I never knew

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William looked up at the tall house before him. He dreaded the moment he would have to open the large wooden door, step inside and call this place home. As he slowly walked up the rocky path he thought about the moment his parents had told him that they were moving.

          "What?" he had screamed so loudly that his mother cringed away from him. "Son, I know it will be hard but we have no choice, my company transferred me and that's that." His father had calmly stated. "But, we can't move! My whole life is here, my friends, Sarah!"William shouted back. "Sweet heart you'll make new friends, think of this as a new start. It will be an adventure!" his mother exclaimed excitedly.

     So that was that and a month later there he stood in his new town Sun ridge. It was a small town the kind you see in horror movies, isolated from the rest of civilization. William wouldn't be surprised if an axe murder strolled into this town. He opened the door and cautiously walked in. It was a very old, large house. William sighed, his new life started now. He walked up the stairs and peered into the first room; it was big but already had his parents' bags in it, so he moved on. The next room wasn't as large as the previous one but it was decently sized. William stepped in and put his suitcase by the bed already placed in the middle of the room. He sat down and closed his eyes. Tomorrow was his first day at his new school and to say that he was a little nervous would be an understatement.

   The rest of William's day consisted of unpacking his bags and boxes and trying to avoid all contact with his parents, which was hard because every ten minutes one of them would pop their head in to ask if he was okay.

   That night William lay in his bed thinking of the day to come and as he was drifting off to sleep he had a terrible feeling settling in his gut.

   Morning seemed to come as soon as he closed his eyes. William got out of bed and dressed in a pair of worn out jeans and a plaid shirt, looked in the mirror and grumbled at how tired he looked. As he headed downstairs he heard his mother singing the tune to "Eye of the Tiger." This could mean one thing; she was trying to lift Williams's low spirits with homemade pancakes. He walked into the kitchen, dragging his feet and sat down at the table. "Morning sweetie," His mother chirped. "Morning," William huffed back trying to convey all the distaste he felt at her cheery attitude. "Are you ready for school?" She asked oblivious to the dirty looks she was receiving from her son. "I guess." William ate his break feast quietly and very slowly. When he was finished he grabbed his bag, mumbled a goodbye and reluctantly walked out the front door.

      William's new school was much smaller than any other school he had seen before. He looked down at his shoes as he walked through the hallway, trying to avoid all eye contact with the people starring at him. All of the sudden he crashed into something. "Hey watch where you are going!" He heard a high pitched voice call out. "Sorry, sorry." William whispered embarrassed. He looked down at the person he had just run into. It was a girl with very blond hair, piercing green eyes. To most she would appear beautiful but to William only Sarah was. "Oh, it's okay." The girl said smiling at him, her eyes twinkling. "I'm Kate; you're new, what's your name?" William stared at her think about how annoying he already found Kate. "I'm William and yeah I am new." Kate stepped up closer to him and put her hand on his shoulder, "well if you need anyone to show you around I'm here." Oh shit Kate obviously liked him. William tried to take a step back but Kate moved with him. "Well it's not that big of a school but if I need your help I'll ask okay?" Kate looked surprised but she kept smiling as she whispered, "are you sure, we would have a lot of fun." William was about to politely inform this persistent girl that he did not think they had the same idea of fun when down the hall he heard a loud voice call out, "What the hell do you think you are doing with my girl?!"  Kate mumbled an oh crap as an ogre of a boy stomped up to them and pushed them away from each other. "Katie," the boy yelled. "Who the hell is this asshole?" Kate's eyes looked back between William and the giant boy, her eyes finally resting on the boy she said in a light, timid voice, "this is William he's my new friend." "And why were you and your new friend so damn close?!" The boy questioned loudly. William wondered where all of the teachers were, but his thought was immediately interrupted by Kate yelling out, "Why do you always have to be such a jealous jerk Levi! I'm sick and tired of it and I'm sick and tired of you!" Apparently the boys name was Levi and man did Levi look mad. "How am I not supposed to be jealous when you're flirting with this tool?" Levi hissed at Kate. Kate spoke with less volume but more venom in her voice, "you could trust me! That's what you're supposed to do, but you don't! God you always do this and it's humiliating! I'm done with you, we're over!" before Levi could reply, Kate stomped away furiously. William was beginning to feel very uncomfortable and was wondering if he could quietly escape when Levi turned to him. "You, this is your fault. God I'm going to kick your ass so hard! You're going to pay for this if it's the last thing I do!"  William was thinking that he should probably run but before he could, Levis' friends showed up. "Who's the tool, Levi?" One of the guys said in a very intimidating voice that made William shiver with the fear of what was to come. "This is the jerk that just got Kate to break up with me!" Levi growled loudly. William saw Levis' friends eyes go wide with shock then settle into anger. "Well that was a very bad idea; I guess we're just going to have to teach you a little lesson." The big guy now standing next to Levi said menacingly. William was afraid to say the least. He knew this was going to end with him in a lot of pain from the look of these guys. William took a deep breath trying to calm himself. "Okay, listen guys; I really don't want any trouble. Your girl was all over me, I didn't do anything!" William knew almost instantly that this had been the wrong thing to say. Levis' eyes flashed with rage and he roared, "are you calling Kate a slut?!" "No, no, that's not what I meant at all!" William defended, but it was too late. He saw Levi and his friends form a semi circle around him and he knew that nothing could be done to stop the beating he was sure to get very soon. "Shut up!" One of the guys hissed, "Just take your ass-kicking like a man!" William eyes flickered with fear, he wasn't weak by any means but he stood no chance to these beasts. He closed his eyes as he was pushed harshly into a locker and waited for the pain, but it never came because in the next moment someone called out, Mr. Clemens what do you and your friends think you are doing?!"

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