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Entry #15: Confronting the skunk.

 

I was walking with Becca to English and I saw Juan and Victor coming in the other direction. I told Becca that I wanted to talk to Juan and would she come with me. She said sure and we crossed the hall and stood right in front of the two guys so they couldn't go any where.

Victor said 'Hi" to us and Becca said hi back, but I didn't say anything. I just stood there staring right into Juan's face for a minute then I said, "Juan, I've got something to say to you."

Marita and a group of girls that she hangs out with saw what was happening and they stopped to watch. Then Cleavon, this guy I know, who was walking with some brothers stopped to check out the scene too. Before I knew it, there was like a crowd of people around us. Juan didn't have a chance to say anything because I started right in on him. I looked straight at him and shouted, "I don't want to waste a lot of time here, because you're not worth me being late for English. Here's all I have to say. If you ever touch me again you will be an even sorrier creep than you are now."

Then Marita and her friends started cheering, so did Cleavon and the brothers.

I felt very powerful, standing there, being right in Juan's face. I could tell he was surprised and confused and embarrassed all at the same time. His little twisted mouth was open, like he was gasping for air. And there were all these people watching, so there was all of that. Juan, being the slippery eel that he is, was probably trying to figure out what he was going to say to me, as a comeback. You know, so he wouldn't completely lose face in front of everyone, but I didn't give him a chance. After I said my piece, I just walked away.

I didn't stop walking 'til I walked through the door in English. Becca gave me a hug and said that I had been amazingly strong.

I didn't feel so strong. My heart was racing and I felt kinda scared that I had actually said what I said. But once I had a minute to think about what I had just done, I did feel strong. I was glad that Victor was there and it wasn't just Juan alone. Victor's a really nice guy and I know that Juan looks up to him. There was no way that Juan was going to act like a, you know what, in front of Victor.

And after I left, Juan was probably trying to figure out what the hell he was going to say to Victor. Thinking about him sputtering his way through some lame excuses made me laugh!

I did it! Yes!

 

 Dee

 


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