"Mrs. Young is Jeff Thomas in the nurse's office" I asked already knowing the answer. She replied. "Yes!" I left the cafeteria as fast as I could, and headed for the office area. Pete was there and he didn't look happy, but my business was with Jeff. He had a badly swollen black eye, a broken lip, and what might have been a head wound. He didn't respond to my presence at all, but I still felt as if I needed to be there next to him. Then I felt eyes on my back, I turned around to find Pete looking over my shoulder. "Why are you here?" Pete asked as if I wasn't welcome here. "I came here to see him!" now I wondered why Pete was here. "Do you know anything about what happened?" I asked as I stared at his eyes. "Yeah, it was Parker and James. I stopped them from beating on Jeff." Out of the vice principal's office came two officers along with Parker and James. All of this pain and suffering caused because they thought I was hitting on Pete. Pete's face spoke of betrayal and anger. He stared at our team-mates as they were put into the squad cars. Even I could feel his anger. As I was getting ready to leave a kid walked in who caught my eye.
He is tall around 5'9". His eyes are green and his hair is brown. He is very easy on the eyes. I hear him speak and I'm instantly taken. He's not quite a jock and not quite a prep. I overhear that he is new and that his name is Doug. I don't need him as a friend but I want him as a friend. Our gaze meets for a second. He doesn't break it and I felt a ping in my soul. "Hi" I broke the ice. "Hey!" my hopefully new friend said back. "My name is Alex." Hoping for something a little bit more. "Doug here, see you around." I hope he's right. I caught a glimpse of Pete and Jeff.
I was pulled back in by my heart. Pete was quick to acknowledge me. "Have you seen your car?" "No, did I need to worry about my car?" "You might want to check it out." I quickly made my way to my car. From what I could see the car was fine. I just wish the same were true for Jeff. Seeing him injured really got me upset. They couldn't get to me so my ex team-mates used Jeff's battered body as a message to me. Pete smiled at me and looked behind me. "I think the new guy enjoys the view." I turned my head and sure enough, Doug was catching a glimpse. He came in and saw Jeff. His face went from friendly to disgust. "What happened to him?" I turned my head to Jeff and then back to Doug and said "Homophobia.".