My first Annie story! Yay! Let's make it a good one!
This is Miss Hannigan's story. I know she's a nasty ol' witch, but let's just see...
"Rooster! Wait! Annie may just be a filthy orphan, but..." I cried. Rooster wrestled me to the ground. I tried to fight back.
"No sis! You betrayed me! I can't let her get away! There's $5,000 in my grasp!" Rooster yelled. He put his large hands at my neck.
"Stop!" I screamed.
"I'm sorry. I have to do this." The hands squeezed and I fell into a heap, not breathing, not moving...
I have no idea what happened to Annie. I just know that when I woke up, I was in the hospital...
"Where am I...?" I mumbled, dazed. A lady with blond hair looked back down at me.
"Miss Hannigan! We could have lost you that night!" she said.
"Wha..." I asked. My reddish brown locks fell on my face. I couldn't summon up the strength to move them.
"Miss Hannigan!" a small voice cried. I looked down to see the 6 year old Molly staring back up at me with her big chocolate eyes.
"Molly..." I whispered.
"Yes?" Molly asked.
"I know I never said, but..." I slowly said.
"Yess..." another voice said. At the doorway was Pepper. Behind her stood Tessie, July, Duffy, Kate, and Annie.
"I love you all..." I whispered. I could feel my life slowly slipping away from me. Tessie, July, Duffy, Kate, and Annie ran over to me. I think Pepper just stood there.
"Oh Miss Hannigan! Don't die! We really truely love you. We do!" Molly squeaked.
"Oh my goodness oh my goodness!" Tessie cried.
"Tessie..." I whispered. My chest hurt badly.
"Well, I don't forgive ya'. I never would never will," Pepper said from the doorway. I coughed and for a moment had to gasp to get my breath back.
"Miss Hannigan! Leaping lizards! She's dying!" Annie cried. I blinked.
"Annie..." I rasped "it'll be all right. I promise. It'll... be all... right..."
"Some promise kept," Pepper shot. But I think I heard her sniffle.
I closed my eyes.
"No! She can't die! She can't! Oh Miss Hannigan!" Molly cried.
"Oh Molly. Don't worry. Everything's okay," Annie reassured the sad girl.
"No it won't! She..."
I never heard the rest of the sentence.
Aww... poor Miss Hannigan. Now do you see why I called this story "A Changed Heart"?