During the next week, Samantha saw Lilia getting cornered in the hallways by the bullies. Without hesitation, Samantha stormed up to the bullies and defended Lilia. Without a word, the bullies walked away. Samantha then decided to personally confront the bullies after school that same day.
Once school ended, Samantha approached the bullies in the school courtyard and asked them to stop being so cruel to Lilia. The bullies got angry and punched Samantha. Just as she saw another fist coming at her, Samantha punched them back as self-defense. Before the fight could go any further, a couple of teachers came by and broke it up.
The next morning at school, Samantha spoke to Principal Connor about the fight and how it occurred. The bullies were immediately suspended from school for bullying and harassment. Later that day, Lilia approached Samantha and thanked her for looking out for her and being a hero through the whole situation. Shortly after, Lilia and Samantha became friends and have remained close friends ever since.