Hi, my name is Gabrella and I am going through the biggest problem ever! I go to a Tae Kwon Do program and I’m leaving tomorrow all because of my dumb little brother Jack. And if that’s not bad enough I would be getting my black belt, but noooo… we have to leave on Friday. I swear he does this to me on purpose. The worst part is I have to leave my best friend Melissa. We have known each other since we were two. I also don’t know how to tell her I am leaving. I ‘m super scared…
“Hey Gabrella, what’s up?” asked Melissa. “Hey,” said Gabrella sadly.
“What’s wrong?” asked Melissa. “Nothing, I don’t want you to worry, “ said Gabrella.
“Ok, now I really want to know, and I’m worried,” said Melissa.
“Ok, Ok, I’ll tell you. Jack wants to leave Torres Tae Kwon Do!” said Gabrella. Jack was Gabrella’s little brother who always got his way.
“Well that’s not too bad. Jack will probably leave and will stop annoying us!” said Melissa.
“You don’t get it, Jack is leaving and to save money my parents are making me leave too,” said Gabrella.
“What…when were you planning on telling me?” asked Melissa.
“ I don’t know I was too sad,” said Gabrella. “ I will never be able to see you or get my black belt.”
“Wait a minute isn’t the black belt test this Saturday?” asked Melissa.
“Ya and I don’t get to go, “ said Gabrella angrily.
“So you’re leaving on Friday and the test is on Saturday… I can work with that.” Said Melissa devilishly. You should probably be warned that Melissa is really good at getting her friend what they want when they want. “All we need to do is convince him to stay until Tuesday,” said Melissa. “ Follow my lead.”
“Hey Jack, so you know how you wanted to bring a couple of boards home with you to practice?” said Melissa.
“Ya,” said Jack.
“Well because of the test they only have really hard boards. They will not have normal boards until next Thursday, “ said Melissa.
“Ok, I’ll ask Mommy and Daddy if we can leave next Friday, said Jack.
“Great…for you,” said Melissa. They ran back to their room and high-fived each other.
“ Awesome, but what about seeing you?” asked Gabrella. “ We can get our mom’s to put each other’s phone numbers and addresses in their phones,” said Melissa. “Ok, but I’m relaly going to miss you, “ said Gabrella. “ Me too, but we have to find the bright side,” said Melissa.
Finally it was the big black belt test. Melissa and Gabrella were so happy. They did awesome the entire test until the end. Meissa and Gabrella were doing the last part…fighting. Melissa was totally beating her partner, but Gabrella was totally losing. Her partner just kicked her really hard and she fell on the floor. Melissa looked over and saw, Gabrella was in pain. Melissa stopped fighting and ran over to see if she was ok. “ Are you alright asked Melissa.” No, I feel like I broke my leg,” said Gabrella. The highest black belt ran over and called.
The ambulance finally came and was taking Gabrella. “ Mom can I please go in the ambulance with Gabrella?”said Melissa.
“No,” said Melissa’s mom.
“Please, I just want to be there for my best friend, “ said Melissa.
“Well, when you put it that way of course you can,” said Melissa’s mom.
“ Really, thanks mom, “ said Melissa as she ran into the ambulance and take a seat. “Don’t worry Gabrella, you’re going to be okay,” said Melissa.
When they got to the hospital, the doctor ran a few tests on Gabrella. “Ok sweety. We are going to take you to the exam room where we are going to take some x-rays.” Said the nurse.
“Ok,” said Gabrella.
“Can I come or do I need to stay here?” asked Melissa.
“I think it would be better if you stay here,” said the nurse as she pushed the bed Gabrella was on out of the room.
When they got back the nurse told them that Gabrella broke her leg.”What!!!” screamed Gabrella. “I can’t break my leg. What about my black belt, “ said gabrella.
“ I’m sorry but your cast will be off in ten weeks,” said the nurse. “ And no sports, especially Tae KwonDo.” She handed Gabrella a pair of crutches and left the room.
“Well I guess we can all go home,” said Melissa.
“I’m so sorry honey. I know how bad you feel” said Gabrella’s dad. So Melissa and her mom went home, and Gabrella and her parents left.
The next day, Melissa baked a pan of cookies for Gabrella.” “ Hey Mom can you take me to Gabrella’s house, I made her some cookies and I want to get them to her before they get cold,” said Melissa. “ Well that’s so sweet of course I will,” said Melissa’s mom. So they got in the car and drove there.
Ding-Dong. “Mom can you get it,” said Gabrella.”Hello, Melissa what brings you here?” asked Gabrella’s mom.
“ I made some feel better soon cookies, can I give them to her?” said Melissa. “Wure, she’s in the family room.” Said Gabrella’s mom. Melissa walked in.
“Hey Melissa, what are you doing here?” asked Gabrella.
“I made you some feel better soon cookies,” said Melissa.
“It’s been better,” said Gabrella trying to force a fake laugh.
“So how did you break it anyway?”
“Well, I was Well I was fighting Danny and kicked me so hard in the stomach, and I fell on my leg the wrong way,” said Gabrella.
“Well, I should probably go home. See you tomorrow, “ said Melissa.
Jack felt bad about Gabrella’s leg, so he told his parents to wait until Gabrella’s leg got better.
A few weeks later Gabrella got her cast off, so the next day they had to leave. “Ok Gabrella, get packing. We are leaving tomorrow, said Jack.
“What Jack…I thought you said we were staying?” said Gabrella confused.
“I said you were staying until you got your cast of which you did so we are leaving tomorrow,” said Jack.
“But Jack, I’m not fully healed,” said Gabrella.
“Well that’s too bad,” said Jack. “I am going to ask mom if we can stay,” said Gabrella.
“Good luck with that,” mumbled Jack.
When Gabrella got home she rushed to the kitchen where her mom was cooking dinner. “Mom, can I please stay at Torres? I really miss Melissa?” asked Gabrella.
“I’m sorry it would just be too expensive,” said Gabrella’s mom.
“Why can’t we both just stay you always do what Jack wants and never what I want! Do you love him more or something!” Gabrella screamed.“Honey it’s just because he’s younger so-“
“So what he’s younger, so he gets to be a miniBRAT. He’s ruining my life!”screamed Gabrella.
“You know you’re right I always pay attention to him and never to you. So I will have you guys stay,” said Gabrell’as mom.
“Ya. Thanks mom!” said Gabrella.
“Hey Gabrella, why are you so happy?” asked Jack.
“Mom’s letting us stay at Torres!” said Gabrella.
“I’m still leaving, right Mommy?” asked Jack.
“Nope,” said Gabrella’s mom.
The next day at Torres, Gabrella came in super happy. “Why are you so happy? Asked Melssa.
“My mom is letting Jack and I stay, “ said Gabrella.
“No way,” said Melissa.
“Way,” said Gabrella They were so happy as they started partying around the room like crazy people.
Sabina, Age 10