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“Valeria! Get down here this instant!” i heard my mom yelling at me from downstairs. Ugh really? Now usually i would’ve just ignored her and continued with my sleep, like i always do. But this time she said my full name. And when she uses my full name, oh you better believe she’s mad. I threw my gray comforters on the floor and lazily got out of bed. I pulled my hair up in a messy bun and put on my slippers. “What?” i said while making my way down the stairs. I saw my mom standing there with one hand on her hip and the other one with a piece of paper. Oh… that. “What is this?!” she threw the paper on the counter and revealed my report card. Five F’s and one D+. “Pfft. I think you should be proud of me. I mean look! I got a +.” i said pointing at the words that said ‘Geometry’. She shook her head, obviously annoyed and pissed off at me. Well what did she expect from me? I’m sorry i can’t be her perfect little daughter. I rolled my eyes. “If your going to scream at me like always tell me now so i can go to my room.” i yelled impatiently. This happened all the time. She screamed at me, i yelled back, she told me to go to my room, i did, i sneak out, she finds out, and the cycle starts all over again. It was nothing new. “No Valeria. I’m done with your attitude. No more of this nonsense.” she said seriously. I wasn’t really paying attention to what she was saying. “Look at me when i speak to you young lady!” she screamed. I jumped a little but i then folded my arms across my chest. I wasn’t scared of her and she knew it. “Your gonna go live with your aunt for the summer. I don’t know what is going on with you but i want it to stop. Now. And it seems that in order for that to happen, you have to leave. So i arranged a flight over to California and-” before she continued i interrupted her. “Whoa what?! California?! Mom we’re in Washington! That’s really far away!” i yelled uncrossing my arms. This was so stupid and unfair. This little trip was just going to be a waste of time and money. I wasn’t gonna change just by going over there for 3 months. “I know that. But your aunt said you can stay there with her until you get an attitude adjustment. I didn’t want to do this Valerie, but you have left me no choice. Where’s my little girl?” she said, her voice soft again. I rolled my eyes once more. “She grew up Meredith.” i spat. Her eyes were sad and they started to look as if she was about to cry. Meredith. My mom’s first name. I’ve never called her by her first name but she just got me fed up with all her childish games. But whatever. She wanted me to leave for 3 moths. So be it. I’m going to make my aunt regret letting me stay there. Just watch. “Your aunt already has your clothes over there. Just take some important things. You’re leaving tomorrow morning.” she said, this time her back towards me. I scoffed. “Fine. You want me to leave? I will.” and with that said, i stomped all the way to my room, slamming the door behind me. I can’t believe my own mother doesn’t want me here. If she only knew why i act so cold towards her. If she only knew everything that happened to me, she would maybe understand. But right now the only one that i know surely would understand me, is my Best friend. Hailey. Yeah, she would surely understand, and maybe my mom would let me bring her with me. Just maybe…

Submitted: November 09, 2011

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