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My Little Sis

As told to Elky Pascal

I let out a deep sigh. This was the fourth time that my little sister Rikki was knocking on my bedroom door. Why was she bothering me so much tonight? Didn’t she realize that we had a murderous history midterm to study for? And she didn’t know that I had four friends over?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

locker“What is it, Rikki?” I asked swinging my bedroom door open, yet again.

Rikki was holding a math book. “Do any of you guys remember how to do the Pythagorean theorem?” She looked around hopefully.

Oh, come on! The Pythagorean theorem? We were up to more important things! (Okay, really we were in the middle of a heated discussion about the school concert, but I didn’t have to tell her that.)

“Rikki,” I said, trying my best to sound patient (I didn’t want my friends to think I was a mean sister). “We are in middle of studying and we really don’t-”

My friend, Leah, interrupted me. “Actually I can help you with that,” she said taking the math book. “It’s not even that hard. Here, let me show you....”

Rikki had a smug look on her face as she settled on the plush carpet in my bedroom. I cringed. Here we were, studying — okay, not studying, but having a great time — and she kept on barging in, bothering us, and completely ruining things!

 

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