Tilly prepared her room for Lilly. She got out the bracelet making set that they both love. Lilly was coming around to Tilly’s place. Ting, Ding, Ring the doorbell ring. Tilly thunders down the stairs and flings open. There was a lot of squealing from both as if they haven’t seen each other in years (they had seen each other yesterday at school.)
Tilly was the spitting image of Lilly. With golden blond locks that tumbled around her shoulders. Which was usually in to plaits. Big innocent eyes which had gotten them out of lots of scrapes. Lilly had dark brown dead straight hair that was always in a high pony tail but she still had those big innocent eyes. Lots of people thought that they were sisters.
Tilly and Lilly walked together arm in arm, looking at the bracelets they had made at Tilly’s place. When they got to the ‘willow’ tree (it wasn’t an actual willow tree they just thought it was more fitting then ‘the tree’.) They stopped and sat down in the roots of the tree for they curled around as if to invite people to sit down. Tilly thought of a promise. ‘To never leave the other’ as she put it. “It’s very posh don’t you think?” Lilly said adopting a posh voice. They both cracked up laughing. They were still laughing when they headed to class
“Okay everyone, this is Tara and Carah, “be nice to them” said Miss Tenor. At lunch Lilly has to stay and show Carah around. Tilly told them to meet her at the old willow tree.
Tilly waited and waited for Lilly to come but she never did come. After a while Tilly went looking for her. She saw her laughing with Carah and heard her name mentioned, then a new burst of laughter. Tilly was hurt and stung as she sat down not knowing what to do. At lunch she sat and cried and felt miserable. After some time she felt an arm being placed around her shoulders. Tilly hardly dared to believe it, she looked up but it was Tara. Tilly didn’t know why but she started talking to Tara and it all the hurt spilled out.
In class they were pairing up for a project on the seas of the earth. Lilly ran to Carah and they got to work. Tara came over looking nervous, “can I work with you” she asked. “Sure” Tilly replied, they decided to do their project on the Southern Ocean. At lunch they made a promise to never leave each other. Tilly hoped that she wouldn’t be left alone again.
She never was!