I sit in the lounge of the school, looking round at my new surroundings, wondering how long I'm to be here, while I'm waiting for Sarah to return two boys/men walk past me, I bow my head so they cant see my face, which only seems to garner more attention than I wanted, One boy continues to walk past still talking, until he sees his friend has stopped to stand in front of me, "Good evening" he says, "my name is Terence, how do you do?" Now I know I'm deaf AND German, but I cant ignore him standing in front of me, I raise my hand to shake his, but he takes my hand and kisses it!!!
Just then Sarah returns to see this event, she is none to pleased with Terence, and tells him in no uncertain terms to go away and leave Helga alone, or she'll tell Tiffany what she saw, (I'm assuming Terence is a bit of a ladies man, and Tiffany is his girlfriend) Great, I'm a heartbreaker. He scurries off but winks at me as he leaves.
As Terence and his friend leave, Sarah shows me what she went for, In her hand is an ipad she types, that "she is so glad I have come to the school and hopes we will be friends for a long time", I type :-
HOW IS YOU TO MYSELF? I have to screw it up a little,
I am well, and you?
I AM VERY GREAT THANKING YOU.
You are very pretty Helga,
THANKING YOU AGAINST SARAH,
Typing German is harder than I thought lol, but with Sarah's help, maybe it wont be too bad here or too long.
My suitcase has arrived, and Sarah is in my room as I open it, "Oh joy," Sarah types out on the ipad, she wants me to model all my clothes so she can see what I've brought, the first thing I take from the case is a yellow dress with white lace around the edges and a large bow tied at the back, to be honest its for a ten year old, if you ask me, it barely covers the panties I'm wearing, and it has a large bib on the front, with the over the knee white stockings it looks ridiculous. Sarah joins in the fun by tying yellow ribbons in my hair in pigtails.
I try to show Sarah how much I hate it by prancing around the room like the small child I look, Bad timing!! Just as I'm doing this Terence and Tiffany walk by my door which is open just enough that Terence gets a good eyeful, he stops to get a better look as Tiffany pushes the door open, Tiffany is so mad she grabs my arm and pulls me to the dining room for all to see me, the room is in an uproar of laughter, everyone staring and pointing, I'm hoping the ground will open up and swallow me, It doesn't, every time I run to an opening to escape, they block my exit. I eventually escape the laughter and the dining room, only to be confronted by my aggressor Tiffany, She pushes me against a wall, pulls my hair and threatens to take my eye out if I so much as look at "her man" again.
My time at the school is going to be tough from now on. I cant wait for Carol to come and save me. I get back to my room where Sarah is waiting for me and she types :- Are you ok?
She can see my make up has been messed up , she starts to help clean it up, her touch is so gentle, if I didn't know better I'd guess she fancies Helga. I change back into my uniform, (who would have thought I'd be so glad to do that, even 2 hours ago)
Sarah fills me in on our next class on the ipad, It seems the girls are at this school for finishing and the boys/men for business which seems a little sexist, Our first class is deportment, what ever that means, we make our way to the class together, she links my arm like BFF's. As we walk in the class I scan the room looking for Tiffany, I catch a break, shes not in this class with me.
"Ok girls get out your shoes" the teacher says, Sarah takes my hand and we all trot over to a large cupboard, a girl in front of me opens the doors, I'm taken aback for the second time, inside this tall wide cupboard are more shoes than I have ever seen, Imelda Marcos would been proud, the teacher is an older lady and she has a cane, funny that a woman who needs a cane is showing us how to walk? I find out about the cane sooner than I wanted too, "Ok girls we can start off today with the 3" heels, come along, get a move on we dont have all day" Im staring at all these shoes, Sarah picks a pair for me and we make our way back to our chairs, she motions to me to put the shoes on, she has no idea whats going through my mind.
I place the shoes on my feet and feel like I'm going to fall on my face, the heels push my body weight forward and I feel I'm going to fall, Sarah steadies me, but looks at me as if to say "Whats the matter havent you worn shoes before?" If only she knew.
We all stand and begin to walk in a circle with the teacher in the middle, "Stand up straight girl" and she whacks my in the small of my back with the cane, we walk around for another ten minutes, my feet are killing me, "Ok break for 5" she says, again Sarah takes my hand and we sit, I try to keep my legs together like the other girls, but I have something they don't lol.
The teacher comes over to Sarah and I, she whispers something to Sarah and points to a room off the main classroom, finally Carol must have come through and I'm out of here, Sarah brings the ipad with her and explains, the teacher is not happy with me bending so far forward and wants me to wear something to help me fix that.
Its ok she types, lots of girls have worn this, it will help keep your back straight, OMG, Its a corset with a board in the back, I try to protest, Sarah types "if you don't wear it, Madam will force you to leave the class", hmmmmm you can tell what I'm thinking for sure, now I like the idea of having to leave the class but a few things stop me,
1.If I leave this class Sarah wont have my back,
2.I may go to a different class and have Tiffany as my helper,
3.Madam, may throw me out of the school all together and Jeff will send for the police.
Sarah eases the corset up my legs, and begins to lace me in, I'm trying to help you understand the feelings I'm having right now, but I cant find the right words other than, Its tight, very tight, the board in my back is doing its job, I feel my back straightening, but I'm finding it hard to breathe, Sarah eventually ties off the laces, I feel like a robot, my movements are so jerky, We get back to the class just as its breaking up, Finally I catch a break, the teacher calls Sarah over to her desk, when Sarah returns to me she has the ipad (not more bad news!) the teacher says I have to continue to wear the corset for the next two hours and I must also wear the shoes, She has never seen a girl like me, (well that's true).
Sarah types on the ipad that her sister is getting married this weekend and she has to get a fitting for her bridesmaid dress "will I be ok?" Shes so nice to me,
THANKING YOU SARAH I WILL BEING FINE,
She leaves, I try to sit, but this corset is killing me and the shoes don't help, just then I hear a knock on the door, I cant answer, because I'm supposed to be deaf, The door opens and its TnT ( Terence and Tiffany) I fear for my safety, They throw me for a curve by saying they are very sorry for how they have behaved, and they would like to make it up to me by showing me around the school, I pass the ipad and point to my ears, Tiffany types it all out and I smile, they seem genuine, I still don't trust them, but what can I say?
We walk around for almost and hour, (I'm getting better with the shoes) maybe this will turn out ok, our last stop is the front of the school, Tiffany wants to show me the flag pole, she types "If you face toward the setting sun with your back to the flag pole you can see the harbour from here", what I don't realize, is that while Tiffany is moving me to have my back to the flag pole, Terence is hooking the laces of the corset to the wire that carries the flag, Terence starts pulling on the wire, I get the strange feeling of flying, my feet leave the ground, Terence raises me to half way up the pole then ties the wire off on a hook, Now normally I would laugh at this, if this was happening to someone else, I would think this was a funny, But it is me, and the laces are getting tighter the more I struggle.
Looks like I was right not to trust them, they leave me there of all to see, I start to pass out, I'm not sure how long I was up there, I wake up on my bed, (No corset, it had to be cut off) Sarah is there in her bridesmaids dress, she looks like an angel, she has a ring of flowers, like a halo on her head.
TnT are suspended, and she is not to be a bridesmaid in the upcoming wedding, It seems Tiffany and Sarah's sister (Angela) were friends when she was at the school two years ago.
End of part two......