“There is a
man in our village who wanted to marry me.”
The boys’ face lit up and then frowned again in
confusion. “Don’t you want to marry him,
so he can take care of you?” Isabella
breathed out in frustration. “No! I
don’t want him. He’s ugly, he’s old.
But he will not leave me alone so then will
start my own life, there, in the city!”
She pointed to the horizon where the lights
gleamed brightly. “There is my future.
That is where I will live my new life!”
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quickly scratched his head. “What will you
do in the city? You don’t know how to do
anything. Where will you live?”
Isabella waved her hands in the air “Ahgh,
Jorge, I will get a job in a shop selling all of
the beautiful clothes I have never been able to
afford! And I will make money and by them
for myself! I will rent a room and I will
be much happier than in that small village!”
She pointed in the other direction with
laughed, holding his stomach and buckling over.
“What is so funny? I tell you my life and
you laugh?” Jorge grinned. “You met
a man…you love a man in the city!”
Isabella made a guttural noise of disapproval
and continued walking without him. “You
are too young to know these things, small boy!”
The Jorge followed after her.
“I am not a
small boy! I am a man, I am 13 today!”
Isabella stopped and shook his hand. “I
wish you many blessed years.” She dropped
his hand quickly and continued walking.
“But until you are 18, you are just a boy.”
continued following after her. “Ahgh!
Dejar de seguirme!” She yelled,
exasperated. The boy looked at her with
frustration in his eyes. “Let me go with
you, I can protect you!” “Jorge!” she
answered shortly, I don’t need your
protection…and I think you would not fight but
run from danger.” Jorge stood in front of
her, sternly stating his truth. “I would
not run, I would fight!” Isabella looked
into his eyes, finally calming her voice.
“Okay, Jorge, you can come and be my protector.
I know your parents have been dead for some time
now. You can come and start a new life
with me, and keep me safe.”