Stacy struggled to hurriedly pick up all her books and catch up to the girl who she wants to be most. Grace was stomping away in fury, as Stacy desperately tried to understand what she did wrong once again. Grace was the girl in school that everyone feared yet idolized, abhorred yet looked up to and especially envied. Stacy was her partner-in-crime, yet partner is too much of an equalizing term. She is the one to have the great privilege of being accepted by Grace, yet ironically she envied her most. She attempted to emulate her everything in every chance she got thinking that is how she will gain her favor. What Stacy did not realize, is that without her, Grace could not hold the power that she had tightly gripped over the school. Stacy belabored to attempt to make her “friend” happy but Grace seemed insatiable. She seemed to give Grace an encomium with every little thing that she did. It seemed to her that no matter what she did she would receive carping. Despite all to everyone else they seemed coherent and inseparable.
“You do everything wrong Stacy!” Grace exclaimed. “I told you that I wanted you to get turquoise and lavender ribbons to decorate the gym for the school dance, these are totally the wrong colors!” she explained vigorously. Grace was so dramatic and agitated about this minor detail that neither she nor Stacy realized how unreasonable it was. All Stacy was worried about was the she once again disappointed her best friend. In reality, Grace was not really worried about that minor occurrence; she really was only worked up over what had been going on in her house the night before, and what has been going on for years. Her parents have been non-stop bickering for years, barely paying attention to Grace and how beaten down she felt because of their behavior. Grace had what everyone thought was the perfect life, she was rich, and had what seemed like a loving family. Grace’s family also made largesse donations to the school, which made...
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