They call her the mute freak, although she doesn't know. They think all mutes are freaks. But they are wrong. Maybe the freaks are the ones who call out others. ___ "You have any mutes in your class?" New boy asked. I lifted my head from the desk, my eyes meeting with his. "Not that I can think of." "What about her?" His finger pointed straight at me. "Oh her, no-one knows she exists." "Do people beat her up or summin. She looks pretty battered."