Told in Kit’s POV
Everyone was in the main bedroom, waiting for Maryellen. After a few seconds of silence, there were murmurs. “She’s here!” “Look, she a foot away from us!” Everyone was excited, except for me. I should’ve felt guilty, but I didn’t.
“Hello, your mother said this was my new home, right up here. Am I right?” Said Maryellen.
“Yes, you are! Welcome, Maryellen, to your new home. We are all your sisters!” Said Ruthie, with an excited smile on her face.
Grace skipped over to Maryellen. “Hi! My name’s Grace! I got a present for you, I hope you like it!”
She handed Maryellen a paint set. “I’ve heard you are an Artist, so I got you this paint set!” Said Grace.
“Thank you! I love it!” Said Maryellen happily.
Then Kate ran up to Maryellen, and handed her a purse. “I originally sewed a purse for you, but then Coconut chewed it up, so I ran into the Springfield boutique, and got you this purse this morning!” Said Kate.
“Thank you! I love it!” Said Maryellen. “I love to sew, so I want to be a fashion designer and an Artist!” Said Maryellen, smiling at her. But then, everyone pushed Kate to the side, trying to give Maryellen their present.
“Ok, everyone, put your presents in a pile over here and you can tell Maryellen what you gave her later.” Said Sienna. Everyone dropped their presents in a pile, except for me.
Sienna looked at me with a frown. “Why didn’t you give her a present?” She said. I couldn’t stand it anymore. I ran like a baby. I ran like a coward, to the room that I had to share with Ruthie, and now, Maryellen.
I sobbed into my pillow, so that my crying would be muffled, so that no one could hear me crying. I couldn’t let Nancy hear me cry. It would we embarrassing.
Maryellen walked into the room. “Are you all right?” She asked with concern in her eyes. I didn’t answer. “Come on, let’s go play! Kate and Caroline are waiting for you to play tag with them!” I ignored her, just kept on crying. Then, a big sob escaped the pillow. “Are you all right?” Asked Maryellen.
Since I knew that Maryellen wouldn’t stop bugging me, I finally turned around and brushed my tears away. “What happened?” Maryellen asked. “Sometimes, if you tell someone what’s on your mind, then you’ll feel much better.” She said. Finally, I confessed. “I thought it was unfair that you weren’t a surprise sister. I was, so I didn’t get any presents besides a laptop that I have to share with Sienna, and a Bedroom that only I and Ruthie, and now you live in.” I said. “I was sorta jealous that you got to get a lot of wonderful presents, while I get none.” Maryellen smiled at me. It’s alright, I’ll share my present’s with you!” She said. “It’s all right.” I answered. “It wouldn’t seem right, since we’re not even friends.” But then, a smile spread onto her face. ” I have an idea.” She said. “Since you seem lonely and everyone already has a best friend, would you like to be my best friend?
Maryellen grabbed my hand, and looked at me, with a begging look in her eyes. “Yes, I will.” I said, before even thinking. So in that split of a second, my life changed. I finally had a real best friend who didn’t already have another best friend like Kate. Also, now my new best friend of a girly-girl, which I thought would never happen because I was a tomboy. “Wait… before we go join our sisters…” Her voice trailed off. “Please call me Ellie. Everyone called me that, back at the American girl orphanage. I want everyone to call me that here, too. Especially you.” Said Maryellen. I nodded my head, and we took each others hand, and skipped off to the room next door, where the party was starting. I smiled happily, now that I had a new best friend. No, a best friend forever.
Hey, guys! So, how did you like it? Did you expect Kit to become best friends with a girly-girl? I just realized something, though. You know how in the book Maryellen loves to draw? Well, when I ordered Maryellen I was thinking of what I should make her hobbies be, and what nickname she should have. I decide to make her love to Sew, but I also decide to make her the artist of the family. The weird thing is that in the book, Maryellen loves to draw too, and I decided to make My Maryellen have that Hobby too. Also, I was thinking of nicknames because Maryellen is a long name, dontcha think? 🙂 So I decide to Make her nickname Ellie, and in the book, her nickname is Ellie! I guess I’m a psychic, huh? 😉 Well, bye for now! 🙂