"The Boss had no other name. We all knew him only as the Boss. And when he started to take an interest in someone, that someone got priveleges. I gopt all of the good food. I got all of the good steals. I got all priveleges possible. Then the time came when he wanted someting in return. He wanted a cuddle buddy. I was new, so I didnt know that all priveleges came with a price." I took another drag on the pipe. It was suspensful for the kids, but they knew that I lovced the eager looks on their faces.
I knew the looks on the older kids faces. THey knew what was coming, and they didn't like it. I started again. "Well, I wanted more. I had started to feel entitled to all of my priveleges. The Boss decided to take up his own privelege. He cornered me one night in the back og the warehouse. He kept on kissing my neck,and stroking my cheek. He eventually tried to take off my pants. He knocked me upside the head, and started to rape me. It was not a fun thing to go through. But I realized something. In the theives world, it's all about trade. You hade to give something to get something. I had been given almost everything, so now I had to give everything. It was the worst night of my life. "
Johnny looked shocked. All of the other kids had known what was coming. They had seen it in the story line. It was obvious. But Johnny hadn't known. He was too young. But my life had stories to tell. And lessons that they could learn from. If they would listen, I would teach.