Brice cut his first class at Cody High School. He broke a rule in his eleventh grade year. Shawn, Wilma and Alan would back off teasing him about being the teacher's pet. The incident had him smirked in his dream thinking about all those years back. Mrs. Morgan wronged him by handing him a perfect attendance award in front of the class and taking his picture labeling the Best Student Ever. Didn't teachers stop giving those awards in elementary. He realized he needed to force himself to wake up. This day he desired to lock away in his memories. He tried to turn his body to roll out of bed but it stiffen. He drifted deeper into sleep and that day was real again.
The Cody security guard, who came down on a kid for being in the hall without a pass, noticed him. Brice backed up pushing his bottom against one of the double doors, separating the Cody and Everett Buildings. He planned to sneak himself into the Everett, ditching the guard. The doors had divided the Cody three-story high building and with more security guards from the Everett two-story one with a guard on each floor. Cody's surroundings exterior windows provided sunshine. Its beige and white walls offered additional brightness with sunshine reflecting off the glossy walls. Everett had been the dull green walls with chipping painted and dim lights giving gloom. The school looked on the verge of closing.
The separate buildings represent his neighborhood so well. Everett had no plays in the auditorium and the classrooms' was equipped with relics like film projectors and chalkboards. Cody had computers with eight kids to each one and school plays like Grease never reflected his urban life. He wanted a highly paid tech job at a computer company. However, this was what his high school offered, skipping a day wouldn't hurt him much.
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