Saturday, 6 October 2007
03:52:54 PM (GMT)
I decided to take a shortcut home but as I passed the alley, a hand pulled me in. I
was knocked to the ground and a shadow hovered over me. I began to scream but the
same hand covered my mouth.
“Shut up or I’ll kill you!”
I shut my mouth instantly. I didn’t want to die yet. In the moon’s reflection I
got a good look of my attacker. It was a boy who looked a little bit older than me.
His face and clothes were dirty but he had really good features so I could tell he
was extremely good-looking. But this was not a time to think about such things.
He held a table knife at my throat and said, “Give me all your money or I’ll kill
you.” I panicked but I knew what to do. I used the move I wanted to use on my
stepmom every time she pinned me down and hit me. I kicked him hard right into his
family jewels. He gasped and fell to the floor, dropping the knife. I picked up my
groceries and ran.
I guess you can call me the dumbest person alive. I was afraid I had kicked the boy
too hard and permanently damaged him. Besides, since my life is hell already, I
didn’t want him to go through it too. So I turned back.
When I came back to the alley, the boy was still lying on the floor. He was moaning
softly. I lifted him up gently. “Are you okay?” I asked. He shook his head no.
“I’m sorry,” I said to him. I reached into my pocket and pulled the money Mr.
Choi gave me. “If you need money, then here. All I have is ten dollars.”
I placed the money in his hand and walked away. He looked at me with this weird
expression that I couldn’t read. I picked up my groceries and this time I left
without turning back. I could tell the boy was watching me as I was walking away…
Ji Won stared at the girl who had just walked away. ‘She must be the nicest or
dumbest person in this world,’ he thought. He began to stand up but had to use the
wall for balance. That girl had kicked him a little too hard. Ji Won had just run
away from home again. He had ran away so many times that the alley was his second
home. When he ran away he always stole his parents’ money.
They were the richest people in all of Hawaii but they were also the most messed up
family. His dad would have a lot of women with him and would betray a friend if it
would bring him money. His mom, on the other hand, was an exact duplicate of his dad.
She always had these young men around her and spend money like crazy. His parents
were divorced and lived on opposite ends of Hawaii. ‘Bitch and bastard,’ thought
When he ran away this time, he didn’t have the chance to steal any money from his
dad. So he had no choice but to rob somebody. When he saw the young girl walking out
of the store, she seemed to be the perfect target. But things didn’t turn out as
Ji Won kept wondering why the girl gave him the money even though he could have
killed her. Ji Won knew he couldn’t take the money because she was the first person
in his messed up life that was nice to him because she wanted to be, not because she
wanted something from him. He wanted to give the money back. When he gained some of
his strength back, he began to chase her…