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Writer King Cosmic
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My World is Slowly Falling Apart.
King Cosmic
Jan 12, 2018
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No Plagiarism!hXehyLhiZLGV74ay6ji6posted on PENANA

It's the next day. I really didn't want to leave the motel. I want to stay for one more night but I need to go to school and I need to see mom because I feel like i'm worrying her. After I woke up and took my shower, I put my same clothes back on and was about to leave when Niko knocked on my door and walked in.copyright protection6PENANAghBtPAWQ4u

"Hey. You going somewhere?" He asked.copyright protection6PENANA7lrlD07Vi6

I slowly nodded.copyright protection6PENANAGY2N3dmawE

"Oh. Okay." He said with a smile.copyright protection6PENANAgMWSgLtdCy

So far, he hasn't thought anything about me leaving right away until he started to look around the room and his eyes landed on the fast food bag in the trash can. He walked up to the trash can and pulled the fast food bag out of it. He opened the bag then looked at me.copyright protection6PENANAHJU85x8dsr

"Why didn't you eat this?"copyright protection6PENANAj8qlWtzjD5

I stood there, not sure what to say.copyright protection6PENANAYUSUM9Fgmi

"I...i have to go." I quickly said then walked out of the room.copyright protection6PENANAO31Ib7fkkI

"Hey!" He called out then dropped the bag into the trash can before following after me.copyright protection6PENANAMERc0NFz7j

Niko grabbed my arm and pulled me back. I stopped walking and stared at him.copyright protection6PENANAE5dxZ0GFg2

"What's going on? Why are you leaving so soon? Do you have to be somewhere?"copyright protection6PENANAX45ZMh72Cs

I nodded. "School."copyright protection6PENANAKo6BB6phGw

Niko stared at me, searching my face. "Is that all?"copyright protection6PENANAAlBNSBNyg4

I narrowed my eyes, feeling my defense coming up. "What is this? 20 questions?" I said then continued to walk away.copyright protection6PENANABe8GdUYkXA

"Charlie!" He called out and started to follow after me again.copyright protection6PENANANHZTiA0IRG

"Charlie! Why are you leaving?" He shouted.copyright protection6PENANAes1QfUr3sH

"I told you! I have school! Don't YOU have school too?" I shouted back.copyright protection6PENANA73VgK9bIu8

Niko then stopped walking. "I dropped out."copyright protection6PENANAjhPjb8TbQL

I stopped suddenly then slowly turned and looked at Niko.copyright protection6PENANAS5dUVtPmxi

"What? What do you mean you 'dropped out'?" I asked.copyright protection6PENANA4El0V696PD

Niko just stood there, staring at me. It looked like it's hard for him to give me a reason. I started to wonder if he dropped out because of something big and personal and not because he couldn't take the school work.copyright protection6PENANAe9V4s6cmi3

"I...I dropped out because I had to take care of my sick mother. She had cancer. My dad isn't really in the picture." He explained.copyright protection6PENANA8b8l63PVpm

My eyes widen at the news I just heard. I feel for him because I have to take care of my mom too. She just lost her job and she looks more tired than usual and now she's talking about starving herself because she can't afford to buy us food. Thinking about all of this is starting to make me tear up.copyright protection6PENANAdu1zuWGD2v

"I'm...i'm sorry. That must be terrible. Is she okay?" I finally asked.copyright protection6PENANAhhEdl7kytC

Niko shook his head. "She died. Almost a year ago."copyright protection6PENANACCOKXVONQe

My heart dropped. "That musta been horrible for you..." I nearly whispered.copyright protection6PENANA94IaEc7kQa

Niko nodded. "It's okay. I've gotten better."copyright protection6PENANAQ7rvlNCFm6

This was too much for me and I still need to go to school and see my mom. I have to go now.copyright protection6PENANAhYI6JG1xtS

"I...I have to go. I'm sorry." I quickly said then started to walk away.copyright protection6PENANALDXtOBGVVw

"Wait! Are you coming back? Will I see you again?"copyright protection6PENANA6MEyhZlTEI

I stopped walking but didn't turn around. I sighed. "Probably. Probably not. Take care, anyways." I said then started to walk away again and this time, I didn't stop till I got home.copyright protection6PENANA0WGI2pp4WS

I quietly walked into my apartment. "Mom! You here?" I called out.copyright protection6PENANAXIwUbkvSgr

My mom then emerged from her bedroom. When she saw me, she ran up to me and hugged me.copyright protection6PENANAomd2Uu1goG

"Where have you been? I've been worried sick about you!" She said then looked at my face.copyright protection6PENANAYoCE7F4wK1

"Sorry I worried you. I just...I'm sorry." I couldn't exactly explain why I left and never came back home last night. Mom doesn't exactly know about dad and me and our 'nights' together. Sometimes I want to tell her, other times I don't. I feel like she worries about too much already and I don't want her to worry more about me.copyright protection6PENANApHJVBVf6Nv

"It's okay. Just remember next time to tell me where you're going. Didn't you have your cell phone?"copyright protection6PENANAycRLeMgg2E

I shook my head. "Not really."copyright protection6PENANAW02zF9fJGZ

Mom nodded then hugged me again. I sighed. "I guess I better get to school."copyright protection6PENANAL5Gu0hqgoe

She pulled away from me and stared at me then nodded. "You should. Keep your mind on other things."copyright protection6PENANALWqDIFpYWs

I nodded then went to my room to grab my book bag.copyright protection6PENANADTsGs7QHRw

"Is dad home?" I asked once I came out of my room.copyright protection6PENANAHDBn7CFyS3

"No. He left earlier. And, Ronnie, where did the five boxes of frozen dinner food come from?"copyright protection6PENANANE0dhJTHIP

I gulped and stared at her. "I...bought it from the market. Why?"copyright protection6PENANAalIC1bKSTC

Mom nodded and decided to leave the subject alone. "Have a good day at school."copyright protection6PENANAoAfZYnBEWu

I nodded and kissed her cheek then left the apartment.copyright protection6PENANAHJ8IXqrQ89

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School wasn't any better. I still felt like people were talking about me behind my back, I didn't eat at lunch and gym was even worse. As I was changing back into my regular clothes after gym ended, I heard guys in the locker room talking about me.copyright protection6PENANAiN5xN4VpIR

"Hey, have you guys ever seen Ronnie eat?" One guy asked.copyright protection6PENANATqA18yrApz

"Nope. What is he like on a diet or something?" Another said.copyright protection6PENANAK5SfvNM6sc

"Don't girls normally go on diets? Why does HE have to go on one? He's not even good looking in the first place. Just going on a diet and starving yourself will only make you look uglier." The third one said.copyright protection6PENANABLZHiNMecu

I started to feel my heart pound in my chest.copyright protection6PENANA55VG74ezFD

"He's such a pansy I tell you." The first one said again.copyright protection6PENANA9pJ1FeOslh

I felt myself sniffing as I grabbed my shirt and started to put it on. That's when I realized that the guys stopped talking. I wondered if they left already?copyright protection6PENANAEX2EFlrrzD

"No. Because I didn't hear the door open and close." I whispered under my breath.copyright protection6PENANAWEJRlQVzqA

That's when I heard the sounds of a camera phone snapping a picture. I looked over my shoulder to see the three guys taking a picture of my bony body. I quickly pulled my shirt down and grabbed my jacket and bag then ran out of the locker room.copyright protection6PENANAdz0WAFbp8x

"RUN YOU LITTLE B**CH!"copyright protection6PENANAGMuJr94SBD

I can't take it anymore. I still have a few more classes to go to but I don't think I can go to them. So instead, I left the school. I wasn't about to go home because mom would want to know why I left school and then she'll realize that I haven't been eating. So the only place I can think of going to is the motel and see Niko. My feet just started to carry me there without warning.copyright protection6PENANAvxifpD6ldw

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