It was a warm, sunny day, so I decided to bring the kids to the park. Jess and Lana sat on a bench chatting. Or rather, Lana chatted and Jess didn’t pay much attention.
“…and then half an hour later, I saw Samantha dusting AGAIN! I’m telling you, she cleans way too much.” Lana observed, though Jess didn’t seem to notice her talking.
“Humph! I’ve been sitting here doing all the talking while you just sit there staring at nothing! I’d rather be talking to Josefina – even if she always blows her top with me, at least she would respond!” Lana grumbled, and still Jess didn’t say a word.
With a heavy, over exaggerated sigh, Lana leaped to her feet and walked away in a huff.
“Um, hi! You’re one of the girls from that huge family that lives on Daisy Street, right?” A strange girl inquired as she walked up to the bench Jess sat miserably on.
“Oh, yeah. You live across the street from us, huh?” Jess asked.
“Yeah, I’m still kinda new. We moved there in January. Uh, so, do you mind if I sit with you?” The girl wondered.
“Sure, it’s fine.” Jess replied.
“I’m Leia, by the way. What’s your name?” Leia introduced.
“I’m Jess. How old are you?” She asked.
“I’m 16. You?”
“Oh, I’m 14.” Jess answered, turning her head away.
They sat in an awkward silence for a while, but Leia was determined to get to know her better. “Are you okay?” She inquired.
Jess sighed and closed her eyes. “No, I’m not.”
“Well, if you don’t mind me asking, what’s wrong?” Leia pressed.
“Today marks 6 years since my brother and sister died.” Jess struggled through the words, but she somehow managed to get them out without bawling.
“Oh. I’m so sorry.” Leia said, looking down at her compass.
“H-how did they die?” She inquired.
“In a terrible accident. A cave in.” Jess informed as she stared into space, her eyes wet with tears.
“That’s awful…. Couldn’t someone have tried to get them out?” Leia asked.
“They did, but it was too late.” Jess answered.
“Have you ever lost someone?” Jess inquired.
Leia turned her head and stared into open space. “No.” She answered simply.
“Well, I’d better be going. It was nice to meet you, Jess.” Leia said as she rose to her feet.
“It was nice to meet you, too, Leia. Maybe you could come over sometime?” Jess offered.
“Yeah, maybe. Well, bye!” Leia said with a smile.
Leia walked away and holding onto her compass, she said, “I’m not gonna lose you. I will find you.”
Hiii! I felt like making a photostory today and YAY! Now Leia is introduced! XD I know, it took me forever to introduce her, but I had other plans for her, but then things changed so I was able to make her introductory photostory at last! ;D
I hope you liked it! Have a great day!