A classmate of mine was once whacked by a girl twice her size. The bully was a
brilliant twelve-year-old who never liked to put her intelligence to good use. I
know her only as Catherine. Although that incident occurred a few months ago, I
can still recall the event as if it happened only yesterday.
Michelle and I
were in the toilet when Catherine walked in. She looked
menacingly at both of us and walked up to Michelle. She grabbed
Michelle's wrist painfully, demanding the branded watch that she was wearing. I
stepped in to help Michelle but Catherine was stronger. She hit me hard across
the jaw with her elbow and I fell to the wet ground of the toilet. When Michelle
refused to give Catherine her watch, Catherine simply helped herself to it and
pushed Michelle to the ground. I was groggy
from the fall so I could not get up in time to stop Catherine from kicking
Michelle repeatedly in the stomach. I lay on the ground dazed and horrified at
what was happening to my best friend in school.
Michelle's screaming and groaning for Catherine to stop alerted some students
passing by the toilet. They rushed to inform some teachers and soon, the whole
ordeal was over. Catherine was expelled from school that very afternoon without
further explanation and pleading. Although I believe in second chances, it was
Catherine's third bullying incident in school and I was rather relieved that I
would not have to face her again in future.