by Naedelys Ortiz
When I started Crossroads I met a friend name Amy . She’s funny, pretty with light hazel eyes, really long curly black hair, and she’s very smart. We really got along. She helped me make my Google account in computer science because I left my phone at home that day and i was supposed to bring my phone to that class.
When we went outside after lunch In a beautiful sunny and hot day, she wanted to walk past by a group of boys that we didn’t get to meet yet because it was only like our first day at this school and we didn’t get to meet everyone. I guessed she wanted attention. I didn’t want to go because I don’t want to get any guy’s attention. I don’t worry about guys especially guys that I didn’t even know well. I still went with her but I didn’t get close. I didn’t want people to think that I’m a person that likes to hang out with boys.
The next day, we met another friend and she was the same way as Amy. They are really loud, but again they’re funny and good people to talk to, but the problem was that they both like talking to guys. Amy told her friend to go up to a guy and ask him what was his race and to ask him what was his name. My other friends and I didn’t want to be involved, so we just stayed and watched. As soon as Amy and her friend went up to that group of boys, they all moved away from her like they didn’t like to talk to females, and they also looked scared. My friends and I started laughing, but at the same time I felt bad because Amy and her friend looked like they were embarrassed. That was the last thing I wanted to happen. I care about Amy and I don’t want her to feel bad for herself. I decided to talk to her about a couple of things.
The next day, I told my friend Amy that if a guy doesn’t talk to her or hit her up first, then that means that the guys are not worried about her and that they are not interested. I came to Crossroads to get a good education, achieve my goals, and to get back into my correct grade, not to worry about boys. I told my other friends what I thought about Amy and they agreed. Amy already liked five or six guys or was interested in them and that bothered me. I wished Amy wasn’t like that because our friendship was breaking apart. Now, I’m not talking to her like I use to because now she talks to this guy at school and is with him every single minute she has time to be with him, she doesn’t even hang out with me or talk to my friends and I at lunch time or at recess. She looks and acts like a Barbie doll. I need real friends, not fake friends.
I was as sweet as a chocolate bar to her and she told me before that she never had a great friend like me. Than why treat me this way? She betrayed me and my other friends. I thought she was going to be like my best friend because we have a lot in common and she reminded me so much of my cousin except for that attitude. She also has bad attitude problems. She’s always yelling and judging people like a mean monster.
Alot of students don’t like her in this school and it makes me feel awful for her. They start rumors about her saying that she laugh so loudly and that she supposedly doesn’t like African American people, which I know she didn’t say. But people just don’t like her and I am trying to help her be a better person, but she never listens to me.
She only talk to us when she doesn’t have anyone to talk to at times or whenever she needs help in class work. I’m upset that she cares more about a guy more than she cares about her friends. My friends and I decided to not really talk to her. Amy always comes to school with too much make up on. She always think she’s perfect or prettier than everyone else. I don’t want or need a friend like that. A friend that shows off too much is not my type. I wish Amy would change, but it’s difficult to change someone like that.
I already know not to trust her like I thought I could’ve. I haven’t told her how I feel yet because I don’t want to start any drama in this school already. I’m not going to be mean or ignorant, I think she just needs time to realize what she’s turning into. I’ll still talk to her, but not as much as before. I hope some day she realizes to do the right things and she should care more about her education than of people that don’t care about her. The boy that she likes and that “friend” doesn’t like her, and they say mean things about her behind her back. She should look at the other side of her, which is me and my other friends. We do care for her and we even love her. We’re going to be there for her but we not always going to be waiting for her. I said, it’s hard to change a person like her, but at the same time I have no right to change a person’s personality. If that’s how they are, then let them be themselves. No one has the right to change a person to something they are not.