My name is Jay, and my sister is Julie, I am 17 and she is 18, we have always been inseparable, when we were in school, if either one of us was getting bullied we would gang up on them, I can't tell you the number of times we saved each other from a beating lol. It was the summer holidays and mom and dad had to go visit my aunt, she's not been doing too well since she was in a car accident, don't worry she will be ok, I have been sent home from drama school so my sister wont be on her own, I've been at the school almost nine months now, doing quite well by all accounts (according to my teachers)
Mom and dad left for my aunts this morning, as I arrive at around 2 pm, Julie doesn't know I'm coming, so it will be a nice surprise for her, unfortunately for me, the surprise is mine, when I get there, I find my sister and her best friend at the house, Julie is crying and Sue is trying to comfort her,
"Surprise, I'm home", I shout as I enter the house, But its Sue who has answered the door, so I am taken a little aback, First thing she sees is my hair, hey listen, I'm a student living away from home, when its a choice between getting your hair cut or eating, I choose eating everytime ha ha.
"What's up Sue?, where is Julie?" I ask, "She's in the living room crying, she thinks Sam is seeing other girls behind her back" Says Sue.
Sam is the quarterback for the local school football team, he's a typical jock, thinks he can pull any girl in town, its only a small town so he's probably right, but if he is, he's messed with the wrong girl, I try to console her but its no use, she goes to bed later, tired out with crying, I tuck her into bed, and go back down stairs to Sue.
Me..... "I'm not having this Sue, I'm going over to his house and give him a piece of my mind"
Sue....."You can't Jay, you have no proof" She's right, he would just deny it,
Me..... "But I have to do something Sue, I cant just let this go"
Sue....."We have to trick him in front of Julie, but he's dated almost the entire town"
Me....."So we must get someone from out of town! Go home Sue, and come back tomorrow, try and come up with a name we can use"
Sue arrives back around 8:30 am, Julie came down stairs and joined us for breakfast, she had calmed down and is now just angry, I ask Sue, if she has come up with a name of a girl we can use to trap Sam into showing his true colours, she looks at me and says sadly that she hasnt, "He knows all the girls in town,"she says, "Even if we find someone he doesnt know, how can we talk her into doing such a thing"?
Me....."This is so frustrating, I would do anything for you to catch him with another girl Julie"
Me..... "YES ANYTHING" "No one treats my sister like that"
Sue....."Will you come to the salon tonight after we close"?
Me......What do you have in mind"?
Sue.....I think I may have found the girl we're looking for, If your willing to do anything, just come tonight"?
Me....."I'll be there, what ever it takes, maybe you can do something with my hair"
Julie and I get to Sue's salon about 3:00 pm they close early on Sunday, I see Sue inside and knock on the door, Its a world I'm not used to seeing, She ushers me to a chair and says "Lets get started"
She washes my hair and puts some crème on it, it must be conditioner or something but its very thick, I ask her "So who is the girl you have in mind"
Sue.....Let me finish your hair then we can talk"
After about an hour she washes the "conditioner" out of my hair and brushes it straight, I cant see anything because she has covered the mirror with a towel, as she starts to cut my hair, then blows it dry, I ask again about the girl,
Sue....."Well she's about your height, about your build, wavy blonde hair, because we know Sam likes blondes"
Me.....Is she stacked, he will go for a girl that's got a good rack"
Sue....."She can be if we want"
Me....."What do you men "if we want"?
Just then Sue takes the towel off the mirror to reveal my face, my jaw hits the floor, She has coloured my hair blonde, and cut it to a girl style, combed to one side at the front, and wavy at the sides.
Sue....."Don't worry if you don't like the idea I can give you a buzz cut no one will ever know, but if its true what you say, that your willing to do ANYTHING then this is the girl for us"
Me....."Your crazy I could never pull it off"
Sue....."I thought you were going to drama school, If Dustin Hoffman can do it then you can"
Look at me Sue, my hair looks amazing but I couldnt pass for a girl here, never mind face to face with Sam.
Give me an hour, then decide, if you think you dont look like a girl then we can buzz you hair and take the make up off
She started by piercing my ears which I was'nt planning, two gold hoops were attached to my lobes, Then she arched my eyebrows just a little incase I changed my mind, she told me we can make them better if we decide this is a go, next was the powder, blusher, false eyelashes, I had to keep my head very still while she did the eyeliner, nothing too heavy just subtle, and to round it off, Baby Pink lipstick, When Julie came into the front part of the shop again she asked "Where is Jay, did he leave?"
You can stop joking Julie, I'm right here, Julie put her hand up to her mouth,
Julie....."Is that you Jay?
Me....."You couldnt tell really"?
Julie....."I swear on Toby's life" (Toby is our dog, I knew she was serious)
Sue....."Dont jump the gun here Jay, you still have a long way to go before you take on Sam"
We walked home from the salon, just three girls walking down the street, no one staring, pointing, or worse laughing, I was gaining confidence every step I took, We got back to the house,
Julie....."Did you leave the light on Jay,"
Me...."I dont think so, maybe"!
Julie opened the door and we walked in to be greeted by,
Mum....."Hello honey, have you been out with your friends"?
Julie....."Er yes just down to the ice cream shop"
I guess it was the best she could come up with
Mum....."And who is this"?
Julie....."Its a friend of of Jay's, he couldnt make it, he had a test or something, so he sent "Sandy" in his place"
Mum....."Hello Sandy, Its so kind of you to come here and look after Julie for us"
Mum..... "He decided your Aunt didnt need both of us, so he stayed"
Sandy....."I said thats a shame, I hope she gets well soon"
Mum....."Where is your case dear"?
Julie....."She didnt have time to pack mum, I'm going to let her wear my stuff"
Mum....."Well at least we can buy you some new underwear tomorrow"
That was it in a nutshell, my forseeable future tied to being "Sandy"