~Cast of characters~
- Tango – my friend
- Pest – bully leader
- Rat – backup bully 1
- Flea – backup bully 2
- Butterfly – side character
Note: In respect of these peoples’ privacy, I have renamed them for the sake of this essay. 👌
This happened last year, some time in late March. Tango, Butterfly and I were hanging out in my front yard building a fort. We were having a good time until Pest, Rat, and Flea showed up on their bikes. They all had their phones out and they were sitting on their bikes at the curb of my yard, giggling and whispering. They didn’t even say hi, they just sat there like a gaggle of geese in a duck pond. My friends and I went on with our business until Pest told Tango to come talk. So she walked over and the girls on bikes started whispering and giggling. I didn’t hear what they said, but Tango started crying. Now, Tango is probably the toughest girl I know, so whatever those brats said must’ve hurt. I approached them and yelled them off. They rode away. I’m generally a pretty chill person, but if you mess with my french fries then I’ll rip you apart with plastic sporks and pure fury.
These girls had been bullying my friend even before I’d met her, but I think they’re scared of us now.