Reyna and I were sitting in Science on Thursday period 5. Just another hour and we could go home! I glanced behind me and spotted Gale sitting a little further away from Clarisse than usual. Gale looked on the verge of tears, Clarisse seemed annoyed and poor Saffi looked torn. Reyna noticed my confusion and said,
“Gale and Clarisse had a fall-out in dance!”
“Really?” I asked, my head spinning,
“Yup, but I’m not sure what it’s about.”
“What are you two talking about?” Joe, one of the world’s most annoying people in the world and unfortunately, a member of my table asked.
“None of your business.” I told him, rolling my eyes at his nosiness. Reyna laughed quietly to herself. The rest of the lesson went by in a blur as my mind whirred about the Gale and Clarisse incident. After what seemed like years, the bell finally went. As we filed out of the classroom, Reyna and I approached Gale. “What’s up?” I asked her.
“Clarisse has been taking Saffi away from me. Saffi’s my best friend and Clarisse is acting like she’s her best friend!” She explained, tears starting to fall from her eyes.
“Oh. That’s bad.” Reyna said. Clarisse gave us death-glares as we walked out of school. As we said goodbye to Gale and began walking down the hill, Clarisse suddenly asked,”Can I walk to ASDA with you?” We said yes and we questioned her about her argument with Gale.
“Gale needs to learn that Saffi’s my best friend, too! She’s being selfish!” She exclaimed in her defence. I told Clarisse why she was so protective of her friends: It all started in Primary School. Gale was best friends with a girl called Shelly. Another girl - Jasmine - began trying to be Shelly’s best friend, but Shelly wanted to be best friends with Gale and it all became rather complicated. Gale ended up having to share her best friend, which is something she didn’t want to have to repeat with Saffi. After hearing this, Clarisse went quiet. We parted ways at ASDA and Reyna and I continued our long walk home.