disclaimer: I don’t own Ben 10/Alien Force or its characters.
Moving to brush her long blonde hair back behind her shoulders, a thirteen year old girl with big, emerald green eyes sighed as she moved to get out of the passengers side door of her mothers car.
Mom, I am a teenager now, you know, she said as she hopped down from the S.U.V., her backpack slung over one of her shoulders as she stepped on into the parking lot of her school.
Only just a teenager, her mother replied, brushing her own hair, which was long, but auburn rather than blonde, back behind her own shoulders. Your thirteenth birthday was only last week.
Still, the girl insisted, now with a roll of her eyes. You always tell me to have a good day at school and to be careful when I walk home. Ive been walking back home from school ever since last year, and Ive been walking with a group of friends, to boot. We only live like two blocks away and besides, today is the last day of the school, is it not? I think Ive earned your trust that Ill be safe.