Chapter 17 Franks POV I watched as Gerard stormed out of the school building. My gut twisted as I thought of the things he might do while he was alone and found myself following him. “Frank where are you going?” Mikey called. “After him. Mikey I really don’t trust him alone. You know this morning when we left yours? Well he told me to go ahead so he could go to the bathroom and I know for a fact he wasn’t going to take a piss.” I turned and continued towards the door. I heard footsteps behind me and Mikey was suddenly beside me. “You don’t have to come with me Mikey. I know how hard this is for you so I can take care of it today if you like.” “No Frank. He’s my brother and anyway if I didn’t come with you I’d be worrying all day.” We walked out of the building and down the street towards Mikey’s house, I couldn’t stop panicking about what we were going to find. Mikey’s POV I unlocked the front door and hurried inside, heading straight for the basement. “Gerard. Gee, you in here?” No answer. I barged into his bedroom only to find it empty. I spun round and back up the stairs, meeting Frank as he emerged from upstairs. “Any sign of him?” “None. Mikey, any ideas on where he might be?” “He was in the park last time, so I think that’s where we should look first. If not, maybe the comic book store.” “Okay lets go then.” We left the house and headed to the park. I hoped to God he wouldn’t be in the same state as last time when we found him. Gerard’s POV I waited a few blocks down from my house until I saw Frank and Mikey leave and walk in the opposite direction. I slowly walked towards the house and unlocked the door stepping into the warm. I felt so pissed off right now. How the f**k could David twist things like this. And now I’d been kicked out of school so I was gonna get hell off of mom when she finally came home. I went down to my room and looked through my desk hunting for what I was craving right now. My hand came across the bag and I pulled it out retrieving two of the blue pills from it. I crushed them on the desk and arranged them into two neat lines. I closed one nostril and snorted the powder. My nose was burning and as I waited for the pills to take effect I went to the kitchen and took the bottle of whiskey from the liquor cabinet. Back down in my room I took a large drink coughing slightly as the liquid burned my throat.