Going By the Buddies
By RYANE Marocchi
Every now and then you might go with the crowd and do something your not supposed to do. Well that’s happened to everyone. It seemed only like it was yesterday when I was in a little gang on my bus that did horrible things. I also knew that these people are not the people to be hanging out with. What I was doing was wrong under lots of levels. But the sad part was I didn’t even know it was wrong.
It was a cool bitter winter afternoon and my friends and I just got off the bus. Once we got off we headed to our favorite hangout, the lake. One thing about lakes is my mom said never walk on a frozen lake. But my friend told me that it’s frozen solid and there’s nothing to worry about. So he started walking on the lake. I guess that persuaded my other friends so they walked on. That left my best friend and I. Finally they called me a coward after he walked on and I said “IN YOUR DREAMS.” And I hoped right on. We were having lots of fun until we got to the middle of the lake. Something went CRACK!!!!
The ice had cracked from the middle of the lake and we all just stood there, staring at the crack in shock. When the ice cracked again I screamed RUN! We all started darting across the freezing ice running for land. My best friend falls and twisted his ankle and I knew I had to help him. So I help him up and helped him to the other side. We all passed out on the blanket of snow when my mom figured out why we went to the lake in the first place.
So in the result of it all I had a lost glove, 1 month grounding and some knowledge to pass down. What do you think the lesson was? Was it that you should never walk on a frozen lake, or always listen to your mother? Well those, but the main lesson is to never give in to peer-pressure. So tell me what’s your tale to tell?