"Max, wait." I turned round, to see my next door neighbour running towards me. Oh what now? Please don't ask to walk back with me. He was in the year below, and a complete nerd. "Mind if I walk with you?"
I nodded. Hey, I'm too nice for my own good. I looked round the school grounds, hoping that no one noticed we were walking together. I'm not normally so bothered, but my friends were starting to pull me for it. If I wanted to escape high school, I needed to stay at the top.
"What you doing today?" He asked me as he joined me. I started to walk faster, purposely, knowing that he was struggling to keep up.
"Nothing." I said out the corner of my mouth. He skipped a little, to catch up. I could walk really fast when I wanted to, so most people found it hard to keep pace with me.
"Want to do something then?" He asked eagerly. We were outside school now, and walking down one of the side streets.
"Jamie, sorry. Tons of revision and all that. Don't you have any of your own friends?" I asked him. I did feel sorry for the kid. He seemed like a loner. I brushed my fingers through my short, blonde hair.
"There, erm, busy. Never mind. Another time, yeah?" He said to me, pushing his big rucksack further onto his back. I slowed down a little. Maybe I was being mean, not wanting to be with him.
"Another time." I looked up, to see that we were at our houses. "See you around, Jamie."
I walked in, and went straight to my room. My parents would be out working, and I didn't really want to talk to my annoying sister. I dumped my bag on my bed, then jumped on the computer. All of a sudden there was a flashing light, and I was blinded for a few seconds
I jumped up looking round. Then I glanced down, and saw that there was some sort of necklace on my chest. I tried to pull it off but it wouldn't budge.
How had that got there?
"I think you have got my necklace there." I looked up to see a tall man stood at my door.
"How did you get in?" I asked him, nervously.
"Never mind that. Want a hand with taking that off?" He asked me. His voice seemed nice enough, but there was something that made me feel uneasy. Maybe the fact he had appeared in my room without knocking on.
"It's okay. I'm fine." I said to him. "Can you please leave."
"I'm afraid I can't do that. I want you to do two things. Tell me where Zander is, and give me that necklace." His voice wasn't so nice now, and my blood ran cold through my body. I didn't like the sound of him at all, but there was no escape. He was stood at my door.
I glance round nervously.
"I don't know who Zander is." I said trying to stall him. I looked behind me and noticed the window. "But I really must be going." I added.
I jumped out the window, landing on the conservatory roof. Sliding down, I fell to the ground with a thump. I could hear the man yelling at my window, but I didn't waste no time in waiting for him. I ran. I ran as fast as I could, trying to get away.