Running Away

Chapter 7

Hayden's POV

"Hey do you want to hang out this weekend?" asked Caleb who was standing next to my locker.

"Woah you scared me. Oh and sorry I have plans this weekend." I replied.

"Oh…" he said sounding disappointed.

"It's two Halloween parties. Do you want to come?" I asked.

"Yeah that's cool but I have a friend that I wouldn't want to leave out." he replied.

"Is it a boy or a girl?" I asked.

"Girl.." he said.

"Oh well she cant come to the party on Friday because it's a guys party but she can come to the party on Saturday." I replied.

"That's cool where's these parties at?" he asked.

"I'm not sure I will have to ask Will." I said.

"Will Pask?" he asked.

"Yeah. Is there something wrong?" I replied.

"I use to be friends with him but I am not anymore." He replied.

"Oh I'm sorry I didn't know." I replied.

"Its ok I will still come I know where his house is." He said.

"That's the party Friday and the party Saturday I will get the address from him." I replied.

He saw Will coming over than he looked at his watch.

"I have to get to class talk to you later." He said.

He walked away and I got out my clothes for gym class.

"Hey man, you talking to Caleb?" he asked.

"Yeah I invited him to your party and the party Saturday." I replied.

"Oh you did?" he asked.

"Yes is that a problem? He seems like a really nice guy." I replied.

"No, no problem it's cool." He said.

"I need the address to the party on Saturday for him." I said.

"I will give it to him Friday night." He said.

"Oh ok. Why is your neck red?" I asked.

"I was rubbing it. What class do you have next?" he asked.

"Gym." I replied.

"Me too we can go together." He said.

"Will!" yelled Payton coming over.

He turned around to face her.

"What is it?" he asked.

"There's a fight!" she said.

"Oh where?" asked Will.

"Follow me." she said.

I shut my locker and went with them. We ran down the hallway to the group that had circled the two fighting. I didn't know any of them so it was somewhat pointless to me.

"Who are they?" I asked.

"Most popular boy Derek and Darius from the ghetto side of school." Replied Will.

"Which one is which?" I asked.

"Well Darius is the black guy and Derek is the blue eyed blonde." Replied Will.

"Oh my go stop!" screamed a chick with blonde hair and blue eyes.

"Who is that?" I asked.

"Derek's girlfriend, Caroline the girl whose having the big party Saturday." He replied.

"So your popular?" I asked.

"Hell no! HaHa I just have connection." He replied.

"Break it up!" screamed a teacher.

By this time, Derek's nose was bleeding and Darius' lip was bleeding. After the fight was broken up, we headed for gym class, which we were somewhat late too. We changed clothes and went out onto the gym floor where we warmed up and the teacher took roll. Then after warm up we had to run around the gym for 10 minutes.

"Ok stop. Line up." said the teacher.

We lined up facing him.

"Team captains today will be Will and Justin." Replied the teacher.

Will and Justin stood up front.

"Will you pick first." Said the teacher.

"Chris." Replied Will.

"Jordan." Said Justin.

"Louis." Said Will.

"Mike." Said Justin.

"Hayden." Said Will and I went over to his group.

Then they continued until everyone was picked.

"Will your team is red and Justin yours is green." Said the teacher handing them flags.

Will handed us our flags and we put them on our waists.

"Ok everyone outside and let's play flag football." Replied the teacher.

We all went outside and we started to play. We were winning but I was starting to feel sick. I didn't want to stop it wasn't fair to Will because it was mostly me and him winning. Plus I was sick of sitting out whenever I felt like this I just wanted to be normal like all of them and so I continued to play. Will passed me the ball and I started running to the touch down. Then the pain came, but I couldn't stop I had to score this point. I made it and I dropped the ball and fell to the ground.

Will's POV

I stood there and watched as Hayden fell to the ground. I ran over to him and so did everyone else. We crowded around him. Then the teacher came over.

"Back up give him room." He said.

He pushed me and everyone else back a little.

"Hayden?" he asked.

Hayden moaned while clutching his side.

"Where does it hurt?" he asked.

Hayden didn't answer.

"Someone go get the nurse." He said.

"No take me to the nurse." Replied Hayden.

"Ok who wants to take him?" he asked.

"I will." I suggested.

"Ok." Said the teacher as he was helping Hayden to his feet.

I put Hayden's arm around my shoulders and we walked back to the school. Once inside I took him to the nurse's office. He was starting to go.

"Hayden stay awake. I need you to walk with me." I said.

Once we got to the nurse's office the door was shut and a note was on the door. Be back in 10 minutes. Hayden couldn't wait 10 minutes. Therefore, I walked him to the office.

"What do you need?" asked the Receptionist.

"The nurse." I replied.

"She should be back in her office in 10 minutes." She replied.

"I cant wait 10 minutes there is something wrong with my friend here." I said getting furious.

"What is his name? Maybe the nurse knows his medical condition." She replied.

"Hayden." I said.

"His last name?" she asked.

"I have no clue. He's new." I said.

She got up, knocked on the door, and then went into the principal's office.

Nurse's POV

There was a knock at the door.

"Come in." said the principal.

"Nurse there is a student out here that doesn't look to good. He needs you." Replied the receptionist.

"What is his name?" asked the principal.

"Hayden, I don't know his last name the other student said he was new." She replied.

"Oh no!" I said getting up.

"What?" asked the principal following me.

Will's POV

"Follow me back to my office." She said the nurse with the principal right behind her.

"Will Pask." Said the principal to me.

"Hi." I said following the nurse back to her office.

The nurse unlocked the door and we went in.

"Sit him in the chair." She said.

I set him down in the chair while she got into on of the cabinets.

"Will go back to class." Said the principal.

"Yes ma'am." I said.

Therefore, I left the room.

Hayden's POV

I could hear everything they were saying.

"What is wrong with him?" asked the principal.

"His mom gave me a kit and some pills that he needs to take during the day if this happens. I never thought it would actually happen." Replied the nurse.

"What does he have?" she asked.

"Some disease that causes his body to be low on some things that people need to function. He has to take a pill every morning and night. If he doesn't he will die slowly and painfully." Said the nurse.

"Why is his body low then if he took a pill this morning?" asked the principal.

"His mom said that during some of his activities that some things may get low for no reason or because too much activity." Said the nurse.

I felt her take my hand and I felt her prick my finger.

"What's that?" asked the principal.

"Its to see what is low in his blood stream." Said the nurse.

I felt her touch my finger with a few strips. If I only stopped playing and came here, I wouldn't be in this mess. I would be able to do it on my own. I hated when people did it for me.