How it started
I wasn't always mad at the world. I didn't always have no self worth. I wasn't always the loose canon. I was once a happy child without any cares in the world. But that came to a crushing end few months before my 10th birthday. My mom was living in a different city at the time. So my older sister and I didn't see her all too much. Then one day I was happily doing my math homework (when I was younger I loved to do math homework. Still do kind of.) I was sitting at the dining room table trying to do my work, I do not remember the type of math, when my dad called my sister and me to the living room. When walking into the living room, we saw our mom sitting on the couch with a grim look on her face. At first Chelsea and I, were happy to see our mom since it had been some weeks since she came to Cedar Woods. But as soon as we noticed the grim look on her face our moods plummeted back down. "Kids we need to talk take a seat," my father said with strain in his voice, "please take a seat next to your mother." Then my mother spoke up with a gentle yet harsh tone to her voice, "Chelsea, Keegan," She looked at each of us as she said our name. "Your father and I, well you see, we are getting a divorce." The news over took me like a tidal wave. One minute I was sitting next to mom and Chelsea on the couch, then the next minute I am running out of the house to go to my secret place with shouts of my father, mother, and sister trying to get me to stop running and come back home. After a few hours I finally have collected my thoughts and made my way back home to the terrible news. When I walked back into the house I was met with the worry of my parents. "Son please we need to finish talking about this," my mother told me with a quiver in her voice. "What is there to talk about? My parents are getting a divorce and I cannot do anything about it. End of the story, there is no need to continue this discussion any longer." I told my parents in a stern yet semi hateful tone. "Boy don't you ever talk to your mother or me like that ever again do you hear? We brought you into this world and we can sure as hell take you out of this world!" My father roared in anger. "I don't care anymore. You spring that bullshit news onto us and expect Chelsea and me to be happy about it? Well that is some bullshit. There is nothing you can do to explain that will help me understand, so why try? No point in wasting your breath talking about something that I will never understand." Before they could say another word I went to my room grabbed a spare backpack and packed some clothes in it. Then went and grabbed my school backpack and the math homework off the table where I left it and walked out the door. Again there were shouts from my parents. Again I had ignored them and just walked on and on not really knowing where I was going. Then I had came onto a familiar doorstep. It was the doorstep of my Aunt and Uncle. I had walked for 2 hours. I did a soft rhythmic knock on the door. It was a knock my Aunt knew all too well because I had used it for years to signal to her that something was wrong, and that is was her nephew. "KEEGAN WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU DOING HERE?" My aunt shouted in horror upon seeing me without mom or dad. She then noticed I was crying. She wrapped me into a warm embrace. "Keegan did you walk here on your own?" She asked in a soft and gentle voice. I couldn't speak so I just nodded. "Oh sweet boy. Did something bad happen at home?" Once again I nodded. She hurried me into the house because the neighbors were getting a little too nosy. " Keegan, you do realize we have to call your parents right? My uncle said in a soothing voice. Unable to speak, I just nodded my head again. My aunt and uncle left to get ahold of my parents. I pulled out my unfinished math homework to finish it. I overheard bits of the conversation because my parents were on speaker and no one was being quiet. "HOW DARE YOU LET MY PRECIOUS 9 YEAR OLD NEPHEW WALK 2 HOURS AT NIGHT!" I heard my aunt roar in a venom and bitter tone at my parents. The everything softened up from there. I finished my work in no time waiting for my aunt and uncle to get back with the verdict of what my parents had said. I waited for a good 30 minutes after finishing my work. They had come back into the room with my parents on the phone. "Okay, tell him." My aunt had said in a venomous tone. "Keegan, dear you are going to stay at your aunts and uncles place until tomorrow morning. Then you will go to school and I will be there to pick you up straight from school. You will deal with this like anyone else in this family. And once you get home your behind is mine." My mother said in a straight up pissed off tone. "Like hell it is! You tell him what you told us or I will play the recording for him that I took of the conversation." My aunt told her sister in a evil tone. You see my aunt and my mom had never had a good relationship with each other. "Fine you can stay with them until you are ready to come home." My mom said sourly. "I don't ever want to go back home I don't want everything to change!" I said with a quiver. "Well tough shit boy you are coming home in a weeks time tops or I will personally call you in missing!" My father roared. "Like hell you will! Naomi and I will be fighting for custody of Chelsea, Keegan, Lacy, Lucy, and Lilly. You are not fit parents. (this information will be vital in a couple chapters) "They are our kids, not yours!' My parents said in unison. "All we need to do is pick up Chelsea and get Lacy, Lilly and Lucy from work." My uncle muttered. My aunt hung up on my parents and left me under the care of Nathan, Korbin, James, and Sasha, and went to get my siblings from where they are at. I started crying again. Everything that I had known and love was coming to an abrupt end.