Rule One: Keep your head down.
Rule Two: No eye-contact. Ever.
Rule Three: Avoid them as much as possible. Pretend you don’t see them.
Rule Four: Even though you’re one of Them, don’t make any contact. No matter what happens.
It’s been another boring day. It seems like all my teachers have ganged up on me and gave me as much homework as possible. My backpack has so many books my back is crying with pain, but I ignore it. I keep my head down, watching my feet walk towards home, a safe haven. One of Them walk past me, with a girl about my age. Too bad she’s going to die soon. She looks pretty. I snap my head back down, memorizing the cracks in the sidewalk.
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