And I am back with another part to Joy’s Journal! Things are starting to get interesting now. (Sort of)
Anyway, here’sthe last part.
I felt really bad that morning. I really didn’t want to get out of bed that morning. Savana had left, but I stayed in bed.
Finally I realized that if I didn’t show up in the next few minutes people would start to wonder.
So I finally pulled myself out of bed and threw on a jacket over my pajamas.
I struggled to shove on a pair of shoes, being so frantic to get them on that I dropped them.
I finally was ready, and hurried to class, but I was really late and they had started already.
“And tell me Miss Joy, why are you late today? Are you sick?”
“No Mrs Green.” I avoided looking at her. I didn’t want to see the disappointment in her eyes.
“So why are you late?” Her voice was gentle, but her eyes had a harsh glint.”
“I just overslept.”
“I’ll let you off with a warning today, but I’ll have to write you up if it happens again.”
I was a few minutes later than everyone else to the rest of my classes, because I just didn’t have the energy to go fast. My classes seemed so far apart, like climbing a mountain, rather than walking to the other end of the hall.
Gym class is always hard, but that day was worse than usual because the teacher targeted me.
We were working on cartwheels. I have no idea why the whole class needed to know how to do a cartwheel. Mrs Andy probably explained, but I wasn’t paying attention till I heard my name.
“Joy, will you show us a cartwheel?”
“I can’t do a cartwheel.” I whispered. Actually I probably could, but it had been so long, and I really didn’t have the energy.
“Come on now, don’t be shy.”
I tried. I really did. But I didn’t have any energy, and just being in front of all those people freaked me out so much I could hardly function.
And when I tried to do the actual cartwheel I fell down. Everyone laughed. Laying on the ground I wondered if I had to get up, or if I could just stay down there forever. I wouldn’t have to face everyone.
But I knew they were staring at me, so I got up.
And there was Savana and Callie. They had seen everything. Savana gave an apologetic smile, but I walked away. I was sure they were laughing at me too