7. "What Were You Thinking!?"
The few weeks following Larry and Carly's friendship was a rather easy one, due to Larry's suicide attempt and his pure black eyes and uncaring demeanor, he was left alone and the only one who didn't fear him was of course Carly, who tried to get her friend to smile truly. He would smile, but she knew it was fake and contain no happiness. She soon gave up though. Larry and Carly were walking to class when Larry was tripped by Marcus who sent out a jeering taunt at him as he fell to the ground, "Watch your step, emo, you might trip!". Larry could usually take Marcus's abuse but now something inside him snapped.
He lunged at the bully, who was about a foot taller than him, but was overtaken by Larry's pure rage. The two fell and Larry began to pummel the bully. Slamming his face with his fist until Marcus's face was bloodied and his nose was broken and he had a black eye. Tears streamed down Larry's face as he was pulled away by the principal and Carly who was screaming for him to stop.
"What were you thinking!?" Kevin and the principal were in inside the office along with Carly and Larry, who's eyes were closed to stop the tears. Larry, opening his eyes, looked up at his stepfather and smiled, "I did what I should have done long ago, Mr. Fredrick".
That made Kevin stop in his tracks, Larry never called him by his last name except for when he was younger and the way he said it now was terrifying. The principal cleared his throat and said, "Mr. Fredrick, we are going have to expel your stepson for fighting and we have zero no tolerance policy on fighting". Kevin nodded and he and Larry left to go home. Carly tagged along because she wanted to make sure he was okay. Neither Kevin nor the principal said anything though, as both were too worried about Larry and what he had became.