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you can find light in the darkest of places
Chapter one: last day
Raymond vough was walking the empty streets of London the rain beat on he’s clothes the night sky looked down upon him. Raymond vough skid along the path socked in he’s depression the water underneath he’s feet was cold and wet. He was walking in puddle that reached he’s ankle but he didn’t care he was having one of those days were you shouldn’t have gotten out of bed like the world just hates you.
First he was an orphan near a school which half the school kids have been to juvenile prison and back. If that’s not enough he was the number one target for bullies they pushed him around took he’s lunch set him on fire and the teaches sat around and laughed while the only person who sticks up for you gets teased and put in a bin why because Raymond vough was different he’s not smart or ugly but different for one he has shiny bright red eyes and he does things that make him feel strange like he’s here for a reason like he’s not just some dirty old poor orphan.
Raymond stoped walking when he saw the old rundown building it looked a mess the lawn was covered in weed there were three shattered windows laying on the floor the building had moss covering half the other side Raymond stoped and looked at the place he calls home he sat down on that rainy day thinking how things could get any worse he laid there thinking listening herring the pit-a-pâté of the rain falling on he’s clothes right then billy codger was standing right in front him cracking his knuckles Raymond stood up. ‘You little dirty wired are you ready for yore beating’ he snickered adrenaline rushed throw his body like you know that yore going to get in a fight Raymond was pumped up and ready to sprint at that moment.
‘And who’s going to beat me’
‘Me’ he said dignified
‘Right sure’ Raymond laughed
‘yore going to pay’ billy lunged a punched in Raymond direction but Raymond avoided it easily but billy staggered into the wall with a cry of pain he turned around and pulled out some kind if metal he lunged again and this time Raymond wasn’t so lucky he fell on the ground his shoulder bleeding he groaned but some how managed to get up with that Raymond rose his foot he stricked billy a cross the hip he hissed and fell on the ground billy was stuned laying on the floor in the shadows.
“How on earth have things gone so wrong” Raymond thought
Pit-a-pâté the rain the continued Raymond looked around the ally way and saw the only person he cared about and the only person who ever stood up for him her slender body dripping with water from the rain Raymond stood up to greet her he hoped she hadn’t seen what he done.
“Teresa what are you doing here “blurted Raymond
“Raymond come on don’t let them get to you” she pleaded
“That’s not it I’m just having a bad day” replied Raymond
“What sort of bad day” Teresa said
He breathed heavily
“Tes” he said he said putting he’s head down
“Yes” she said
“I’m sick of it I’m sick of it all the bulling running being picked on every body calling me a freak i am just tired of it all I have a plan its a very bad plan but I don’t care I’m running away I am not coming back I am going I don’t care where I am going just going and theirs nothing you can do about it” Raymond explained.
“Actually there is something I can do” Teresa replied
“Don’t ok just d-” stuttered Raymond
“I’m coming” Teresa said with her head held high when Teresa does that she’s not backing down.
“Yore what” Raymond tried to say
“Look I am yore best friend to ok and besides threes nothing for me here anyways” she said
“Yore not backing out of this are you” Raymond finally
“Not a chance” Teresa replied
“Well welcome a bored then” Raymond barked
“When do we leave” Teresa said
“Tomorrow morning” they both whispered
Teresa was Raymond’s best friend she stood up for him when no one else did and they were best friend for eight years but billy. Billy was those kind of people that like putting people down and usually he brought five kids with him.
They left that alley way and headed for the orphanage walking up the cold old stairs that lead up to the building they were both in a hurry to get out of the rain Teresa was always helping Raymond out she stood up for him when he was getting bullied she stayed with him when he was mad or upset they were the best of friends for almost 9 years.
They walked up the stone steps leading to the wooden door half way up the steps the door bursted open and an old wrinkled face woman stepped out waving her hand high over her head. “What do you think yore doing out so late you two”
“Am –we were am” Raymond half way managed to say
“Get inside no super for the both of you straight to bed now” the old hag yelled
They went up the wooden steps the place looked a mess the wood was chipped paint scratched there was graffiti every where what do you expect when a old nanny tries to take care of five orphan kids Teresa slept in the same room with Kim and Jessica Raymond slept with Gregory is small for he’s age he wears a white shirt with a green jacket and messy hair he has a patch on he’s pants.
In the room in front of Teresa it was about 12:00pm Raymond went to he’s bed and plummeted on top of he’s bed Gerogery was in the bunk below him there room was old and dusty it had a desk a bunk bed and a cupboard it was dull and boring “ so what adventures were you up to today ray”
“Same old “Raymond replied
“Say want to play an anther particle joke on ‘misses’ hag’ ” asked Gregory
“Not tomorrow got plans “said Raymond
“Oh right plans with Teresa right” Gregory teased
“Oh shut up it’s because you like her” Raymond replied half laughing
“No I don’t...I... who told you” shouted Gregory
“Gregory you tried to give her a note but ended up with Miss Thomason running from the orphanage to the mourning assembly and shouting her head off the whole school knows” said Raymond falling on the floor laughing he’s head off
“I said not to bring that up I still have the creeps from it” shouted Gregory that made Raymond laugh even harder then Gregory started to laugh by the end they were both on the ground giggling tears strolling down their eyes.
“What is all this fuss about go to SLEEP” yelled the nanny at the front of the door
There was complete silence no one dare made a noise she kept her old small beady eyes on them it was a cold hard stare as if someone had a gun to yore head (sound of passing wind) the silence was broken with the sound of giggling from Raymond with turned into an out burst of laughter from both Raymond and Gregory they laughed so hard there stomach almost burst
Miss Thomason gave up slammed the door and left.
The next day Raymond woke up he felt groggy and weird he bumped he’s head on the bunk in on top of him but this time Gerogery wasn’t hear to moan about it Raymond got dressed and went down stairs ever body was in the living room he felt like he was king of the world but he new that something was wrong because he had a sick turning felling in his belly
“Where is he were on a strict timetable we have the girl were is the boy” said the man
“Look just piss off yore not getting him” screamed Gregory
“Shut up” the man scolds Raymond walked down stairs to see what the fuss was all about what he saw chilled him to the bone Teresa was laying on the floor miss Thomas was trying to wake her the man was holding Gregory by the throat by Raymond’s guess the others were still sleeping “Run Raymond Run” shouted Gregory ‘crunch’ that was the last sound he made he plummeted to the ground with a loud thud
The man turned around and saw him Raymond’s soul froze he was scared out of he’s wits but he couldn’t move he couldn’t run all he could do what’s stare at the huge brut in front of him he sticked out he’s hand and muttered under he’s breath
The last thing he saw that day.
Raymond woke up the air was thick and it was hard to breath he’s eyes were fogy he turned and saw Teresa standing next to him wide awake they were on top of a plank are arms were tied together we were on top of a volcano the same man that killed Gregory was standing on the other side of the plank Raymond looked at him with the evilest eyes he could muster “finally woke up” he yelled “well in joy the trip.. Bye” he yelled and walked away.
“You awake” said Raymond
“Barley” tessera made out
“Where you think we are” asked Raymond
“Don’t got a clue” replied tes just then the plank gave way and we fell Raymond could feel the wind flushing throw he’s body he’s nerves took over and Raymond started to panic he looked to the side to see something to help them but saw tes falling with him her eyes closed her hair flying fluttering throw the air ‘for a moment there I was certain we were dead.