I agree, even worse, calculus homework, gross.
Besides the homework? Working on cars, it’s been a rather uneventful weekend.
Oh man, Kurt. How do you even deal with math that advanced?
I think an eventful weekend is good. Atleast a nice break from all of the weird shit.
I mostly just read comics and avoided my work. But it’s finally time to buckle down and do it before it’s due.
Homework during the weekend shouldn’t be legal.
What’s everyone up to?
Dogs can’t jump this high. I’m fine.
…you’re starting to sound like Rory…
Rory? The dude with the, uh, the uhm, parents..
Dude. No, nevermind that. Trust me. Don’t get hurt.
If I wake up tomorrow and find out you died, I’m going to pee on your grave, dude.
Sam that’s, horrible, I’m so sorry.
I hope not, I don’t think so either, I don’t think there’s a pack, I only saw one and it was all alone…
It’s…it’s fine. Not really. But..you know.
No changing it. Except for years of therapy.
Well hopefully that one hasn’t found my house yet..
…Mike Chang is literally my next-door neighbor. I’ve known him for years. He was one of the people I was thinking, actually.
and…Matt? Wasn’t…the person from his church attacked by the wild dog that’s on the prowl?
Tonight’s pretty creepy, Sam. I’ve already heard two howls. I’m really glad I’m safe and sound on my roof…
Seriously? What a weird coincidence.
He…he knew that person too? Oh man, his church lost two people then? I mean, that would make it about 300x more likely that he’d want to join, dude.
Dude no, not on the roof man. If it’s the same dogs that killed my mom, I’m pretty sure they can jump onto the roof. You need to get inside your house dude. Please.
Yeah, she went to work one day and just, didn’t come home. Apparently there was an accident, I don’t really know dad doesn’t like to talk about it.
Just, I know how you feel.
I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t be after your body spray Sam, I think it has more to do with your natural scent. I don’t really think you can change that..
I’m sorry to hear. I…my mom? It happened outside my bedroom window..
So at..atleast you didn’t get to see the grisly details.
Oh..Oh so then I guess I’m totally screwed?
I’ll keep that in mind.
Thanks, Sam. All this…it means a lot to me. I’m glad I have someone to call on if…this stupid idea ever actually comes into being. I don’t know if it’s…something we should talk about seriously doing or not. I mean…we’re kids. But…what happens to, if not the world, than just our community, if we don’t even try?
…do you know anybody else we can call? I…might have a few ideas. But I’d never ask them to do anything like this.
Hey, it’s no problem, really. And it’s like those commercials on Disney channel say or whatever. Kids can change the world if they put their mind to it. Like all those kids who start homeless shelters and junk? Except we’re going to save our town. And if we’re the only guys in this town who can see sense and know that it needs saving, then it’s our responsibility, right?
With great power, comes great responsibility. And uh, I guess our power is uh, being not crazy?
Hmm.. My friend Matt would probably be all for this. He…he lost someone from his church to this. And I think he’d be for saving her. I’m not really sure. Maybe Mike? If you’ve met him? Mike Chang? He knows martial arts so we can see if he’d be interested…
I, lost my mother too, when I was eight, it’s, hard, it gets easier but the pain never truly goes away.
Sam, I, I don’t think that would happen. I’m sure it was just a random attack on your mom. But, I don’t know, maybe it’s best to stay away from packs of dogs?
I guess so, you’re right. At least I know now…
You did? I…I never knew that about you. I guess there’s not much I can know from the bit we see each other in school. I’m sorry too then. Because, well, you’re right. It’ll always hurt.
But you never know right? What if they know my smell. Oh dude, maybe I should get a different body spray?
The cost won’t drive me crazy if I don’t actually do it.
I just…maybe we should just…be prepared. In case we need to…do something. I’m not sure how much I can take though. Realistically. I mean…I box, I fence, and I can win people over with a grin and a complement…but…my first instinct in a crisis is also to run away. I try to stand up and I end up…backing down.
It’s not what I mean to. It’s just what happens.
…there’s a reason Pottermore put me in Hufflepuff, I think…
Hey, dude, I said I got your back, right?
These abs come at a price. I do quite a bit of martial arts myself. I’ve got your back in any situation that makes you feel like running.
I was sorted as Gryffindor. Unrelenting, obnoxious bravery at all costs. If we do have to do something about all of this, I’m your number one. Trust me, if it comes to a bunch of teenagers saving the day, I’m down.