Bluford Series - Brothers in Arms - Book 9

  • Chapter 1

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    I’m standing in front of Bluford High School, blood on my elbows, gash on my head.

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  • My ribs feel cracked.

  • The school is crowded, and I’m three hours late.

  • I wish I could cut again.

  • Ms. Spencer, our school principal, will bust me for sure if I go in now.

  • She’s heard enough from the other teachers about me, Martin Luna, the dangerous kid from the barrio who used to go to Zamora High.

  • Last time I was in her office, she just stared at me, judging me, her eyes beaming like a cop’s spotlight.

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    Ms. Spencer

    “What’s the problem between you and Steve Morris?”

  • Narrator

    she asked.

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    Martin

    “Nothin’,”

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    I said.

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  • Even though I hate the kid, I ain’t a rat.

  • She crossed her arms and sighed, still looking at me as if I was some kind a puzzle.

  • I could see she was losing patience.

  • I don’t blame her.

  • I ain’t easy to deal with.

  • Narrator

    Still, I stared back at her until she was forced to look away.

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  • You can’t stare me down.

  • I’ve been hit by people who would scare you on the street.