In the first day of third quarter, I was so scared to go into class for assigned seats and new people. A girl named Sayge was sitting close to my assigned seat. I thought she was a boxer and I kept wondering if she was going to punch me or not. If I knew, then I would’ve told the teacher to change my seat. When I saw shoes and a basketball, I was thinking that maybe she was a basketball player.
After the end of class, I walked to the door and Sayge was there. “Hi.” She whispered. I figured that maybe she wasn’t so bad. I felt bad because I thought she was a mean girl with an angry attitude. When five English classes passed by, I started to get to know her and Sayge was really funny all the time. It was the best day, I would never forget. Sayge is a good company but mostly a good friend. Sometimes I get sad because Sayge isn’t here to make my day but there are more friends to cheer me up.
One day in English class, I saw Sayge look sad like a loner in the corner, but I didn’t want to tell her if she’s ok. If I told her then she would’ve blamed me for something I didn’t do. I asked her and she told me that the basketball season was over for the quarter. I didn’t know what to do because I am not good with people getting upset, mad, or sad. I am not good with people asking me for advice that I’m not interested in.
Finally I tried to make her happy. “Oh, then are you going to play next year?” I told her. Sayge answered yes and that was all I could do to cheer her up. I was going to tell her something but the bell rang and I didn’t have time to tell her what I was going to say. Next time I will but not now.
After the basketball season was over, I felt something inside of me that maybe Sayge might not come today. Finally the bell rang and I was sad. After the bell rang, she came in and I was so relieved. If Sayge was my best friend, then I would always be by her side and give her a friendship bracelet. One day in high school, I will join Sayge in her basketball team with her other friends too. If it works, then I will be so happy. I consider Sayge as my hero because Sayge always makes me smile and she makes me laugh. Sayge is the only person that could put me in a world of happiness.
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