Alison’s alarm went off, and she groaned. Usually, her mum would have shouted for her to get up and out of bed by now. However, today not a sound was heard and Alison knew this was a bad sign. She clicked her alarm off and went to the bathroom and had a wash.
Downstairs in the kitchen, all was quiet too. It was as though her mum had not been home all night, until she saw a mug by the sink. Alison wanted to look for her, but at the same time, she was nervous as to what she may say to her, so decided against this. She made her breakfast and ate her cereal quickly then left the house.
She met Sarah halfway down her street. Sarah smiled brightly to her friend. Alison half smiled, she did not feel too good and wanted to go back to bed until the day ended.
“Not like you to be early,” Sarah said smiling. “How’re you feeling this morning?”
“Fine thanks, Just want to get today out of the way, have a feeling it’s going to be my worst day.”
“Oh don’t say that. Have you seen your mum?” Sarah asked softly.
“Nope, glad in a way, after her storming off last night, I hope I don’t see her all weekend.”
“Where’d she go?” Sarah asked.
“No idea, but wherever it was, I bet it has to be something to do with the union.”
Alison and Sarah walked towards school, the sun was shining brightly in the sky, another sunny day was on the cards. However, Alison did not care, she wanted nightfall to arrive quickly.
She knew she had to see her mum sometime today. She wanted to avoid the arguments and disagreements — for the time being. She wanted her mum to believe her, however, being the stubborn and obnoxious person she was most of the time, Alison knew it was going to be a difficult task.
Alison spotted Simon, William and Rachel, coming out of their usual street, which then joined on to the main route to school. Alison pulled a face, as she knew that Rachel would no doubt have ammo to throw at them, and Alison was not in the mood for her immature slander.
“Look, they don’t know about us being friends with Simon, so don’t saying anything,” Alison warned Sarah, whose face had changed to thunder too.
“All right, I know. I’m not always putting my foot in it,” Sarah sighed rolling her eyes.
Rachel looked at the two girls, with her nose in the air as though something unpleasant was on the ground.
“Look at the state of you two. You look like you’ve been sleeping on the streets, with your crappy hairstyles and tatty uniforms. And you have the nerve to turn up to school like that, how revolting,” Rachel scowled. “But then, you always do anyway,” she laughed.
“Stop being such a malicious cow!” Simon shouted. “At least they don’t need to spend all their living lives in front of a mirror to look like that, because you look more like you’ve slept rough. So get over it,” Simon snarled and looked at Rachel with annoyance before storming off and leaving Rachel looking surprised.
Alison and Sarah laughed hard; Rachel had never been spoken to like that before by Simon, and ran off...