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I looked up to trace the voices I heard. And then I saw them. The Big Dogs. The most popular, dangerous boys in school. And I just had to run into them today. My best friend and I ran further into the dark forest. I never really liked the idea of moving here. My dad got a job here in Waterdale. He said it will be perfect for our now divided family. The town really has a lot of problems. Looks cheerful at the outside. But really murderous once in. Joey fell behind me.
“Joey! Up. Now” I said, “They are getting closer and closer”
Joey looked behind him, then at the knife stabbed into his ribs and looked up at me. I could see the defeat in his eyes when he said “Go ahead without me Blake. You are a smart guy. Take care of yourself.”
I reached down to help him up but he didn’t give me a hand. They were coming closer now and I could see Charles the captain of the team.
“Go. Run Blake, run” For the last time I looked at Joey in the eye. And for a moment I saw pain flash through them and then they were replaced by something more aggressive.
“Bye Joey.” And then I ran not able to look at him again. I ran past the big trees, the itchy, pointy branches on the floor.
Then I spotted the field leading to the city. Suddenly, there was an arrow to my leg. I fell to the floor and the last thing I saw was 3 guys pinning me up.
There is blood on my face and I can see the mayor’s house. Where am I? I look around and all I see is a clear field and some houses, all I see is Waterdale. Then the memories from last night come back like a roller coaster. And I shut my bloodshot eyes.