All throughout wheel Genny get picked en Because he was smaller than the
ether kids. and warden
Eberyone was unbearably mean In him and It made me slut-
i djin' t want tn risk becoming an nutcase enough tn actually become his friend,
hull was decent tn the kid.
I said helm tn him new in awhile, asked haw his day was and even ate lunch
with him a few times.
Na big deal, just being decent.
Every day after wheel he' d sit en the bleachers with nething tn rte.
We melts. we friends. no anything ether than his ewe thoughts.
One day he went home en the same bus as me instead of sitting en the bleach-
He told me he was going to see visit his aunt for his birthday.
Today theough some kids decided that It weild be fun lo pin him tn the bus seat
and they spat in his face and pulled en his ears until they bled.
I wanted lo tho something, but "intent-
He went heme and slit wrists.
His funeral was the next week and tweet. still just trying in be decent.
As seen as I walked in the deer his mom rushed ever in me and gave me a hug.
She cried en my shellder and thanked me fer being such a gene friend to Germ.
I didn' t really know what in say, and then she started telling me all the things
Storey said we did after school
All the times we would hang nut and play Emmett and things that newer ence
I was the anly persin whe ever treated him at all like a persin so while he was
en that bench he was imagining the fun m a friendship then telling his mom
about it later.
What she said next made me cry fer days.
I knew if yen were en that bus, we woundn' t be standing here right new"