We pulled up in front of a house. “Where is she?” I asked Faith. “She will be here soon enough.” Faith told me.
We were waiting for a girl to come and join us. For we were getting a new sister today. As soon as I saw the people I went out to join them I saw a girl about my age, and a woman. Good. Only one sister.The girl got off. “You must be Lea.” She said. “And I’m Grace.”I got on, and away we went. Then we started to talk.
“The girls and I decided to give you your own room.” The woman who was to be my step mom said. “But it’s not finished yet, so you will have to sleep in one of the bedrooms.”
“Okay.” I said. “So I will be with Grace for now.”
“You can be in Grace’s bedroom if you want.” Faith told me “That is probably good, because it has only four girls in it.”
“Only four girls!” I gasped “How many do you have? Five, six?”
Grace nearly died laughing. She was laughing so hard she couldn’t talk. So instead the woman name Faith told me.
“Actually we have fourteen.” She said “But they are all nice.”
I was very surprised. I mean who wouldn’t be? Fourteen sisters. I had never had any before. Now I was wondering how I would deal with fourteen. I pulled Grace up, and we changed the subject.
“I really like your dress Lea.” Grace told me. “Are all of your clothes like that?”
“When my parents died.” I started. “I was outside changing for a party. That’s why I wasn’t in the house, and I didn’t die. I had only the clothes I was wearing, and what I was going to change into. Those are the only belongings I have.” I turned my head so Grace wouldn’t see me crying.
“That’s okay.” Grace said. “We share LOTS of clothes, and you can too. You will never run out of things to wear.”
Just then the car pulled up to a house, and we got off.
Several girls were there, yelling “SURPRISE, AND WELCOME LEA!”
Then they all started talking. Fourteen girls, and I was alone.
“Hey, that looks heavy.” A girl whose name I have yet to find out said. “How about I show you the room you will be in?”
“Okay, thanks!” I told her.
“How did you know?” I asked. “I was feeling all alone, and then you came.”
“Being the youngest, I often feel all alone too, and I thought you could use a friend.”
I set my suitcase on a bed. “Does this one work?”
“Then I think I will take a nap. Thank you.”
And so I started getting used to life in the dollhouse.