Joe was going home after a long and tiresome day at secondary school so he decided to summarise his life while walking home, he didn’t particularly care about his looks or his messy hair but that ugly mole on his cheek really bugged him but even worse than the mole was the fact that he had a skinny but yet some how still fatty frame. It wasnt uncommon to have dark brown eyes, He had few friends and had been adopted at an early age, he loved his parents and they cared for him well but his fathers drinking addiction and their low earnings made life a constant struggle it was suprising they could afford to buy him equipment for school. Overall he was pretty unlucky but at least he didn’t live in the slums or something worse… The pain of his schoolbag digging into his shoulders made him snap out of his pessimistic thoughts and he just focused on getting home as fast as possible. He got to his flat just before it started raining he lived on the third floor so it wasnt too tiring to get there, as soon as the door opened he collapsed on the sofa that was supposed to be white but was actually more of a greyish colour now. He lay down and fell asleep right there on the sofa… “ged up” his father sounded iritated “yev been snorin’ for five ‘ours, now a said get up” “food?” yawned Joe awakening to his fathers hard blue eyes and his scruffy moustache “iv bought food, now eat” his father dropped a bowl of steamed rice down infront of him, it was practically a treat with how poor they had gotten lately but hopefully that would change with fathers new job he had to stop drinking first meaning he was cranky all the time. Joe realised “its been five hours and i got home at four wow…its late” they didnt have toothpaste only soap it tasted disgusting but it was better than not brushing his teeth at all, or so his parents said. After brushing his teeth he went to bed in his tiny cramped room it lacked a light and the walls were paper thin and so barely dimmed the sound of the roaring city. Worse still the only blanket was missing last seen when that homeless guy turned up.. now that he thought about it his mother probably gave it to him. The fact that he had already slept for five hours made it near impossibe to go to sleep… His mother woke him up and said that he had to go, she looked like she was about to cry so he asked “whats wrong, you look upset?” “I cant explain just get dressed and come downstairs.” Joe brushed his teeth with soap again slipped his school clothes on, he didn’t have any others and headed to the bottom of the estate by the time he got to the bottom he was panting even though it was only three floors. “Is that him?” “Y…yes, will he be okay?” “I cant answer that, come with me Joe” His mother told him to go with the two men, they looked…authoritive almost scary with their all black clothes but he did what he was told and they took him into their car…He never saw his step-parents again and his life changed forever.