Today, I'm no longer the same Stephanie Theodore. Before last night, I was Stephanie of Stephanie and Mia. But that was then, before Mia moved away. My best friend in the world just moved away.
I know I have to get out of bed and go to school. But I definitely don't want to today. I don't want to face the students of High Park School for the first time as a friendless person.
My mom just tells me to make new friends. She must be crazy. She knows I can't ever make new friends. Mia was my one and only friend, and she will be forever.
"Stephanie!" called my Dad, "It's time for you to get up and get to school. You're going to be late!"
That reminds me. I'll be walking to school alone, too. I groan and
pull myself out of bed. After a lonely day at school, I walk home. As I
walk down our street, I wonder what Mia is doing. I sleep restlessly
that night, longing for a friend. But I know that the only friend I want
Immediately, I write a reply.
When my parents arrive home from work, I tell them about the letter. I suddenly realize that my dad is grinning. Then I remember the surprise. Mom enters the house, carrying an adorable black lab puppy.
"Oh!" I exclaim, "Is it for me?"
"I'll call her Lizzie," I say finally, "Thank-you." Then I rush upstairs to write a new letter to Mia, telling her all about my new friend.
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