Mr. Ward, I prefer to go by my africana name, Natalina.
Ugh, she could never be black, stupid ´Africana´ name.
8 years earlier, Father Daughter Dance Fundraiser
Dad forgot to come. I wish I was one of the other girls, their dads showed up
Back in the present
I never said it was my problem. Now, back off or your gonna end up with a fist to the face.
Why were you giving me dirty looks? Like, its not your problem if I want to change my name.
I wish I didn't do that, we could have talked it out. Maybe, but my instincts punched her not me. Bad habit to have.
Hey, I'm sorry. You didn't deserve to be punched. I hope you understand that I feel really bad.
No, you're the one that deserves an apology, it wasn't right for me to get up in your face like that.
Sheila broke her nose, looked like I had twisted it upside-down. I'm glad I didn't get into too much trouble at school, suspended for three days and two weeks worth of detention isn't the worst, could be better, though.
After that, we talked for hours. Sheila's actually not half bad, its like we immediately clicked. It feels good to be nice.