Sometimes you change yourself, just to be
Popular
CHAPTER
18
De Ja Vu
“So are you gonna come to school anytime soon?”
We’re sitting in my room hanging out, and trying to make ourselves feel better.
I sighed. “I don’t know, I don’t think I’m ready to see the popular’s face yet.”
Everyone nodded, agreeing with me. “Yeah, what hey did to Lindsey was awful. We were planning to report it as soon as we got back about how Lindsey...you know....was all the popular’s fault. About how they tormented her about how fat she was and all.” Katie said.
“And how they also cyber bullied her online.” I blurted. Everyone looked at me.
What?“ Anna exclaimed.
I completely forgot about telling them what I saw on the social feed that day at the hospital, and found my cheeks heating up.
“Sorry I forgot to tell you guys. But she got bullied online too from the populars.
They all gasped. “OMG that’s awful!” Ellie said tearing up.
I nodded.”But that can give us proof that the populars were a part of this.”
“Lexie, you need to come tomorrow to show the principal this!” Katie said.
“Alright, I will.”
I took one last look in the mirror before darting out the door. This was the day the populars were going to pay for what they did.
I was wearing white caprices that went below my knees and a v-neck pink shirt.
I reached school, meeting the others up, Ellie, Anna, and Katie. But wait a second I thought, where was Lily?
Oh. She left us. I almost forgot.
“So..where did Lily go to after she left us?” I asked. They all looked at each other and all of a sudden Anna made a disgusted face a pointed behind me.
“She went with them.
I look at her confused then turn to where she was pointing. Look, look. She was hanging out with the populars. She was talking and laughing with Ashley and the others. Her face was now powdered with make-up, and she was now wearing short-shorts with a spaghetti tank top, which was completely a violation to school rules.
I gasped. This was Lindsey all over again. I remembered what Taylor said then:
“ We’re going to comfort her, and she’ll think we’re her rightly friend. And you know what she’ll do? she will join us, the populars. And after a week or two, we’ll embarrass her so much she’ll be the lowest of the low, a loser. And who knows? She might turn out just like her cousin.”
She might turn out just like her cousin.“ And then I got it. They were going to do the same thing that they did to Lindsey.
Oh no.
“Guys, we need to get Lily out of the popular group. We need to save her!”
They all looked at me in shock. “You want to save her? Alexis, look at her already. They already have her in their grasp. And hey’re not letting her go.” Ellie said making a point.
“I mean, look at her.”
I tried to shake away the image of Lily laughing with the populars.
“No, this can’t happen again, not like this. It can’t happen,” I said tearing up.
Katie caught my glassy eyes, and said, “Lexie, what are you talking about? What’s going to happen?”
“Don’t you get it?!” I yelled pointing at Lily and the populars.
“Lexie, jst tell us what’s going on!” Anna yelled back.
“They’re doing the same thing to Lily like they did to Lindsey. See? Didn’t you hear Taylor before? She said they were going to comfort her, and then embarrass her afterwards. We have to save Lily.” I said explaining it to them. The three stepped back in realization.
“No...” Ellie said gasping.
“You’re right, we have to stop Lily before the same thing happens to her,”Anna said. I nodded in agreement, and so did the other two.
Even though I was unable to stop Lindsey from the populars. I’m not going to let the same thing happen to Lily. Not now, not ever. She was our friend, and I’m going to do whatever it takes to get her back.

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