Chapter 6 of 6 – Blake was filled with fury. You could have cut the tension between his parents with a knife. They yelled at each other half the night, as Blake lay trembling and angry in his room. At school, he felt the need to vent that anger on some of the other students.
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Chapter 6: Conclusion
Blake found thinking about dirt biking was really helpful! He did daydream about doing that a lot. Every chance he got, he went out and made those daydreams come true. Daydreaming about dirt biking and dirt biking in real life made Blake feel a lot better. However, problems at home kept growing.
One day, he decided to take Alicia’s advice. He made an appointment with Mrs. Feelgood, the Guidance Counselor. It felt really good to talk to a caring adult who could actually teach him some other ways to get control of his angry feelings.
Day by day, life got better for Blake. His life wasn’t perfect, but it was much better than it was before.
You may be wondering what happened with those four kids picked on by Blake.
What about Cody?
When Blake saw Cody, he did nothing. He had been so angry that day, he simply pushed the first kid who came along. He didn’t even remember that Cody was the one he did that to.
What about Diane?
When Blake saw Diane, he called her a name again. He felt another brief power surge. He liked the feeling of being able to push Diane’s buttons.
What about Alicia?
When Blake saw Alicia, he smiled tentatively. He felt like he had actually made a bit of a connection with her.
Alicia smiled warmly back and asked, “How is your day going today? Any better?”
Blake smiled in relief that she was still being nice and said, “Yeah! Much better! By the way, I took your advice.”
Alicia asked, “Which advice was that?”
Blake said, “I made an appointment with Mrs. Feelgood. Meeting with her is helping a lot.”
Alicia said, “That’s good! I’m really happy to hear about that. Hey! Do you want to walk together to lunch again?”
Blake nodded and said, “Sure!”
Then the two of them started talking as they walked to the cafeteria.
What about Tim?
On his way to lunch another day, Blake saw Tim. Blake smiled in a friendly fashion and called out, “Hey, Skateboard Guy!”
Tim smiled back and called out, “Hey! Master Dirt Biker! What’s up?”Blake replied, “Nothing much at the moment. But after school, I’m off to ride my dirt bike. I’ve got a new maneuver I’m working on!”
“Tell me about it,” Tim encouraged. Tim and Blake walked to lunch, talking a mile a minute about their two favorite things: skateboarding for Tim and dirt biking for Blake.
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