I let out a loud breath; a curl blows out of my eyes. "Mrs. Fuerst is waiting for her worksheets," I say loudly.
Ratzy looks up from a phone call and raises a finger at me. I roll my eyes inwardly and look around for Mrs. Geller. She's off to the side, collating booklets.
"Do you have Mrs. Fuerst's worksheets?" I ask, slightly impatient. She points to a stack near her, and I glide over to gather them up.
I'm almost out the door when I hear Mrs. Geller say, "Well, it took six months, but she's one of them now."
Ratzy gives a little laugh. "And she was so sweet, too."
They don't even try to lower their voices.
I blink, hard, and then continue on my way, shifting the stack of worksheets to my other arm. But I forget to glide.
Rachel Ahuva (Rara) Brick hates change. While she knows there will be drastic adjustments when her family moves to a new city, nothing could prepare her for the high price she will have to pay in order to fit in- or what she'll have to sacrifice to that end.
Like her best friends. Her relationship with her sisters. And her very self...