Author – Brian
Just before we went on spring break, Gavin, a new guy, started coming to our school it was his third day I have him in gym first period and math sixth period. He is one of those guys that is kind of full of himself all the girls talk about how cute he is, and he carries around this deck (has some brand new Court Graffik SE DC’s. I like them a lot.) He acts like he is better than everyone else type guy.
Gavin sits behind me in math and kicks my seat. I ask him to stop. He just looks at me. In gym class, he talks about nothing but skating and how good he is and how in LA he went to some skate park every day. After the third day. I overheard Mark in the gym say he was sick of Gavin and was going to steal his shoes, not sure why his shoes. Mark usually just picks a fight, and you do what he says after it is over.
The next day I made sure I finished in the locker room early, walked out sit down on the bleachers.’ Mark and Jeremy came running out and sit down close to where I was sitting and started talking, Jeremy said, did you get them, Mark said I got one before the coach came in. Mark said, let’s get out of here before Gavin says anything.
I wanted to see what happen, so I stayed, Gavin walked out carrying his stuff and sit down he opened his bag and pulled out his left shoe and put it on and reached in his bag for his right shoe and then picked up the bag and started going through it like crazy. He looked at me and said, watch my stuff and headed for the locker room. Gavin finally came back, grabbed his stuff, and said I hate this F*&#@ place and walked out the door.
I didn’t see him till sixth period. He walked in, wearing his left shoe and a dirty white sock. He was wearing shorts, the DC was Grey/Black/Grey, so it kind of stuck out. I ask him. Why are you wearing one shoe? He just looked at me and said, I F&%$ threw it away, so I had to walk around school all day without it. What do you think?
The next day we only had a half-day because Springbreak starts, and we get out early, so we just had roll call in the gym and sat in the bleachers till the bell. Gavin walked in after the bell and came over, sit down behind me. I couldn’t tell if he got his shoe back are had a different pair. I finally turned around and asked another friend sitting behind Gavin a question and looked down Gavin had on Jeans that same left DC and just a black sock on his right foot. I saw Mark walk in and sit down by Jeremy, so I moved over by them to see if they said anything. Mark asks Jeremy if Gavin said anything Jermey said no, but he only has one shoe. Mark started laughing and said, okay. Making sure He only has one from now on is my goal in life. (Mark is a bully and the popular guy) Jeremy asks Mark what did you do with Gavin’s shoe. All Mark said was which peace.
Gavin walked into sixth period and sat down I couldn’t help but look at his shoeless foot. Gavin said I will get even with whoever did this. I ask him, don’t you have other shoes? He said if I did, would I be sitting here with just a F&#$ sock on.
Spring break started, and so did the lockdown another story. I seen Gavin about five days later, turns out he lives one street over are backyards touch. He was in his back yard. He asks if I want to come over I said sure after a while I ask if he wanted to go to the park, he asks if I skate I told him I have never tried so we decided to see if I could, I can’t. Gavin grabbed his deck, and we walked threw his house to the front door, and he stopped and slid that same DC on he had worn at school. I said you still only have one shoe. Gavin said we went to get new ones, and everything was closed for the virus, so my dad ordered them online, and then I got an email saying they are on backorder, and we don’t have money to get any. I told him I had a pair he could borrow. I feel bad for him, but he said it was good he would wait.
He has turned in to a good friend, but I have never told him what happen because he may get mad at me. It has been fun watching people when they see him walking around, missing his right shoe, and they ask why? He says I threw it away are I’m saving for the other one. You can tell it embarrasses him. To be honest, I think it is kind of cool