One regular afternoon when Jake was in middle school, he was riding the bus home with his twin sister, his older sister (picked up at the high school) and a three older boys from the neighborhood who started picking a fight with him. Jake gave as good as he got in the bickering back and forth until the bus stopped and let them all out at the bus stop.
As the bus drove away out of sight, one of the older boys known for being the "bus bully" pushed Jake from behind and knocked him to the ground. Jake not one for backing down especially not in front of two of his sisters, got up and stood his ground.
The problem is, there stood Jake against this older boy, two his bully friends and two sisters who were both giggling and acting as if they could care less if Jake got a good beating as they started walking toward home.
Then came the even bigger push from behind that took Jake and the fight to the ground. The situation looked pretty bad for Jake until something very, very unusual happened...
In a split second decision something grabbed hold on Jake's twin sister's heart and in that split second she turned back from her walk and went right over to the fight and out of nowhere landed one good punch on the bus bully and said "don't you ever mess with my brother."
The fight was over.
The bus bully got up very embarrassed about the fact that he just got schooled by a girl, covered his face with his hands and high tailed it home. The bully's friends decided quite quickly that they wanted none of that and headed on their way home too.
Jake's twin calmly turned back around, without a word, grabbed her backpack off the ground and headed home.
Jake got up and just stood there in silence for a long time, he just could not believe that his twin sister who likes to act like he means nothing to her, had actually just done what she did to that bully.