The Last Class
Tokyo was where I supposed to be right now, with my mom. I lived there with my mom for a few years. But it was over after my mom took a highway to heaven, to meet my dad. My mom died because she got a crash. It’s my fault actually.That time I was quite late for home. I sent her a Short Text Message, I didn’t knew that she was driving at that time. She didn’t even send me the reply yet. When I checked her phone, she wrote “I'm on my way, son. :D ”. But it was too late for her to press the send button. I couldn’t stop a tear. I’m stuck with no one there. And few days later, I decided to back to Ohio.
Ohio is the best place to live. I loved the smell of this town. And I never forget about it. I lived in Ohio when I was in Elementary School. In the 4th grade, my mom had to take a job in Tokyo. And when she died. I’m back to this town and lived with my best grandma.
I took the Acceleration Class. I wanted to finish high school as soon as possible. I wanted to be like My Mom. And lived happily ever after, without the accident part.
It was rainy day, after the more schedule in school I decided to take a bus for home. There were many girls infront of the school. But I’m just ashamed to talk to them. I ran away from them. Not far from me, my teacher came. Her name is Mrs. Evans. He brought me an umbrella. I shocked. I didn’t know what to say. My face burned. She talked to me. Asked me several question. “ Ben, are you taking an extracuriculler ?” she asked me politely. “No, Mrs Evans.” I’m totally blushing. “I’m just taking more lesson to understand all of this stuff”.
“It must be hard to be an honor roll right, Ben ?”. She smiled at me. Honestly, I just don’t know how to chill with people. All the way to the bus, I just smiled to her.
In the bus, something happened. We saw 3 bullies beating a child. When Mrs. Evans saw it, all of sudden, she cames to them. And I just staring at them with no want to help. I’m scared. “You guys ! Stop doing that !” Mrs Evans yelled at them. The bullies turned up to Mrs Evans. They pushed Mrs Evans. And struck her down. That made me more stunned than ever. “Ben, called the driver !” . I’m turning my way to the front of the bus. But, before I go, they wrapped me up and pushed me right next to Mrs Evans. We didn’t know what to do next.
Suddenly, from the outside bus , came a boy. “You shouldn’t treat a woman like that ! -----“ . He pounded them in the face. It was really awesome. Like a video game. He was beating up all of them with no mercy. The Bullies got down. They were bleeding everywhere.
The bus started to go. And the bullies ran away from us. I’m thanking God so much. I really didn’t know what to do that time. The only thing I though was “ I have to thank him” . Then I came to him, I sat beside him with Mrs Evans.
“ I – I want to say thank you fo – for --- Josh, is that you ?” I was very shocked when I saw his face. He is my friend. My Bestfriend when I was child. “Ben ! You came back !! I’m miss you so much buddy !! How’s you going ?” . He stunned too.
“I’m fine Josh ! I’m sorry this is Mrs. Evans . She is my spanish teacher --- ough !” He hit me with a pound . When we were child, Josh always covering me up. When the bullies teased me. Or maybe tried to kill me. Josh standed up and fought those bullies. Like just what he did for me that time. “Well, Ben --- Mrs Evans. Let’s go to my home. It’s right over that place, I’m surely think that my mom will be so happy to see you, Ben. Come on ---“
We decided to take a break on Josh’s house. His mom was very nice to me. I remembered when I was child, when my mom was too busy enough for picking me up. I always stayed until night and do homework with Josh and his mom. I couldn’t forget when his mom said “You will never get anything if you always watching that freak show on TV !” . Josh wasn’t quite smart. But he always great at sport. I never can’t compete with him about sport. “You’re so lucky to be smartboy Ben !”. Sometimes he complined about how much smarter I am than he was. But we always helped each other. When Josh needed me, I always ready to help. So did Josh. And for the pay, sometimes his mom made me a Souffle . And she made me again that night.
We talked about everything. About how’s my mom died, my school, my grandma, my girl ( I couldn’t speak anything about that), Josh’s school. I didn’t even know that Josh took Boxing Club. He did a big change on his life !