Old Bullworth Vale

Saturday

August 16

9:33 am

The Thompson boy ran beautifully. His long arms and legs moved flowingly and flawlessly, his body floating as if his feet weren't touching the ground. When he ran, he forgot about his father and his painful memory of the football game that haunted him since he was ten. Even his thoughts became sharper, and things were simple and uncomplicated- he felt could solve anything that wasn't school related when he ran or memorize football play patterns.

Often he rose early in the morning, before anyone else, and poured himself in liquid sun through the sunrise streets, and everything seemed beautiful, everything in its proper alignment, and nothing impossible the entire world attainable.

When he ran, he even loved the pain, the hurt of the running, the burning in his lungs and the spasms that gripped his calves. He loved it because he knew he could endure the pain, and even go beyond it.

Though on this particular morning he had a companion that was currently following him as they ran throughout the streets of Old Bullworth Vale.

"Hey, my legs are okay but my arms are killing me." Archie said as he and the Thompson boy made a rough turn right. Archie had decided to join his fellow Jock and friend on a morning run; Archie and the Thompson boy had stopped off at Yum Yum Market as Archie had gotten groceries for his mother who requested him get some for the house.

"We almost done running Adam?" Archie asked as their run continued their run. Adam smirked knowingly that Archie was ready to give up.

"Keep running!"

"You're some kind of nut," Archie said, humoring him. Adam and Archie immediately came to a stop as they ran into Old Bullworth Park and collapsed on the benches.

Archie came finally to a halt. Archie blew air out of his mouth as he collapsed on the edge of the benches. His chest rose and fell like human bellows. The Thompson boy sat on the step of the gazelle, his legs jack-knifed, his feet in the mud. He studied the leaves clustered beneath him as Archie caught his breath.

"One day left Adam." Archie said as he and Adam both looked at their surroundings of the park as other occupants didn't notice them. Adam sighed heavily and rubbed his neck.

"I know Arch." Adam said as he sat there lost in his thoughts how he could make his father proud of him and notice him. Within twenty minutes Archie had stood with the groceries in his hand.

"I gotta go Adam. I'll see later."

"Zombie Rising 2?!" Adam called out to the running Archie who called over the wall as he began to run back to his home.

"Zombie Rising 2!" Archie called as Adam nodded to no one in particular. Not too long after Archie's departing Adam followed suit and took the bus back home.

Adam pulled his keys out of his pocket and opened the door to his empty house. Adam called out to see if his mother, younger brother, or father were home.

"Mom! Dad! Conner!" Adam called out only to be met with silence. Adam shut the door and locked it as he went to his room for a shower. Adam turned his laptop on and chose his playlist to play while he showered.

Adam stripped off his clothes, grabbed his fresh clothes, and went into his bathroom placing his stuff on the closed toilet bowl.

We touch I feel a rush

We clutch it isn't much

But it's enough to make me wonder what's in store for us

Its lust, it's torturous

You must be a sorceress 'cause you just

Did the impossible

Gained my trust don't play games it'll be dangerous

Adam's laptop sang as the wide receiver began to lather his hair in the shower as the song continued over the showers rush of water.

If you fuck me over

'Cause if I get burnt imma show you what it's like to hurt

'Cause I've been treated like dirt before you

And love is "evol"

Spell it backwards I'll show you.

Nobody knows me I'm cold

Walk down this road all alone

It's no one's fault but my own

It's the path I've chosen to go

Frozen as snow I show no emotion whatsoever so

Don't ask me why I have no love for these motherfucking whores

Bloodsucking succubus's, what the fuck is up with this?

I've tried in this department but I Ain't had no luck with this

It sucks but it's exactly what I thought it would be

Like trying to start over

I got a hole in my heart, but some kind of emotional roller coaster

Something I won't go on 'til you toy with my emotions, so it's over

It's like an explosion every time I hold you, I wasn't joking when I told you

You take my breath away

"You're a super nova." Adam sang as he rinsed the soap out of his hair and began to wash the remaining suds off of his body. Adam stepped out of the shower and turned the water off and wiped the steam off of his mirror.

Adam dried his hair off and grabbed his gel and comb and began to style his hair. Adam slipped his shirt and boxers on walking back into his room, Adam turned his television on and turned his PlayStation 3 and waited for his game to load.

Adam scrolled through his contact list as the game loaded. Adam had stopped on Mariana's number and looked at it. Adam had heard from Archie that Mariana had caught the stomach flu before school started; Adam couldn't blame her something was going around that had hit his father, his brother, and Adam himself along with other Bullworth residents.

The character on Adam's screen popped up and Adam stopped looking at his phone and picked up his controller. After sending out an invite to Archie to join Adam's game Adam put his headset on and began to try and do the main mission until Archie popped into the game.

"A-Bomb!" Archie said as Adam chuckled at his antics. Within an hour both were slicing their way through hordes of zombies.

"You'll never believe who I saw at Yum Yum Market." Archie said as Adam had remained silent listening to his friend.

"Maria Rodriguez. Dude she's smoking hot when my mom and I were at the store she had dropped her lip gloss, so I'm just watching her bent over looking for it and man I tell ya she has a nice a-" Archie didn't get a chance to finish as Adam growled on the other end of the headset: A chuckle came out of Archie.

"Sorry man I forgot you have a thing for her." Archie said as Adam slightly blushed and began to deny his friend furiously over any feeling for Mariana.

"L-Look can we just focus on the game?" Adam said as Archie smirked on the other end. Archie knew whether or not Adam denied he had slight feelings for the Rodriguez girl the only problem though?: Her older cousin and the Kowalski kid were blocks in Adam's way despite Kowalski showing no romantic interest in Mariana.

There was just barely one day until their torture would begin.

End of Chapter 2

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