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32 “Well its actually happening ma’, I’m goin’ back to school.”Rufus said. “I want you to know, I truly am proud of you Rufus.” His mother replied. Curtis and Janet went to a different school then Rufus but he still walked them to school then walked himself to school. On his way to school a car followed him very slowly but Rufus kept walking. When he got to school it looked the same on the outside that it always had. Rufus pushed open the doors at Searingtown School and yelled “I’m back!” All of his friends ran over to hug him. He went down to the office to get a tour he thought he didn’t need because he remembered every single solitary thing about this place. While the tour was going on everything going on was a blur. He looked left, right and left again, admiring the changes the school had made. “Wow” he sighed. “Is there a problem Rufus?” the tour guide asked. Rufus answered, “When I was here the wall paint was all chipped, there were broken windows and holes in the walls.” “Oh ok, well that concludes our tour and this door on your right is your first period class.” The tour guide replied. Rufus walked in and sat at an available seat at the back of the class room. He opened his notebook and took notes even though he didn’t understand anything that was going on. By the time 5th period came around it was time for lunch he was starving. All of his friends called him over and asked him to sit with him. Momma didn’t make him a big lunch because they didn’t have that much food in the house and then needed to split it 3 different ways. Allison who used to have a big crush on Rufus sat right next to him. Mitchell and Charlie sat across from him and Christina, Alisha and Sammy sat around them. When the bell rang he went to his locker and when he got to class he looked out the window and saw the same car that followed him to school. The only person he thought of was Simon. But he didn’t have a car? Rufus ran to the office to explain the story but when he got to the office, Simon was standing there holding the office workers hostage. Rufus screamed “Why are you here? What do you want?!” Simon chuckled and said “…You” Rufus said “Fine, just please don’t hurt anybody!” “Alright you’re coming with me!” Simon yelled. He brought him in his stolen car and took him to an alley, where they met the rest of the Gassers. Simon said,”If you hit back I shoot you, got it?” Rufus said, “Ok, but what’s going on?” suddenly Simon grabbed his arms and held them behind his back. The Gassers punched and kicked, harder and harder, beating him so bad he collapsed to the floor. Baby and the Moors happened to be walking past and saw this big commotion but couldn’t tell who was being beat. Rufus struggled but he got enough strength and whispered, “Help me!” Baby and the gang instantly broke out in a fight with the Gassers. Simon’s gun went off 3 times. One hit Baby’s arm and the other two hit Shankman. Rufus Ran as fast as he could to the police station and told them what had happened. Five cop cars and two ambulances left the station at a rush. Baby and Shankman were rushed to the hospital while both gangs were brought to the station for questioning. The Gassers were questioned and sent to jail for 25 years. Rufus went home but no one was there so he got cleaned up and changed. When suddenly he heard a knock at the door. So Rufus answered it and saw a big man standing there. He said, “Son…?” Rufus said, “Ernie is that you? You’re my dad?” “Yes and I’m so sorry I didn’t tell you at the training.” “It’s ok I’m just so overwhelmed right now.” “Don’t be” Ernie said. “I left once but I’m not leaving again.” Etta, Curtis and Janet walked in and they all hugged. The next day Rufus went back to school. On his way there all of the gangs came up to him and thanked him, thanked him for getting the Gassers in jail. All of the gangs joined the Moors and didn’t do such bad things anymore. Rufus didn’t have to worry about anything or Simon anymore.

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