Becoming Beautiful

  • Chapter 1

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    Mom

    “Mom, I didn’t mean to say that she was ugly… I mean, I just wanted her to be realistic about her chances.

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  • I love her just the way she is.

  • She is beautiful in her own way.”

  • Britteny

    Despite my attempts to explain the situation, the look on my mother’s face didn’t change one bit:

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  • disappointment and hurt mixed with a healthy tinge of anger.

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    Mom

    “We raised you better than that, Brittney.

  • You’re Beauti’s best friend.

  • You’re the last person she expected to hear those words from.”

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    Britteny

    “I’m sorry.

  • I can go over there and apologize.”

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    Mom

    “Oh, you bet you will, young lady.

  • That’s the least you can do.

  • And apologize to her mother, too.

  • You should have heard the pain in her voice when she called me.”

  • Britteny

    Once again, I was misunderstood.

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  • I thought friends were honest with each other.

  • Beauti didn’t act like anything I said had hurt her.

  • Britteny

    She had just shrugged and kept looking at her phone.

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  • Beauti was the type of person who never said anything bad about anyone.