Story Part 14

by bdhesse

“How did I let you talk me into this?” Sarah asked as she peered around the corner.

“Shh,” Shay replied.

They had decided to follow the school bully, Brad, when school let out. Right now he was ahead of them looking through the window of a candy shop.

“We’re not going to fight him, are we?” Sarah asked.

Shay looked at her sister incredulously.

“What?” Sarah said. “Why else would we be following him?”

Shay rolled her eyes. “Relax,” she said. “We’re just gonna follow him. Now will you be quiet?”

“Why are we following him?” Sarah asked.

“We’re practicing,” Shay said, annoyed.

“Practicing?” Sarah said. “What are we practicing?”

“We need to know what we can do,” Shay explained. “We need to know what we can use our powers for.”

Sarah looked at Shay incredulously. “Why do we need to follow Brad to do that?” she asked.

“Pretend he’s a bad guy,” Shay replied.

“He’s not a bad guy!” Sarah cried. “He’s just a bully.”

“Shh!” Shay said. Sarah had been very loud.

“Hey!” said a voice behind her.

Sarah froze. A panicked look crossed her face.

Shay turned around quickly. Brad was standing behind her.

“What are you doing here dweeb?” Brad said to Shay.

“It’s a free country,” Shay replied loftily. “I’m allowed to go wherever I want.”

Brad snorted. “I’ve never seen you around here before,” he said.

“It’s the closest candy store,” Shay said. “Is it okay with you if Sarah and I want want to buy some candy?”

Brad took a step closer to Shay. He towered over her. “If you’re here to buy candy,” he said, grabbing Shay’s collar, “then why were you standing out here watching me?”

Sarah squeaked. Brad glared at her. “We were waiting for you to go away,” Sarah squeaked a bit louder.

Brad laughed. “You’re smart enough to be afraid,” he told Sarah. “But your sister isn’t so smart.”

Shay laughed back. “Scared?” she said. “Of you? Why would anybody be afraid of a wimp like you? I just didn’t want to get in anymore trouble.”

Brad growled at Shay. He pull pulled his arm up, his hand was in a fist.

“Don’t!” Sarah cried.

“Why don’t you make me?” Brad said.

“Okay,” Shay replied. Brad looked at her, shocked. Shay brought her knee up and slammed it into Brad’s stomach. He dropped her. “Come on,” Shay said to Sarah. She grabber her sister by the arm and pulled her away from Brad. The girls ran off. They only stopped when they were sure that Brad wasn’t following them.