It was Eli's first day of tenth grade and he was very nervous since this is a new school, but right away he could tell which kids where with what group.
He said to himself just make it past today, just make it past today as he worried about what will come. Will he remember his lock code? His schedule? He thought all of this on his way to his locker, E103.
Eli reached his locker and started to put in his locker combination when a girl approached him. "Hey, you want some chalk?" He responds, "I'm sorry, what? And what even is your name" "It's Sally, Sally Berner. You seem worried and this will "pick you up" if you know what I'm saying."
Sally shows him the chalk. "Take some, try it, you won't get addicted, it just makes you feel better." Eli had a flashback to 7th grade health class and without pause, he recited,"Sally, that's synthesized methamphetamine. That can kill you at the age of 16, it causes rapid or irregular heartbeat, delirium, panic, psychosis, and heart failure. This affects the rest of your life and your internal organs. It doesn't make you feel better, it makes you feel worse once you crash and it causes you to keep wanting more and more since it is HIGHLY addictive. Go seek help, Sally." Sally simply said, "No."
Sally collapsed. Prinicpal Weetherby started with his first instinct, that was to yell for help. Eli stood there in a daze not knowing what to do or where to go.