"Sure, Michelle, you can stay. Come let's go wash up and see what medicine we can put on those cuts and bruises." Jeannie said, and hugged her crying best friend.
Jeannie showed Michelle where the restroom was, so she could clean herself. Then Jeannie went to her bedroom to find some dry clothes for Michelle to wear.
"Who is there, Jeannie?" Jeannie's mother asked, walking into the bedroom. "I heard you talking to someone."
"Oh Mom, it's Michelle," Jeannie said. "She could not take it any longer at home and she needed a place to stay, so she came over to find us. Is that O.K. with you, Mom?"
Jeannie's Mom sighed. "Well, it is a little too late to ask me now, isn't it? How could I tell her she cannot stay? But, Jeannie, she can't stay here forever. It is just not right and she still has school. Our house is too far away from her school."
下期续 to be continued.
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