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Friday 04 October Between athletic events, making posters, and coming up with a team song and skit, I had no time to feel sorry for myself during the day.
The nights were different. My pillow held my tears and my heart felt as if it were broken into a million pieces. On the last day of Color War, Sammy and I were in the arts and crafts building, putting the finishing touches on a backdrop for our skit. As co-captains, we spent a lot of time together.
One of the quietest of the senior boys, I discovered he had a good sense of humor. I also liked the way he treated everyone with courtesy. My mouth dropped open. I really liked Sammy.
In working with him, I had begun to realize how much nicer he was than Nick. But he and Shelley had been going out for a month. We all did. I was tempted.
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Then I thought about Patricia and Nick. Did I really want to do to Shelley what Patricia had done to me? Sammy nodded. I guess I just wanted you to know that I like you. For an instant, I regretted turning down his invitation. The next night the girls going to the dance spent the afternoon doing their hair. About half an hour before the dance began, they started putting on their dresses. I sat on my bed, a book in my lap, but not reading.
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A loud cry caught my attention. Unfortunately, after two months of camp food, there was too much body and not enough dress.
A minute later, Patricia was at my bed. First Nick and now my dress. I almost said no. Patricia ignored my tone and ran over to my cubby.
After wriggling out of her dress, she pulled mine over her head. It fit.
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She even filled it out better than I had. Late that night after the dance, I felt her standing next to my bed but I kept my face to the wall, pretending to be asleep.
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The next morning I found my dress crumpled up in my cubby, a stain on the front. I stuffed it into my suitcase with the rest of my clothes. I never spoke to Patricia again or wore that dress, even though the dry cleaners removed the stain. My decision not to go to the dance cost me a lot of tears and a new dress, but I knew I had done the right thing in not making Shelley suffer the way I had.
And I was rewarded, when my next boyfriend was a lot more like Sammy than Nick — and my next best friend was a true friend. Skip to Main Content Area.