Chapter 2 of 5: Brittany discovers that either Christy or Sarah has spread a false rumor that she has cheated on her boyfriend named Corey. Will Brittany discover who really started the rumor and why? Will Corey believe that she was innocent and take her back?
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Chapter 2: Brittany next confronts Sarah about the False Rumor
After math class, Brittany sought Sarah out at her locker. She asked, “Sarah?”
Sarah said, “Yeah, Brittany?”
Brittany asked, “Who told you that Christy told Corey that I was cheating on him?” Brittany carefully watched Sarah’s eyes shift as she responded.
Sarah said, “Well, uh, I’m trying to remember.”
Brittany began to believe that Christy had probably been right. Either Sarah was lying about Christy or Sarah herself had told Corey that lie. Either way, Sarah was trying to make trouble.
Sarah hedged, “I can’t remember right now. A lot has happened since yesterday.”
Brittany probed, “Sarah, what do you think of Corey?”
Taken off guard, Sarah, said, “I think he’s adorable. He’s one of the cutest guys in the 8th grade.” Then seeing Brittany’s probing look, she countered, “Uh, you’re very lucky to have him.”
Brittany said, “But I don’t have him anymore, do I? Because of this false rumor that someone spread, he’s totally angry with me. I just wonder who it is spreading this false rumor? Maybe it’s someone who wants to get Corey for herself? Could that be you, Sarah? Are you the one who wants him?”
Sarah tried hard to act all innocent. “Brittany, I don’t know what you’re talking about. I didn’t tell Corey anything about you.”
Brittany got disgusted with all the lying and all the rumors. She flounced over to Corey who carefully had his back turned to her. She said, “Corey, may I talk to you for a moment?”
Corey turned around, still feeling hurt about what he had heard. He said, “What is it, Brittany?”
Brittany said, “Look, I don’t know who it was told you I was cheating, but it isn’t true. I would never cheat on you because I really like you. You were the best thing that has happened to me in a long time. Why would I want to mess that up?”
Corey sounded slightly appeased. He said, “Well, Sarah said she saw you flirting with Brian.”
Brittany, realizing she didn’t have much time before the next tardy bell would ring, said, “She’s lying to you. She also lied to me as she told me that Christy was the one to tell you that rumor.”
Corey said, “I haven’t talked to Christy in awhile. No, it was Sarah who told me. Is it true? Were you flirting with Brian?”
Brittany said, “No, Corey. I don’t have any interest in Brian at all. I only like you.”
Corey suddenly smiled that wonderful smile that made Brittany’s heart feel all fluttery. She knew that everything was going to be okay with the two of them. As for Sarah, she would deal with her another time.
Once again, she noticed that rush of students to class. She and Corey squeezed hands quickly and then he rushed off to American History class and she rushed off to Science class just in the nick of time before the tardy bell rang. She was so relieved that Corey and she were back together again. Why did people have to spread false rumors anyway? She wished people would just find it in their hearts to only tell the truth.
Christy was in her Science class. Brittany went over to her and quickly apologized. “Christy, I’m really sorry. You were right. Sarah lied to me about you. Corey said that Sarah was the one who told him, not you.”
Christy said, “Thanks for telling me. I would never do anything to try to hurt you or mess up your relationships. Are you and Corey going to be okay?”
Brittany said, “Yeah, we’re back together. As for Sarah, I guess she’s one chick that I can no longer trust. Well, I can see the Science teacher is about to start class. I better go and sit down. I just wanted to let you know.”
Christy said, “Thanks, Brittany. There’s no hard feelings.”
Brittany smiled and rushed to sit down. She was full of mixed feelings of relief, anger, betrayal, confusion, and happiness as she attempted to concentrate on today’s science lesson.
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