Julie and the Girls

She’s always been the one in control. They all gravitated to her. It just sort of happened that way. Even before she a little girl, Julie took charge of her family. It was all in thanks to her mother.

Her mother was ambitious and wanted the best for her family. She raised her daughters to be like her. Julie’s older sister, Janis, took to this pretty quickly. Julie herself did the same. Only, her sister seemed to have more luck than her. Janis had a successful career in Japanese-based American company, married, and had a daughter. Julie, on the other hand, was still stuck in an IT manager job where she had no clue what she was doing. She and Ben still weren’t married and there were no kids in sight. Just his dog that just had to come with him for some reason.

That didn’t stop the girls, and guys, from following her around. At first, Julie didn’t mind it. She still doesn’t. But she doesn’t understand why her. Looking around her, it probably makes more since for the girls. Lisa was the second sane person next to her. Because this, they have a working dynamic to keep the rest of the group together.

With Lisa at her side, Julie was able to keep from going crazy in present day. They met the first day of school. There were rumors to steer clear of Lisa. She was “bad news” and things like that. Julie wasn’t one to follow hearsay when she was younger and her mother told her to get along with everyone. “You never know when you might need them most,” she told her. Julie took those words to heart. In fact, she was the one who reached out to the girl. She sought out the girl when everyone was walking into the school.

Lisa walked alone with her backpack and a mean face. That didn’t put Julie off. She smiled and made her way over to the girl with the long dark brown ponytail and purple backpack. Julie ran up to her with a huge smile on her face. Lisa turned to her, glaring.

“Hi!” Julie said, waving. Lisa hissed at her.

“What the hell do you want?!” she asked.

“I want to be your friend,” Julie said. She raised her eyebrow.

“Why?” Lisa asked.

“Why not?” the other girl asked. The tough girl tilted her head.

“Who are you?” she asked.

“Julie,” the blonde girl said. “And you are?” The tough girl turned away.

“Lisa,” she said. Julie stuck out her hand.

“Let’s be friends,” she said. Confused and slightly annoyed, Lisa walked ahead. Julie shrugged and followed after her. She wasn’t going to give up like that.