Misunderstood Lily

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic
This is a short composition I wrote for an examination. It is about a misunderstanding that was solved in the end.

Submitted: May 19, 2011

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\"Lily... Lily did it!\" It was funny how Rose was able to accuse me through her wails and screams. I could feel the blood that drained from my face when the unfortunate accident happened rushed back with such force and energy that it made my cheeks and ears burn like charcoal. My mother did not utter a word but her eyes pierced mine as she scooped my sister up and retreated into the house.

I furiously crossed my arms, dropped to my knees and thought hard at the top of the playground. The dancing leaves and the singing birds did little to calm me down. What have I done so wrong to be so misunderstood? The more I thought of it, the more the awful scene intruded my mind - my arm reaching out to Rose's, trying to save her as she fell down, down, down. I was not quick enough. Her fragile head came in contact with the hard handles of the slide. The rusty, metallic whiff of blood lingered in my memory like a difficult stain to wash off an expensive shirt.



Someone called my name. I snapped out of reflecting and entered the house with the confidence of a mouse before a mouse trap. I knew I was going to be reprimanded. My mother was alone with the first aid box left open beside her.

\"Lily-\"

I interrupted her. \"Mum, it wasn't me...\"



\"You were the only one at the playground besides Rose. Are you trying to say that your sane, eleven-year-old sister threw herself off the slide?\"



I sensed danger in her words so I bit my lips before I let out something that could earn me a month's worth of chores. My mother let a soft, exasperated sigh and continued, \"This is between you and your sister now.\"



I turned, slouched and dragged my feet to my sister's room where she lay like a mummy on her bed, head wrapped up in bandage. I clambered onto the sheets and crossed my legs.

\"Are you alright?\" I asked.



Rose whimpered. \"I thought you were going to scold me for accusing you!\"

\"I was, but as long as we both know it was an accident, it's okay,\" I spoke as I squeezed her hand warmly. We both smiled like we had a big secret to keep. Little did we know, Mum was also smiling at the door, listening to our 'secret'.


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