Danny was sad. Mummy didn’t have money to buy him a new schoolbag, so for now, he had to take the pink one which she managed to get at the Church.
As he got on the school bus, Gordon was the first to comment.
“Hey, Danny-el, pretty bag, you gonna wear a matching pink bow tomorrow?”
Roars of laughter followed and Danny felt his eyes welling up. Before they could see him cry, Danny scrambled off the bus and ran down the street.
“Hey, kid! Get back on!” cried the bus driver.
Suddenly, there was a loud screech and all the kids stopped laughing and stared in horror as Danny was hit by a car.
A day later, Gordon came to visit a surprised Danny at the hospital, apologized for making fun of him and gave him a present.
It was a blue schoolbag.
“But no matter the colour, Gordon was wrong to tease you and will never do so again, right?” Gordon’s mother looked sternly at her son.
A shamefaced Gordon nodded.