Mind Over Body
The Spelling Bee, I'm All Better“S-L-E-P-E!!! No, wait… yeah S-L-E-P-E!”
“Hahahaha wake up! What are you doing?”
I rolled over.
“What were you doing?” A strange face asked me. “Haha! You were snoring!”
“Was I asleep???” I did not want to go to sleep that night.
“Yep. Like a rock. And when we started talking to you, you started spelling things-and wrong, too!”
“I was not snoring. C’mon I don’t snore… do I?” I was mortified. Two girls I had never even seen before were currently bent over top of Katie and I, talking to us.
“Yeah we thought it was a bear! Hahaha!” They cracked up laughing. I was so confused.
“What are you idiots doing?” Katie rolled over slowly.
“I guess we were asleep.” I sat up and pulled my hair back into a hair tie.
“I’m Allie.” The girl with the teal nose ring extended her arm to me. We shook hands and I introduced myself.
“I’m Leah, I’m thirteen; this is my first year.”
“Really? Me, too.”
We chatted until the sun came up. I didn’t feel sick. Because I wasn’t. I didn’t even sneeze. Not once.