This is a follow up to "Sarah comes to town"
When Mom says we need to talk, It usually means she needs to talk and I need to listen, This time wasn't any different.
Dad went off to work, Mom told him she would take us to school, I was marched up to Sian's room, She said "I don't like the way your deceiving Sarah, and if you think its ok or fun to do this, then so be it"
She selected a spare uniform from Sian's closet, "Put this on" she said, "But mom I cant go to Sian's school, its an all girls school," I replied,"and your now a girl "aren't" you?" I didn't like the way this was going, or mom's tone, "Sian, Help Helga with her makeup and hair would you," mom said "Then come down stairs when your both ready"
Sian, wasn't very sympathetic to my problem, I think she kind of agreed with mom, Sian helped me get dressed and she brushed my hair into a small ponytail, adding a white ribbon to the side of my head, "not much makeup," she said, "the principal frowns on it". Mom took us both over to the school, it looks like she's going through with it, Sian went off to class, while I sat outside the principals office, mom had gone in to talk to her, after around 30 minutes, the principal called me into her office with my mom.
"Ok" she said, "let me just say this is a very unusual request, but after talking to your mother, I've decided to agree," My head was spinning, "
"She's agreed to what"
"What unusual request?"
"Your mother has told me that you want to write a story for the local newspaper, WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE A GIRL" As I said , it is unusual but, I feel in this day and age its important for young boys everywhere to see the coin from the other side, I commend your bravery, you will join your sister in her classes, until?......."How long do you think this will take to write Mrs. Foster?" My mom answered for me, "Could be a week, could be a month"
"Ok then, its 7 weeks till the end of term, lets aim for that shall we?" Good luck, Oh by the way what name will you be using while your here?
"Helga"......7 weeks, omg, "Lets go Helga" mom said, I was wondering where to now, I didn't have long to wait, I couldn't believe what she was doing, she drove me to my best friends house (Kevin's) "I want you to understand that when you do things there are consequences," she said, She rang the door bell, Of course Kevin was at school, but Kevin's mother (Susan) opened the door and welcomed us both in, "and who is this pretty young thing" she said, "My niece Helga, she is staying with us for a while," said mom, ( I don't believe it, I've been friends with Kevin for 4 years, she hasn't a clue it was me) "I was just taking her to do a little shopping, any chance you could come with us, I value your input"
"Oh that's very kind of you, as you know I have longed for a daughter, its just not the same shopping for boys clothes" She said, We got to the mall about 15 minutes later, Susan was asking me all manner of questions, I'm not sure who was more excited, her or my mother, first we went to a hair salon where they dyed my hair blonde and they added hair extensions, Mom thought I could be more attuned to my feminine side if I was blonde, Next to the nail salon, Kevin's mom and my mom couldn't decide on the color for my fingers and toes, but first they treated me to nail extensions, eventually they decided on pink, Susan insisted on buying me a dress with horizontal stripes, which she described as simply adorable, and black 3'' pumps, I was hoping mom was going to say the dress was too short, but no such luck.
When we arrived home, mom had me sit at the kitchen table with my back to the front door, within 20 minutes Sian came bouncing in wondering what had happened to me, you could have knocked her down with a feather when she saw me, I didn't know if she was going to faint, she was laughing so hard, Mom was all serious, "Sit down Sian, have you met Helga, she is staying with us for a few weeks" Sian mouthed the words "a few weeks"? to me, I just shook my head in disbelief, "Your principal was very understanding when I explained the situation to her, Helga will be joining you for all your classes till the end of term"
I thought all this would come to a head when dad came home, but it was actually worse, when he saw his own son, he said, "Well what do we have here, my three lovely ladies, we must go out for dinner, what say you mother? and where is Rian tonight I'm sure he would love to join us,"
Mom told him I was staying at Kevin's till the end of term, as they are working on a project together, "His loss" said dad. When we made it back to the house after dinner, my feet were aching, I kicked off the shoes and asked if I could be excused, Mom said, ''yes of course dear, big day tomorrow for you'', "Sweet kid Helga" was all dad said.
I went to bed and dreamed of being normal, it wasn't to come true. 6:00am came, and I was awoken by mom, ''get ready for school Helga, if you need any help ask Sian ok"
I dressed in the uniform Sian handed me, I thought I saw a little sympathy creeping in, until she said Gym today, don't forget your shorts! We got school just in time for the bell, mom made us walk, said it would help me to fool people, I watched Sian as her hips moved from side to side, It did help.
As we were coming up to to the school gates I saw Billy, he was pushing some kid around , I didn't see who it was until we got closer, then I freaked out, it was Kevin, my best friend, he was kicking him in the stomach, I forgot where I was, and how I was dressed, and I ran over to the scuffle and pushed Billy as hard as I could, he fell over backwards and banged his head on a stone, he was furious, but when he saw it was a girl who had pushed him over and all his friends were laughing at him, he fled.
Everyone in the school was talking about the girl who beat up Billy, I kept a low profile, but when I saw Sian at the end of the day, she told me "You go girl" ha ha.
The next day it was in all the papers, "Girl Stops Bully In His Tracks"
This cant end well......