Celeste turned the knob on the door to her classroom and became more embarrassed by the sneers from her peer’s. She looked at the wall clock for the time and took note there was twenty minutes left before school was out of session. Breathing a sign of relief she headed back to her seat. Her skin crawled with humiliation, but she sucked it up and continued on-wards. She locked her eyes on crappy head Jimmy daring him to say a word before she sat back down in her seat.
Jimmy laughed when he saw she was unable to get the gum out. Celeste held her tongue and watched the hands on the clock move slowly to each number like molasses dripping from a tree. Minutes ticked by when she heard a snipping sound and chuckles. She felt the back of her head with her hand when she thought she felt a bug crawling in her hair. The boys giggled with quiet laughter. Again she felt her hairs standing on ends when she heard another snipping sound. She slowly grazed her hand across the blob only for it to be caught in her palm. As she brought her hand to view the long locks that were cut with the gum attached. Quickly she touched the bald spot on her head Jimmy had created, her heart dropped with sorrow. She wanted to cry but held the tears from coming.
Rage started to brew in Celeste’s head, she looked at the clock again. All reasoning flew out of her head suddenly, she had had enough crap from the bully. She quickly turned around in her seat and with lightening speed poked both of his eyes like the Three Stooges did to each other with their fingers. The other boys were stunned to silence when they saw what she had done to Jimmy.
“Ouch! You stupid girl!” Jimmy screamed out loud in class while covering his eyes with his hands. No one said a word until Miss Hodges came to Jimmy’s rescue in a defending matter. “What in the world is a matter with you Celeste. You know you are never to touch a person! You are to keep your hands to yourself at all times. I want you to stay after class so we can talk about your behavior.”
Not saying a word to defend herself, she sat quietly in her chair with guilt. She cast her eyes down upon the classroom floor and softly said, “Yes mam.” When the bell rang, she stayed seated while Jimmy got up and pushed her head down to her desk. “Bam,” the loud sound of her forehead hitting the desk was heard. Celeste having long legs and was taller than all the other fourth grade students, her long leg entered the isle that separated the desks, and by pure accident tripped Jimmy’s escape.
Jimmy fell down to his doom hitting his face on the hard floor; conjointly, knocking out one of his front teeth. Celeste’s eyes flew open wide. Whoever was left in the classroom stopped in silence and in awe to watch Jimmy ball like a baby. Miss Hodge immediately tried to sooth the bully with soft words while trying to help him to stand up. Jimmy’s mouth was a bloody mess when Celeste noticed his front tooth was barely hanging on by a root. She quickly dropped her eyes upon her desk staying absolutely quiet.
Jimmy began to ball gut to the teacher how Celeste was a bully. Miss Hodge couldn’t believe that Celeste would be so mean. She knew the little girl was a loner who never bothered anyone until now. Without thinking she immediately placed the blame on Celeste and yelled out for her to go to the principal’s office while she quickly got some tissues to cover the bleeding mouth of Jimmy.
Celeste got up from her desk and quickly ran out of the classroom heading to the office. Crazy thoughts filled her little head to run, so run she did straight to her waiting bus to take her home. She flew out of the schools doors and ran for the safety of her bus. When she got on the bus out of breath and with fright, she ease her body down into the front seat and stayed quiet, wishing he would shut the doors and go. Finally when the bus driver closed the doors did she breathe a sigh of relief. Now the only thing that was going through her mind was she would be in a heap of trouble tomorrow when she returned to school; nevertheless, she smiled and mumbled to herself… “See Mr. Snaggle Puss, pay back is a bitch who is deserving!”
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