Right as Ricky was about make an attack on Brusgie and his friends, the principal walks in. Ricky was kind of relived he didn't have to attack Brusgie anymore. The the principal asks Ricky if they were bothering him, but instead of saying yes, Ricky said no. Then Ricky and the Principal left and he continued to run everyday as he did in the beginning.
He walked across the street then he started to run again. His brother was on the bus and his mom was at work. His brother was the one who was usually home first. That is when he usually has to help his brother get in the house because his brother is to scared to go in the house, he thinks he dad is going to be there because they haven't buried their dad yet.
Going somewhere Ricky?!
When he gets home he finds Max there, his little brother and he just wants to get inside the house. So he checks the house then he tells max it is all clear. Then he just waits for his mom to get home.
When he was running the next morning he noticed a rd car following him. That is when he tried to run faster but it only hurt him. So when he got to school the person who was following was a teacher who teaches running and seeing if what people were telling him about Ricky was true.
When he was about to run home he ran into Brusgie and he was being a jerk as usual. But then Ricky said if he was so tough then why don't you race me but Brusgie didn't want miss hi bus so he ran away and left Ricky alone.
His running instructor gave him brand new sneakers. And from that day on he kept running even though Brusgie left the school and went into junior high also known as middle school.