“Elena, but I want you to go with me, please.”
“I would go but I don’t want to leave the house.”
The two of them -- Elena and her best friend Sarah -- were sitting on a bed in Elena’s room.
“I seriously don’t know. I just want to stay home.”
“I understand but at least promise me you’ll think about it.”
“Fine. I will let you know tomorrow.”
“Thanks. Call me. I need to go now. My mom is waiting for me to help her with dinner.”
Elena went back to her room and stayed there for the rest of the day. Actually, she stayed there for two weeks.
Sarah was worried and talked to Elena’s mother.
“At school, the teachers were asking for her,” Sarah said.
“Do you know why she is like that?” Elena’s mother asked.
“I have an idea.”
“I can guess it’s her phone.”
More days passed and Elena was still in
“Elena, I need to talk to you,” Sarah said. “About what?”
“About what is happening with you.” “What do you mean? This is who I am, and
now would you please leave me alone.”
“No, because you are my best friend and I want what’s best for you. And right now, your phone is dangerous. You spend too much time on it,” said Sarah, filled with concern for Elena....