These words drilled in to Kye's mind for 3 month, from the end or his year at school, to the actual moving of house. It never slipped his mind that soon he would be in a strange place, full of strange people; and even stranger things. The idea of having to start again shook him to the core. The idea of having to make new friends; whilst realising he would never see the old ones again.
Kye Hodge was only 15 years old. He was approaching the end of his school life and with one year left to go, he was deciding on what he wanted to do for college. This somehow made everything all the more worse.
What if in this new place he was looked as the prey; to be pecked at by the crows, and feasted on by the buzzards. But with all these worries running through his mind, he would constantly say to himself "It's all going to be fine, nobody is going to notice I'm even there. I'll get in and get out and that's how I'll live my life from now on"
Yes. Kye Hodge was a worrier, and a scary cat; and not all that bright either. But all these aspects were nothing compared to his mother's own self-doubt and worry. She's the type to constantly second guess herself at a moment's notice. She doubted the decisions she made for herself, and constantly tried to make life best for her son, since his father walked out when he was only 5. She had always blamed herself for this, and wondered if there was anything she could do to make it right.
Because of his father walking out, she had an obsessive, protective quality for him, and would never let anyone else in to his life. Any friends he had made were scared off or kept in his own little secrets. But Kye still never understood why she seemed to have an iron grasp around his neck, even with school she would work her way in.
She would volunteer to help out with doing lunches, or working in the classroom as an assistant just to stay close. For a short time she even claimed he was mentally disabled and she was a qualified helper, just so she never had to leave his side.
But for his final school year he had put his foot down. He had said to her that she wasn't wanted around the school, and that he wanted to build up a normal life. This sent her in to a small fit of depressing for a week. At the end of the week, when she had returned to 'normal' she sprung the surprise that they were moving, because if he wanted a normal life, than a fresh start was best for the both of them.
And that's how Kye and his mother came to the tucked away town known as gold-crest valley; a small place on the edge of England, not shown on many, or most maps, because it's so hidden away.
And to make it all the more real for him, the day he was dreading, was already here, his first day, of his last year was going to be spent at gold-crest secondary school, where the motto is 'only through knowledge do we find truth' Kye thought this a rather bleak and odd for a school motto, but who was he to judge? That motto could have been around for centuries. The part he hated most was the uniform.
With the regulation plan black trousers, that just hung on to him by a belt; and the light gold tie, that was the towns colour. And most of all he hated the black blazer and white shirt, because it the whole thing made him feel as if he was going to prom.
"Kye! Get up; you don't want to be late for your first day a school!" His mother's voice bellowed up the stairs of their small house, rattling along the walls as she spoke. She quickly yelled up "and don't forget to put your contacts in!"
Kye lay in his bed with his eyes wide open, the yellowy amber colour of them seemed to pierce through the harsh light of day. His pupils were small, beady, like bullets or the barrel of a gun. He slid out from under the covers of his bed and opened up the small bed side draw next to him. He pulled out a little pot, with 2 regular blue, circle lens contacts in it.
He slipped them out of the pot and in to his eyes quickly and easily. All of a sudden his eyes changed from a menacing stare, to one that everybody else had. He threw on his uniform he detested so much, grabbed his bag and rushed down the stairs. At the bottom of the stairs his mother stood clicking her heels on the ground, as if she was anxiously waiting for her son.
Chapter 1: Kye 3As his feet tapped down on the hard wooden floor at the base of the stairs, his mother instantly wrapped herself around him, as if she was a python, and she wasn't going to let go. "Good luck today sweetheart! I know you'll start making friends right away!" Her grip tightened on him, crushing the air out of his lungs.
"M-m, yo- you're -urting me" he squealed in her grasp. When she realised what she was doing she quickly let go, and dropped him to the floor. "Oh sweety I'm so sorry!" She panicked as he seemed to struggle standing.
He rose back up to his feet, regulated his breathing and gave her a big smile. "There's my boy! Now Show me your eyes".
His eyes widened as she gazed deeply in to them, checking to see if the contacts covered his whole eyes, and that no yellowy amber colour was showing. 'First the left eye, all good, perfectly placed' she thought to herself, she needed to be precise about this. 'Next the right' her eyes flicked over and saw, just to the side of the contact, that a slither of yellow was shining through, and she quickly jabbed it in to place.
"That's better! Now have a good day!" She rushed him out of the door. After all of her strong attachment feelings, Kye thought it was quite awkward for her to be acting like this, but then dismissed it from his mind, and thought nothing of it.
"Don't worry mum, I'll have a great day. I can see it now" a slight glisten came from behind his contacts for a few seconds, but as it faded he strolled off down the path to his first day; of his last year of school.