Chapter 1: Welcome

Humphrey's P.O.V.

I was beginning to awake from a fantastic slumber with an extraordinary dream. The dream seemed so real to me, my girlfriend was the girl I had a crush on ever since second grade, her name was Kate Smith. My name seemed like a piece of shit compared to hers, Humphrey Dalton, what a name. After noticing what time it was, I had to get ready and fast! While putting on my clothes for my first day of High School, my clumsy body tripped while hitting the corner of my nightstand. I didn't cry out in pain because my body has a high pain intolerance. Mu outfit was a plain old T-Shirt and some khaki jeans. While exiting my bedroom, a familiar scent made its way into my nostrils. The scent was the 'breakfast of the century' as my mom liked to call it. Making my swift way toward the staircase and almost tripping again, I made my way downstairs safely. The scent was hitting my nostrils so strongly since I was closer to the kitchen than I was upstairs. Making my way into the kitchen and seeing the sight that made me drool. After noticing my accidental drool, I got a paper towel from the cabinet and wiped it up.

"Good morning, son." My mom greeted.

"Morning." I replied.

"Are you ready for the 'breakfast of the century?" She asked with a humorous tone.

"Always am." I replied plainly.

The breakfast was Waffles, over-easy Eggs, Toast, and to top it all off, the best food on Earth, Bacon. My mom pointed out to me that I was about to drool again. Sucking up the drool back into my mouth made me shiver, it tasted pretty bad. So the decision was to spit out the drool, the toilet. I spit out the horrible tasting drool and made my way into the kitchen again. My breakfast was on the countertop waiting to be devoured by the man that loved it the most, Humphrey Dalton, with the shitty ass name. After taking the first bite of this wonderful food my body became addicted and my stomach was growling for more. With no signs of undercook nor overcook it was just as perfect. The second bite seemed to better than the first. While closing my eyes to savor the astounding flavors that were in my mouth, I didn't even notice the time passed on five minutes. I sighed because I didn't want to eat this breakfast fast, that would just ruin the moment. 'Just go with the flow.' My head spoke. The toast didn't taste as good as it did two four minutes ago while eating fast. Finishing my breakfast faster than unexpected, I washed off all the bits and crumbs that were leftover on the plastic plate. I made my way upstairs after my plate was washed off. My second thing to do while getting ready for school was to brush my teeth. My teeth are naturally white with no signs of getting braces, there's just this one yellow spot on my teeth that is unable to get off. I picked up my Oral-B toothbrush, wetted it, and put Colgate Toothpaste on my toothbrush, and began to brush my teeth. After two minutes of brushing my perfectly white bottom teeth, I began to brush my-almost perfect-top teeth. After finishing brushing my teeth, I put on some cologne and deodorant, to smell nice to some girls and just to smell good because who would want to walk into school on the first day of school and see everybody collapse by taking a whiff of his/her dog shit smell. Anyway, let's get back to the real world instead of the imaginary world inside your head. I got all my school supplies and organized them into my backpack. My backpack was a hand-me-down. It wasn't that big, but it really needs to be for all the binders and supplies that I'm going to be bringing home from school. One thing that I really don't want to happen is for Garth to bully me this year. He's been bullying me ever since second grade in elementary school just to look cool to everyone, but I could tell he wasn't being cool to everyone because Kate hates bullies, at least that's what I've heard. I hope my friends weren't lying to me because my body just can't tolerate with liars. After coming back into the real world once again, I was getting ready to head to school. I was about to exit my house before someone tapped me on my shoulder. After turning around to see who tapped me, my dad was standing right in front of me.

"Have a good day at school, Humphrey." He said.

"I'll try." I replied plainly once again.

"You might think school is boring, but high school is a really changed school. You get so much freedom dude, and I know you have been talking about getting more freedom." He said.

"Yeah, I know." I said.

"Now you go get a girlfriend for once." He said smiling at me.

"Haha, very funny." I said.

I exited my house and right when my eyes looked up they realized my friends sitting on the curb, probably waiting for me, the slowpoke for today. While I was walking towards them Kate's image popped into my head. She had those perfect curves, beautiful smile, blonde hair, tan skin, and those blue eyes just made me almost drool and got me excited in the lower region. After noticing the excitement in the lower region, I pushed the thought out of my mind and tucked in my Long John Silver just in time before my friends noticed me.

"Well, about time your slow ass showed up." Salty said.

"Sorry, just a lot of thoughts, and I overslept." I said.

"Like always." Mooch said.

"Let's just get going, I don't want to get a late referral on our first day of high school." I said.

"Couldn't agree with you more." Shakey said while we started to walk.

We all lived close to school, so we just walk to school. The walk has some treacherous paths while going through a corner of the woods. On our way toward the school we talked about random topics and we had a dirty banter. The dirty banter can sometimes be annoying, but not all the time. While we were walking, some cars passed us by with the drivers giving us some hateful glares. I didn't know why, but maybe they just had problems with teenagers like most people do. When we were almost there, Garth was now stepping outside his house. We crouched down behind some bushes to spy on him. He looked like an ordinary jock teenager, but on the inside, he's a hateful, mean, and ruthless bully. We finally reached our destination, Jasper High, with the sign with its name printed right on it with the school's quote 'We work hard and play hard.' 'What a quote.' I thought. I stood there thinking about what was to come during this school year. My friends were already making their way into the school while I was still thinking. This school year might be bad, but my only goal was to make new friends because my friend skills are so low. 'Welcome to High School, Humphrey.' I thought to myself before entering the school.