It was an ordinary day at Palmer Senior High School in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Atleast as ordinary as could be concidred. PSH was a huge school, housed
2300 students, for a highschool it was one of the largest in the city. And
as per the ordinary day. Vincent Demontique, modle honors student was
walking to school.
Vincent was a good kid, his parents were bright, cheery people. They made
sure their son was a good kid and did the right thing. Well, his mother did
anyway. His father beat him like a son of a gun, most evenings. Thankfully,
he died when Vincent turned 15.
Now Vincent was 17, In grade 12, his graduating year. And things were on
top of the world. He had a beautiful girlfriend that he loved. And he was
often getting the best grades in his class, let alone the school.
But as all situations, everyone has enemies. And a group of kids. Lead by
one Jimmy Garner hated Vincent, hated his grades, hated how he, even though
an obvious 'nerd' could get the hot girl, hated how he just made everything
seem so easy. The four boys walked towards Vincent, and the mild mannered
teen just as per usual tried to ignore them. He walked by them and Jimmy
leveled a heavy shoulder into Vincent causing him to drop his text books
and lose his glasses.
Vincent groaned as he hit the ground, picking up his glasses, he head
Jimmy's voice "Oops, sorry about that Vincent, here, let me help you UP!"
And the surge of pain ran through vincents body as Jimmy kicked him square
in the ribcage.
A teacher, Mr. Stevensen was soon there, and broke it up, he helped Vincent
up. "Vincent my boy, are you okay?"
Vincent just nodded. "Eh, nothing I havent...ugh, Havent handled before."
Then, there she was running towards him, about to give him a big hug. The
love of his life, his girl. Haley Norton. She gave him a large hg and a
"Im sorry Vincent, I saw them and I made a b-line right for you. But they
already got here. Im so sorry they bother you. They're just jeallous."
Vincent hugged her and nodded. He took his textbooks from Mr. Stevensen,
and took Haley's hand in his other, and walked to the school.
"Ugh, how are you Haley?" he asksed softly. Always soft spoken, Vincent has
never been really the strait forward talking kind of guy.
Haley just smiled and snuggled into him as they walked "Im good now that
you're okay. I really hate those guys. I think Jimmy's just mad because I
dumped him, then started going out with you."
Vincent smiled "You're lucky I happened to be at that party. Or I would've
been too shy to ask you out." He smirked as they walked into the school.
The interior of the school was very nice. It had a marbel styled floor, the
roof, instead of tiled like most schools was a neat stucko-tile form. It
was a 3 floored school. And really it was large enough to make some
colleges shame. Vincent's locker was on the second floor. Hayle's locker
was conveniently enough, across the hall from his. Vincent set his text
books in his locker and his backpack. Sighing to have the load off. He took
the three binders out of his backpack and looked.
"Chemestry first block, Ms. Ennison is going to hate me for my report!"
Haley looked over and smiled. "Why? How many pages is it?"
Vincent just smirked and pulled it out of his binder, it looked like a
short story. "Fourteen..." He chuckled weakly.
Haley looked "You know Vince, contrary to popular belief, this isnt a
colege." She smiled, grabbing her Physics textbook and binder and locking
up her locker, walking over to vincent, she gave him a kiss. "See you at
lunch okie Vince?"
Vincent just nodded and watched her walk off. He was really curious to how
he could nab a girl like that. Haley was everything a guy could ask for.
She was kind, she was pretty, she loved life. She was the kind of person
that made even the happiest people happier with her presence. He walked
slowly to Chemestry class...
Vincent sat boringly through chemestry. It was review for the unit test so
it wasnt too pressing. Concidering he'd practically memorized the unit, not
to mention 80% of the text book. He was realatively good to go. He however
sat through the class in mid-dreamy state. Thinking of Haley and waiting
for the bell to ring. When it did he was thankful. He walked back to his
locker and got his Trigonometry books. He wandered to room 340 and sat
down, in his seat. Third row from the back, very left corner.
He liked Trig, math was not his strong point and it really challenged him,
he had to work for it. And even though he was only getting a 79, he was
very proud of it. Because he was practically math inept. But when all his
grades were inthe mid 90's it was kind of a reality check, a weak spot. It
was his determination to get atleast something in the 80's but his Trig
grade was at one point, at 64. That was embarassing.
The bell rang and he groaned, he'd barely started the second page of his
trig homework and he really didnt want to have to have any homework that
period. Ah well, he always had trig homework. He stood up and walked to his
locker. He opened it up and tossed his binder into it and then pulled his
lunch out of his locker, turning around Haley was already there. "Hey you,
you look stressed, new unit in trig?"
Vincent nodded with a sigh. "And i got like 3 pages of homework!" He just
took the hug she offered him and looked to her with a smile.
Haley smiled and looked to him with a grin as she looked at his lunch back.
"Put that thing away Vincent, I'll buy ya lunch, sound good?"
Vincent by no means was a fan of the caffeteria food but this was beter
than anything his mother would make him. Not that he disliked his mothers
cooking, he just didnt have a craving for peanut butter and jam
sandwiches... not anytime in the last 4 years, anyway.
They walked to the caffeteria, and as usual, it was very packed. They
swerved through the rows of students and got in line for the student ran
pizza parlor in the caffeteria. Vincent and Haley waited patiently in line,
the line did indeed take its time but they werent 100% worried. The line
moved along gradually and eventually they got to the front.
Haley smirked "Can I get two slices of pepperoni, and two slices of
Hawaiian" She paid the pizza and they found and empty table in the
caffeteria for them to sit at. "How you doing Vince?"
Vince took a peice of pizza and took a bite. "Im not bad. I was a bit
frustrated in Chem, but eh that is life, right?" Haley just nodded and he
thought for a bit. "Wanna go get icecream after school? I can walk you
Haley nodded with a warm smile "I'd love that Vince." She grinned and
Vincent smiled. She was the only one that vincent let call him 'vince' his
friend tried calling him Vinnie once, that ended quickly, along with a
broken nose. But he'd never be able to hit Haley, or tell her he didnt like
her calling him that. Just the fact that she looked at him the way she did
was good enough for Vince.
Vincent just grinned "Good... I think I have enough cash to string together
a couple ice cream cones. If not, I got ice cream at my house, we can get
Haley nodded. "That sounds great Vince. Listen, I gotta go and find Ashley,
she has my textbook that I need for next period." She gave Vincent a kiss
before she stood up. "See you afterschool Vince." And with that she walked
Vincent just ate his pizza by himself, silently, about to finish his last
peice before Jimmy Garner showed up again. Vincent groaned and tried to
leave, but was soon stopped. "Hey Vincent, how are you doing?" Jimmy
slapped the pizza off the table and his friends, his 'posse' laughed.
Vincent groaned. He deep down, wasnt the nice mannored person that everyone
invisioned. He had a dark, very dark sadistic side. He only however had one
reason to unleash it. Jimmy Garner was that reason.
"Fuck off Jimmy." He suddenly said, anyone that knew Vincent knew that he
wasnt really the type to swear.
Jimmy and his boy's just laughed. "What's that Vincent? Getting angry? dont
like it when people that are beter than you try to prove it."
Vincent stood up and pushed Jimmy out of the way. "You're not beter than
me, you're nothing beter than the dust on my shoe!"
Jimmy shook his head "You son of a-..." and threw his fist at Vincent, and
thats when Vincent dropped like a bag of bricks.
Next thing Vincent knew, he woke up in the nurses room. He felt a bandage
on his forhead, and his head was throbing. "Ugh... wh-where am I?"
The Nurse just smiled. "You're in the nurses room. You had a bad fall after
your little scrap. You hit your head on the table, got a nasty cut... You
also have a black eye."
Vincent sighed, great, he missed a whole class and a half, he was out. He
felt like a wuss. He couldnt even fight Jimmy Garner. He heard a knock at
the door. Soon Haley came in. "Vince!" She ran upto him and gave him a
giant hug. He groaned a bit when she hugged him. "Are you okay?" she said
as she gave an inspection of his wounds. "Im so sorry I left you in there,
I should've taken you to find Ashley with me or something, ugh. That Jimmy
is so immature."
Vincent sighed. "I just have to get the first punch next time." He sat up.
"What time is it?"
The nurse smiled. "About 3:20, School got out already, you woke but i just
let you sleep because you had a pretty hard fall there. You also have an
concussion. So be careful with the physical activity okay?"
Vincent was already standing up. Headaches were no problem, afterall.
Vincent had periodical visions, then suffered this odd deja vu on an almost
eerie regularity. And those visions were followed more often by crazy
headaches. "Thank you." Haley helped him out of the room.
The nurse just smiled. "Anytime!"
Haley looked "Ugh, I really hate that Jimmy Garner! He tries to be so
tough. Real tough picking on you!"
Vincent groaned. "Thanks Haley, I really feel tough now." He said as they
wandered to the area their lockers were at.
Haley just hugged him. "Im sorry Vince, you know what I mean." Vincent just
nodded and went to collect his stuff. He slung his backpack over his
shoulder. And looked as Haley was ready to go, they walked out the school.
"What kind of ice cream we gonna get?" she asked curiously.
Vincent shrugged as they began their walk. "Im really not sure to be
honest. Dairy Queen? Something simple. I really want a blizzard."
Haley mmed and smirked. "ohh! I have a huge craving for a skor blizzard!"
She smiled. They continued walking. Eventually they got to the DQ, and they
ordered their blizzards. Vincent didnt have enough for the two blizzards so
Haley picked up the difference, which happened to be most of the bill. They
sat down. Vincent sighed. "Sorry I didnt have enough, I could've swore I
had atleast 10 bucks."
Haley took his hand and squeezed it. "Its fine Vince, dont worry, Im rich
afterall!" Haley worked at the local art gallery, she got plenty of hours,
not to mention her parents pockets were very very deep. She just smiled and
ate her Skor blizzard slowly. She loved them with a passion.
He just nodded slowly as he looked at her, so beautiful, enjoying her
blizzard. She looked so peaceful. Made him feel good. He checked his watch,
quarter to 5. The hike to the DQ was quite a ways, thankfully she didnt
live too far from him. So he could walk her home and be home by 6:30-7:00
ish. Sounded like a plan, having a broken car sucked. "You almost done
She just smiled looking to Vincent with a smile. She nodded as she finished
off her blizard. She liked to enjoy her blizzards, out of all the people
she knew, or had ever met. She'd never seen someone scarf down a blizzard
like Vincent could, it was like almost as if the ice cream wasnt cold at
all, spoonful after spoonful he just ate and she smiled. "Sorry, I just
like these so much. I take my time with them, you know?"
Vincent just smiled. "Yeah, Im impartial, i just eat, ya know? Gotta get
some fat on me somehow." He joked with a slight chuckle.
"You are rather scrawny I suppose Vince." Haley giggled and finished her
Skor blizzard. "There, all done Vince, we can go now." she said taking her
cup and his and trashing them. Vincent followed behind, walking upto her
and grabbing her hand. They walked down the street together.
Vincent looked down and groaned. "Fucking shoes, they never stay tied
up..." Haley walked towards the walk. But suddenly vincent had another
vision... It was Haley, she was walking, she tripped, and got clipped.
Clipped by a speeding vehicle. Vicnent just blinked a few times, and looked
up. And sped up to come after her.
Haley was walking, she turned around and looked to Vincent. "Jeez slow
poke! Hurry up!" She turned around and all of a sudden she stumbled onto
the road, and it was just like his vision. She was hit, by a large dodge
ram pickup. Vincent's eyes grew large as he sprinted out to her. Trafic
slowed to a hault. "HALEY!!! SOMEBODY CALL 9-1-1!!!"
It took about 15 minutes for somebody to call the hospital and for an
ambulance to arrive. Vincent stayed by her side for as long as he could.
But after a while he had to wait in the waiting area. It was roughly 9:00
PM, both Haley's parents and Brother came to check up on her as well. A
doctor wandered out, holding a clip board. "Are you Haley's family?"
Her father spoke up, a very large, powerful looking man. His voice was
strong and his posture just amplified his powerful being. "Is my daughter
The doctor sighed, this was always the hardest part. "Im sorry sir... we've
tried everything. Eventually her system was overcome. She had severe
internal injuries, 4 broken ribs and a sever head laceration. She choked to
death on her own blood. Im sorry."
Haley's mother just sobbed into her husband's arms. Haley's brother Jimmy
just kind of sat there. Looking to his father, unsure of what to do. The
doctor looked "Im sorry, I will, give you some time if you need it."
Vincent just sat there, he probably didnt blink for the entire time. He saw
it coming, he could've stopped it. He could have prevented it... why didn't
he, why coudlnt he. Tears gently escaped down his cheeks. And he too was
Vincents mother came by to pick him up. At roughly Quarter after 9. He
didnt speak the whole way home, he had this empty expression on his face.
His mother was worried, but he still didnt say anything. Not until they got
home, Vincents mother unlocked the front door and walked in Vincent slowly
"Vincent hunnie, are you okay?"
Vincent didnt speak very loudly, he just walked to the staircase. "No..."
he said softly as he walked up the steps to his bedroom.