A Friend Gained

Five year old George Cuthail swung on the swings, his feet dragged along the wood chips as he looked down at his shoes.

"Hey, Dumbo." came the taunt of a boy in his class.

George's golden orbs looked up at the sneering five year old and his gang.

"What do you want?" he asked in a quiet voice.

"Just wondering when your gonna fly away with your big ears." he taunted, his lackeys laughing at him.

"HEY!" shouted a red head girl, stomping over to where George sat. "Leave him alone!" she shouted, standing next to George and crossing her arms.

"Oh look, a girl. What are you going to do girly? Huh? Throw flowers at us?" the boy teased.

The girl's face scrunched up as her eyes a lit with fire, steam rose from ears. "ARGH!" she screamed, lunging for the boy and spin kicked his feet, making him fall.

It took all of two seconds for the other boys to run away, the ring leader scrambling up from the floor and running after them.

The girl smirked, brushed off her hands, and walked back towards a wide-eyed George.

"Hi, I'm Claudia." she said, smiling.

"George." George replied, giving the scarlet haired girl a small grin.

"Well it's nice to meet you. You look lonely. You wanna hang out with my cousin and a friend of ours?" she asked him.

"Sure...I guess so." George said quietly.

"Sweet!" she exclaimed loudly, clapping her hands together. "Come on, then!" she said, grabbing George's hand and pulling him over to the sandbox where two other red head kids were sitting.

"George," Claudia said, "This is my cousin, Eva," she said, introuncing the red head girl, "and our friend Ben." she sad, gesturing to the other red head boy.

"Hey." Chorused the two red heads. George gave a small smile at them.

"Hi." he said quietly to them as he took a seat next to Ben.

"It's about time we had another boy join the group. You like Spider-Man comics?" Ben asked George.

"Yea! Spidey's awesome!" George exclaimed, feeling comfortable in Ben's presence.

"Have you read the new issue yet? I just got it yesterday." Ben asked as George shook his head.

"Cool! We can read it together!" Ben said, pulling out said comic book from his backpack and the two boys began to read the comic.

Well I hoped you liked it! It took me a while to write! There may or may not be more prequels to The Show Must Go On, I don't know please review!

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