He was silent as his eyes studied my emotionless face "I'm not..." "you're not what, gay?" I laughed "don't even try that one" he ran a hand through his messy hair "Ryder... you'll always be Kriss" I looked down at him "You do realize that I am Kriss..." "And that's the problem! You'll always be the little, gay freshman I bullied! I bullied you so bad that you almost, you almost-" "I'm not that person anymore... I've changed" he shook his head "It doesn't matter, to me you'll always be little Kriss Dawson" "If I remember correctly that's not what you called me... ever." Kriss Dawson has had it hard. He lost his father and brother in an accident, his mother has poor taste in men, his little sister Charlie is deaf, he almost committed suicide and now he gets to start senior year with the one kid who made freshman year hell for him. But, Kriss has changed in the three years he's been gone... He's taller, stronger and a whole lot meaner, plus he goes by the name Ryder now.