All was normal for another 20 minutes or so, until I heard more yelling and saw the same man yelling abuse and insults at Miscardet. Miscardet yelled something back and then ran off the field. I was already on my feet and halfway to the provoker when I saw Miscardet coming over the short wall with 2 huge rocks in his hands. I was yelling at the men, but I instantly switched to yelling at Miscardet, "Miscardet!! Miscardet!! PUT THOSE DOWN! Do not throw those rocks!" My friend, Enoch, from the neighborhood grabbed him and he dropped the rocks and let Enoch lead him off the field. "We're leaving, now!" I yelled and got our boys off the field.
We were at the seminary gate when Stev suddenly realized he had forgotten his sandals back on the field. I told Nikki to take the boys back to the orphanage while I would go with Stev to get the sandals. We walked away, but seconds later, I heard footsteps and there was Bernadin, running to catch up with us. He didn't say a word, just walked beside us. We retrieved the sandals without incident and went back to the orphanage where we found Nikki and Argusto on their way up to make sure we were all right. Later, Nikki told me that when I had walked away with Stev, the boys had been adament that they go with me. When she said no, Bernadin just looked her in the eyes and said very calmly, "I am going with her." The rest of the boys wouldn't go down to the orphanage; Nikki had to tell them 10 times to get up and walk. Duck told Nikki that if those men bashed my head open with a rock, he would bash theirs open!
Back at the orphanage in the evening, I gave Bernadin a big package of cookies to hand out to the kids. They mobbed him! It is insane how much these kids live for sweets and treats.
The older girls were still at Thomasin with Dr Bernard, so when I went in to kiss the rest of the girls good night, they jokingly asked me if I wasn't going to kiss Stephanie Q good night too. I took them up on the offer and went around the room, kissing invisible girls, having conversations with them, even chasing down an elusive Nounoun who apparently didn't want to be kissed good night. The younger girls were going wild laughing at me. They absolutely love it when I go blaze like that.