Secrets

​Scoil Bhride Cailiní, Blanchardstown, 5th Class, 30th November 2015

It was a bright, sunny day in Florida. I was practicing gymnastics in the gymnasium. 

As I finished my one hundredth push-up, I heard something crack.

My coach had been counting my push-ups and heard the crack as well. 

“Are you all right, Gigi?” he asked. 

“I think something happened to my leg,” I said. 

He said, “Take a break.” 

As I went to sit down, my leg started to hurt more.

I called my friend Emilia to tell her that there was something wrong with my leg. 

Emilia started to worry about me. “Are you okay?” she asked. “Do you want anything?”

“Sure, a Frappacino or a latte if that’s not too much,” I said.

“I’ll be there as fast as I can. But you’ll have to pay me back,” she said.

I sighed and said “I barely have two dollars.” 

Emilia said, “So do I.”

A few hours later, Emilia never showed up and my mom came to pick me up.

I told her that I heard something crack during practice. She asked me if I needed to go to the hospital. 

We went, I got an x-ray, and the doctor said it was a false alarm. I was fine. 

I called Emilia and said “Yo dude, what’s up? You never brought my frappe.” 

Emilia said, “I had a family meeting and I didn’t have any money.” 

So I said, “Then why did you ask me if I wanted anything?” 

“I -I thought I had money, b-b-but it was only paper,” she replied.
I could sense that Emilia was lying because she was stuttering for words...