Jamie walked into the hall “sorry I’m late.” He said “I had to do my music first.”
“OH just sit down Jamie” the teacher ordered
“OK” he sighed and he sat in his chair.
Dave closed the back door, caught his breath and ran to the old gravel pit. “Sorry I’m late” said Dave staring down, his shy face not catching anyone’s eye. The instructor went on and on about spades while Dave daydreamed. He would not be able to forget his mum shouting that morning.