The Lost Boy

The Lost Boy

Owen lives with a group of boys, because his father is constantly beating him and his mother is dead. She died when he was 7, and his father hates him, thinking it was Owens fault. If his parents die, who will he live with? Will he have anyone to live with? The answer is in: The Reason He Lives

published on November 05, 20158 reads 1 reader 30 not completed
Chapter 1.
Chapter 1--- Picture of Jack

Chapter 1--- Picture of Jack

Laughter filled the car as Owen wet-willied his friend, Jack, in the ear. Jack howled and whirled around, unbuckling and quickly jumping into the back of the car. Owen laughed and shoved Jack back towards his seat.
"I'll show you to wet willy me!" Jack yelled, tackling Owen playfully.
"Right! We'll see after I win!" Owen shot back.
The boys continued to wrestle when the sharp voice of PJ ran through their minds and rang in their ears.
"Boys! Cops coming! Get in your seats, NOW!!!"
They all scrambled to there seats, Zack and Ryan along with Owen and Jack. As they drove by the cops it just looked like a bunch of teenage boys, in a car, off for a ride to go to the mall or something. And that's how they wanted it to seem.
As soon as the cop drove by, Owen leaned forward, and dug his pinky into Jack's ear again.
"OWEN!!!!!!" Jack screamed, promptly unbuckling yet again and flinging himself into the backseat of the car. Zack started cheering Jack on, while Ryan laughed and punched Zack lightly on the shoulder. PJ calmly observed the whole scene from the rearview mirror. He was the eldest, age 21, and was technically the boss of the homeless bunch. All except Owen, of course. He was technically homeless, though, so PJ somehow found it within his responsibility to watch after him.
Then came Zack. He was 18 years old, and totally immature for his age. He was constantly finding himself in between fights with Owen and Jack. Those two were usually neck and neck with each other.
After that was Ryan, 16. He had just got his drivers license and was forever out of the house, and thought he was 'The Big Man'; as Zack called it. He really needed some humbling done to him.
And then came the two youngest, Jack and Owen. Jack was 15 and sometimes a complete brat. He was usually the one instigating the fights between him and the small orange-red haired kid. Owen, on the other hand, was 14 and pretty quiet. Except with the boys. These guys were his family; his friends; they were his life. They were the sole reason he found each day easy to get up, to live, to not look at a cliff and say, "I think I'll go jump off that today." They were the one and only reason he was still alive.
Jack was just managing to get Owen in a headlock when PJ heard the sirens. "BOYS!!!" He hollered. They all scrambled to their seats in unison, but it was too late. The cops had caught them red handed.
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"You're next, kid." Police officer Olsen said, jabbing his finger at Owen. "Remember, this is your last warning. I've warned you boys too many times. Call your parents, kid, and have them come pick you up."
The police had dragged them to the station, and given them their 5th and last warning. If they were caught again, it was juvy for the younger boys and jail for the older ones. They couldn't be caught again. The others had called their "parents", (faking talking to them and then saying, 'there they are!' And then running to the 'car', when they were really running to PJ's house, where they stayed.) and there was only PJ and Owen left. PJ, being his own guardian, was only waiting for Owen to contact his parent and get home.
"Hey? Dad? Hi. It's Owen." Owen muttered uncomfortably.
"Whadda you want?" He heard his dad mutter drunkenly.
Crap. He's drunk. Owen winced and PJ must've seen because he came over and whispered in Owens ear, "You can come to my house, 'kay?"
Owen nodded his head. "Um... I'm going over to PJ's, okay?"
"Yeah. Whatever. Goodbye, idiot." The phone line went dead and Owen let out a sigh of relief.
After a short lie about PJ having adopted Owen and PJ's 'wife' not being home, the policeman reluctantly agreed to let them drive home. On the way there, PJ gently asked Owen what his father had said to make him wince. Owen groaned. "H- he was drunk. So, I didn't want to go home... He... He... He would have beat me." Owen stuttered out. He could feel tears rising and he fought them back. He was going to PJ's. He wouldn't have to face his father tonight.
"Hey, mate, look at me." His British friend said gently, pulling the car into the driveway and turning to look at him. Owen lifted his head and met PJ's gaze. "It's gonna be okay. Just wait, when your 16 you can come and live with me. Maybe even when your 15, okay? And then me and you will live happily together. I could be your guardian. Just chin up, okay? I'm here for ya, man. And ain't nobody ever gonna hurt you with me around for ya, mate."
"P-promise?" Owen asked tearfully. PJ wrapped him into a hug.
"Yes, Owen. I promise."
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Lucky_Queen
OOOOOOH

Would you mind if I co-wrote this with you? I kind of accidentally wrote up an entire character, backstory, and plot for the rest of this.
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Thug_Life_As_A_Blonde
Ha ha! Sure thing!!! I'd love that; it wold help a lot!!!
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Lucky_Queen
Not that I know of, although Qfeast should definitely add that feature.
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on December 20, 2015
Thug_Life_As_A_Blonde
Is there a way for me to allow you to edit it?
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on December 20, 2015
Lucky_Queen
AWESOME!
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Thug_Life_As_A_Blonde
The song with this story is defintley Lost Boy by Ruth B. I prefer the Nightcore version, but that song fits very well.
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Lucky_Queen
YES!
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Lucky_Queen
XD Yeah
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Lucky_Queen
This really grabs my attention, although there are some grammar issues and plot holes. LOVE IT!
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Thug_Life_As_A_Blonde
grammer issuees?????
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Lucky_Queen
XD Awesome
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on December 20, 2015
Thug_Life_As_A_Blonde
kk I'll go onto it XD
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on December 20, 2015
Lucky_Queen
XD Yeah I saw but I didn't want to respond through PM so I posted on the page
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on December 20, 2015
Thug_Life_As_A_Blonde
haha i alredy sent it XD
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Lucky_Queen
How about we talk on our private page? I don't think that you subscribed, but yeah.
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on December 20, 2015
Lucky_Queen
Mkay!
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Thug_Life_As_A_Blonde
Yes, and yes. So, like, can i PM you the info you don't have to answer on it.
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on December 20, 2015
Lucky_Queen
Gotcha XD

So could you fill me in at least a bit, especially if I'm going to be co-writing?
BTW, wanna hear about my character?
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on December 20, 2015
Thug_Life_As_A_Blonde
2. Yeah, it wasn't a truancy offier then XD
3. There are secrets to be told... I guess... XD
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Lucky_Queen
1. Ooooooohh
2. A truancy officer is pretty much a police officer that puts kids out of school during school hours without a pass in juvenile detention.
3. Beig in school would require a parent's or guardian's signature.
4. Mkay
5. Mkay.
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Thug_Life_As_A_Blonde
1. they got caught for being unbuckled
2. Uhm, sure... uhhhhh
3. ???
4. You'll see why soon enough.
5. That, my friend, is a mystery. XD jk. It kinda flows along.
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Lucky_Queen
A couple of things, though:
1. What are they getting "caught" for?
2. I guess that they're in school so that they don't get caught by a truancy officer?
3. Doesn't that require parent's signatures?
4. Why doesn't PJ just adopt everyone but Owen? If he's 21, he legally actually can. See More▼
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on December 19, 2015
Lucky_Queen
Crap, I forgot. I'll do that the next time I'm in my laptop.
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on December 19, 2015
Thug_Life_As_A_Blonde
Okay! Thanks
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on December 11, 2015
Lucky_Queen
Some very specific ones that only a grammar freak like me would notice... I'll edit it and send the revised version to you via PM.
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on December 11, 2015
Thug_Life_As_A_Blonde
Forgive me for being stupid, but what grammar issues?
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Lucky_Queen
XD Yeah.
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Thug_Life_As_A_Blonde
PLOT HOLES!!! AHHHHH!
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