3164. Jason’s may have been living with his grandmother, but she was probably about the same age as my mother. She was not attractive, and was rather over weight, but there was something provocative and reckless about her manor that filled me with a mixture of apprehension and curiosity
The very next morning serious troubles began for me. Everything that
had happened up to that point set the stage for what followed, and I
can see now that nothing I could have done would have altered in any
way what was to come. It was like a boulder that starts rolling down a
hill, and though it might move slowly at first, there is no stopping it
and the destruction it will cause along the way.
I still imagined I would find a way to avoid the consequences of
being Jason’s only friend. My plan was to go slowly with the
friendship. I intended to start by returning to my roundabout route to
school so as to avoid him but that didn’t work because Jason was waiting
for me at the corner of my street in the morning, impatient, to start
3167. I hoped there was some other Jason underneath the mad man who was always talking back and misbehaving in school. I had seen movies where some evil person is trusted by somebody and then their character is transformed. I soon found out that things like that happen only in movies but in life stupid people aparently are stupid and as time goes on the get worse.