The Richest of
Chapter 1: The Day before the
7133 Co. Rd. 56
Mt. Gilead, Ohio 43338
It all started on my 13th
birthday.(My least favorite birthday!!!
Yayyyyyy!!! That was sarcasm!)
The morning of the day before my birthday
I woke up at 4 a.m. I went
downstairs and found my parents bickering.
At first I couldn't make out
their words, but then my stepdad yelled,
"We can't afford to keep
I couldn't listen to the rest of
the conversation. I
Was too close to tears. I ran up
to my room as quickly and
Quietly as possible. As soon as I
got under the covers my mom
And stepdad came into my room. I
acted like I was asleep. I
Tried to hold back my tears. But
then my stepdad screamed, "Get up
You lazy good for nothing
brat!!!! I need to tell you something
About the rest of your
life!!!!!!!!!!! NOW GET UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I acted like I was just waking
up. But I don't think it was
Believable. I couldn't hold it
any longer. I just started balling and balling
And balling. My mom asked, "How
much did you hear?"
"I only heard the part where we
can't afford to keep me!!!" I said.
"Oh Nick, are you sure we can't
"I'm sorry, Karen. We just can't
She hugged me for like forever.
That was the hardest thing ever.
But what I heard Nick say next
was shocking. He said, "I love you and I will
Miss you." Then and there I just
about passed out!!! He has never told me
That. I thought I was just a
piece of the puzzle to my mom. I thought… I
Thought… and then it hit me. I
made judgments about Nick and I didn't
Come close to who he was. So I
started repeating, "I'm sorry! I'm sorry!"
Really fast. Over and
"Why are you sorry?" my mom
sighed softly, "I'm sorry."
" I made judgments about Nick and
I wasn't even close to who he was.
Wait! Why are you sorry?"
"Since it's my last day with a
mom and a father figure, I mean a
Father, can we afford to go to
the Three-In-One-Triple-Action?" I continued.
"We can afford that right, Nick?"
my mom asked.
"Yeah, I think." He said.
"That is going to cost $60." He
added. "Are you sure you wanna go there?"
"Yeah." I said sadly.
We spent the whole day there. I
didn't enjoy myself at all.That day really
I got home I went straight to bed. Without saying