Kyla, Lena, and Debby: The Fight to a New School

by Mbene, age 10
Kyla, Lena, and Debby: The Fight to a New School Mbene is going into the 5th grade. She likes pizza, but she loves mac and cheese.

“Then it was the next day of school, and DEBBY and LENA were still mad at each other, and they never looked at each other or talked when they were in the same room.”

 

Scene 1

Once there were two girls. They were new to a school and their names were KYLA and LENA and KYLA’S twin. Her name was DEBBY, and they were at recess.

KYLA

Hi.

LENA

Hi.

KYLA

Are you new?

LENA

Yes.

KYLA

Good because I am new too.

LENA

Okay.

KYLA

How are you doing?

LENA

Good.

KYLA

Can I have a look at your classes?

LENA

Yes.

KYLA

Yaay, you have a lot of classes with me, and you don’t talk a lot. Why is that?

LENA

Because I am shy.

KYLA

I am not that shy. Also I am never shy.

LENA

I am shy all the time.

KYLA

Now that I have gotten you to talk for more than two words, let’s find the lunch room.

LENA

Recess is so long, and I am really hungry.

KYLA

I found the lunch room.

LENA

Okay, let’s go in.

KYLA

I got you a tray.

LENA

Thanks. So do we have to get all the food?

KYLA

Yes, that is what I heard.

LENA

Oh, that is weird. I think I like my old school better, and it was closer to my home on 125th Street.

KYLA

I think that you will like this school better soon.

LENA

But I thought that you were new.   

KYLA

I am. I came two days ago.

LENA

That’s why. I came on a Wednesday.

KYLA
Yes, that is why. Now let us find a table to eat at.

LENA

Okay, let’s go.

KYLA

I found a table, let’s sit down.

LENA
Do you have any sisters or brothers in the school?

KYLA

Yes. I have a sister, and she was at this school last year, and she is so popular at the school. People always say, “Hi, Debby’s little sister” but we are twins, so I just say hi back because I don’t want to be mean.

LENA

I know how you feel because I have a little brother, and he is always so mean to me, and I get so mad. I just want to scream at him.

KYLA

Oh no, don’t look. It’s my popular not-sister.

LENA
I want to look so bad though.

KYLA

Okay fine. You can look at her, but don’t look in her eyes, or she will come to talk to me and make fun of me and then make me cry.

LENA

It’s okay. I looked. She is pretty, but you are prettier to me.

KYLA

Thank you so much. No one has ever said that to me. It is the end of the day, do you want to have a sleep over?

LENA

Okay.

KYLA

Good. Let me ask my mom.

LENA
Okay.

KYLA

She said yes. Okay, go pack and meet me at my house.

LENA

Okay.

 

Scene 2

Later on that day, LENA is calling KYLA.

(Ring ring)

KYLA

Hello?

LENA

Yes, I am a block away.

KYLA

Okay.

(Ding dong)

KYLA

Mom, that is my friend Lena.  

NDEYE

Okay, let her in.

LENA

Hi! Oh my! Your home is so nice. Can I say something?

KYLA

Yes, but wait. Let’s go to my room. Then we can talk there.

LENA

Okay.

KYLA

Okay, this is my room. Sorry it is a little messy, but I don’t think it will bother us. I can clean it if you want.

LENA

No, I am good. And what I had to ask was, is your sister here?

KYLA

Yes, but I told her not to bother us or I am going to tell on her, and then she said that she would not bother us, so we are good.

LENA

Okay, so what are we going to do tonight?

KYLA

I don’t I know. I was waiting for you so we could choose together.

LENA

I think that we should have a party, then make food or get some pizza, then do a game. Or we can do what you want.

KYLA

I think that is a good idea, but at the end, do you want to sleep in my bed or on the floor?

LENA

I think that we can both sleep on the floor.

KYLA

I think that is a good idea. So if we can’t sleep, we can talk about things.  

NDEYE

How are you doing, Lena? Sorry that Kyla did not say anything about me. Hi, I am her mom. Have a nice time, and if you want to watch a movie, I can make the popcorn if you want.

KYLA

Mom, can you go, please?

NDEYE

Okay.

KYLA

Thank you. Bye.

LENA

I think that your mom is really, really nice. You have a cool mom. How come you don’t want her to stay? She is so cool.

KYLA

If you had to live with her, you wouldn’t be saying this. Trust me, Lena.

LENA

I think that the party should start now.

(Ding dong)

LENA

Is that your house doorbell?

KYLA

No, that is my room door, and it better not be my sister.

DEBBY

Hi sister. Can I say hi to your friend?

KYLA

If she wants to. And why do you want to meet my friend? I thought you said that you hate all my friends.

DEBBY

Can you just ask her if she wants to meet me?

KYLA

Okay. Lena, do you want to meet my sister?

LENA

Okay. Do I have to come or is she coming in?

KYLA

You can come. I don’t want my sister putting her feet in my room.

LENA

Hi, Debby. I like your clothes a lot.

KYLA

Don’t say a thing to her. You can just say hi to her because she is leaving now.

DEBBY

Don’t follow her, thank you.

LENA

Hi and bye. I mean hi.

KYLA

Let’s go, Lena. Let’s go order some pizza.

LENA

Okay.

Then they slam the door on DEBBY.

 

Scene 3

Later on that night.

LENA

Mmm, this pizza is so good. I need to stop buying from the store by my house and buy from here. It is not that much money at all, and I am sorry that we had to give some to your sister.

KYLA

It is okay. We still have a lot pizza left, and we can save some for your mom. And if my mom wants some, we can save her some. I know that we are done eating and so full. We can watch “Home.”

Close to the end of the movie.

LENA

Oh my gosh, this part makes me cry all the time.

KYLA

I am so sorry, I did not know. Do you want me to get a different movie?

The movie plays song when it it is done.

KYLA

Oh, the movie is done, never mind.

KYLA and LENA laugh for a long time.

KYLA

Do you want to have a dance party now? My mom and my sister went to a party for a long time.

LENA

Okay. Can we listen to “Cold Water,” please? That is the best song to me.

KYLA

YES! I LOVE THAT SONG SO MUCH! THEN WE CAN WATCH CLOSE!

LENA

We have the same mind now. PUT ON THE SONG NOW! Sorry.

KYLA

It is okay, that is how I feel sometimes. Okay, what song do you want on first?

LENA

I want Cold Water 100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times because I love that song so much.

KYLA

Okay, how about 20 times?

LENA

That is okay. BUT CAN YOU PUT IN IT ON NOW!!! Sorry, Kyla, I will stop doing that now.

LENA puts her head down.

KYLA

It is okay, but just tell me and please, just say, can you put it on now?

LENA

I am so sorry. I can go if you want me to go. I’ll go.

LENA makes a sad face.

KYLA

I am sorry. We are supposed to have fun tonight.

LENA

It is okay. I can go, if you want.

KYLA
No, I am sorry. Do you want to go to sleep now?

LENA

Good. I am getting a little sleepy now.

KYLA
Okay, let’s go to sleep now. I’m getting a little sleepy.

KYLA

Lena, can you stop snoring? I can not go to sleep.

LENA

It’s not me. Your sister is here.

DEBBY

Hi sister, how are you doing?

KYLA

I’m going to tell Mom on you.

DEBBY

I told Mom I should come and see if you are okay.

LENA

I think that your sister should stay here so she is not lonely.

KYLA

No, she has her room. She should not be here now. You are going to leave in the middle of the day, then she can talk to you because I am going to sleep. But I don’t know about you though.

LENA

I am going to sleep too. I am really sleepy today.

DEBBY

Okay so you go, Lena and not stupid Kyla.

LENA

Bye. Kyla is not stupid, you are. Don’t be mean to your sister because she is really, really nice and smart, but you are not. Now get out of here. NOW!

DEBBY

Okay, do not be so mean to me. You are the stupid one, and how can you be friends with Kyla? She is so mean and weird.

LENA

Then she is my weird Kyla, and you’re the stupid Debby.

KYLA

And you need to go or Lena and I are going to tell Mom on you. And you are going to get in big, big, BIG trouble, and you know it too.

DEBBY

Fine, I’m leaving. Have a nice time at your baby sleepover, babies.

Then DEBBY leaves and they all go back to sleep.

 

Scene 4

It’s the next day, and LENA is going home.

KYLA

Bye, Lena. Have a nice time. I have to be stuck with Debby, and you get to go.

LENA

Bye. I am going to miss you so much. Have a nice time.

KYLA

I hope so.

LENA leaves, and KYLA is so sad and mad at her sister.

 

Scene 5

LENA

Mom, I’m home.

MAREMA

Okay, I made lunch if you are hungry, sweetie. There is mac and cheese.

LENA

Okay, but can I go to bed for a little?

MAREMA

Okay, but then give your food to your brother.

LENA

Okay, Mom. Good night.

LENA writes a note and then goes straight to bed.

 

Scene 6

Then it was the next day of school, and DEBBY and LENA were still mad at each other, and they never looked at each other or talked when they were in the same room.

KYLA

You must be really mad at my sister, madder than me, because your face is so red when you are in the same room.

LENA

I know. I am so mad. Why does your sister have to be so mean and stupid?

Then it was the end of a very mad and tiring day. LENA and KYLA’S moms call, and they meet up at Lena’s house. They are having tea and cookies and cake that MAREMA made because she works at a bakery.

MAREMA

Ndeye and I were thinking that you and Kyla are not getting along that well with Dasia, and we thought that you girls should change schools because it is for the best. If you want to you can.

KYLA and LENA are thinking.

KYLA

What school are you bringing us to? Did we get in, and are we going to the same school?

MAREMA

Yes, you will go to the same school. That school will be the school at Columbia High School where Ndeye and I went to when we were kids.

NDEYE

It was the best school. That’s the place Marema and I became friends, and then we made a promise that if we both got married, our kids will be friends, and that’s what happened. But we can butt out Debby for this, okay?

Then the next day, they went for an interview, and they both got in together. Then NDEYE and MAREMA got the best idea. KYLA and LENA were best friends, so they moved into Lena’s house because it was bigger. Then they talked with KYLA and LENA.

KYLA and LENA

Yaaaay!!!

LENA

What about Debby, Ms. Ndeye?

NDEYE

She is going to live with her grandparents because they live right next to us.

A few years later when KYLA and LENA are in college, it is their commencement. Their moms are crying so much. Then, after the commencement is done, they take so many photos that they get really sleepy. When they get to Lena’s house, they fell asleep so fast it was like lighting. Then it was the next morning. MAREMA and NDEYE were looking with KYLA and LENA for a new home, and then they found it. It was the best home they ever saw in their entire lives.

LENA

It’s so pretty.

KYLA

I know right. I love it so much.

They they look inside the home, and they LOVE it.

KYLA and LENA

Let’s live like roommates.

And they both started to giggle a little, and then they both got the house. They put all these things and it looked so good and so, so nice.

LENA

The house looks so good.

KYLA

I know right.

 

Scene 7

A lot of years later, KYLA and LENA are married. They have their own homes. KYLA has two kids and LENA has two kids too.

KYLA

Your kids, Rebecca and Jamme, are so cute, Lena.

LENA

Grace and Ben are so cute too, Kyla.

Then, grandmas NDEYE and MAREMA came and they brought gifts for the sweet kids. They all said, “yaaaaaaaaaaaayaaaaaaaaaaaay.”

The kids were really happy to see NDEYE and MAREMA because they only see them on Mondays and Sundays because Mondays and Sundays their moms and dads are so busy. When they got there, it was 10:00 PM, and they were sleeping because their moms and dads were going to a nice place. It was to a dinner party, and they did not know the kids were still sleeping in their moms’ car. And that was the car they were going to use to go to the dinner party. Then the kids woke up, and they were looking all over the place. Then they got out of the car and went to a restaurant. They looked and looked and, at the ninth restaurant, they went in and they looked. They found their mom and dad and the kids told their parents what happened, and they called their grandparents and told them to come.

Forty minutes later, they came, and they all got food. Also, they had a family party. They went home and went to bed so happy.

 

THE END                             

 

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