My friend Jess


Jess is my bestie, we’ve lived near each other for years and we love the same things – shopping, boys, drinking.

We’ve never had any trouble getting drinks, or talking boys into buying them for us. Jess is the one all the boys fancy, and she’s mega daring and flirty. Older blokes would quite often hang out with us but that was cool with me, they were a laugh.

But one night it got quite late and someone pulled up in a flashy car and asked me, Jess and our friend Lauren to go back to his house. I didn’t want to go but Jess and Lauren jumped in the car. When I saw her next, I was pretty sure she’d done something but I didn’t ask her about it.

The guys kept coming to find us and wanting Jess to go with them, and she started to seem a lot less happy than she had before. I didn’t really know what to do and I didn’t want her to get in trouble, so I didn’t say anything, but now I wish I had.

It was scary cause she’s my best mate, but there had always been guys around so I wasn’t sure what to do. Eventually Jess told one of the teachers at school, and things changed and we stopped spending our nights on the streets. Jess ended up really upset, so I know if anything like that happened again to anyone else I would step in and tell them to talk to school or their mum and dad. It’s the best thing to do.

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