Meeting Sophie


I watched as their car drove up. A man and a girl about my age got out of the car. They were here to buy some of the horses from my mom. Mom hand told me before they got here that Michael had a daughter my age and that mabye we could be friends. I snorted and said "I already have enough friends." She rolled her eyes and walked out of the room.

My mom and I walked up to the pair as they did the same. I studied the two before shaking either of their hands. The man introduced himself as Michael Craig. I faced the girl, and she told me her name was Sophie. I told her my name and then we stood there akwardly until our parents decided to do something.

I led them to the stable block and didn't look back to see if they were following me or not. We stopped at one of the stalls when Michael asked, "Who's the sire?"

"Secretariat's sire," I replied, bored already. My mom started talking with Michael again and Sophie wandered off to look at one of the foals.

"You got a way with horses, I'll admit that," I said, moving to where she could see me.

She hesitated. "If you say so."

"You don't believe me."

"Thanks for stating the obvious," she said as she scratched behind the foals ears.

"Why do you hate me?" I asked, surprising her with my question.

"I don't hate you, but I don't like you either, it's netural since I barely know you."

I read the emotions that were visible on her face. It was like reading a book. "You think I find you and your dad unimpressive."

"Well your looks of distaste gave it away."

I snorted. "If that's what you think, it's fine by me, but just to let you know I wasn't looking at you or your dad for that reason," I said as I stormed off, leaving Sophie with the foal. She looked surprised at my outburst. But I didn't care.

Outside, Michael and my mom were talking over some paperwork, so I decided to take my horse, Pegasus, for a ride. After a while in the stable block, Sophie came out and she stopped to watch me on my horse.  I jumped off of Pegasus to get a soda, and I tied his reins to the nearest post. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw Sophie scowling at me.

The End

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