- Holding my gown firmly, I ran as fast as I could. As fast as my leg could take me. I could hear Mark calling and running after me. I want to be alone. I need time to process all of these. Time to register that my mom had just slapped me, that Alexia didn't defend me and that Jude did not either.
- The tears I had been holding finally fell on my cheek. I wiped my cheek immediately. Someone might see me and ask me what was wrong. I don't want that to happen. I was not ready to answer any questions. I might just yell at the person.
- The tears fell again and this time I couldn't help but cry. I just can't help myself. The fact that my mom doesn't believe me hurts me even more. I knew she would never believe me at first. What was I expecting? That she would believe me and shun Jane and her mom off? I smiled amidst the tears.