Shirley : Setting offMature

"Mum, I told you. I don't eat eggs!" I groan as my dad put down a plate that was passed from my mum to him in front of me. She sighs.

"Do you know how important eggs are in a healthy diet of a sixteen year old?"

"Do you know how disgusting it is to eat something that could be a bird?" I grab some buttered toast and stick it in my mouth then pick up a bag from the floor.

"Wrong one, Shirley. That one over there." Dad points at a bag custom made for me. The outside looks absolutely normal, but the inside has been hollowed out, and there's holes in the back so I can hide my wings. I hug my dad and thump him when he suddenly picks me up. He's half bear, so weight is nothing to him but then I did have hollow bones.

My thin hand turns the handle of the front door as I yell goodbye to my parents. I have extraordinarily long hair for a half-human, but that isn't as bad as the wings. Waving goodbye to my parents, I set off into the blue sky smoothly, watching the distance between me and the ground increase. A few minutes later, I arrive at the dock, on which were a few boats ready to go. 

As I float down to the boat, I realise that I'm one of the early comers. 

"Arghh!!!" I bash into something and it screams at me, "Shirley!" I recognize the voice and move away instantly.

"Sorry Charly! I'm really sorry, I didn't see you!"

"That's the point though, isn't it?"

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