A little blond haired girl sat quietly in the back of her school classroom while the teacher began showing all her students how to add numbers together. Her frame was thin, almost sickly looking, her hair was slightly tangled and greasy and her clothes were wrinkled and dirty and smelt strongly of cigarette smoke along with whatever else.
The girl had her hands clasped tightly together in her lap with her head bowed down. It was almost as if she was trying to appear invisible to the rest of the world however, she failed. "Heidi," her teacher said softly while walking up to the girl, "your not falling asleep again are you?" The little girl shook her head then looked up slowly but made sure to avoided eye contact. "No," her voice came out in a quiet little squeak before bowing her head once again. The teacher flashed a tiny but worried little smile as she patted Heidi's shoulder and returned to the front of the class.
Later the lunch bell rang and soon most of the class lined