I trudged through the school's hallways. It was way to earky for this.
How had I ended up in the situation, alone in my old middle school at four in the morning?
Great question. See, I don't know the answer.
They told me to. I was fine with it. Now it seems like less of a good idea.
You see, my little brother has this guy who is constantly picking on him. Like, full on abusing the poor kid.
I was going to get him back.
I regret telling my friends.
They persuaded me. Now here I am, a bag full of all sorts of stuff hanging on my shoulder.
The door's unlocked. Jaime made sure of that. Clarissa's job was the alarm system. Mai's job was stalling the principal, who insisted on showing up three hours early at this ungodly hour for no reason. James had been chosen to create a large distraction. I'm not sure what I'm waiting for, but Louis should send a signal when it's time to go in. Any second, any second.
The school bell goes off. God, that alarm brings back painful memories
That's gotta be the signal, just has to be. I carefully shove open the door, trying not to make a sound.
Just a few short hours later, I'm arriving to my own school day, more tired and dead than the average high school student.
My phone lets out the little PING! sound.
Glancing down, I see a text from my brother.
"You'll never guess what happened this morning..."