The lelenny crowd around poor Aleksandr, all he wants to do is lay down and cry.
The lelenny were the most known gang in Colorado. Their weirdly shaped bodies was just as the internet meme looks: two parentheses, two circles and three lines for the eyes and smile, with the added touch of them being transparent yet solid and 7ft tall, easily towering over Aleks. To get around they would hover, adding an extra 9" to their stature.
“( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°),” The lelenny say, getting ever so closer to the poor and helpless young boy.
Aleks crawls backwards, still looking at the lelenny in front of him, causing him to bump into another one, and a moan-like sound erupts from it.
“Please don't hurt me,” Aleks whimpers out in a foetal position.
The lelenny look at the boy with their shadows casting over him and the gravel. And if you listen closely you can hear the sound of crickets chirping, followed by Aleks' whimpers; the block was completely deserted other than them.
There was no one to help him, and no one wanted to.
All was still for a moment, no crickets or whimpers from Aleks.
Then, “It's completely OK young child.” Aleks gets out of the position and looks around, only to find a man around his age, Latino to be exact. But Aleks didn't care about his pants or shoes, it was his jacket that stood out most - not the torn lapels - but the design on the jacket: a very striking '( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)' design stood out upon it.
He walks over to Aleks, the lelenny making a a pathway and dipping the top half of their body down, most likely their form of bowing. This man obviously has high power if the lelenny are respecting his presence.
The thing the man did is what shocked Aleks most, he got down to Aleks' height and hugged him, before whispering into his ear, “What's your name?”
And Aleks replies with, “My name is Aleks.”
The Latino hummed before letting out a, “Eddie.”
As soon as Eddie said this the lelenny started moving, metal against metal could be heard causing Aleks to look, only to have Eddie cradle his head in his shoulder. “It'll all be over soon, Aleks.”
And even from afar you could still hear the gunshot.