One evening, Olivia Flaversham was crying in her bed when she got home because she had a heated fight with her biggest bully, Joey Wellington. Norman Frierson saw the situation unfold, so he decided to speak to her.
Norman walked up to Olivia and said, "Olivia, you look sad. What's the matter? Why are you crying?" "Oh, Norman, Joey Wellington is so mean!" Olivia sobbed. "Why? What has he done wrong?" Olivia looked at Norman with tears in her eyes. "You want to know? I'll tell you." Olivia sniffled. "He often pushed me hard and called me horrible names. It was harassing and cruel to deal with."
Norman sighed and said apologetically, "Olivia, none of this was your fault. It was Wellington. He hurt your feelings and pushed you too hard. Adrian Montague does this to me often too, the way the Bullying Orphans pick on Scotty. I will be there to protect you from him and confront him in a serious way. I promise." Olivia sniffled and said to Norman, "Oh, Norman, thank you." Norman's eyes shone with tears. back and replied, "You too, Olivia... always."
Norman's voice broke and they shared a passionate hug. The act of comforting a friend.