Happily Ever After
Angeline, Age 11, Beamsville, ON
Colleen brushed a tear from her face. This couldn't be happening. Her mother getting remarried to someone Colleen hated. She stood up off her bedroom floor and walked over to her vanity. She took a brush and ran it through her sandy blonde hair. She looked at her sky blue eyes, filled with tears. Colleen was thirteen years old, and her parents had divorced three years ago, when she was ten. She still hadn't gotten over the fact that her parents were divorced. She hated not seeing her dad everyday, and having to switch back and forth from houses each weekend. And now, her beautiful, intelligent, and talented mother, Penny Richardson had told them that she was getting married. Colleen's mother had only known the man for a year, and was getting married! Just to top it off, Colleen hated the man her mother had chosen, his name was Traden. He was selfish, and never helped Penny do anything. Colleen didn't like him at all.
"Colleen! Dinner!" called her mother. Colleen walked down the stairs
slowly. She came to the kitchen, which smelled warm and delicious.
She sat at the table, avoiding talking to Traden,
and sat beside her brother, Sam. Sam was eight,
and he really seemed to like Traden. Colleen didn't know why. And even
Colleen's picky older sister, Tara, liked him.
Colleen couldn't see what everyone else saw in
him. "Pass the potatoes please?" asked Traden. Colleen pretended like she
didn't hear him. She didn't really want to do any
favours for Traden.
Her mother got off the phone and smiled. "Okay, I'm gonna try on my
wedding dress!" she shrieked, running upstairs.
Colleen felt a lump in her throat. She couldn't
stand it. She didn't want to see her mother looking beautiful for Traden,
why not for Dad? Soon, within a few minutes her
mother appeared downstairs, looking gorgeous. Her
wedding dress was made of satin and lace, and was backless, it almost looked
as if an angel had wrapped her wings around her
mother. Colleen burst into tears. They
tumbled down her cheeks, and she couldn't stop them no matter how
hard she tried.
The next day came, and Colleen felt happy and jittery, and walked down the aisle in her pink silk dress, which she loved. Then she stood up at the top of the aisle watching her mother. Her mother walked down the aisle, looking more beautiful than ever. She was glad she had given Traden a chance, because if she hadn't, right now she wouldn't be smiling, or happy.
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