I remember them pushing me into a wall, I remember them kicking me and stepping on me, it got so bad that I couldn't even scream anymore, I remember them leaving me for dead, but I didn't stay that way. I've never been normal, I've never been the cool kid, the funny guy, the hot guy in 11th grade, I've always just been the weird, ugly, stupid, gay kid. Growing up in a small town was never a benefit for overly friendly Abel Crosswell, but what would he expect, being the only gay kid in his little high school. Even though Abel constantly got bullied for his unattractiveness, manipulated because of his kindness, and beat up because of his homosexuality, he constantly had a warm smile on his face. But there's only so much one boy can take, but after getting jumped and surviving, will an impending sickness just be the thing he needs to become a man, or will his new found thirst for blood and obsession with knowledge be the second death of him. "Curiosity killed the cat"