Especially in Moscow

The river swished over the riverbed, and the silence fell like a blanket. I hate to be different. Why do I have to be the remarkable one? Or rather, us? I guess that’s our destiny. (*Just to get in the mood* This story is based on an ordinary boy's life in Moscow (THIS IS NOT EXTRAODINARY!! IT HAPPENS A LOT!!) and he's a fighter :3 Hope U'll enjoy!^^')

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3. Am I wry?

We parted at the usual crossroads between North and East. A melancholy whim filled my chest with loneliness and hunger after more adventure that day. But there was nothing left other than a disappointed family at home.

It’s wrong, it’s disgusting, it’s unforgivable. The words were beating in my head. I pushed the door and stepped inside. Dad was at work until 9. Mom was in the kitchen. Sis must have been upstairs. Grandma was taking a nap on the sofa, and I tenderly gave her a kiss on her forehead, when I passed her.

“Vladimir.”

I turned my head back over to see who wanted to talk. Mom. I smiled and pretended to look innocent. “Yes?”

“You’re late. Where have you been?”

I knew what she wanted to hear, but hopes are not always the truth. She does it deliberately, and she enjoys it.

“You know, I’ve just been hanging out with Andrei.” I answered, and that’s at least the truth.

“Vladimir, why don’t you hang out with girls? Please, Vladimir… You don’t even try to be a man! They start to gossip about us. It doesn’t only affect you!” she hissed, and I sensed a teardrop from her winkled face.

“It’s enough already! It’s none of their business! It’s none of your business! It’s none of anyone’s business! Why can’t you just accept it?!” I stormed to my room. Anger prickled in my entire body, and I felt a need to break something, laugh and cry at the same time. It’s a shame. If they won’t accept me in this world, I don’t want to be here.

I crashed my forehead against the wall and broke a vase. The teardrops were pouring down monotonously, and I groaned. Right there, I just wanted to die, almost.

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