|The Life Of Knell Axle
Author: Bakukirby27 PM
First story on FictionPress! Centered around a 12 year old boy having fight's with his Parents, Friendship, Puberty, And dealing with Love. Please REVIEW this story! Rated T for swearing. Enjoy! Chapter 11! Guru 1!Rated: Fiction T - English - Friendship/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 11 - Words: 16,911 - Reviews: 6 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 02-08-13 - Published: 01-23-13 - id: 3094743
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The past few day's simply flew by for Knell. Yes, today was Friday. The day he feared most. He knew Mac was probably waiting for him outside. So he did his best to not think about it. The bell had rung. And everyone flew out of the classroom except for him. knowing what time it was.
He knew that if he didn't show up soon, Mac would come looking for him. he found Guru and Fidel by their lockers. 'thank god' he thought to himself. 'Maybe they can help me.' He walked up to them Guru greeted him. And Fidel just shrugged. He gulped loudly before saying, "H-have you two seen Mac anywhere?" "Let me think..." Guru said, pondering. they stood there for a couple of minutes before Fidel spoke up, "Oh yeah. you had that thing with him today." He nodded. She continued. "After my drawing class, i saw him head outside. he looked pretty pissed off." she said raising an eyebrow at him. Knell could already feel himself throwing up all over the floor.
"W-what do i do?! I don't wanna fight him! But i don't wanna get pounded!" he yelled. his breathing getting worse with every passing second "Dude, chill." Guru said calmly. placing a hand on his shoulder. "Did you-" "Yeah, i did. he didn't tell me anything! and i don't know who else to go to!" "ouch." Fidel said. rubbing the back of her head. "Kimachi's usually knows what to do somehow. mostly dead on." Guru said. Knell flared his arms in the air. "What do i do?!" "hmm...did you ask Steven?" Fidel asked Knell.
"Told me to take a hike."
"Jon? the rich kid?"
"Jim H. Rogers?"
"Hit by a car."
"New or Used?"
"Ne-...Wait a sec...WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT!?" Knell screamed. Both Guru and Fidel looked at each other. Knell sat on the floor. already starting to sweat. "Aw man i'm screwed...Screwed..." Knell said over and over again. Guru looked on in pity for the kid. Not knowing what to do next. But then like a Ferrari going 86 into a brick wall, It hit him.
"Did you ask Edward?" He asked. knelling down next to him. Knell turned his head towards him. and asked, "Who?" Knell asked. "The musician. Duh." Fidel commented. "He's the one with the guitar, Bass, Keyboard...bagpipes..." "And?" Knell asked. "And...The Drums." Guru added. picking himself up. "...Oh, him. Umm. I've seen him, but i don't know the guy." Knell said. honestly too. he'd seen him in lunch. Sometimes hanging out with Guru or some other kids. But has never talked to him. Ever.
"D-do you know where he is?" Knell asked nervously. Fidel nodded. "He's Always in the music hall at recess. go talk to him, or,
whatever." "Thanks guys." he said hugging them both before running off. they both chuckled before walking off. hoping for the best for Knell. whatever happens to him.
Knell Opened the doors to the music hall, where students usually practice. mainly the school band. And to his relief he was there.
Edward. about 5 foot tall judging from the distance. Spotting pretty much all black. A short sleeve shirt over a long sleeve one. black pants and boots. A bandanna around his neck. Long Messy blackish brown hair. And his most noticeable feature, A headband on his forehead. Knell nodded before speaking up. "H-hey. you Edward " He asked him. At first, he said nothing. but he turned around slowly. his brown eyes locking with his for a split seconded He nodded. and Knell continued. "I got a bit of a problem With this kid."
He sat there for a second before standing up. he walked over to him slowly. his boots making squeaking noises on the polished floor. He stood In front of him before speaking up in a quiet but audible voice. "Guru, Fidel and Kimachi told me." he said to Knell's Surprise. He nodded. "Well kid. the solution i would give you. you probably have already done." "...And that would...be?" Knell asked him. He blinked for a seconded before going on again. "You know...tell your parents..." Knell stood there for a seconded then nodded again. "Umm...i don't think i should..." "Why not?" he asked him. "Is this about the library thing? you said it wasn't you. so why not?" "Well...I kinda...Just..." "You nervous about what to say?" he asked. Knell nodded. "See, my dad...kinda over reacts to some things..." "Dude. if you haven't told them yet, Tell Them Now. If your gonna get bullied. tell an adult. its the best thing to do dude."
Knell sighed at that. he had no other choice. he nodded. "I...guess i'll tell them..." "Now your thinking kiddo." He said. giving him a thumbs up. "B-but what do i do AFTER i call them? he's gonna come looking for me soon." "Well, i herd that he said he would give you ten minuets after the bell. after that, he's coming for you." he said. pondering. "So what you can do is at the last minuet, Go up to him and stall him as long as you can." "Okay...just stall him?" "Until your parents or an adult comes. its the best thing to do." he finished. walking back to his seat. Picking up his guitar. "...Okay...I-i think i can do that!" Knell said with his mood a lot brighter then before. "Thanks dude!" "No problemo." he said tuning his guitar. In which, it broke a string. Knell ran out to the nearest phone and dialed his dads number. He knew at this time of the day, he would be out of work and could come over and pick him up.
"C'mon dad...Pick up...Pick up the phone. Please!"
Mr Axle walked out of the 55 story building. losing his tie at another job well done. He worked in stocks with one of the big phone manufacturers. so money wouldn't be much of a problem to his family. he opened the door to his car. a navy blue convertible. he reached in his pocked for his keys. and felt something shaking. he whipped out his pocket. staring at it before answering it.
"Hello. Mr. Axle speaking."
"D-dad?" he herd on the other line. His eyes widened.
"Son? that you?" he asked while opening the car door.
"Yeah its me...umm i, umm... need you to come over. like, soon."
"What's wrong?" he asked turning on his car. worry in his voice.
"Theirs this kid...and he wants to...beat me up...and..."
"Oh god." he muttered moving the phone away from his ear. he placed it on his shoulder as he drove out of his parking space.
"Son, Don't worry. I'll call your mom to come over. and I'm on my way right now. Don't worry." he said calmly. stopping at a red light.
"T-thank you dad." Knell said. a bit more calmer then before.
"I'll be over in a bit. just stay away from him."
"O-okay." Knell whispered on the other side.
"Bye." His dad said calmly but still worried.
"Bye dad." Knell said before hanging up. He clicked on his speed dial and picked the one for his wife.
"Honey. its me."
"Oh hey Sweetie! I'm on my way to pick up Knell from school. How was work?" she asked happily.
"Umm...not so good up till now."
"Oh, really? what happened?" she asked with a serious tone in her voice.
"I got a call from Knell at school. he said someones gonna beat him up."
"Oh my god!" she said with fear for her son. "Is he okay?!"
"Yeah, but you better hurry up. I'm on my way to his school. get there quick."
"I will." she said. he then herd police sirens going off.
"I gotta go. cops."
"Okay see you there. bye."
"Bye." he said before hanging up and tossing it to the side. he sighed loudly before talking to himself.
"God, please let him be okay..."
"Bye dad." Knell said before hanging up. hoping he would be here soon. he walked off to the halls. keeping an eye out n case Mac might jump him. 'It's gonna be okay Knell.' he thought to himself. 'Dads gonna come. mom's gonna come. everything's gonna be okay. your not gonna get beaten up...'
Knell continued down the halls, staring at all the students socializing with each other. He went around a corner. Bumping into another student. "Oh! Sorry!" He said to whoever it was. And to his surprise, it was Kimachi. "Oh, hello boy who the voices are pissed off at." Kimachi said politely but still with a strange blank look on his face. "Umm. Y-yeah, about Tuesday. I was gonna-"
"Shh..." Kimachi said. placing a finger on his lip. "The voices...they tell me something..." "W-what are they saying?..." Knell asked. A bit annoyed. Kimachi looked around before pulling him close and whispering in his ear.
"W-wha-" "Don't hit the kid." Kimachi said bluntly. Knell however, was confused as ever. "W-why?" "He can use that against you." Kimachi explained. "He'll probably only hurt you in a way...that can't be seen. and if that's the case and you say...Give him a black eye..." "...Oh! I get what your saying!" Knell said. Kimachi nodded "Yes...the voices tell me the truth..." "Thank yo-"
"And they tell me that he send one of his friends to look for you!" Kimachi said quickly.
As if on cue, Someone grabbed Knell's arms and forced them behind his back. Knell let out a yelp as Kimachi just stepped away. "Mac's been looking for you..." He breathed in his ear, which sent chills down his spine. Knell gulped. "W-who a-are-"
"The name's Shepard." he said as he shoved him down the halls. He was a tall kid like Mac. not as strong. but just as scary. sporting a red beret, Dark grey clothing. and boots that were said to have spikes underneath. One thing scary about him was that he owned 3 German Shepard's. One scarier then the last. He shoved knell into the school yard. where Mac was waiting for him.
"Good. Where was he?" Mac asked him, very impatient.
"Hiding in the halls. Wasn't too hard to find" Shepard said. Throwing Knell on the ground.
"I did my part. Now you gotta keep your end of the deal." Shepard said. Holding his hand out.
"Why, of course." Mac said. He reached in his vest and pulled out a small cardboard box. Handing it to Shepard.
"Well...Good day Mac." Shepard said walking off. Mac chuckled.
"I'll deal with him later. Right now..." He directed his sight to Knell. He tried crawling away. But Mac shoved his foot on his chest. Knell let out a grunt of pain. trying in vain to shove his foot off. P-please...stop..." "Its too late for that prick." Mac muttered under his breath. Shoving his foot down harder on the hopeless kid. Everyone just watched on. Not bothering to even try to help Knell.
Fidel walked out of the building. backpack in her arms. she made her way to her friends. but to her surprise, they we're nowhere to be found. She looked around. noticing that almost everyone was gone. She shrugged and went to the back of the school. A bit shocked to see a crowd of students watching something go down. She walked over to them. But couldn't get in front. She saw Guru and Edward sitting on the bench. Whispering about something. She walked over to them, waving her hand in the air.
"Guys, what's going on over there?" She asked pointing over to the large Crowd with her thumb.
"Its Mac. He found Knell." Guru explained.
"...Y...Your kidding me right?" She asked them both. They nodded.
"I can't get past those kids and all the teachers are in the lounge getting high again. they won't open up." Edward explained.
"What do we do?" Guru asked. they all pondered for a second before hearing a loud yelp from Knell.
"C'mon kid! I've been waiting for this all week!" Mac said as he threw another punch at Knell's Backside. Knell fell over on the hard gravel. Biting his lower lip in a attempt not to cry. Mac rolled him so he was laying on his back. Arms and legs spread out. "This won't hurt a bit." Mac said pulling his leg back. "It'll hurt a whole lot." He snapped his leg forward. slamming it right in between Knell's legs.
"YAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!" Knell screamed out. everyone just watched on. Not caring for his well being.
Mr. Axle pulled up to the school. Not bothering to turn his car off. He immediately rushed into the building looking for his son. He saw that no one was in the halls. He thought about it for a second till it hit him.
"Oh god no..." He whispered, running to the schoolyard. He burst through the doors and was greeted by a huge crowd of kids. And in the middle of them all, he Saw Knell, On the ground getting kicked by a Much, bigger kid. "KNELL!" He yelled rushing past all the other kids. "GET YOUR HANDS OFF MY SON!" He shouted at Mac. Shoving him away. "Whoa man! chil-" Before Mac could finish. Knell's dad kicked him on the side. Knocking him over. "You think you can beat up my kid and get away with it?!" He picked up Mac and started punching him. Completely filled with anger. Knell laid on the ground. Watching his dad beat the living crap out of Mac. Knell brought his hand towards him. Trying to get his attention. "D-dad..." He choked. But he didn't hear him. Too focused on the task at hand. "D-dad!" he shouted. But to no avail. He kept on beating up the helpless kid. Ignoring his son on the ground. Knell sat on his knees and looked up at his farther.
"DAD! PLEASE PUT HIM DOWN!" He cried out to him. Tears sliding down his cheeks. His dad finally stopped and dropped Mac on the ground. He turned to Knell. in complete and utter shock. "Oh, Knell..." He said picking his injured son up in his arms. Holding him tight. "D-dad...P-p-please..." "I-its okay Knell...Daddy's right here." He whispered in his ear. Holding him tighter.
"Its gonna be okay knell...I'm right here...Right here..."
"So...would anyone care to explain, what happened exactly?" The Principal asked Knell's Family. Mainly his dad. "W-well..." Knell started. "H-he said he wanted to fight me...O-on Friday..." "Is this true Mac?" The Principal asked him. He sighed. "...Yea..." He whispered. He shook his head. "I see...'Cough' And, Mr. Axle..." He said to Knell's dad. "You, Beat this kid up." "Yes sir." He admitted hanging his head down in shame. "As much as i encourage you to give your child support during hard times..." He adjusted his glasses. "You can't just go and beat up a kid. Its called child abuse." He explained. He sighed and looked at Mac. Holding some tissue on his nose. "I-i'm sorry sir...I-i guess i...Kinda overreacted..." He said. staring down at his son.
"Well...i think Mac should apologize to Knell. And Knell's dad apologizes to Mac." He explained. Staring at the two boys. They both stood up, Facing each other. "..I'm sorry knell." Mac muttered. Holding his hand out to him. Knell grabbed it and shook. "You are forgiven." He said with a smile. Mac turned towards his dad. Holding his hand out. "..I'm sorry for beating you up." Knells dad said shaking his hand. "Its cool dude." Mac said. The Principal sighed. "Good. we're all at peac-"
"Knell!?" Someone shouted. they turned to the door. staring at it for a second. just then. Knell's mom Kicked the door down. Rushing to her sons side. "Oh thank god my baby's okay!" She said Kissing Knell on the cheek multiple times. "Mom!" Knell shouted. His cheeks turning red.
Everyone directed their attention to the tall man. with Glossy black short hair. A navy blue suite. and Golden medals on the sides and front. "Hello General Roveges." The Principal said standing up from his seat. "I got a call...about my son...beating up some kid...and that he got beaten up?" he said breathing deeply. He nodded. "Yes, your son has apologized to Knell, and his farther has apologized to your son." "So i put on...the suite for nothing..." He sighed. Mac nodded. "Y-you don't need to wear the suite Every time you leave the house, dad." Mac shuttered. his dad continued. "Its the only thing i had...and...and that intern..." He said. eyeing her backside. "Dang...She needs a man..."
"Ummm sir...you ca-"
"I know, i know..." He said walking over to Knell. "Well...i hope for the best of you...Good day fine sir and lady." He said to his mom and dad. "Umm...thanks" His dad mumbled.
"Do try to not mumble to me."
"Umm...what?" His dad shot at him.
"Watch it sir. I fought in Nam."
"...W-what?" Knell asked him.
"What on earth are they teaching you in school?" He asked Knell. annoyed.
"Oh, ya know...how to climb a rope and ring a bell..."
The sun had set all the way. Crickets had come out of hiding. and street lights came on. Knell lied on his bed. Still recovering from his beating. His dad walked in his room. carrying a water bottle. "Here." He said. handing it to his son. "Thanks." he said. Taking a sip. "I'm glad you told me when you did...I'm proud of you son." He said hugging him lightly. "...T-Thanks dad."
"Well, I'm gonna help your mom out with dinner." he said standing up. "You get some rest okay?" "Sure." Knell said. lying down on the bed. crawling under the covers. "Bye." he whispered before closing the door. Knell sighed. closing his eyes.
"...I'll tell him...later..."
A/N BLEGH! Finally that chapter is done. I'm happy the way it turned out. I'll work on the next one now. Its one i would say i've been putting back for some time. No avoiding it now. So PLEASE. REVIEW REVIEW REVIEW! mainly constructive criticism, and how this all played out so far. I'll get the next chapter up soon. Until then, Farewell.
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