintily dabbed her eyes.
“I’m Rainie by the way,” I said politely.
“Madeline, but I prefer Maddie,” She replied.
“Do you live around here? I’ve never seen you around school before.”
“I’m homeschooled, stuff happened last year which I really don’t want to talk about, so I decided not to face high school.”
“Aw, that sounds horrible.”
“Not really, it’s better than being bullied around by Aria Paloni. I would hate to be her enemy.”
“Aria bullied you? I find that hard to believe.”
“Aria is an evil, cruel, liar who manipulates people to like her and then she ruins them. You’re the new kid right? First she will pretend to be your friend and lure you in to her evil group of minions and then she will rip your happiness from you piece by piece. Anyway, I got to go Rainie, it was nice meeting you.” She said bluntly. She rose from her seat and left.