(A/N: Sara, I know this is a day late, but here's your birthday fan fic. I hope you like it! This takes place when Henry and Natalie are in fourth grade. Enjoy!)

Defender

"Hey, you're the girl with the crazy mom, aren't you?" A boy who towered over Natalie asked her mockingly.

Henry's head shot up as he heard this, and before Natalie even had time to react, he had run in between Natalie and the other boy. "That's not very nice!" he yelled, looking up at the boy. Now that he thought about it, getting into this probably wasn't such a good idea, but he wanted to protect Natalie.

"Oh yeah?" The larger boy sneered at Henry, chuckling slightly. "What are you going to do about it?"

"I'll…I'll…" Henry said the first thing that came to his mind. "I'll fight you!"

Before Henry realized what was happening, the first boy punched him and ran away, leaving him lying in pain on the ground.


When Henry opened his eyes, his first thought was Oh, my God, Natalie Goodman is looking at me. His second thought was Oh, my God, the pain. He winced, and Natalie looked at him nervously.

"Are you okay?" she asked.

"Yeah…yeah," Henry answered weakly. "I'll be fine."

"Are you sure?"

"Yeah." He refused to let Natalie know how much pain he was in.

Natalie smiled a bit. "Thanks for defending me, Henry."

(A/N: Reviews are love!)