“This is the last straw! You are in serious trouble now Mr.Maverik!” The teacher yelled, looking at his car which was painted pink all over.
“Oh really? I thought you would love it! You did say that men shouldn’t wear Pink. And you, sir, are not a man. In fact, I think pink is a good color on you.” I said, smirking as I snapped my fingers. Just on cue, my best mates Josh and Cole dropped a water balloon filled with pink paint onto the teacher from the rooftop.
The teacher spluttered, drenched in pink paint. “That’s it! Off to the principle’s office!”
“Gladly,” I said as I marched to the familiar office. I was actually proud this time. That teacher was such an ass. Men shouldn’t wear pink? How sexist is that?
“Ah. Mr.Maverik. What did you do this time?” The principal sighed as he indicated to the chair in front of him. I shrugged as I sat down. “No biggie. I just drenched Mr.Henry and his precious car in pink paint.”
“Why? Why would you do that? I thought we agreed on no pranks in school.” The principal groaned.
“He was asking for it! He is a sexist! He out loud said that men shouldn’t wear pink. What’s wrong with pink?!” I said, shaking my head in disgust.
“You hate pink.” The principal said, narrowing his eyes at me.
“Uncle Roy. Just because I hate pink doesn’t mean that I’m okay with listening to some crap that men shouldn’t wear pink.” I said flatly. Yup. The principal was my uncle. It was really shitty at first, but that soon became my advantage as I got into a lot of trouble.
“You know I have to tell your dad about this, right? I mean, yeah, Mr.Henry did say inappropriate words, but that’s no excuse for you to wreck his paint job. Your father will have to pay for that.” Uncle Roy said.
I groaned. My dad had warned me that If I caused another trouble, the consequences would not turn out in my favor. Yeah, I did ignore it, but I wasn’t exactly looking forward to finding out what he meant by that either.
“Fine. Can I go home now?” I said, sulking.
Uncle Roy sighed. “Yeah.”
Josh and Cole were waiting for me right outside of the principal’s office.
“How did it go?” Josh asked.
“Is your uncle pissed?” Cole asked at the same time.
“He says that my father would have to be notified,” I said gloomily.
“Yikes. Wouldn’t want to be you now mate.” Cole said, shuddering.
“Yeah. Your father is...gah.” Josh said, frowning.
“Yeah, well, I have to go home now before he punishes me for being late too. Let’s just hope that I get off with being grounded for a month.” I said, shaking my head.
“See you tomorrow,” Cole said before I got in my car and drove off. The weather was crummy as ever, making my mood get even worse. God, I really hope I’d get grounded. Dad usually made Jessica, the housekeeper, to keep an eye on me, but in reality, I always sneaked off and she didn’t mind a bit.
“I’m home.” I said as I tossed my keys on the kitchen counter.
“Your father is waiting for you in his study. He looks pissed.” Jessica said, shrugging. I swear I didn’t know why my dad even hired her. She never did anything but got paid nevertheless.
“Fine,” I said as I stomped upstairs. I straightened my clothes and put on my best ‘I’m a good boy’ face on before I knocked on the door of his study.
I turned the doorknob and went inside. Dad didn’t even stare up to look at me. He just kept on reading his crappy newspaper. Typical.
“Sit,” Dad said as he turned another page of the newspaper he was reading. I sat down and waited for him to say something. He didn’t. He just kept on reading.
I was bored out of my mind as I waited for him to finish reading the newspaper. God. Was this his new punishment or something?
“So. Your uncle tells me that you wrecked a teacher’s car?” Dad said, finally speaking to me.
“He was asking for it. He said that men shouldn’t wear pink.” I said.
“That doesn’t necessarily mean that you should wreck his car.” My dad said cooly.
“I know. I’m sorry. That will never happen again.” I said without meaning a thing.
“Sean. Do you remember what I said when you got into trouble the last time?” Dad said, standing up from his desk.
“Yes. You said that the next time I caused another trouble, the consequences would not turn out in my favor.” I said.
“But you flat out ignored me. I’m very disappointed in you, son. This was supposed to be your last year. Do you even want to go to college?” Dad asked, shaking his head.
I just sat there. Sure, I caused a lot of trouble, but I got good grades. Of Course, I was preparing to go to college. What was he talking about?
“Yes. I do want to go to college.” I replied.
“Then you can’t keep up this stunt, Sean!” Dad raised his voice, making me flinch. He sighed, breathing out a deep breath.
“As I was saying. I warned you that the consequences would be horrible. Which is why you are going to South Korea.”
My mouth fell open. South Korea? That tiny country where I couldn’t care less about? No way in hell.
“I’m not going to South Korea,” I said, laughing. He had to be joking. He was just making me sweat so I wouldn’t do anything wrong again. Right?
“Yes, you are. I really think this will be good for you. Their education system is really outstanding. You will learn a lot. And one step out of the line, you will learn not to do such a thing again. The laws are quite different there, son.” Dad said.
“Oh my god, you are actually fucking serious.” I said, my eyes widening.
Dad glared at me for the language. “Don’t swear. It makes you look like some street rat. Have some class.”
“Have some class? Have some class?! I’m about to be shipped off to some tiny Asian country and you are telling me to have some class? All my friends are here. How am I even going to survive there? I don’t even speak Korean!” I said angrily.
“Now that’s a lie. You do speak Korean.” Dad said. He looked bored as hell, not even surprised at my outburst.
“I stopped learning it in midway. You know, because mom died?” I said, gritting my teeth. Now that jerked a reaction from my dad. My mom was usually a taboo topic in my house.
“Your mom taught you Korean since you were a kid. You’ll do fine there. I arranged a place for you to stay. I even picked out the school you will soon attend. You are going to leave here a week from now. I recommend saying goodbye to your friends before that.” Dad said.
“You don’t even care, do you? How long have you been thinking of sending me away? You just want me out of this house!” I yelled.
Dad just stared at me before he opened his mouth. “You should start packing. You are going to stay there for a very long time.”
I slammed the door behind me. South Korea. This has to be some sort of a joke.
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