Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
This lady is so sad...
Main character, suicidal Leonard Peacock, takes out a P-38 Nazi pistol- an old gift from his fugitive father- before school one day. With intentions of killing himself after first shooting his enemy and ex-best friend Asher Beal, he decides to cut off his long hair as a parting gift for his mother.
Leonard visits his neighbor and long time friend Walt. Leonard was very emotional and kept saying how good of a guy Walt was, so Walt knew something was up. Before things got worse, Leonard fled and gave Walt a hat from the old Bogart films they used to watch as a parting gift.
I have a gift for you...
Leonard has a flash back to one of the days he skipped school to follow adults around all day. He dressed up in a suit, picked out the most miserable one on the train, and trailed. She noticed and threatened to pepper spray him... he explained himself, and they then talked about how terrible being an adult is over some coffee.
Leonard eventually makes it to school and has a steamy conversation with his furious principal. He has a lot of attitude because he doesn't care about consequences at this point. He ends up playing nice and going to class because he figures he doesn't need any unnecessary attention.
Leonard goes to the auditorium during lunch to watch his Iranian friend Baback play the violin. It's Leonard's daily routine, and at the end Leonard hands his friend a six-figure check as a donation to True Democracy in Iran, a charity Baback strongly supports. Baback thought Leonard was playing a cruel joke on him and stormed out, leaving the check with Leonard's college tuition on it.
Leonard gave a gift to his Holocaust teacher, Herr Silverman. Leonard felt that he never met someone nicer and told the Herr that he should get a medal for being such a good teacher, so Leonard gave him a bronze heart that his grandfather had earned during WWII for taking out a high-ranking Nazi. The teacher could tell Leonard was not well... insisting that he talk to his counselor.
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