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My World is Slowly Falling Apart.
King Cosmic
Jan 12, 2018
5 Mins Read
No Plagiarism!OoQ75kgN4yRWvEwnZwtpposted 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 protection19PENANAVRVfPKIhnH

"Hey. You going somewhere?" He asked.copyright protection19PENANAXc5Nkb8AZc

I slowly nodded.copyright protection19PENANA9Q9EvF2ucw

"Oh. Okay." He said with a smile.copyright protection19PENANAU7nQncA6tY

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 protection19PENANANrbTev5n55

"Why didn't you eat this?"copyright protection19PENANAAfWJUrpXWB

I stood there, not sure what to say.copyright protection19PENANAtRJQH63hcw

"I...i have to go." I quickly said then walked out of the room.copyright protection19PENANAf0YqUcW0A2

"Hey!" He called out then dropped the bag into the trash can before following after me.copyright protection19PENANA5ah1Tbsi8p

Niko grabbed my arm and pulled me back. I stopped walking and stared at him.copyright protection19PENANAUCgDtXKwfX

"What's going on? Why are you leaving so soon? Do you have to be somewhere?"copyright protection19PENANA3vY1WSeSTO

I nodded. "School."copyright protection19PENANAUYZbZSnsbw

Niko stared at me, searching my face. "Is that all?"copyright protection19PENANAR588JC5u8k

I narrowed my eyes, feeling my defense coming up. "What is this? 20 questions?" I said then continued to walk away.copyright protection19PENANArbQpdMirEb

"Charlie!" He called out and started to follow after me again.copyright protection19PENANAgyafK987Cj

"Charlie! Why are you leaving?" He shouted.copyright protection19PENANAEupNC9pHDx

"I told you! I have school! Don't YOU have school too?" I shouted back.copyright protection19PENANA25JSvWENoj

Niko then stopped walking. "I dropped out."copyright protection19PENANAZES9UCj2KW

I stopped suddenly then slowly turned and looked at Niko.copyright protection19PENANAmoqLb2VBKy

"What? What do you mean you 'dropped out'?" I asked.copyright protection19PENANA8MESF9PkWd

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 protection19PENANADWSv6M8qPS

"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 protection19PENANAmbhMXsOS3y

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 protection19PENANArcl550eUlb

"I'm...i'm sorry. That must be terrible. Is she okay?" I finally asked.copyright protection19PENANA8Z81ueODED

Niko shook his head. "She died. Almost a year ago."copyright protection19PENANAv1OMNLfCEj

My heart dropped. "That musta been horrible for you..." I nearly whispered.copyright protection19PENANAb5wxbBypwT

Niko nodded. "It's okay. I've gotten better."copyright protection19PENANABESJFnYu0D

This was too much for me and I still need to go to school and see my mom. I have to go now.copyright protection19PENANA7vEWisIy5m

"I...I have to go. I'm sorry." I quickly said then started to walk away.copyright protection19PENANARhsoODZm3v

"Wait! Are you coming back? Will I see you again?"copyright protection19PENANAgEa9oQwmkx

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 protection19PENANAZr3Enl65Ub

I quietly walked into my apartment. "Mom! You here?" I called out.copyright protection19PENANAsLtU9hy9EC

My mom then emerged from her bedroom. When she saw me, she ran up to me and hugged me.copyright protection19PENANAFVgP4FFB1Z

"Where have you been? I've been worried sick about you!" She said then looked at my face.copyright protection19PENANA81rcFPyMVs

"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 protection19PENANAYodrinJRxn

"It's okay. Just remember next time to tell me where you're going. Didn't you have your cell phone?"copyright protection19PENANAtciK1npHYr

I shook my head. "Not really."copyright protection19PENANAH7t9j9YRVU

Mom nodded then hugged me again. I sighed. "I guess I better get to school."copyright protection19PENANAkTiykBV3st

She pulled away from me and stared at me then nodded. "You should. Keep your mind on other things."copyright protection19PENANArWFKGH86o7

I nodded then went to my room to grab my book bag.copyright protection19PENANAy5e1eyadq6

"Is dad home?" I asked once I came out of my room.copyright protection19PENANA7KZqik1eou

"No. He left earlier. And, Ronnie, where did the five boxes of frozen dinner food come from?"copyright protection19PENANAIQqnA74Ids

I gulped and stared at her. "I...bought it from the market. Why?"copyright protection19PENANAQLy4MNDX04

Mom nodded and decided to leave the subject alone. "Have a good day at school."copyright protection19PENANA38P3z7nAmM

I nodded and kissed her cheek then left the apartment.copyright protection19PENANA54CwsdDwWQ

***copyright protection19PENANAZMCyRplvmm

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 protection19PENANAzquot3wRET

"Hey, have you guys ever seen Ronnie eat?" One guy asked.copyright protection19PENANAEKXggquTWr

"Nope. What is he like on a diet or something?" Another said.copyright protection19PENANAKWemu5LPA8

"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 protection19PENANAbayGz2K5Tp

I started to feel my heart pound in my chest.copyright protection19PENANAYy9WPpmjjj

"He's such a pansy I tell you." The first one said again.copyright protection19PENANAK3fZpK4bAF

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 protection19PENANAjLQSspUcuO

"No. Because I didn't hear the door open and close." I whispered under my breath.copyright protection19PENANACtmLqbbMuu

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 protection19PENANA6fxmeX6j8G

"RUN YOU LITTLE B**CH!"copyright protection19PENANAZrsPjUfe7J

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 protection19PENANA2JdovDzGq4

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