“Squat!!!!” They squealed, all three of them red in the face with anger
“How could a junior be so confident?” They thought
“Another pair of wings to break!” One of them shouted.
They had asked for her bowl of rice
But she would not let it go
She grabbed onto it like her life depended on it
It did! It was her dinner.
This junior had not eaten all day
Because the senior girls had chanced her breakfast and lunch
She was new to the game
She just arrived the boarding house the day before
Her new friends tried to catch her eye
Wanting to tell her to let it go
That it was not worth the punishment that would follow
But she did not look in their direction
All she thought was “I am hungry and I will eat this bowl of rice. It is mine.”
She had made a resolution
No one would take it from her
She squatted as requested
But they had more for her to do
Her hands stretched out in front of her,
And with her bowl of rice balanced atop her head,
There she remained for three hours even after the bowl of rice had tumbled off her head. It’s contents strewn on the floor.
Her quadriceps ached, her eyes were red from crying and her mouth was dry from thirst and hunger
However her heart was glad.
For these ugly trio of seniors did not get her bowl of rice.
Photo credit: mikuratv
Key (Slangs used in this junior’s boarding house)
Chance(d)- to bully