When Abbi woke on Tuesday morning, it was still dark! She was too excited to sleep. She looked at her clock on the bedside table.
[Image description- Abbi's bedside table. To the left is a digital clock showing 06:15. To the right there is a lamp with a green base and mauve shade. In the top left is the corner of a turquoise poster. The background is pink wallpaper with a pattern of purple flowers. I realise now that it was meant to be dark, I forgot. Deal with it.]
Alternatively, have the same image but improved by LotusWaterlily so that you don't have to 'deal with' the fact that it's not dark!
[Basically the same image description, except it's dark and the numbers on the clock are glowing.]
06:15 it read.
Not too early.
She sat up in bed and spied her suitcase in the corner. She still needed to pack her teddy and toiletries. She got up and opened the suitcase, laying it on the ground.
She grabbed her teddy off the bed and bundled him in her suitcase. "Don't worry." She whispered to him. "It will be worth it!"
She could swear she saw him nod, but that was probably just her imagination.
"Abbi?" She heard her mother call.
She walked though to her Mum's bedroom.
"Yes?" She replied.
"Why are you awake so early?"
"I'm too excited to sleep!" Abbi exclaimed.
Her mother groaned.
"You don't have to get up yet." Abbi assured her.
"Well I'm awake now." Her mother stated. "There's no point in just laying here."
Abbi nodded. "Okay, but don't blame me." She warned.
Her mother smiled. "I won't."
"I'm going to get dressed." Abbi said, walking back to her bedroom.
She had already laid out an outfit on the end of her bed the night before.
She pulled out a jumper, it was a little colder than she thought it would have been.
Coincidentally, it had Marie (from the Aristocats) on the front.
Perfect! She thought.
She put it on.
This is very comfy.
She smiled at herself in the mirror and let out a little squeal of excitement. She couldn't wait to go!
She could hear her mother getting out of bed. Hurry up! She thought excitedly.
She plopped down on her bed. She needed to pass some time. She had the perfect idea. Wattpad!
She read for about 15 minutes before she heard her mother walking down the stairs.
Abbi jumped up and followed her to the kitchen.
Her mother made her porridge and she sat silently eating it. You could almost hear the excited buzzing in the room.
Abbi couldn't sit still for all her excitement. She bobbed up and down while she eat.
Her mother watched her and smiled contentedly. When Abbi was happy, she was happy.
When Abbi was finished, she cleared her things away and went back upstairs.
After cleaning her teeth, she packed her toothbrush and quickly brushed her hair.
"Abbi!" Her mother called. "The taxi will be here in ten minutes!"
Abbi gave a little squeal of excitement. "Ok mum. Coming!" She called back.
Abbi zipped up her suitcase and wheeled it into the hallway.
She took one last look around her bedroom to make sure she hasn't forgotten anything. Nope! We're good to go!
She began trying to negotiate the stairs with her suitcase. Easier said than done.
"Oof!" Abbi made it about three quarters of the way down before she tripped and fell, landing at the bottom of the stairs.
"Abbi!" Her mother came running. "Are you alright?"
Abbi blinked, a little confused.
"Oh!" She realised. "Yes. I'm fine."
Her mother helped her up, shaking her head. "You're such a doughnut!" She laughed. And then she said "Hurry! We have to go!"
They both grabbed their suitcases and went to the door. Abbi pit her coat on and tied her shoelaces.
"Ooh!" Her mother suddenly exclaimed. "The passports!" She rushed back to the kitchen. She emerged a few minutes later, two passports in hand. "That was a close shave!"
That statement confused Abbi a little. Her mother must have noticed the confusion on her face so she said "Meaning: that was close. I nearly forgot the passports!"
Abbi nodded, understanding.
There was a knock on the door.
"Taxi!" A voice said from the other side.
Abbi's mother smiled. "Let's go." She whispered.
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Abbi had always felt different. But it wasn't just that she didn't "fit in", it was more than that. She had little things that set her apart from the others: "quirks" they had called them. One day, an incident makes her 'quirks' noticeable and her l...