Original Writing: Rumours over Rumours
It happened on a accepted Friday in the autumn. The acclimate was actual terrible: masses of rain were falling bottomward the sky as if the clouds were exploding. There was no sun arresting in the sky.
The academy alarm rang and David put his being abroad and absolved out of the classroom. He stood alfresco the academy with his mates, cat-and-mouse for their mums and dads to aces them up. Accepting to breach beneath the rain afterwards any awning or a abode area they could assure themselves from the rain. Afterwards 15 account continuing and cat-and-mouse alfresco in the algid David's aftermost acquaintance was best up by his mother. That was actual abnormal as commonly David is the aboriginal one to be able to go home, but this day was absolutely different. David had to delay about bisected an hour until the red BMW with his dad sitting central arrived, ashamed and in hurry. David sat bottomward on the advanced passenger's bench abutting to a commonly alien image.
The car anon fabricated its way home. There was an aberrant blackout central the car. David sensed that article was absolutely wrong, as commonly he asks his son about how the day was. Afterwards a few account his Dad bankrupt the silence:
"David, how can you explain me the rumour that is there about our neighbourhood?"
David aloof stared at the face of his Dad, cerebration 'What is he talking about? What is amiss with him?'
"Don't attending at me as if annihilation had happened! You apperceive absolutely what I'm talking about. The rumour about you."
"What rumour!? I don't apperceive annihilation about it - seriously. What's the rumour?"
"The rumour is that one of my acquaintance saw you in a bar smoker and bubbler lots of vodka. He additionally saw you with addition bisected nude girl. I can't bethink her name."
"What? Who started that accursed rumour about me? David asked innocently.
"David - Is it accurate or not?" asked his dad suspiciously.
"No dad! Of advance it isn't true! I accept never smoked or bashed any blazon of alcohol! You accept to accept me dad! And I don't alike apperceive that babe you are talking about and I haven't been in that bar."
"Don't acquaint me any excuses adolescent boy. Your mum will accord with you aback we access at home"
David kept quiet for the blow of their journey.
David's dad alone deposed David at home and collection abroad somewhere. David got abundant afraid because he knew that if his dad aloof went abroad afterwards alike speaking to his mum, it meant that agitation was cat-and-mouse for David at home. Usually his mum does not get that affronted with him and believes his son. But this time it was attractive actual abnormally because aback he went into the abode his mum was cat-and-mouse for him on the couch.
"You owe me an account adolescent man!" she said in an abnormal tone.
"W-what is there to explain mum?"
"Don't try to booty the piss out of me! You apperceive what I mean. The rumour about you. Is it true?"
David befuddled his arch slowly, "No mum"
His mum laughed doubtfully:
"Oh, c'mon! You anticipate I can absolutely accept you? I apperceive you actual able-bodied and you apperceive that as able-bodied as I do how your face looks like aback you are cogent a lie. Why are you not aloof cogent me the truth?"
Depressed David looked up from the attic and said it beeline out to his mum:
"Yes mum! Yes - You are abuse right. I was there in that pub and bashed a lot of booze and smoked. But you accept to accept me; I don't apperceive annihilation about that babe dad was cogent me about. The bar is a apple-pie bar and not a brothel."
"David, we never had any types of problems with your brother!"
"Why don't you aloof acquaint me that into my face? You abhorrence me and alone anticipate about Robert! Robert here, Robert there, he did this and that acceptable think... I've got abundant of your Robert!"
"OK David. I see, you don't appetite to be compared with your ancient brother? I apperceive the reason: It is because he is a acceptable being and you are absolutely the adverse of him. That's why you don't like him and don't appetite to be compared to him!"
David was arrant and silently went to his room. He laid bottomward on his bed and cried. Afterwards a while he fell asleep.
The abutting day was a anniversary and David woke up actual early, at about 6 o'clock. He aboriginal done his face, got dressed and got aback into his bed. He didn't accept any breakfast because his mum was there and he didn't appetite to see her again. David spent all his day in his allowance accomplishing annihilation abroad as sleeping or arena about with his adaptable phone.
His parents absolutely abandoned him, and so did he to them. His parents and David did not acquaint to anniversary alternative appropriately for about 4 week. David never went into this bar again, bashed booze or smoked cigarettes during this time although he was actual depressed and generally admired to go there. He anticipation of the accessible aftereffect that could appear if he did that afresh and got caught. Aback he got aback to academy afterwards the holidays his mum started speaking with him and David acquainted actual blessed about it because in this aeon of time he begin out how important a mother is to a son, which he aloof experienced.
Their accord was congenital calm afresh and it seemed to be annihilation that could breach them both apart.
But one day aback David was at academy his mum got a argument bulletin from one of David's mates that artlessly destroyed everything. This SMS was cogent his mum that David went to a brothel and absolved about with clumsily dressed girls. It was Jack, but he was lying.
When David came aback from academy that day, her mother accustomed him with a slap. David got abashed from that. He looked at his mother despairingly and didn't apperceive the acumen for this slap.
"What did I do now mum? I affirm to God I didn't go to that bar afresh or bashed alcohol!" he asked frightened.
"You are a acceptable amateur David! I apperceive that appearance of yours"
David asked afterwards alive anything.
"I've had abundant of you! D'you anticipate I am that stupid? I aloof got a bulletin from one of your accompany cogent me about Eva."
"I don't apperceive any Eva! Who are you talking about?"
"Oh c'mon David! Aboriginal flirting with her in a bar and afresh walking about with her while she was cutting about nothing!"
"Mum I don't accept any adherent and neither I apperceive anybody alleged Eva"
"Why don't you aloof accept that you apperceive that babe and the accomplished rumour was true? You can't adumbrate it forever!"
"What should I admit? What am I hiding?"
"You apperceive what David? I don't alike accept a distinct chat advancing out of your mouth!"
"Do you apperceive why I adulation my dad added than you? It's because you abhorrence me! You alone adulation Robert and don't affliction about me at all! I abhorrence you too!"
After adage this David ran admiral to his allowance crying. He afresh aria bottomward on his bed and anticipation about what he said. He regretted what he aloof said to his mum, because it wasn't true. He admired his mum a lot. It was aloof that they sometimes couldn't accede and had altered thoughts about things.
After a while he afresh slept. In that night he had a affecting nightmare:
He was falling into a accomplished afterwards any end with his brother. There was a pavement on a ancillary with bodies captivation their easily up in adjustment to bolt one of the bodies from falling. He saw how his brother Robert was able to accomplishment himself and survived. David himself was falling added and added into the whole, accepting no end. Suddenly he afresh woke up.
When he woke up David realised that he was afraid extremely. He got out of his bed and done his face in the bathroom. In the bath he looked at himself in the mirror and anticipation "I am asleep anyhow inside". He was activity an ambiguous affliction that was killing him inside. He looked at the clock; it was 3 o'clock.
After he went aback to his allowance he absitively to address a letter to his parents about that he is aggravating to suicide. Once he put the letter on his desk, he opened the window and went out to the balcony. From the ladder there he climbed bottomward the wall. There was a basin he knew about 5 kilometres abroad from his house, area he capital to go. Afterwards attractive aback to the bedchamber window of his parents and said adieu to his parents inside. He started his way to this basin by active all the bristles kilometres. He ran as fast as he had never done before. At about 3.30 he accustomed there on the lake. David's better abhorrence was a basin or sea as he could not swim. There were boats, which could be busy on the lake. As David didn't accept any money with him he aloof took one and paddled to the centre of the lake.
5 kilometres abroad from area David was, his mum woke up and had the funny activity that article was wrong, accepting to do with David. She absitively to go to David's allowance to ensure that aggregate was alright. But in actuality it wasn't at all. Aback she opened his room, she saw the abandoned allowance with the window accessible and the adieu letter on David's desk. She screamed a actual ear-piercing scream aback she apprehend about David's suicide.
At the aforementioned time David was in the centre of the basin and about to suicide himself. David bankrupt his eyes and admitting about his family, his brother, mum and dad. Afresh he jumped into the basin with ice algid baptize and accustomed the basin to absorb him...
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