After such a tiresome day, I needed a long soak in a hot bath. Submerged in the bubbles I started to relax but just then my mum called "Bethany, Kyle's on the phone," and handed me the cordless after stomping upstairs.
"Hey Kyle," I answered, "What's up?"
"Oh nothing. Just thought I'd check up on my little sis. How's life treating ya?"
"It's not." I replied glumly. I knew I could trust Kyle, and knowing my mother, she had probably already filled him in on everything that's happening around here. "I'm sick of being invisible!" I complained.
"Well, maybe, you should, you know, meet the other kids halfway. If you make an effort to fit in but still be yourself, it will make it easier for them to accept you. All you have to do is buy some new clothes, get a stylish haircut, maybe wear some make-up once in a while."
I pondered over what Kyle had suggested, it wasn't a half bad idea. "You know Kyle, for a moron, that's not a bad idea, thanks."
"Anytime Beth," he teased, he knew I hated being called Beth, but maybe I needed a new name. Meet the new Beth.