TITLE: The Blinded Gardener
GENRE: Y/A Contemporary
Meeting Danny altered the only life I knew: a living punching bag.
Once again, I found myself at a new school. My third in the past two years. It sucked having a dad in the military.The final bell rang. As I wandered in the hall, I saw only one other guy besides me. Maybe he can tell me how to get to my classroom? He seemed unaware of me. Long bangs fell over his eyes as he loped passed me with a kind of natural ease.
"Hey, dude. Could you tell me how to get to room 305?"
A sneer formed on his lips as he faced me. He tossed his head. Platinum fringe shifted to the side and revealed bright blue eyes that stared at me unfocused.
Is he blind? How could he be? Weird though.
"I'm heading that way." His deep voice held a trace of a southern accent. He turned and continued his long strides.
I envied his height: well over six feet and me a few inches under. I rushed to catch up to him.
"What's your name?" He climbed the stairs before I could answer.
"Aidan." I took the first few steps at once.
"You better move, Aidan. Mr. Conners loses it when you're late."
At the top of the stairs he hung a right. He coasted down the hall and stopped midway. "Here you are. Room 305." He Faced me and lowered his head. "By the way, I'm Danny."
He turned and walked away.